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Analyzing the Analysts: How Well Can Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony Predict the NBA Draft? Reply

Over the past week I’ve taken a look at two of the biggest names in NBA Draft coverage, ESPN’s Chad Ford and Draft Express analyst Jonathan Givony. By dissecting their past predictions and analyzing their performance, it has allowed me to assess their ability to accurately and consistently predict where the the top prospects will end up being picked.
Today, the creator and lead NBA Draft analyst for DraftExpress, Jonathan Givony, is my focus. Founded in 2003, DraftExpress has built a reputation as the preeminent source for information and scouting reports on the top international prospects. Since 2007, Givony has created Mock Drafts, which are used to project fits for every selection.

Data/Methods Used

In order to craft a clear, concise analysis of Givony’s ability to predict the NBA Draft, I split the first round into seven different quadrants, which are made up of picks 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, and 26-30. I looked at all 210 first rounders over the last 6 NBA Drafts, while comparing Givony’s prediction to reality. Each first rounder was put into one of three categories according to Givony’s accuracy: pinpoint, range, and miss.
A pinpoint prediction means that Givony was on the money with the pick, and correctly matched the prospect with his future draft position (Draft-day trades were not taken into account, only the draft position). A range prediction means that Givony was within a three pick range for that draftee. For example, University of Arizona product Jordan Hill was selected by New York with the 8th pick of the 2009 Draft. Givony had Hill slotted at No. 7 in his mock, meaning that he was one pick off, which is within range (picks 7-9) of Caldwell-Pope’s actual place in the 2013 Draft. Had Givony projected him to be picked by the Bucks at No. 10, it would have been recorded as a miss.

What I Found

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Overall, Jonathan Givony correctly predicted 25.2 percent (53/210) of all first round picks over the last 7 years. He was within a three-pick radius of 40.4 percent (85/210), and missed on 59.5 percent (125/210). His most successful year was the 2009 Draft when Givony forecasted the Draft position of 13 prospects, and was within a three-pick range on a total of 16 picks. Givony’s worst year was last year’s Draft, in which he missed on 73.3 percent (22/30) of his projections, and only pinpointed 4 out of 30 picks.
As you can see from the graph above, Givony’s accuracy has steadily regressed over the past four Drafts. After pinpointing 34.1 percent (41/120) of Draft picks from 2007-2010, his pinpoint percentage plummeted to 13.3 (12/90) during the last three years. There was a similar drop in his ability to guess within range of a prospect’s actual Draft position. His range percentage fell from 50 percent (60/120) during the first four years to 27.7 percent (25/90) over the past three Drafts. There was a similar decline in Chad Ford’s accuracy, which is demonstrated by the following graph.

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The most impressive aspect of Givony’s predictions is that in comparison to Chad Ford, his accuracy rarely fluctuates, even if his effectiveness is trending downwards. Ford’s year-to-year pinpoint percentage has shifted more than 15 percent on 3 different occasions over the past 11 Drafts, whereas, Givony’s accuracy has never changed by more than 13.4 percent. Ford has experienced a similar regression in his own predictions, as his pinpoint percentage hasn’t reached 25 percent since 2008, and his range percentage has fallen below 30 percent in two of the last five Drafts.
The biggest reason for the decline in Givony’s accuracy is his inability to correctly predict Top 5 picks. He correctly projected 19 of 20 Top 5 picks during the first four years of making Mock Drafts, however, since then he has only pinpointed 6 of 15 Top 5 selections. Another catalyst is the amount Givony has been missing on late-round prospects. On average, he usually struggles to predict non-lottery picks, but this has been especially prevalent during the past three years, in which he’s been correct on just 4.4 percent (2/45) of his projections in the 15-30 range.

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In the Top 5, Givony is almost automatic, and has correctly predicted 71.4 percent (71.4) of picks over the last 7 Drafts, while getting within a 3-pick range of 80 percent (28/35) of selections. Overall, he is lights-out at projecting lottery picks, as he pinpointed 40 percent (42/105) of picks in the first-half of the Draft, and got within a 3-pick range on 56.1 percent (59/105). Givony’s accuracy in relation to Draft position is a mirror image of Ford’s, as his effectiveness drops significantly after the first 5 picks, and essentially bottoms out towards the tail end of the first round.

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The most surprising element of these graphs is how Ford’s accuracy constantly declines, but Givony’s graph shows that he is actually better at predicting picks in the 21-25 range than picks 16 through 20. By looking at the range percentage for both analysts, it’s clear that Givony is slightly better than Ford at predicting non-lottery picks. His range percentage is 31.4 percent (11/35) in the 16-20 range, while Ford hit on 25.5 (14/55) percent of his projections.
This trend continues throughout the rest of the Draft, as Givony’s pinpoint and range percentages are higher than Ford in every range, with the exception of pinpoint percentage in the span of picks from 25-30. In all, Givony was successful in forecasting 10.4 percent (11/105) of selections in the latter part of the Draft, and was within range on 24.7 percent (26/105) of picks. In comparison, Ford had a pinpoint percentage of 11.5 (19/165) in the 16-30 range, with a range percentage of 20 percent (33/165).
As I wrote in my breakdown of Chad Ford, the last 15 picks of the Draft usually consist of a mixture of foreign prospects, underrated seniors, and one-and-done prospects who came out too early. There is little to no consensus opinion on these mid-to-late round prospects, which is evidenced by the fact that Givony missed on 68.5 percent (24/35) of picks in the 16-20 range, 74.2 percent (26/35) in the 21-25 range, and 82.8 percent (29/53) in the 26-30 range.

What It Means

With an overall pinpoint percentage of 25.2 (53/210), a range percentage of 40.4 (85/210), and a miss percentage of 59.5 (125/210), Givony’s statistics are marginally better than Chad Ford’s (pinpoint% of 24.4, range% of 36.3 and a miss% of 63.7) in every area. The area of expertise for Ford and Givony is the first 5 picks. Ford has been correct on 67.3 percent (37/55) of his Top 5 projections over the last 11 years, with a range percentage of 76.4. Givony has been correct on 71.4 percent (71.4) of picks over the last 7 Drafts, and has been within range of 80 percent (28/35) of selections.
In the rest of the Draft, Ford has proven to be wholly inconsistent, correctly predicting 16.4 percent (45/273) of picks and getting within a 3-pick range of 28.2 percent (77/273) of prospects. Givony’s accuracy throughout the rest of the Draft is similarly unpredictable as he pinpoints an average of 16 percent (28/175) of picks within the 6-30 range, and has gotten within a 3-pick range on 32.5 percent (57/175).
As you can see from the graphs depicting Givony’s and Ford’s ability to predict the Draft, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint future Draft picks. The inconsistency of the leading Draft analysts makes Mock Drafts more unreliable than ever, as they are excellent at projecting the first 5 picks, and competent at forecasting the lottery, but completely incompetent at predicting picks within the range of 15-30. The stats show that unless your team has a Top 5 pick, your guess is likely as good as theirs.
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Top 50 Shooting Guards in the Class of 2014 Reply

Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre (Richmond, TX/Findlay Prep) is ranked as the No. 1 shooting guard in the class of 2014, while Florida signee Brandone Francis (Jacksonville, FL/Arlington Country Day) has made the biggest jump, rising from No. 10 to No. 2 and making his first appearance in the Top 5.
Significant movement includes future Indiana sharpshooter James Blackmon Jr. (Fort Wayne, IN/Marion HS) making his way into the Top 5, Oregon’s JaQuan Lyle (Evansville, IN/Huntington Prep) sliding from No. 5 to No. 9, and former LMU signee Elijah Stewart (Los Angeles, CA/Westchester HS) debuting in the Top 20.
Here are the rankings:
RK
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
School
1
Kelly Oubre
SG
Richmond, TX
6’6’’
200
Kansas
2
Brandone Francis
SG
Jacksonville, FL
6’5’’
200
Florida
3
D’Angelo Russell
SG
Louisville, KY
6’4’’
180
Ohio St.
4
Rashad Vaughn
SG
Minneapolis, MN
6’5’’
200
UNLV
5
James Blackmon Jr.
SG
Fort Wayne, IN
6’3’’
180
Indiana
6
Isaiah Whitehead
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’4’’
170
Seton Hall
7
Devin Booker
SG
Moss Point, MS
6’4’’
180
Kentucky
8
Grayson Allen
SG
Jacksonville, FL
6’4’’
185
Duke
9
Jaquan Lyle
SG
Evansville, IN
6’5’’
215
Oregon
10
Robert Johnson
SG
Richmond, VA
6’3’’
175
Indiana
11
Dion Wiley
SG
Oxon Hill, MD
6’3’’
195
Maryland
12
Jared Terrell
SG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’3’’
220
Oklahoma St.
13
Ja’Quan Newton
SG
Philadelphia, PA
6’2’’
165
Miami (FL)
14
Justin Bibbs
SG
Dayton, OH
6’5’’
190
Virginia Tech
15
Ahmed Hill
SG
Augustus, GA
6’4’’
180
Uncommitted
16
L.J. Peak
SG
Gaffney, SC
6’5’’
180
Georgetown
17
Elijah Stewart
SG
Los Angeles, CA
6’5’’
165
Uncommitted
18
Wade Baldwin
SG
Metuchen, NJ
6’3’’
180
Vanderbilt
19
T.J. Haws
SG
Highland, UT
6’3’’
170
BYU
20
Phil Booth
SG
Baltimore, MD
6’4’’
185
Villanova
21
B.J. Stith
SG
Brunswick, VA
6’5’’
175
Virginia
22
Trey Kell
SG
San Diego, CA
6’4’’
200
San Diego St.
23
Troy Holston
SG
Oldsmar, FL
6’4’’
185
South Florida
24
Sandy Cohen
SG
Green Bay, WI
6’6’’
180
Marquette
25
Chris Sandifer
SG
Gardena, CA
6’4’’
160
UTEP
26
Marial Shayok
SG
Blairstown, NJ
6’4’’
205
Uncommitted
27
Matthew Fisher-Davis
SG
Charlotte, NC
6’4’’
175
Vanderbilt
28
Darrell Davis
SG
Detroit, MI
6’4’’
170
Dayton
29
J.P. Macura
SG
Lakeville, MN
6’4’’
165
Xavier
30
Dorian Pickens
SG
Phoenix, AZ
6’4’’
180
Stanford
31
Riley LaChance
SG
Brookfield, WI
6’2’’
160
Vanderbilt
32
James Palmer
SG
Washington, DC
6’5’’
180
Miami (FL)
33
Nick Babb
SG
Arlington, TX
6’4’’
180
Arkansas
34
Rashard Figures
SG
Hackensack, NJ
6’4’’
185
Uncommitted
35
Jalen Hudson
SG
Akron, OH
6’5’’
185
Virginia Tech
36
Khadeen Carrington
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’3’’
180
Seton Hall
37
Xavier Adams
SG
Alvarado, TX
6’5’’
195
New Mexico
38
Richard Lee
SG
Pompano Beach, FL
6’2’’
190
Uncommitted
39
Marqywell Jackson
SG
Detroit, MI
6’4’’
180
UTEP
40
Avery Patterson
SG
Marietta, GA
6’0’’
180
WKU
41
Tyquone Greer
SG
Chicago, IL
6’5’’
180
Uncommitted
42
Eric Cooper
SG
La Verna, CA
6’2’’
200
Nevada
43
James Demery
SG
Charlotte, NC
6’4’’
170
St. Joseph’s
44
Mike Williams
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’2’’
180
Rutgers
45
Jordan Cornish
SG
New Orleans, LA
6’6’’
215
Tennessee
46
Silas Melson
SG
Portland, OR
6’3’’
170
Gonzaga
47
Damiyne Durham
SG
Oakwood, TX
6’4’’
175
Baylor
48
Evan Bailey
SG
Massilon, OH
6’5’’
175
C of C
49
Jordan Green
SG
Lexington, KY
6’5’’
185
Uncommitted
50
Jeremiah Paige
SG
Aurora, CO
6’3’’
160
Colorado St.
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Top 50 Point Guards in the Class of 2014 Reply

