Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Class of 2010 rankings: 1-5


1. Josh Smith, C, Covington (WA) Kentwood (pictured)

The most dominant big man in the nation owns the best set of hands high school hoops has seen in a long, long time. Very skilled, very poised and very good.

2. Brandon Knight, PG, Coral Springs (FL) Pine Crest

Can score, can pass, can defend, can lead and can flat out dominate games.

3. Jeremy Tyler, PF, San Diego (CA)
COMMITTED TO LOUISVILLE

Athletic, long, aggressive and still full of big time long term potential.

4. Jared Sullinger, PF, Columbus (OH) Northland
COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE

Mammoth big man with advanced post game that is absolutely dominate at HS level.

5. Tristan Thompson, PF, Henderson (NV) Findlay
COMMITTED TO TEXAS

Versatile forward that can shoot, score, pass and handle the ball.

Class of 2010 rankings:
6-10
11-15
16-20
21-25

Monday, February 16, 2009

Class of 2010: 6-10


6. Harrison Barnes, SF, Ames (IA) Ames Senior

Total package player on and off the court.

7. DeShaun Thomas, PF, Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers
COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE

Big combo forward with great scoring ability.

8. Dominique Ferguson, PF, Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence North
COMMITTED TO KENTUCKY

High ceiling big man with good bounce and raw energy.

9. Reggie Bullock, SG, Kinston (NC)
COMMITTED TO NORTH CAROLINA

Super talent at the two guard position.

10. Luke Cothron, PF, Red Springs (NC) Flora Macdonald Academy (pictured)

Quickly emerging as one of the top big men in the nation.

Class of 2010 rankings:
11-15
16-20
21-25

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Class of 2010 rankings: 11-15


11. Kyrie Irving, SG/PG, Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick (pictured)

Big time combo guard that has good ball skills and can flat out score.

12. Adrien Payne, PF, Dayton (OH) Jefferson

High ceiling prospect with similar qualities to former Kansas stat Darrell Arthur.

13. Josh Selby, SG/PG, Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
COMMITTED TO TENNESSEE

Electric scorer that plays with great confidence and edge.

14. Daniel Bejarano, SF, Phoenix (AZ) North
COMMITTED TO TEXAS

Super scorer that can shoot, put it on the floor and score in traffic.

15. Perry Jones, C, Duncanville (TX)
COMMITTED TO BAYLOR

High ceiling prospect is far from a finished product.

Class of 2010 rankings:
16-20
21-25

Friday, February 13, 2009

Class of 2010 rankings: 16-20


16. Jordan Sibert, SG, Cincinnati (OH) Princeton
COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE

Composed shooting guard that values the ball.

17. Roscoe Smith, SF/PF, Baltimore (MD) Walbrook

Long wing that runs the floor very well and can be a threat inside and out.

18. Dion Waiters, SG/PG, Burlington (NJ) Life Center Academy (pictured)
COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE

Aggressive beyond belief and can put points on the board in a hurry.

19. Jereme Richmond, SF, Waukegan (IL) Waukegan
COMMITTED TO ILLINOIS

Big wing that can score, rebound, handle and shoot.

20. Joe Jackson, SG/PG, Memphis (TN) White Station

Super quick, super athletic, super scorer in a small package.

Class of 2010 rankings:
21-25

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Class of 2010 rankings: 21-25


21. Casey Prather, SF, Jackson (TN) North Side (pictured)

Electric athlete with strong frame, evolving perimeter game and ball-handling skills.

22. Doron Lamb, SG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy

The 6-3 guard is the master of the floater and can play both positions in the backcourt.

23. Jason Morris, SF, Lakeville (CT) Hotchkiss School

Freaky athlete with strong frame that can handle, pass, shoot and defend.

24. Phil Pressey, PG, Dallas (TX) Episcopal School Of Dallas

True point guard that raises the level of play around him and a flat out winner.

25. Noah Cottrill, PG, Beckley (WV) Mountain State Academy
COMMITTED TO WEST VIRGINIA

Crafty, creative and competitive point guard with great shot from deep and speed to the basket.

Players 16 to 20 are coming soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nothing but 'Net: Feb. 3


Analyze this

Slamfest is one of the best high school events in the New Year for hoops fanatics in the Mid-Atlantic area. This year's event was loaded from top to bottom. Scout.com's Dave Telep made his way up to Richmond to take in the action. Click HERE for his report on guys like James McAdoo, Steven Pledger and the emergence of junior big man Hippolyte Tsafack and point guard Brandon Britt.

ESPN's Antonio Williams made the trek to West Virginia to see the Mountain State Coal Classic. He filed this report.

ESPN's Reggie Rankin was also there and filed this scouting report.
Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com unloads his notepad in his weekly notebook Weekly Whispers.

Evan Daniels of Scout.com rolls out his weekly notebook and dishes about Lance Stephenson's visit to Maryland.

Rick Staudt of Prep Stars was at the Montverde Invitational this year just outside of Orlando. HERE is his report from the event.

Commitment catch-up

Commitments are few and far between these days. Washington forward Corey Stern made his though. The 6-6 power forward is off to Idaho. He should have a fine career for the Vandals.

Old Dominion picked up a pledge from North Carolina guard Josh Hicks.

Hot of the keyboard

Rivals.com player updates: Angus Brandt (2009/$), Terrence Boyd (2009/$), Cameron Clark (2010/$), Luke Cothron (2010/$), Bradley Beal (2011/$), Spencer Turner (2011/$), Mike Gesell (2012/$)

Scout.com player updates: Skyler McBee (2009/$), Terrance Jones (2010/$), Harrison Barnes (2010/$), Tony Kimbro (2011/$), Sheldon McClendon (2011/$)

National news & columns

ESPN's Mark Schlabach wonders if Georgia will go big or go normal when looking for a new coach.

BasketballTube

SpartanMag.com, the online authority for all things Michigan State, was on hand to see future Spartan Keith Appling take on the rising Isaiah Sykes. Click HERE for the video/story. HERE is more from Appling.

Earlier in the week, SpartanMag.com was on hand to see LaDontae Henton and Jon Horford, two of the better underclassmen in Michigan, go head to head. Click HERE for that video/story.

Class of 2011 super stud point guard Marquis Teague was caught on tape by Peegs.com, the voice of all things Indiana basketball.

Inside Carolina, the industry gold standard in the North Carolina sports world, was at the Slamfest event and captured video on Michael Gbinije and James McAdoo.