First off, Jizzle James is closer to 6'3 than he is 6'1". Second, any talent evaluator who says Jizzle James is not a "high major level" prospect has to be questioned. I don't think he's at the blue blood level yet. Nor do I think he's a day 1 starter on a good top 25 team. But no question he's a P5 prospect. There's a reason he has multiple offers from ACC and SEC schools. James is consensus top 50-60 player in America for a reason and it's not because he's Edgerrin James' son. Lastly, anyone who says James is more of a 2 than he is a 1, either hasn't watched him play much or doesn't know what they're talking about. Does he take the lead guard or play the combo spot for his HS/AAU teams at times? Yes, but that's done more out of necessity than anything else. In a time where the game has become position-less, it's somewhat surprising to hear Miami doesn't think highly of him because of his size. Particularly when you consider James actually does the 3 things Larranaga always talks about well, which is shoot, dribble and pass.
I think James does a lot of things you want from a PG. He can handle the ball. He can get in the paint. He sees the floor well and is a very capable floor general when needed. Not to mention he can score at all 3 levels. Then there's the intangibles he brings. He checks all the boxes. Leader. Tough. Scrappy. Vocal. He's an elite defender. The one thing I questioned over the last year was his shooting ability, but I've seen a drastic improvement over the past 6 months. Do I think he's a day 1 starter at Miami? No. But when was the last time we had a true freshmen step on campus and run the point from jump? Again, I have no problem with Larranaga not making a run at James if he thinks he can sign someone else who is better. Just don't try to sell us on taking another flyer on a non-top 100 OOS kid.