SMU signee Emmanuel Mudiay (Dallas, TX/Prime Prep), Duke’s Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, MN/Apple Valley HS), and future UNC PG Joel Berry (Apopka, FL/Lake Highland Prep) have held down the Top 3 spots in the updated Point Guard Rankings for the Class of 2014.
The biggest headline is the rise of Colorado pledge Dominique Collier (Denver, CO/Denver East HS), Memphis commit Dominic MaGee (Harvey, LA/Helen Cox HS), Xavier signee Edmond Sumner (Franklin, MI/Detroit Country Day), and Buffalo’s Lamonte Bearden (Germantown, WI/Germantown HS), as each player made a jump of 7 spots or more.
Recently released post-grad Devonte Graham (Raleigh, NC/Brewster Academy) and WVU’s Daxter Miles (Fitchburg, MA/Notre Dame Prep) have both made their debut, with Graham coming in at No. 88 overall, and No. 18 at his position, while Harris is slotted at No. 243 in the TCT Top 250, and No. 50 at the point guard position.
Here are the rankings:
RK
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
School
1
Emmanuel Mudiay
PG
Dallas, TX
6’4’’
180
SMU
2
Tyus Jones
PG
Apple Valley, MN
6’1’’
175
Duke
3
Joel Berry
PG
Apopka, FL
6’1’’
180
UNC
4
Tyler Ulis
PG
Matteson, IL
5’9’’
150
Kentucky
5
Josh Perkins
PG
Aurora, CO
6’2’’
175
Gonzaga
6
Dominique Collier
PG
Denver, CO
6’2’’
180
Colorado
7
Dominic MaGee
PG
Harvey, LA
6’3’’
175
Memphis
8
Romelo Trimble
PG
Arlington, VA
6’2’’
190
Maryland
9
Jordan McLaughlin
PG
Etiwanda, CA
5’11’’
165
USC
10
Kaleb Joseph
PG
Nashua, NH
6’3’’
165
Syracuse
11
Edmond Sumner
PG
Franklin, MI
6’2’’
150
Xavier
12
Justin Coleman
PG
Birmingham, AL
5’10’’
160
Alabama
13
Alex Robinson
PG
Kennedale, TX
6’1’’
170
Texas A&M
14
Quentin Snider
PG
Louisville, KY
6’0’’
165
Louisville
15
Chris Chiozza
PG
Memphis, TN
5’10’’
155
Florida
16
Parker Jackson-Cartwright
PG
Los Angeles, CA
5’9’’
145
Arizona
17
Shelton Mitchell
PG
Waxhaw, NC
6’3’’
165
Wake Forest
18
Devonte Graham
PG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’1’’
165
Uncommitted
19
Devin Mitchell
PG
Suwanee, GA
6’3’’
170
Alabama
20
Namon Wright
PG
Los Angeles, CA
6’4’’
175
Missouri
21
Lourawis Nairn Jr.
PG
Bel Aire, KS
5’10’’
180
Michigan St.
22
Adonys Henriquez
PG
Orlando, FL
6’6’’
190
UCF
23
Larry Austin
PG
Springfield, IL
6’1’’
165
Tennessee
24
Robert Cartwright
PG
La Canada, CA
6’2’’
164
Stanford
25
Ahmaad Rorie
PG
Lakewood, WA
6’1’’
180
California
26
Tadric Jackson
PG
Tifton, GA
6’2’’
200
Georgia Tech
27
Bryant McIntosh
PG
Greensburg, IN
6’2’’
180
Northwestern
28
Marcus Stroman
PG
Columbia, SC
6’1’’
165
So. Carolina
29
Tra Holder
PG
Los Angeles, CA
6’0’’
170
Arizona St.
30
Anton Beard
PG
Little Rock, AR
6’1’’
170
Arkansas
31
Clayton Custer
PG
Overland Park, KS
6’0’’
180
Iowa St.
32
Tre Campbell
PG
Washington, DC
6’2’’
165
Georgetown
33
Nate Mason Jr.
PG
Jacksonville, FL
5’11’’
165
Minnesota
34
Kevin Zabo
PG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’1’’
170
San Diego St.
35
Lamonte Bearden
PG
Germantown, WI
6’2’’
160
Buffalo
36
Jonathon Williams
PG
Elizabeth, NJ
5’11’’
172
VCU
37
Keith Pinckney
PG
Lithonia, GA
6’1’’
170
Tulane
38
Shep Garner
PG
Philadelphia, PA
6’2’’
170
Penn St.
39
Shaq Carr
PG
North Las Vegas, NV
6’1’’
175
UTEP
40
Lance Tejada
PG
Pompono, CA
6’0’’
170
ECU
41
JaQuel Richmond
PG
High Point, NC
6’0’’
170
Uncommitted
42
Casey Benson
PG
Tempe, AZ
6’2’’
175
Oregon
43
Davell Roby
PG
Memphis, TN
6’4’’
195
Saint Louis
44
Jalyn Patterson
PG
Montverde, FL
5’11’’
170
LSU
45
Devin Watson
PG
El Cajon, CA
5’11’’
155
Oregon St.
46
Shavar Newkirk
PG
Bronx, NY
5’11’’
175
St. Joseph’s
47
Miles Reynolds
PG
Brooklyn, NY
6’2’’
180
Saint Louis
48
Johnnie Vassar
PG
La Porte, IN
6’0’’
160
Northwestern
49
Omega Harris
PG
Oklahoma City, OK
6’2’’
170
UTEP
50
Daxter Miles
PG
Fitchburg, MA
6’2’’
190
West Virginia
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Final College Predictions for the Class of 2014 Reply

