Saturday, August 1, 2009
Class of 2010 rankings: 16-20
Our unveiling of the class of 2010 continues, this time with 16 to 20. Three of the best scoring guards and two of the most difficult power forwards to defend in the nation make the cut.
16. Deshaun Thomas, PF, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers
Big, strong combo forward that should shine in Big Ten play. Can score inside and out. Could become a big-time physical defender, too.
COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE
17. Doron Lamb, SG, Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy
Big time scorer in the backcourt. Master of the floater. Jump shot becoming much more reliable from deep. One of the most clutch players in the class.
18. Dion Waiters, PG/SG, Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy
One of the best in the country at getting to the basket. Absolutely a beast to defend because of his strength with the ball. Big-time winner, too.
COMMITTED TO SYRACUSE
19. Josh Selby, SG, Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton
Enigmatic scorer. Crazy shot selection and a little too inconsistent. But when he’s on, he’s special. The long-armed guard is the best streaky scorer in the nation.
20. Patric Young, PF, Jacksonville (Fla.) Paxon School (pictured)
Major motor. Major body. Major rebounder/dunker. Lacks offensive skill set right now but give him two/three years in college, Young could be shaking hands with David Stern.
COMMITTED TO FLORIDA