Monday, August 3, 2009
Class of 2010 rankings: 6-10
The rankings continue and we dive into the top 10. Tony Mitchell (pictured above) was one of the top risers from the July evaluation period.
6. Will Barton, SG, Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy
Wiry guard can really score in bunches. Deadly from deep, midrange and at rim. Only getting better and has the swagger that the great ones have. Big time prospect.
COMMITTED TO MEMPHIS
7. Reggie Bullock, SG, Kinston (N.C.)
Big time scoring guard with big time size (6-6). Quiet killer from deep. Mixes athleticism, ball-handling, scoring and IQ into a big time pro prospect package.
COMMITTED TO NORTH CAROLINA
8. Adreian Payne, PF/C, Dayton (Ohio) Jefferson
When it comes to upside, he may be one of the very best in the nation. Dripping potential not a producer yet. Could be a Darrell Arthur clone at the end of the day.
9. Joe Jackson, SG/PG, Memphis (Tenn.) White Station
Perhaps the best athlete in the class. Electric first step. Dynamic scorer. Intense competitor. Smallest elite player in the class may pack the biggest punch.
10. Tony Mitchell, PF, Miami (Fla.) Miami Center Life Academy
The 6-8 forward used July to springboard himself into the elite discussion. Has NBA size, strength and athleticism. Great natural ability. Very high ceiling for this combo forward.