The College Predictions for the Class of 2014 have been updated for the final time. The predictions include the Top 150 prospects in the TCT Top 250, with a complete list of commitments, dates and updated destinations for the 10 remaining uncommitted recruits. As of today, TCT has been correct on 61 percent of predictions (47 of 77). A number of prospects do not include a prediction, as they were either added to the rankings after their commitment, or made their announcement before the debut of the TCT Top 250.
As the lone undecided recruit among the Top 50 players in the country, five-star big man Myles Turner (Euless, TX/Trinity HS) is the last gem left on the board. His prediction has been changed to Ohio State, but with the departure of KU center Joel Embiid the Jayhawks are still very much in play. Indiana native Josh Cunningham (Chicago, IL/Morgan Park HS) has seen his stock take off after a breakout senior year, and he recently received a scholarship offer from in-state power Indiana, which is his projected destination.
Towards the bottom of the Top 100 are Elijah Stewart (Los Angeles, CA/Westchester HS) and Devonte Graham (Raleigh, NC/Brewster Academy), a pair of guards who were recently released from their letters of intent. Stewart is currently slated to land at USC, while Graham is seen as a KU lean. The hiring of Cuanzo Martin brought along TCT Top 250 recruit Kingsley Okoroh, which caused Idrissa Diallo (Los Angeles, CA/Cathedral HS) to decommit. Ultimately, I expect Diallo to wind up at Cal, but it’s possible that a couple of Pac-12 powers could get in the mix.
Former Marquette signees Marial Shayok (Blairstown, NJ/Blair Academy), and Malek Harris (Orland Park, IL/Carl Sandburg HS) were the toughest to peg, as their recruitments are essentially starting over. I expect at least one of them to end up with Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech. The presence of wings Justin Bibbs and K.J. Lang in the Hokies’ 2014 class will likely eliminate Shayok from consideration, leaving Harris as the likeliest to end up following Williams to VT.
Check out the full list:
RK
Name
POS
Decision Date
Prediction
Result
Y/N
1
Karl Towns Jr.
C
12/4/12
-
Kentucky
-
2
Emmanuel Mudiay
PG
8/24/13
Kentucky
SMU
NO
3
Jahlil Okafor
C
11/15/13
Duke
Duke
YES
4
Stanley Johnson
SF
11/15/13
Arizona
Arizona
YES
5
Cliff Alexander
PF
11/15/13
Kansas
Kansas
YES
6
Kelly Oubre
SG
10/8/13
Kansas
Kansas
YES
7
Justise Winslow
SF
11/20/13
Arizona
Duke
NO
8
Myles Turner
C
Spring
Ohio St.
Undecided
-
9
Daniel Hamilton
SF
5/11/13
-
UConn
-
10
Tyus Jones
PG
11/15/13
Duke
Duke
YES
11
Kevon Looney
PF
10/31/13
Duke
UCLA
NO
12
Justin Jackson
SF
3/4/13
-
UNC
-
13
Chris McCullough
PF
11/5/12
-
Syracuse
-
14
Theo Pinson
SF
5/22/13
-
UNC
-
15
Trey Lyles
PF
11/5/13
Kentucky
Kentucky
YES
16
Devin Robinson
SF
10/30/13
Indiana
Florida
NO
17
Brandone Francis
SG
6/27/13
-
Florida
-
18
Craig Victor
PF
8/17/13
Arizona
Arizona
YES
19
Shaqquan Aaron
SF
2/16/13
-
Louisville
-
20
Isaac Copeland
SF
3/10/13
-
Georgetown
-
21
D’Angelo Russell
SG
6/7/13
-
Ohio St.
-
22
Rashad Vaughn
SG
2/11/14
UNLV
UNLV
YES
23
Malik Pope
SF
10/9/13
USC
San Diego St.
NO
24
Joel Berry
PG
1/21/13
-
UNC
-
25
Leron Black
PF
9/1/13
Florida
Illinois
NO
26
James Blackmon Jr.
SG
11/14/13
Indiana
Indiana
YES
27
Terry Larrier
SF
9/16/13
VCU
VCU
YES
28
Tyler Ulis
PG
9/13/13
Michigan St.
Kentucky
NO
29
Isaiah Whitehead
SG
9/19/13
St. John’s
Seton Hall
NO
30
Keita Bates-Diop
PF
11/18/12
-
Ohio St.
-
31
Dwayne Morgan
SF
3/27/13
-
UNLV
-
32
Devin Booker
SG
10/31/13
Kentucky
Kentucky
YES
33
Michal Cekovsky
C
4/7/14
Maryland
Maryland
YES
34
Josh Perkins
PG
8/25/13
Gonzaga
Gonzaga
YES
35
JaKeenan Gant
PF
8/18/13
Memphis
Missouri
NO
36
Grayson Allen
SG
4/24/13
-
Duke
-
37
Kameron Chatman
SF
10/1/13
Michigan
Michigan
YES
38
Jaquan Lyle
PG
3/19/14
Memphis
Oregon
NO
39
Goodluck Okonoboh
C
10/3/13
Indiana
UNLV
YES
40
Robert Johnson
PG
9/20/13
Indiana
Indiana
YES
41
Dominique Collier
PG
5/7/13
-
Colorado
-
42
Reid Travis
PF
11/8/13
Stanford
Stanford
YES
43
Dion Wiley
SG
6/7/13
-
Maryland
-
44
Dominic MaGee
PG
9/8/13
Memphis
Memphis
YES
45
Jalen Lindsey
SF
7/15/13
-
Providence
-
46
Jared Terrell
SG
9/7/13
Providence
Oklahoma St.
NO
47
Angel Delgado
PF
8/16/13
Kentucky
Seton Hall
NO
48
Ja’Quan Newton
PG
8/7/13
Minnesota
Miami (FL)
NO
49
Romelo Trimble
PG
12/13/12
-
Maryland
-
50
Justin Bibbs
SG
9/10/13
-
Virginia Tech
-
51
Trevon Bluiett
SF
11/1/13
Xavier
Xavier
YES
52
Anas Osama Mahmoud
C
3/3/14
-
Louisville
-
53
Jordan McLaughlin
PG
9/11/13
USC
USC
YES
54
Caleb Martin
SF
10/10/12
-
NC State
-
55
Brekkot Chapman
PF
7/29/13
-
Utah
-
56
Ahmed Hill
SG
10/12/13
Marquette
Marquette
NO
57
Kaleb Joseph
PG
8/17/13
Syracuse
Syracuse
YES
58
Josh Cunningham
SF
Spring
Indiana
Undecided
-
59
Donte Grantham
SF
10/4/13
Michigan
Clemson
NO
60
Edmond Sumner
PG
5/12/13
-
Xavier
-
61
L.J. Peak
SG
7/2/13
-
Georgetown
-
62
Trayvon Reed
C
8/22/13
Maryland
Maryland
YES
63
Victor Law
SF
7/4/13
-
Northwestern
-
64
Justin Coleman
PG
7/31/13
-
Alabama
-
65
Cody Martin
SF
10/10/12
-
NC State
-
66
Thomas Welsh
C
11/19/13
UCLA
UCLA
YES
67
Alex Robinson
PG
9/17/13
Baylor
Texas A&M
NO
68
Abdul-Malik Abu
PF
9/7/13
NC State
NC State
YES
69
Elijah Stewart
SG
Spring
USC
Undecided
-
70
Jonah Bolden
SF
12/9/13
UCLA
UCLA
YES
71
Quentin Snider
PG
11/15/13
Louisville
Louisville
YES
72
Paul White
SF
9/15/13
Georgetown
Georgetown
YES
73
Wade Baldwin
SG
9/1/13
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt
YES
74
Chinanu Onuaku
PF
10/4/13
Louisville
Louisville
YES
75
Jaylen Johnson
PF
9/6/13
Michigan St.
Louisville
NO
76
Chris Chiozza
PG
5/14/13
-
Florida
-
77
T.J. Haws
SG
8/30/11
-
BYU
-
78
D.J. Wilson
SF
10/6/13
-
Michigan
-
79
Phil Booth
SG
7/30/13
-
Villanova
-
80
Parker Jackson-Cartwright
PG
2/24/13
-
Arizona
-
81
Jae’sean Tate
SF
11/19/12
-
Ohio State
-
82
Shelton Mitchell
PG
1/4/13
-
Wake Forest
-
83
Desi Rodriguez
PF
12/23/13
-
Seton Hall
-
84
Elbert Robinson
C
10/8/13
Louisville
LSU
NO
85
Jordan Barnett
SF
8/1/13
Missouri
Texas
NO
86
B.J. Stith
SG
9/3/11
-
Virginia
-
87
Zylan Cheatham
PF
10/26/13
New Mexico
San Diego St.
NO
88
Devonte Graham
PG
Spring
Kansas
Undecided
-
89
Paschal Chukwu
C
8/29/13
Providence
Providence
YES
90
Kobe Eubanks
SF
3/18/14
Baylor
Baylor
YES
91
Malik Price-Martin
PF
7/28/13
-
USC
-
92
Devin Mitchell
PG
8/7/13
Alabama
Alabama
YES
93
Obi Enechionyia
PF
9/8/13
Miami (FL)
Temple
NO
94
Ronnie Harrell
SF
9/30/13
-
Creighton
-
95
Trey Kell
SG
10/1/13
San Diego St.
San Diego St.
YES
96
Namon Wright
PG
9/28/13
Gonzaga
Missouri
NO
97
Mitch Solomon
PF
10/12/13
-
Oklahoma St.
-
98
Dusan Ristic
C
3/8/14
-
Arizona
-
99
Michael Gilmore
PF
9/26/13
-
VCU
-
100
Troy Holston
SG
8/7/13
-
USF
-
101
Lourawis Nairn Jr.
PG
10/26/13
Michigan St.
Michigan St.
YES
102
D’Angelo Allen
SF
Spring
Oklahoma
Undecided
-
103
Michael Humphrey
PF
10/30/13
Stanford
Stanford
YES
104
Chris Egi
C
9/29/13
-
Harvard
-
105
Joe Burton
SF
10/21/13
Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma St.
YES
106
Makinde London
C
9/25/13
Xavier
Xavier
YES
107
Adonys Henriquez
PG
12/19/12
-
UCF
-
108
Khadeem Lattin
PF
10/24/13
USC
Oklahoma
NO
109
Bonzie Colson
SF
10/7/13
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
YES
110
Kelan Martin
PF
10/7/13
-
Butler
-
111
Larry Austin
PG
8/1/13
Kansas St.
Tennessee
NO
112
Sandy Cohen
SG
7/27/13
-
Marquette
-
113
Quadri Moore
C
9/17/13
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
YES
114
Jeff Garrett
PF
Spring
USF
Undecided
-
115
Leon Gilmore
SF
9/23/13
Creighton
Creighton
YES
116
Robert Cartwright
PG
9/4/13
Stanford
Stanford
YES
117
Ben Bentil
PF
9/30/13
Providence
Providence
YES
118
Javon Bess
SF
11/13/13
-
Michigan St.
-
119
Isaac Haas
C
11/18/13
UAB
Purdue
NO
120
Chris Sandifer
SG
10/30/13
-
UTEP
-
121
William Lee
PF
11/12/13
Alabama
UAB
NO
122
Ahmaad Rorie
PG
3/24/12
-
CAL
-
123
Sam Logwood
SF
9/1/13
-
Auburn
-
124
Marial Shayok
SG
Spring
Rutgers
Undecided
-
125
Chandler Hutchison
SF
9/7/13
-
Boise St.
-
126
Connor MacDougall
C
10/20/12
-
Arizona St.
-
127
Malek Harris
PF
Spring
Virginia Tech
Undecided
-
128
Riley Norris
SF
8/5/13
Florida
Alabama
NO
129
Dante Buford
SF
11/7/13
-
Oklahoma
-
130
Tadric Jackson
PG
8/14/13
Georgia
Georgia Tech
NO
131
Payton Dastrup
PF
11/13/13
BYU
BYU
YES
132
Matthew Fisher-Davis
SG
9/15/13
-
Vanderbilt
-
133
Isaiah Bailey
SF
11/5/13
UNLV
Fresno St.
NO
134
Gary Clark
SF
9/18/13
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
YES
135
Bryant McIntosh
PG
9/9/13
-
Northwestern
-
136
Darrell Davis
SG
9/8/13
-
Dayton
-
137
Tariq Owens
PF
6/3/13
-
Ohio
-
138
Marcus Stroman
PG
8/1/13
So. Carolina
So. Carolina
YES
139
Therence Mayimba
SF
10/15/13
Villanova
George Mason
NO
140
Andre Adams
PF
Spring
Arizona St.
Undecided
-
141
Tra Holder
PG
5/10/13
-
Arizona State
-
142
Anton Beard
PG
4/22/13
-
Arkansas
-
143
Mikal Bridges
SF
6/25/13
-
Villanova
-
144
Justin Tillman
PF
8/31/13
-
VCU
-
145
J.P. Macura
SG
9/9/13
Xavier
Xavier
Yes
146
Idrissa Diallo
PF
Spring
California
Undecided
-
147
Martin Geben
PF
9/6/13
-
Notre Dame
-
148
Dorian Pickens
SG
Spring
Stanford
Stanford
YES
149
Clayton Custer
PG
11/19/12
-
Iowa St.
-
150
D.J. Foreman
PF
6/20/13
-
Rutgers
-
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Updated TCT Top 250: Ranking the Top 250 Players in the Class of 2014 Reply

The final edition of the TCT Top 250 is here, with future Kentucky center Karl Towns Jr. (Metuchen, NJ/St. Joe’s HS) taking over the No. 1 spot, and significant movement occurring throughout the rankings. SMU signee Emmanuel Mudiay (Dallas, TX/Prime Prep) has been bumped up to No. 2, while Duke-bound big man Jahlil Okafor (Chicago, IL/Whitney Young HS) climbed to No. 3.
Following in the line of ‘Cuse commit Chris McCullough (Bronx, NY/IMG Academy), and Arizona swingman Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, CA/Mater Dei HS), Karl Towns Jr. is the third prospect to headline the TCT Top 250. His size, skill, and versatility are major elements in his ascension, but Towns’ face-up game and limitless upside proved to be the determining factors, as Towns is the most complete big man in a class loaded with high-impact post players.
Mudiay is a high-flying guard who is lethal off the dribble and in transition. His combination of size and athleticism at the point guard position makes him the most NBA-ready prospect in the class, however, his inconsistent jumper and continued progression as a facilitator have kept him from making it to the top spot. Jahlil Okafor is the type of player that will produce at a steady rate regardless of the level of competition, but his lack of upside in comparison to Towns and Mudiay has kept him from rising past No. 3.
The biggest storylines from the updated TCT Top 250 include Duke wing Justise Winslow (Houston, TX/St. John’s HS) making his way into the Top 10, and Florida sharpshooter Brandone Francis (Jacksonville, FL/Arlington Country Day) jumping into the Top 20. Winslow is one of the most versatile players in the class, and will be the ultimate glue guy at the college level before making his way to the league. Francis is rarely mentioned in the discussion of the best scorers in the senior class, but he’s a true triple-threat, and a crafty shot-maker with deep range.
The biggest risers were Dominique Collier (Denver, CO/Denver East HS), Colorado’s point guard of the future, Memphis signee Dominic MaGee (Harvey, LA/Helen Cox HS), and uncommitted wing Josh Cunningham (Chicago, IL/Morgan Park HS). Collier and MaGee found their way into the Top 50, and Cunningham used a big-time senior year to make the move from No. 116 to No. 58. The Martin twins, Caleb and Cody, saw their stock take a jump after their performance at the National High School Tournament in early April, and both have taken significant leaps in the rankings.
To get a look at all the movement that took place, check out the complete rankings at the bottom of this page. The final version of the TCT Top 250 includes the debut of more than 10 prospects, with upward of 100 colleges represented, and a total of 27 recruits who remain uncommitted.
Here are the rankings:
RK
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
School
1
Karl Towns Jr.
C
Metuchen, NJ
7’1’’
245
Kentucky
2
Emmanuel Mudiay
PG
Dallas, TX
6’4’’
195
SMU
3
Jahlil Okafor
C
Chicago, IL
6’11’’
265
Duke
4
Stanley Johnson
SF
Santa Ana, CA
6’7’’
225
Arizona
5
Cliff Alexander
PF
Chicago, IL
6’9’’
235
Kansas
6
Kelly Oubre
SG
Richmond, TX
6’7’’
195
Kansas
7
Justise Winslow
SF
Houston, TX
6’6’’
215
Duke
8
Myles Turner
C
Euless, TX
6’11’’
225
Uncommitted
9
Daniel Hamilton
SF
Bellflower, CA
6’8’’
180
UConn
10
Tyus Jones
PG
Apple Valley, MN
6’1’’
175
Duke
11
Kevon Looney
PF
Milwaukee, WI
6’9’’
205
UCLA
12
Justin Jackson
SF
Tomball, TX
6’8’’
185
UNC
13
Chris McCullough
PF
Bronx, NY
6’9’’
205
Syracuse
14
Theo Pinson
SF
High Point, NC
6’6’’
190
UNC
15
Trey Lyles
PF
Indianapolis, IN
6’9’’
245
Kentucky
16
Devin Robinson
SF
Church View, VA
6’8’’
180
Florida
17
Brandone Francis
SG
Jacksonville, FL
6’5’’
215
Florida
18
Craig Victor
PF
New Orleans, LA
6’8’’
200
Arizona
19
Shaqquan Aaron
SF
Seattle, WA
6’8’’
170
Louisville
20
Isaac Copeland
SF
Charlottesville, VA
6’9’’
200
Georgetown
21
D’Angelo Russell
SG
Louisville, KY
6’5’’
180
Ohio St.
22
Rashad Vaughn
SG
Minneapolis, MN
6’5’’
200
UNLV
23
Malik Pope
SF
Burbank, CA
6’8’’
185
San Diego St.
24
Joel Berry
PG
Apopka, FL
6’1’’
185
UNC
25
Leron Black
PF
Memphis, TN
6’7’’
215
Illinois
26
James Blackmon Jr.
SG
Fort Wayne, IN
6’3’’
180
Indiana
27
Terry Larrier
SF
Malvern, PA
6’8’’
185
VCU
28
Tyler Ulis
PG
Matteson, IL
5’8’’
150
Kentucky
29
Isaiah Whitehead
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’4’’
190
Seton Hall
30
Keita Bates-Diop
PF
Normal, IL
6’7’’
190
Ohio St.
31
Dwayne Morgan
SF
Baltimore, MD
6’8’’
180
UNLV
32
Devin Booker
SG
Moss Point, MS
6’6’’
180
Kentucky
33
Michal Cekovsky
C
Slovakia, EUR
7’0’’
225
Maryland
34
Josh Perkins
PG
Aurora, CO
6’2’’
175
Gonzaga
35
JaKeenan Gant
PF
Springfield, GA
6’8’’
200
Missouri
36
Grayson Allen
SG
Jacksonville, FL
6’4’’
185
Duke
37
Kameron Chatman
SF
Long Beach, CA
6’7’’
190
Michigan
38
Jaquan Lyle
SG
Evansville, IN
6’5’’
215
Oregon
39
Goodluck Okonoboh
C
Tilton, MA
6’9’’
220
UNLV
40
Robert Johnson
SG
Richmond, VA
6’3’’
175
Indiana
41
Dominique Collier
PG
Denver, CO
6’2’’
180
Colorado
42
Reid Travis
PF
Minneapolis, MN
6’7’’
235
Stanford
43
Dion Wiley
SG
Oxon Hill, MD
6’3’’
195
Maryland
44
Dominic MaGee
PG
Harvey, LA
6’3’’
175
Memphis
45
Jalen Lindsey
SF
Nashville, TN
6’6’’
180
Providence
46
Jared Terrell
SG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’3’’
220
Oklahoma St.
47
Angel Delgado
PF
Troy, NY
6’9’’
215
Seton Hall
48
Ja’Quan Newton
SG
Philadelphia, PA
6’2’’
165
Miami (FL)
49
Romelo Trimble
PG
Arlington, VA
6’2’’
190
Maryland
50
Justin Bibbs
SG
Dayton, OH
6’5’’
190
Virginia Tech
51
Trevon Bluiett
SF
Indianapolis, IN
6’5’’
185
Xavier
52
Anas Osama Mahmoud
C
Giza, Egypt
7’2’’
190
Louisville
53
Jordan McLaughlin
PG
Etiwanda, CA
5’11’’
165
USC
54
Caleb Martin
SF
Mocksville, NC
6’7’’
190
NC State
55
Brekkot Chapman
PF
Roy, UT
6’8’’
200
Utah
56
Ahmed Hill
SG
Augustus, GA
6’4’’
180
Uncommitted
57
Kaleb Joseph
PG
Nashua, NH
6’3‘’
165
Syracuse
58
Josh Cunningham
SF
Chicago, IL
6’7’’
185
Uncommitted
59
Donte Grantham
SF
Martinsburg, WV
6’8’’
200
Clemson
60
Edmond Sumner
PG
Franklin, MI
6’2’’
150
Xavier
61
L.J. Peak
SG
Gaffney, SC
6’5’’
180
Georgetown
62
Trayvon Reed
C
Snellville, GA
7’0’’
200
Maryland
63
Victor Law
SF
Chicago, IL
6’7’’
195
Northwestern
64
Justin Coleman
PG
Birmingham, AL
5’10’’
160
Alabama
65
Cody Martin
SF
Mocksville, NC
6’7’’
205
NC State
66
Thomas Welsh
C
Los Angeles, CA
7’0’’
245
UCLA
67
Alex Robinson
PG
Kennedale, TX
6’1’’
170
Texas A&M
68
Abdul-Malik Abu
PF
Meriden, NH
6’7’’
230
NC State
69
Elijah Stewart
SG
Los Angeles, CA
6’5’’
165
Uncommitted
70
Jonah Bolden
SF
Melbourne, AUS
6’8’’
200
UCLA
71
Quentin Snider
PG
Louisville, KY
6’1’’
165
Louisville
72
Paul White
SF
Chicago, IL
6’9’’
195
Georgetown
73
Wade Baldwin
SG
Metuchen, NJ
6’3’’
180
Vanderbilt
74
Chinanu Onuaku
C
Upper Marlboro, MD
6’10’’
220
Louisville
75
Jaylen Johnson
PF
Ypsilanti, MI
6’8’’
210
Louisville
76
Chris Chiozza
PG
Memphis, TN
5’10’’
155
Florida
77
T.J. Haws
SG
Highland, UT
6’3’’
170
BYU
78
D.J. Wilson
SF
Sacramento, CA
6’8’’
200
Michigan
79
Phil Booth
SG
Baltimore, MD
6’4‘’
185
Villanova
80
Parker Jackson-Cartwright
PG
Los Angeles, CA
5’9’’
145
Arizona
81
Jae’sean Tate
SF
Pickerington, OH
6’5’’
200
Ohio St.
82
Shelton Mitchell
PG
Waxhaw, NC
6’3’’
165
Wake Forest
83
Desi Rodriguez
PF
Brooklyn, NY
6’5’’
200
Seton Hall
84
Elbert Robinson
C
Garland, TX
6’10’’
265
LSU
85
Jordan Barnett
SF
Saint Louis, MO
6’6’’
180
Texas
86
B.J. Stith
SG
Brunswick, VA
6’5’’
175
Virginia
87
Zylan Cheatham
PF
Phoenix, AZ
6’7’’
200
San Diego St.
88
Devonte Graham
PG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’1’’
165
Uncommitted
89
Paschal Chukwu
C
Fairfield, CT
7’2’’
210
Providence
90
Kobe Eubanks
SF
Centereach, NY
6’5’’
190
Baylor
91
Malik Price-Martin
PF
Miami, FL
6’8’’
195
USC
92
Devin Mitchell
PG
Suwanee, GA
6’3’’
170
Alabama
93
Obi Enechionyia
PF
Sharpsburg, MD
6’9’’
205
Temple
94
Ronnie Harrell
SF
Denver, CO
6’6’’
170
Creighton
95
Trey Kell
SG
San Diego, CA
6’4’’
200
San Diego St.
96
Namon Wright
PG
Los Angeles, CA
6’4’’
175
Missouri
97
Mitch Solomon
PF
Bixby, OK
6’9’’
225
Oklahoma St.
98
Dusan Ristic
C
Serbia, EUR
7’0’’
240
Arizona
99
Michael Gilmore
PF
Tallahassee, FL
6’9’’
210
VCU
100
Troy Holston
SG
Oldsmar, FL
6’4’’
185
South Florida
101
Lourawls Nairn Jr.
PG
Bel Aire, KS
5’10’’
180
Michigan St.
102
D’Angelo Allen
SF
Dallas, TX
6’6’’
185
Uncommitted
103
Michael Humphrey
PF
Phoenix, AZ
6’9’’
200
Stanford
104
Chris Egi
C
Montverde, FL
6’9’’
200
Harvard
105
Joe Burton
SF
Houston, TX
6’5’’
195
Oklahoma St.
106
Makinde London
PF
Montverde, FL
6’10’’
195
Xavier
107
Adonys Henriquez
PG
Orlando, FL
6’6’’
190
UCF
108
Khadeem Lattin
PF
Houston, TX
6’9’’
190
Oklahoma
109
Bonzie Colson
SF
Barrington, RI
6’5’’
220
Notre Dame
110
Kelan Martin
PF
Louisville, KY
6’6’’
215
Butler
111
Larry Austin
PG
Springfield, IL
6’1’’
165
Tennessee
112
Sandy Cohen
SG
Green Bay, WI
6’6’’
180
Marquette
113
Quadri Moore
C
Linden, NJ
6’9’’
230
Cincinnati
114
Jeff Garrett
PF
Gadsden, AL
6’7’’
220
Uncommitted
115
Leon Gilmore
SF
Manvel, Texas
6’6’’
220
Creighton
116
Robert Cartwright
PG
La Canada, CA
6’2’’
164
Stanford
117
Ben Bentil
PF
Middleton, DE
6’8’’
230
Providence
118
Javon Bess
SF
Columbus, OH
6’5’’
185
Michigan St.
119
Isaac Haas
C
Piedmont, AL
7’0’’
275
Purdue
120
Chris Sandifer
SG
Gardena, CA
6’4’’
160
UTEP
121
William Lee
PF
Plantersville, AL
6’8’’
185
UAB
122
Ahmaad Rorie
PG
Lakewood, WA
6’1’’
180
California
123
Sam Logwood
SF
La Porte, IN
6’6’’
200
Auburn
124
Marial Shayok
SG
Blairstown, NJ
6’4’’
205
Uncommitted
125
Chandler Hutchison
SF
Mission Viejo, CA
6’6’’
190
Boise St.
126
Connor MacDougall
C
Tempe, AZ
6’8’’
220
Arizona St.
127
Malek Harris
PF
Orland Park, IL
6’7’’
190
Uncommitted
128
Riley Norris
SF
Albertville, AL
6’7’’
180
Alabama
129
Dante Buford
SF
Jacksonville, FL
6’7’’
215
Oklahoma
130
Tadric Jackson
PG
Tifton, GA
6’2’’
200
Georgia Tech
131
Payton Dastrup
PF
Mesa, AZ
6’9’’
225
BYU
132
Matthew Fisher-Davis
SG
Charlotte, NC
6’4’’
175
Vanderbilt
133
Isaiah Bailey
SF
Compton, CA
6’5’’
180
Fresno St.
134
Gary Clark
PF
Clayton, NC
6’7’’
215
Cincinnati
135
Bryant McIntosh
PG
Greensburg, IN
6’2’’
180
Northwestern
136
Darrell Davis
SG
Detroit, MI
6’4’’
170
Dayton
137
Tariq Owens
PF
Laurel, MD
6’8’’
175
Uncommitted
138
Marcus Stroman
PG
Columbia, SC
6’1’’
165
So. Carolina
139
Therence Mayimba
SF
Rockville, MD
6’5’’
200
George Mason
140
Andre Adams
PF
Tolleson, AZ
6’8’’
200
Uncommitted
141
Tra Holder
PG
Los Angeles, CA
6’0’’
170
Arizona St.
142
Anton Beard
PG
Little Rock, AR
6’1’’
170
Arkansas
143
Mikal Bridges
SF
Malvern, PA
6’7’’
185
Villanova
144
Justin Tillman
PF
Detroit, MI
6’7’’
190
VCU
145
J.P. Macura
SG
Lakeville, MN
6’4’’
165
Xavier
146
Idrissa Diallo
PF
Los Angeles, CA
6’9’’
215
Uncommitted
147
Martin Geben
PF
Hagerstown, MD
6’9’’
230
Notre Dame
148
Dorian Pickens
SG
Phoenix, AZ
6’4’’
180
Stanford
149
Clayton Custer
PG
Overland Park, KS
6’0’’
180
Iowa St.
150
D.J. Foreman
PF
Woodstock, VA
6’8’’
215
Rutgers
151
Isaiah Wilkins
SF
Norcross, GA
6’7’’
190
Virginia
152
Shane Hall
PF
Paintsville, KY
6’8’’
200
Marshall
153
Riley LaChance
SG
Brookfield, WI
6’2’’
160
Vanderbilt
154
Tre Campbell
PG
Washington, DC
6’2’’
165
Georgetown
155
Djuan Piper
SF
Seattle, WA
6’6’’
180
Uncommitted
156
Melvin Swift
PF
Houston, TX
6’7’’
195
Uncommitted
157
Nate Mason Jr.
PG
Jacksonville, FL
6’1’’
180
Minnesota
158
Vincent Edwards
SF
Middletown, OH
6’7’’
200
Purdue
159
Jordan Bell
PF
Long Beach, CA
6’8’’
225
Oregon
160
James Palmer
SG
Washington, DC
6’5’’
180
Miami (FL)
161
Matt Cimino
C
Worcester, MA
6’10’’
215
GWU
162
Andre Walker
PF
Potomoc, MD
6’10’’
195
Hofstra
163
Kevin Zabo
PG
Wolfeboro, NH
6’1’’
170
San Diego St.
164
Jared Nickens
SF
Norristown, PA
6’6’’
180
Maryland
165
Elijah Staley
PF
Marietta, GA
6’6’’
231
Mississippi St.
166
Lamonte Bearden
PG
Germantown, WI
6’2’’
160
Buffalo
167
Jabari Craig
C
Tucker, GA
6’10’’
215
USC
168
Phil Cofer
PF
Fayetteville, GA
6’8’’
205
Tennessee
169
Nick Babb
SG
Arlington, TX
6’4’’
180
Arkansas
170
Jonathan Williams
PG
Elizabeth, NJ
5’11’’
172
VCU
171
Marcanvis Hymon
SF
Memphis, TN
6’7’’
195
Ole Miss
172
Rashard Figures
SG
Hackensack, NJ
6’4’’
185
Uncommitted
173
Dave Bell
PF
Cleveland, OH
6’9’’
225
Ohio St.
174
Ethan Happ
SF
Taylor Ridge, IL
6’7’’
175
Wisconsin
175
Jalen Hudson
SG
Akron, OH
6’5’’
185
Virginia Tech
176
TeMarcus Blanton
SF
Locust Grove, GA
6’4’’
180
So. Carolina
177
Yante Maten
PF
Bloomfield Hills, MI
6’8’’
225
Georgia
178
Keith Pinckney
PG
Lithonia, GA
6’1’’
170
Tulane
179
Khadeen Carrington
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’3’’
180
Seton Hall
180
Markell Lodge
PF
Creedmoor, NC
6’6’’
220
St. Joseph’s
181
Satchel Pierce
C
Saltsburg, PA
6’10’’
250
Marquette
182
CJ Turman
PF
Madison, GA
6’9’’
235
Tennessee
183
Malik Marquetti
SF
Long Beach, CA
6’5’’
185
USC
184
Xavier Adams
SG
Flower Mound, TX
6’5’’
195
New Mexico
185
Shep Garner
PG
Philadelphia, PA
6’2’’
180
Penn St.
186
Matz Stockman
PF
Norway, EUR
7’2’’
245
Louisville
187
Demetrius Houston
SF
Tuscaloosa, AL
6’5’’
180
Mississippi St.
188
Keondre Dew
SF
La Jolla, CA
6’7’’
195
Uncommitted
189
Richard Lee
SG
Pompano, Beach, FL
6’2’’
190
Uncommitted
190
Shaq Carr
PG
North Las Vegas, NV
6’1’’
175
UTEP
191
Isaiah Manderson
C
Oldsmar, FL
6’11’’
230
Oregon St.
192
Marqywell Jackson
SG
Detroit, MI
6’4’’
180
UTEP
193
Ray Kasongo
PF
Mouth of Wilson, VA
6’9’’
235
Oregon
194
Lance Tejada
PG
Pompano Beach, FL
6’0’’
170
ECU
195
Sean O’Mara
C
Lisle, IL
6’8’’
210
Xavier
196
Avery Patterson
SG
Marietta, GA
6’0’’
180
WKU
197
Tyquone Greer
SG
Chicago, IL
6’5’’
180
Uncommitted
198
Harold Givens
SF
Brandon, FL
6’7’’
190
FIU
199
JaQuel Richmond
PG
High Point, NC
6’0’’
170
Uncommitted
200
Jacob Hammond
PF
Oklahoma City, OK
6’10’’
235
Nebraska
201
Eric Cooper
SG
La Verna, CA
6’2’’
200
Nevada
202
Casey Benson
PG
Tempe, AZ
6’3’’
170
Oregon
203
James Demery
SG
Charlotte, NC
6’4’’
170
St. Joseph’s
204
LaDamean Keys
PF
Bogalusa, LA
6’9’’
210
Uncommitted
205
Rokas Gustys
C
Mouth of Wilson, VA
6’9’’
245
Uncommitted
206
Mike Williams
SG
Brooklyn, NY
6’2’’
180
Rutgers
207
Jackson Davis
PF
Lexington, KY
6’8’’
220
Uncommitted
208
Jonathan Joseph
SF
Orlando, FL
6’5’’
185
Stetson
209
Davell Roby
PG
Memphis, TN
6’4’’
195
Saint Louis
210
Marvin Clark
PF
Wichita, KS
6’7’’
190
Michigan St.
211
Jordan Cornish
SG
New Orleans, LA
6’6’’
215
Tennessee
212
Jalyn Patterson
PG
Montverde, FL
5’11’’
170
LSU
213
Tory Miller
PF
New Hampton, NH
6’8’’
260
Colorado
214
Silas Melson
SG
Portland, OR
6’3’’
170
Gonzaga
215
Devin Watson
PG
El Cajon, CA
5’11’’
155
Uncommitted
216
Kingsley Okoroh
C
Phoenix, AZ
7’1’’
250
California
217
Jake Toolson
SF
Gilbert, AZ
6’5’’
200
BYU
218
Omar Sherman
PF
Dallas, TX
6’7’’
230
Miami (FL)
219
Cameron Oliver
PF
Sacramento, CA
6’7’’
210
Uncommitted
220
Damiyne Durham
SG
Oakwood, TX
6’4’’
175
Baylor
221
Michael Finke
PF
Champaign, IL
6’9’’
210
Illinois
222
Kodi Justice
SF
Mesa, AZ
6’5’’
175
Arizona St.
223
Kyle Kuzma
PF
Abington, PA
6’9’’
200
Utah
224
Diontae Jones
SF
Las Vegas, NV
6’5’’
180
Wyoming
225
Shavar Newkirk
PG
Bronx, NY
5’11’’
175
St. Joseph’s
226
Max Hoetzel
PF
Wilbraham, MA
6’7’’
210
Indiana
227
Evan Bailey
SG
Massillon, OH
6’5’’
175
C of C
228
Donaven Dorsey
SF
Lacey, WA
6’5’’
175
Washington
229
Miles Reynolds
PG
Brooklyn, NY
6’2’’
180
Saint Louis
230
Josh Martin
PF
Bothell, WA
6’9’’
225
Minnesota
231
Jordan Green
SG
Lexington, KY
6’5’’
185
Uncommitted
232
Lewis Sullivan
SF
Hazel Green, AL
6’7’’
190
UAB
233
Bakary Konate
C
Wichita, KS
6’11’’
202
Uncommitted
234
Jeremiah Paige
SG
Aurora, CO
6’3’’
160
Colorado St.
235
Johnnie Vassar
PG
La Porte, IN
6’0’’
160
Northwestern
236
Ricky Doyle
PF
Fort Myers, FL
6’9’’
235
Michigan
237
Omega Harris
PG
Oklahoma City, OK
6’2’’
170
UTEP
238
Dalton Nixon
SF
Orem, UT
6’8’’
210
BYU
239
Dakota Mathias
SG
Lima, OH
6’5’’
190
Purdue
240
Donovan Gilmore
PF
Greensboro, NC
6’7’’
195
C of C
241
Mitchell Wilbekin
SG
Gainesville, FL
6’2’’
170
Tulsa
242
Joe Furstinger
PF
Santa Margarita, CA
6’8’’
200
New Mexico
243
Daxter Miles
PG
Fitchburg, MA
6’2’’
190
West Virginia
244
Jacquil Taylor
PF
Chestnut Hill, MA
6’9’’
205
Purdue
245
Maurice Dunlap
SG
Greenwood, MS
6’1’’
165
Mississippi St.
246
Dan Manzi
C
Tampa, FL
6’9’’
230
Uncommitted
247
Brady Ellingson
SG
Sussex, WI
6’3’’
185
Iowa
248
Trey Mourning
PF
Miami, FL
6’9’’
210
Uncommitted
249
Raymond Doby
SF
Rockville, MD
6’7’’
200
DePaul
250
Dmitri Thompson
SG
Orlando, FL
6’4’’
195
Uncommitted
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Consensus Top Centers in the Class of 2014 Reply

The Industry Center Rankings for the Class of 2014 have been updated, with Duke-bound center Jahlil Okafor (Chicago, IL/Whitney Young) staying at No. 1, uncommitted big man Myles Turner (Euless, TX/Trinity HS) coming in at No. 2, and Kentucky’s Karl Towns Jr. rounding out the Top 3 (Metuchen, NJ/St. Joe’s).
UCLA signee Thomas Welsh (Los Angeles, CA/Loyola HS) has jumped into the Top 5, while a pair of foreign prospects, Maryland commit Michal Cekovsky (Slovakia, EUR/Canarias Academy) and Louisville pledge Anas Osama Mahmoud (Giza, Egypt/West Oaks Academy), have made their way into the Top 10.
Here are the rankings:
RK
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
College
1
Jahlil Okafor
C
Chicago, IL
5’11’’
270
Duke
2
Myles Turner
C
Euless, TX
6’11’’
225
Uncommitted
3
Karl Towns Jr.
C
Metuchen, NJ
6’10’’
225
Kentucky
4
Goodluck Okonoboh
C
Tilton, MA
6’9’’
220
UNLV
5
Thomas Welsh
C
Los Angeles, CA
7’0’’
245
UCLA
6
Paschal Chukwu
C
Fairfield, CT
7’2’’
210
Providence
7
Michal Cekovsky
C
Slovakia, EUR
7’0’’
225
Maryland
8
Makinde London
C
Spring Hill, TN
6’9’’
195
Xavier
9
Trayvon Reed
C
Snellville, GA
7’0’’
200
Maryland
10
Anas Osama Mahmoud
C
Giza, Egypt
7’2’’
190
Louisville
11
Chris Egi
C
Montverde, FL
6’9’’
220
Harvard
12
Isaac Haas
C
Gadsden, AL
7’1’’
265
Wake Forest
13
Quadri Moore
C
Linden, NJ
6’9’’
230
Cincinnati
14
Connor MacDougall
C
Scottsdale, AZ
6’8’’
220
Arizona St.
15
Dusan Ristic
C
Serbia, EUR
7’0’’
240
Arizona
16
Jabari Craig
C
Tucker, GA
6’10’’
215
USC
17
Sean O’Mara
C
Lisle, IL
6’8’’
210
Xavier
18
Isaiah Manderson
C
Oldsmar, FL
6’11’’
230
Oregon St.
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2014 NBA Draft: Who’s In, Who’s Out Reply

With the NCAA Tournament coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at the early entrants in the 2014 NBA Draft. Depending on their status or projected decision at the end of the season, prospects have been separated into five different categories: officially declared, on the way out, sitting on the fence, likely coming back, and officially returning to school.
As players make their draft status known, each prospect will be accompanied by a breakdown of their decision. For players entering the NBA Draft, the write-up will include a recap of the past season and an analysis of their current stock. On the flip side, prospects returning to school will be accompanied by an assessment of their past season, a look at their biggest weaknesses, and a projection of their place in the 2015 Draft.
This list has been compiled by sorting through the most recent news, and by taking a look at the current stock of each player on the NBA radar. It’ll be updated with each announcement, leading up to the NBA Draft Early Entry Eligibility Deadline on April 27.

Declared for the Draft

SF Kyle Anderson – UCLA, So. – 6’9” 235 Pounds
Commonly referred to as a “modern day” Magic Johnson, Kyle Anderson is a 6’9” point-forward who ran the show for UCLA, using his size, length, and rapidly progressing all-around game to average 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.8 steals this season. He’s a crafty ball-handler, and gets into the lane at will due to his incredibly long stride. His scoring attack took a major leap from his freshman year to this past season, and he has developed into an above-average shooter from mid-range and a formidable threat from the perimeter.
He’s the type of prospect that no one can really get a grasp on. His high-level versatility will be an asset at the next level, but he’ll be a defensive liability no matter who he guards, as he lacks the foot speed to be an adequate perimeter defender, and he would get absolutely dominated down-low. In order to prepare for the NBA, Anderson desperately needs to add some muscle to his frame and continue to hone his shot from downtown. With his diverse skill-set, and the matchup problems he creates on the offensive end, Anderson is projected as a mid-to-late first round pick.
SG Jabari Brown – Missouri, Jr. – 6’4” 200 Pounds
An electric scorer with solid bounce and a diverse scoring attack, Jabari Brown offers high-volume scoring at the 2-guard position. Brown had a breakout year this past season, raising his scoring output to 19.9 points per game, and improving his offensive efficiency from 40.4 percent shooting as a sophomore to 46.7 percent as a junior. His development as an all-around scorer has put him in the first round discussion. What will keep him on the first round bubble is the fact that he is completely one-dimensional. He’s a below-average rebounder for his size, a defensive liability on the perimeter, and struggles to create scoring chances for his teammates. He made the right call by declaring for the Draft, but his weaknesses willy ultimately keep him in the 30-40 range this June.
PG Semaj Christon – Xavier, So. – 6’3” 185 Pounds
An athletic guard who can blow by his man and get to the rack, Semaj Christon used an excellent sophomore year to put himself in the first round discussion. He is at his best in transition, where his foot speed, and tight handle allow him to go coast-to-coast in a matter of seconds. With his length and lateral quickness, he’s got the tools to be a lockdown defender at the next level. His jumper has improved marginally, but Christon isn’t a significant threat from the perimeter, and saw his mid-range efficiency take a dip this season. With another year or two at the college level, Christon could have been a mid-first round pick, but he’ll likely be an early second round pick if he stays in the draft. He is good at a lot of things, but Christon hasn’t convinced many people that he can be an effective point guard in the NBA. If he can use his workouts to showcase his progression as a lead guard, Christon could find a spot in the late first round.
SG Jordan Clarkson – Missouri, Jr. – 6’4” 180 Pounds
A transfer from Tulsa, Clarkson had a great start to his junior year, scoring 20 points or more in 8 of Mizzou’s first 12 games. Due to a combination of personal issues and heightened competition, Clarkson went through a major slump during the second half of the year, finishing the season shooting 44.7 percent from the field, with a 28.1 percent mark from downtown. As a combo guard with a shaky jumper, its tough to see Clarkson making it into the first round. Unless he can use his workouts to prove he can handle the point full-time, he’s likely an early second round pick if he stays in the Draft.
C Joel Embiid – Kansas, Fr. – 7’0” 250 Pounds
Currently ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in TCT’s Draft Rankings, Joel Embiid is the lone generational talent in the 2014 Draft Class, and will likely end up being the top pick. A native of Cameroon, Embiid has only been playing ball for a couple of years, and was a late bloomer in the high school ranks. A true 7-footer, Embiid’s combination of size, skill and upside is unmatched in this year’s Draft. He remains markably raw on the offensive end, but Embiid showed excellent touch during his freshman year at KU, converting 76.3 percent of his shots at the rim.
He possesses solid hands, agility, and mobility at the center position, with a projectable frame that can support an additional 15 pounds of muscle. His mid-range game is progressing, but it still remains one of his glaring weaknesses. The major question mark surrounding Embiid is his health, as he missed the tail-end of the season with a back injury. Even with the plight of Greg Oden still in the minds of NBA GMs, Embiid’s limitless potential will be too much to pass up on. Depending on how the NBA Lottery plays out, Embiid is a lock to be selected in the first two picks of the 2014 NBA Draft.
PG Tyler Ennis – Syracuse, Fr. – 6’2” 180 Pounds
Similar to Marcus Paige last season, Ennis stepped into a starting role as a true freshman, logging major minutes and turning every game into a learning experience. Initially, he struggled with his consistency on the offensive end, but turned on the jets during the 2nd half of the season. What he lacks in athleticism, Ennis makes up for it with his confidence, and composure at the point. He excels at breaking down his man, locating the shooter on the wing and kicking it out for a high-percentage look.
His man-to-man D remains a mystery, but even without the requisite length, he averaged 2.1 steals playing in Jim Boeheim’s zone. He showed progression as a shooter, but Ennis only shot 35.3 percent from deep, and will need to hone his jumper to keep defenders honest. He’s the best point guard in the Draft, and one of the best pure point prospects in some time. He’ll need to add strength and enhance his efficiency as a scorer, but his ability to lead an offense will earn him a spot in the Top 10.
PF Aaron Gordon – Arizona, Fr. – 6’8” 210 Pounds
Aaron Gordon is a gifted athlete with major bounce and high-level versatility, but he’s a bit of a “tweener” and desperately needs to improve his jumper in order to be a viable scorer at the next level. He’s an explosive leaper who simply gets up to another level, and turned in some of the best dunks of the year during his freshman year at Arizona. In addition to his athleticism, Gordon’s all-around game is what really sets him apart. He’s relentless on the boards, and with his size, length and agility, he’ll be able to guard three positions at the next level.
He’s more of a hybrid-4 than a power forward, but his perimeter game is shaky, and while he can hit the occasional wide-open three, he needs to improve his consistency from all three levels. I would’ve liked to see him stay for another year in order to fine-tune his interior scoring, work on his jumper, and tighten his handle, but Gordon has the foundation of a star in the NBA. He’ll provide great value in the 5-10 range, and could end up being one of the biggest steals of the 2014 Draft.
SF Jerami Grant – Syracuse, So. – 6’8” 200 Pounds
Playing a supporting role on a loaded ‘Cuse roster, Jerami Grant made the most of his limited opportunities, averaging 12.1 points, and 6.8 rebounds, while improving his offensive efficiency. He’s a great athlete with incredible bloodlines, and his development from his freshman year to this season is an excellent sign. He’s lengthy, with good range and agility for his size, making him a talented rebounder, and a matchup nightmare on the break. He’s got a ton of holes in his game, specifically his perimeter shooting and consistency, but Grant’s upside will lock him into the mid-first round. Look for him to go in the 15-20 range if he can impress in individual and group workouts.
SG Gary Harris – Michigan St., So. – 6’4” 210 Pounds
Gary Harris is an all-around player with a sweet stroke from deep and the ability to guard either guard position. As a scorer, his jumper is his biggest strength. He never found his groove from deep as a sophomore, but don’t let that fool you, this kid can drain threes with the best of them. The issue is his ability to finish at the rack. Harris made only 58.3 percent of his shots at the basket this season. He’s a little undersized for the 2-guard position, meaning that he’ll need to add strength, and improve his floater in order to finish over traffic in the NBA.
Harris is much more than just a shooter, and could end up being one of the best defensive players in this year’s Draft. He’s more quick than fast, but he shows excellent lateral quickness on the perimeter, and sports a 6’7” wingspan, which allows him to be a constant threat in the passing lanes. Coming into this season, Harris’ Draft stock relied on his ability to knockdown shots from the perimeter. A 35 percent mark from downtown has caused his stock to take a minor hit. As a result, he could be a gift in the mid-to-late lottery, providing a long-range threat and all-around production to whoever picks him up.
PG Zach LaVine – UCLA, Fr. – 6’5” 180 Pounds
After a quick start to his freshman year, Zach Lavine’s draft stock has been up and down all season. His potential is his biggest strength. He’s a bouncy athlete, an explosive leaper, and a pure shot-maker out to 25-feet. On the other hand, he struggled with his consistency, rarely had an opportunity to showcase his skills as a point guard, and went ice-cold down the stretch. Ultimately, his ceiling in the 2014 Draft will depend upon his perceived position at the next level.
As a point guard, LaVine’s fast-twitch athleticism, and natural scoring ability would place him in the lottery, however, as a 2-guard, his streakiness, and slim frame are major concerns. If he can use his workouts to convince scouts and general managers that he can run a team, LaVine could be picked anywhere in the 5-15 range. As a shooting guard, his range is probably somewhere between 20-25. LaVine is the wildcard of this year’s Draft class, and he could end up being the next Russell Westbrook, an under-the-radar guard who makes a late push into the Top 10.
PF James Michael McAdoo – UNC, Jr. – 6’9” 225 Pounds
Projected as a lottery pick if he had come out after his freshman year, McAdoo’s stock has constantly regressed as his college career has progressed. A below-average rebounder, Michael McAdoo has improved his ball security, and developed into a decent scorer from mid-range, shooting 40.2 percent this season after a 35.1 percent mark as sophomore. However, the lack of progression in his all-around game gives him the ceiling of a solid backup big in the NBA, but little more than a rotation-caliber 4-man.
PF Johnny O’Bryant – LSU, Jr. – 6’9” 250 Pounds
Johnny O’Bryant has had a productive career at LSU, but his lack of athleticism and marginal rebounding ability places him firmly in the late-second round. He’s armed with an NBA-ready frame, a soft touch at the rim, and a steadily progressing face-up game, but his lack of agility makes him a poor interior defender. His combination of size, and strength will allow him to be a reserve at the next level, but his lack of potential will place him in the tail end of the second round.
SF Glenn Robinson III – Michigan, So. – 6’6” 210 Pounds
A dynamic athlete whose potential is immediately evident upon watching him play, Glenn Robinson III has the framework of a productive pro down the line, but he made a terrible decision by coming out after his sophomore year. Robinson’s numbers are down across the board, and his efficiency plummeted with an increased role in the Wolverines’ offense. He proved to be more one-dimensional than immediately thought, averaging just 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game. If he’d left after his freshman campaign, Robinson would have been a mid-first rounder. At this point in time, he won’t even be picked in the first round.
With Nik Stauskas on his way out, Robinson would’ve been the primary perimeter scoring threat for Michigan next season. If he increased his shooting percentages on interior jumpers and from three-point range, Robinson could’ve re-established his status as a legitimate lottery pick.  It appears as though Robinson is cutting his losses by salvaging what hype he has left. Hopefully, he will reverse course and return for another year in order to work on his game and take advantage of a notably weak 2015 Draft class.
SF LaQuinton Ross – Ohio State, Jr. – 6’8” 225 Pounds
After the graduation of Deshaun Thomas, LaQuinton Ross was seen as the next star at Ohio State. He came into this season projected as a potential lottery pick, but his ineptitude on the defensive end caused his stock to bottom out. Regardless, he is an elite scorer with deep range, and with his size and length, Ross will be a valued commodity in the Draft. He’s markably streaky, and needs to add muscle, but if he impresses in workouts he has a chance of being picked in the 20-25 range in June. At this point, he sits firmly on the first round bubble.
SF JaKarr Sampson – St. John’s, So. – 6’9” 215 Pounds
JaKarr Sampson’s numbers regressed as a sophomore, which raises a lot of questions as to why he’s made the decision to come out early. His combination of length and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect down the road, but he’ll probably go undrafted unless he pulls his name out. Sampson is a good athlete, a capable defender and a solid rebounder, but he needs to overhaul his shot mechanics in order to build his stock. He lacks the scoring ability to play on the wing, and doesn’t have the size to bang down low. Simply put, he needs to work on his game because he’s destined for a D-League roster if he remains in the Draft.
PG Marcus Smart – Oklahoma St., So. – 6’4” 220 Pounds
The best two-way player in the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart is a strong scoring guard who has struggled to make the transition to point guard. He’s a lockdown defender, an explosive athlete, and a lethal scorer off the bounce, and if he’d left after his freshman campaign, Smart would’ve been a Top 3 pick. He decided to return instead, in an attempt to refine his handle and restructure his jump shot. Unfortunately, his second year in Stillwater raised more questions than it answered, as Smart’s offensive efficiency wavered, and he failed to take the major step that NBA scouts were looking for.
His jumper is a weakness, but it’s the easiest aspect of his game to correct, especially when he’s able to turn his skill into a career and practice full-time with a shooting coach. The biggest issue with his performance is Smart’s passing ability. He averaged 2.6 turnovers per game last season (which was down from 3.4 as a freshman), which is still a glaring weakness for a ball-dominant guard. His motor, aggressiveness and versatility earn him a spot in the Top 10, but his “tweener” status, and broken jumper push him down to the 5-10 range.
SG Nik Stauskas – Michigan, So. – 6’6” 190 Pounds
A sharpshooting Canadian who is as effective off the dribble as he is coming around a screen, Nik Stauskas is an elite shooter with limitless range. He’s got a clean, consistent release with good lift and shot a ridiculous 44.2 percent from beyond the arc this season. Despite his lack of strength, Stauskas proved to be an effective finisher at the rack, converting 65 percent of his attempts around the rim. He has to add muscle to matchup with NBA caliber wings, and his lack of quickness could make him a liability on the defensive end. As a scorer, Stauskas needs to add a reliable 18-foot jumper, but his prototypical size, and stroke from deep gives him a mid-to-late first round grade.
PF Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, Jr. – 6’8” 250 Pounds
Jarnell Stokes has raised his stock in a big way over the past 12 months, playing a key role on the USA Basketball U19 Team that won the gold medal at the World Championships this past summer before guiding his Tennessee squad to the Sweet 16 in March. He’s shown signs of steady improvement throughout his career, and averaged a double-double as a junior, posting 15.1 points per game and 10.6 boards. He isn’t a great athlete, or a highly-efficient scorer, but his rebounding ability and age (he’s a 20-year old junior) will place him somewhere in the 25-35 range.
PF Noah Vonleh – Indiana, Fr. – 6’10” 240 Pounds
After seeing Vonleh matchup against Andrew Wiggins at last year’s Hoophall Classic, I never would have imagined him having an instant impact at Indiana. Armed with a 7’4” wingspan, a tireless motor and an advanced perimeter game, Vonleh was a nightly double-double threat during his freshman year, ending the season averaging 11.3 points, 9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. The majority of his points came from dunks and put-backs, but he made his mark from long-range, shooting an impressive 48.5 percent on the season. His efficiency inside the arc was another story, and highlighted just how raw he is on the offensive end. He converted just 59 percent of his shots at the rim, struggling to score against stronger bigs, especially in the half-court set. He’s a project, but Vonleh has the foundation of an excellent pro, and he has an outside shot of being a Top 5 pick.
SF T.J. Warren – NC State, So. – 6’8” 235 Pounds
The ACC Player of the Year, T.J. Warren is one of the most talented scorers in the college ranks. He’s a shot-maker with a knack for making off-balance, contested looks from mid-range. He shot a ridiculous 75.9 percent at the rack this season, using his handle to knife into the lane, his frame to absorb contact and his touch to finish plays around the basket. The biggest question marks in Warren’s game are his effectiveness from three-point range and his ability to defend NBA swingmen. He was completely ineffective outside of 18-feet, and shot an abysmal 26.7 percent from downtown. He isn’t an elite athlete, but he makes up for it with his NBA-ready frame and high basketball IQ. His hot streak during the ACC Tournament and into the Big Dance will likely result in a spot somewhere in the 15-20 range in this year’s Draft.
SF Andrew Wiggins – Kansas, Fr. – 6’8” 200 Pounds
The consensus No. 1 recruit in the class of 2014, Andrew Wiggins struggled to live up to the enormous hype surrounding him, however, he managed to turn in a highly productive freshman year. He showed flashes of brilliance, but was plagued by inconsistency throughout the season, and had a tough time scoring outside of 15-feet. His value is in his long-term potential, as he possesses a unique combination of size, length, skill and elite athleticism. Wiggins’ finishing ability is the biggest strength of his game. His long strides and remarkable wing span allow him to get to the basket with ease, where he shows solid touch and the bounce to finish over traffic. He needs to improve his jumper, and add 15-20 pounds of muscle to his frame, but Wiggins has the foundation of a future all-star. It depends on how the lottery turns out, but Wiggins is a surefire Top 3 pick with a good chance at going No. 1.

On The Way Out

SG Jordan Adams – UCLA, So. – 6’5” 220 Pounds
PG Jahii Carson – Arizona St., RS So. – 5’10” 175 Pounds
SG Rodney Hood – Duke, RS So. – 6’8” 180 Pounds
SF K.J. McDaniels – Clemson, Jr. – 6’6” 200 Pounds
SF LeBryan Nash – Oklahoma St., Jr. – 6’7” 235 Pounds
PF Julius Randle - Kentucky, Fr. – 6’9” 225 Pounds

On The Fence

C Isaiah Austin – Baylor, So. – 7’0” 215 Pounds
SF Branden Dawson – Michigan St., Jr. – 6’6” 220 Pounds
SG Aaron Harrison – Kentucky, Fr. – 6’5” 210 Pounds
PG Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, Fr. – 6’5” 205 Pounds
SG Nick Johnson – Arizona, Jr. – 6’3” 200 Pounds
SF Jabari Parker – Duke, Fr. – 6’8” 240 Pounds
PG Elfrid Payton – ULL, Jr. – 6’3” 170 Pounds

Likely Coming Back

PF Khem Birch – UNLV, Jr. – 6’9” 215 Pounds
SF DeAndre Daniels – UConn, Jr. – 6’7” 190 Pounds
PG Spencer Dinwiddie – Colorado, Jr. – 6’6” 200 Pounds
C A.J. Hammons – Purdue, So. – 7’0” 280 Pounds
SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – Arizona, Fr. – 6’7” 205 Pounds
C Dakari Johnson – Kentucky, Fr. – 6’10” 250 Pounds
PF Mitch McGary – Michigan, So. – 6’10” 250 Pounds
PF Bobby Portis – Arkansas, Fr. – 6’11” 230 Pounds
SF Alex Poythress – Kentucky, So. – 6’7” 215 Pounds
SG Michael Qualls – Arkansas, So. – 6’6” 210 Pounds
SG Rasheed Sulaimon – Duke, So. – 6’4” 190 Pounds
C Kaleb Tarczewski – Arizona, So. – 7’0” 230 Pounds

Returning to School

SG Ron Baker – Wichita St., So. – 6’3” 210 Pounds
An electric scorer for Wichita State, Baker has built a reputation as a knockdown shooter with serious range. He took a big-time leap as a sophomore, but the majority of his value will lie in his transition to the point guard position. He stands at just 6’3”, and lacks the athleticism to guard NBA caliber wings. The presence of Fred VanVleet will likely prevent Baker from making his case to NBA scouts. His stock will ultimately rely on his ability to play the combo role and stroke it from deep. If he can build on a breakout sophomore year, look for Baker to warrant a late-first round grade in 2015.
C Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, So. – 7’0” 220 Pounds
As the least-hyped recruit in Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class, Willie Cauley-Stein made an immediate impact as a freshman, and stepped up his game when Nerlens Noel went down with an injury. He picked up right where he left off last season, ranking 2nd in the SEC, and 22nd in the country in blocks, swatting an average of 2.9 shots per game. Unfortunately, the rest of his game failed to progress, and Cauley-Stein tallied a meager 6.8 points per game this season. By returning to school, Cauley-Stein can capitalize on a weaker recruiting class, which will provide him with a heightened role in the offense. Even if his ceiling is a shot-blocking 7-footer with excellent mobility, Cauley-Stein will be a mid-first round lock whenever he decides to come out.
SF Sam Dekker – Wisconsin, So. – 6’8” 215 Pounds
Sam Dekker has been on the NBA radar since his freshman year, and while he improved as a sophomore, he clearly wasn’t ready to take the next step. With added minutes, Dekker increased his scoring output, and did work on the boards, but he needs to improve his perimeter shooting in order to raise his stock. As a high schooler, Dekker built his name around his long-range shooting and shot 39.1 percent as a freshman, which provides hope that his sophomore shooting woes were nothing more than a slump. He’s got great size, and with added consistency he could be a Gordon Heyward type in the NBA.
PF Montrezl Harrell – Louisville, So. – 6’8” 235 Pounds
While NBA scouts won’t agree, Montrezl Harrell made a great decision by returning to Louisville for another season. He’s a next-level athlete with prototypical size, and length, as well as a projectable frame, but he remains markably raw on the offensive end. Harrell needs to work on his post-game this summer, adding counters to his arsenal and improving his off-hand. As the Cardinals move to the ACC, Harrell will have the ability to go up against a big-time opponent for most of the ACC-slate, giving him plenty of opportunities to showcase his progression. He has the foundation of a Top 10 pick, and could move into the Top 5 due to the lack of elite big man in the 2015 Draft.
PF Brice Johnson – UNC, So. – 6’9” 185 Pounds
As a fringe-Top 100 prospect, it’s no surprise Brice Johnson decided to go back to UNC for his junior year. He’s a bouncy athlete with solid length, and a progressing mid-range game, but he needs to add some bulk to his frame and continue to refine his skill-set. Johnson is a good scorer on the low-block, showing deft tough on his hooks with the ability to step out and consistently knockdown 18-foot jumpers. The major issue with his stock is the question of who Johnson will guard at the next level. Until he adds some weight, he’s too slow to guard wings and not strong enough to matchup with NBA-caliber bigs.
C Frank Kaminsky – Wisonsin, Jr. – 7’0” 235 Pounds
Frank Kaminsky turned some heads during the NCAA Tournament, leading his Badgers squad to a win against Arizona, which earned Wisconsin a trip to the Final Four. He’s a modern-day center in every sense of the term. He stretches defenses with his jumper, pours it in from all three levels, and even developed into a capable shot-blocker during his junior year. Adding strength is the key to his Draft stock. His frame is slight, but he can support an additional 10-15 pounds of muscle on his upper-body, and really needs to build his legs in order to strengthen his foundation. If he can dominate as a senior, Kaminsky is a potential lottery pick in 2015.
PG Marcus Paige – UNC, So. – 6’0” 160 Pounds
Marcus Paige made a major jump this season, becoming the focal point of the UNC offense while scoring at an efficient clip from all three levels. In an increased role, Paige displayed an improved handle, limiting his turnovers to just 2.1 per game, and ending the season with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.96. Paige’s size will always be the biggest deterrent to his NBA Draft stock, but if he can improve his effectiveness from deep, his versatility will be too much to overlook. He’s an above-average rebounder for his size, a lockdown defender on the perimeter, as well as a gifted scorer and developing facilitator, all of which will make Paige an excellent backup point guard in the league, whenever he decides to declare.
SG Wayne Selden – Kansas, Fr. – 6’5” 230 Pounds
After a highly decorated high school career at The Tilton School (MA), Selden came into this season with a five-star billing, and a spot in the starting lineup. He was initially graded as a lottery pick, but Selden’s inconsistency and inefficiency caused his stock to flatline. With fellow freshmen Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins projected to enter the Draft, Selden will enter next season as KU’s second-leading scorer, behind rising junior Perry Ellis. If he can raise his release point, heighten the arc on his jumper, and extend his range beyond 22-feet, Selden could develop into a deadly scorer at the next level. (Read More)
PG Juwan Staten – West Virginia, Jr. – 6’1” 190 Pounds
Juwan Staten initially put his name in the 2014 Draft before changing his mind and deciding to return to school for his senior year. In this year’s Draft, his ceiling was the mid-second round, and he definitely made the right call by coming back to West Virginia. A natural scorer at the point guard position, Staten can do a little bit of everything. He led WVU in minutes, points, assists, and steals, while pulling down 5.6 boards per game and showing a ton of promise as a distributor. The glaring weakness in his game is his jumper. He shot just 38 percent on jump shots this season, and only attempted 15 threes. If he sharpens his shot mechanics, Staten’s versatility and scoring ability at the point will be especially valuable in the 2015 Draft, which is shaping up to be very weak at the point guard position.
PF Chris Walker – Florida, Fr. – 6’9” 195 Pounds
Walker got a raw deal as a freshman, as he wasn’t cleared until the midway point of the season, and looked rusty for the rest of the season before making an impact in the NCAA Tournament. A former Top 10 recruit, and McDonald’s All-American, Walker is a unique athlete with ridiculous length and big-time hops. His perimeter game is a question mark, and his jumper is shaky, but he’s just beginning to scratch the surface of his immense potential. He would’ve been a first round pick if he’d left after this season, and if he shows signs of putting it all together, he’s a surefire lottery pick in 2015.
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Consensus Top Power Forwards for the Class of 2014 Reply

Future Kansas Jayhawk Cliff Alexander (Chicago, IL/Curie HS) has retained the top spot on the list, while Kentucky big man Trey Lyles (Indianapolis, IN/Arsenal Tech) has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the rankings. VCU signee Mike Gilmore (Tallahassee, FL/Rickards HS) took the biggest jump, rising from No. 27 to No. 21, while BYU pledge Payton Dastrup (Mesa, AZ/Mountain View HS) plummeted from No. 19 to No. 25.
A total of 10 prospects have made their first appearance in the rankings, including Oregon forward Jordan Bell (Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly), VCU-bound PF Justin Tillman (Detroit, MI/Pershing HS) and dual-sport athlete Elijah Staley (Marietta, GA/Wheeler HS), who is heading to Mississippi State next year.
Here are the rankings:
RK
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
College
1
Cliff Alexander
PF
Chicago, IL
6’9’’
235
Kansas
2
Trey Lyles
PF
Indianapolis, IN
6’10’’
235
Kentucky
3
Kevon Looney
PF
Milwaukee, WI
6’8’’
205
UCLA
4
Chris McCullough
PF
Bronx, NY
6’9’’
205
Syracuse
5
Keita Bates-Diop
PF
Normal, IL
6’7’’
190
Ohio St.
6
Craig Victor
PF
New Orleans, LA
6’8’’
200
Arizona
7
Reid Travis
PF
Minneapolis, MN
6’7’’
235
Stanford
8
Angel Delgado
PF
Troy, NY
6’9’’
215
Seton Hall
9
Abdul-Malik Abu
PF
Meriden, NH
6’7’’
230
NC State
10
JaKeenan Gant
PF
Springfield, GA
6’8’’
200
Missouri
11
Brekkot Chapman
PF
Roy, UT
6’8’’
200
Utah
12
Elbert Robinson
PF
Garland, TX
6’10’’
265
LSU
13
Jaylen Johnson
PF
Ypsilanti, MI
6’8’’
210
Louisville
14
Chinanu Onuaku
PF
Upper Marlboro, MD
6’10’’
220
Louisville
15
Zylan Cheatham
PF
Phoenix, AZ
6’7’’
200
San Diego St.
16
Michael Humphrey
PF
Phoenix, AZ
6’9’’
200
Stanford
17
Ben Bentil
PF
Middletown, DE
6’8’’
230
Providence
18
Mitch Solomon
PF
Bixby, OK
6’9’’
225
Oklahoma St.
19
Khadeem Lattin
PF
Houston, TX
6’9’’
200
Oklahoma
20
Malik Price-Martin
PF
Fort Lauderdale, FL
6’9’’
195
USC
21
Mike Gilmore
PF
Tallahassee, FL
6’9’’
210
VCU
22
Martin Geben
PF
Hagerstown, MD
6’9’’
230
Notre Dame
23
William Lee
PF
Plantersville, AL
6’8’’
185
UAB
24
Dante Buford
PF
Jacksonville, FL
6’7’’
205
Oklahoma
25
Jordan Bell
PF
Long Beach, CA
6’8’’
225
Oregon
26
Payton Dastrup
PF
Mesa, AZ
6’10’’
230
BYU
27
Obi Enechionyia
PF
Sharpsburg, MD
6’9’’
205
Temple
28
D.J. Foreman
PF
Woodstock, VA
6’8’’
215
Rutgers
29
Andre Adams
PF
Tolleson, AZ
6’8’’
200
Uncommitted
30
Bonzie Colson
PF
New Bedford, MA
6’6’’
195
Notre Dame
31
Kelan Martin
PF
Louisville, KY
6’6’’
210
Butler
32
Phil Cofer
PF
Fayetteville, GA
6’8’’
205
Tennessee
33
Tariq Owens
PF
Laurel, MD
6’8’’
180
Uncommitted
34
Idrissa Diallo
PF
Los Angeles, CA
6’9’’
215
California
35
Justin Tillman
PF
Detroit, MI
6’7’’
190
VCU
36
C.J. Turman
PF
Madison, GA
6’9’’
235
Tennessee
37
David Bell
PF
Cleveland, OH
6’9’’
225
Ohio St.
38
Matt Cimino
PF
Worcester, MA
6’10’’
215
GWU
39
Jacob Hammond
PF
Oklahoma City, OK
6’10’’
235
Nebraska
40
Omar Sherman
PF
Duncanville, TX
6’8’’
230
Miami (FL)
41
Shane Hall
PF
Paintsville, KY
6’8’’
200
Marshall
42
Andre Walker
PF
Potomoc, MD
6’10’’
195
Hofstra
43
Melvin Swift
PF
Houston, TX
6’7’’
195
Xavier
44
Elijah Staley
PF
Marietta, GA
6’6’’
231
Mississippi St.
45
Matz Stockman
PF
Norway, EUR
7’2’’
245
Louisville
46
Jeff Garrett
PF
Gadsden, AL
6’7’’
220
Uncommitted
47
Cameron Oliver
PF
Sacramento, CA
6’7’’
210
Oregon St.
48
LaDamean Keys
PF
Bogalusa, LA
6’9’’
210
Uncommitted
49
Kyle Kuzma
PF
Abington, PA
6’9’’
200
Utah
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Biggest Takeaways from the Nike Hoop Summit Reply

The 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit took place this evening, with Team USA ending its two-year drought, earning a 84-73 win over Team World. A national showcase for the premier prospects in high school hoops, and the top players from around the world, the Nike Hoop Summit is an excellent change of pace from the McDonald’s All-American Game, and the Jordan Brand Classic, as it has one thing that the all-star games don’t: commitment on the defensive end.
The World Team got out to an early lead before USA’s transition offense (and a buzzer beating three by Duke wing Justise Winslow) gave them a healthy cushion going into the halftime break. The lead was traded back and forth in the latter stages of the game, but USA went up by 8 points mid-way through the fourth quarter, and never looked back. Duke signee Justise Winslow was the difference maker, playing the role of glue-guy and doing just about everything for Team USA, even running the point with Tyus Jones on the bench.
Below is a breakdown of the major storylines from the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit:

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Towns Continues to Make his Case as the Top Big Man

The class of 2014′s biggest strength is the number of elite big men that occupy the top of the rankings. Duke-bound center Jahlil Okafor and future Kansas Jayhawk Cliff Alexander have long been considered the cream of the crop, while uncommitted center Myles Turner was a late addition to the 5-star ranks. Without a presence on the AAU scene, Karl Towns Jr. played in the shadows of Okafor and Alexander, but his combination of size, length, skill and versatility could make him the best of the bunch.
As he showed in the McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest, Towns is an exceptional athlete for his size, complete with excellent hands and remarkable coordination. His face-up game is his biggest strength, as he can step out beyond the arc and knock down 23-foot jumpers. With a slimmed down frame, Towns has begun to raise his stock by enhancing his shot-blocking, and improving his mobility. He pulled out all the stops on Saturday night, recording a pair of blocks on Okafor, scoring with his back to the basket, and getting to the free-throw line.
The next steps in Towns’ development are building his lower-body, adding counters to his scoring arsenal, and improving his conditioning, which will help his mobility and agility. His versatility is what separates Towns from the rest of the big men in his class. He’s more advanced than Turner, more skilled than Alexander, and possesses higher upside than Okafor. With the ability to go up against talented bigs every day at UK, look for Towns to emerge as the best big man to come out of his class.

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Emmanuel Mudiay is the Most NBA-Ready Senior

Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown was on the money when he labeled Emmanuel Mudiay as a potential lottery pick in the 2015 Draft. SMU’s point guard of the future is an explosive athlete, possessing solid length and prototypical size for the position. He uses a devastating first-step to blow by his man and get to the rim. In transition, Mudiay is a shifty ball-handler, a sound decision maker, and an emphatic finisher at the rack. His jumper has always been the biggest question mark in his game, but Mudiay has taken major strides as a shot-maker. Against Team USA, he flashed a fluid step-back jumper, and range out to 18-feet.
His consistency from three-point range leaves a lot to be desired, and Mudiay needs to refine his mechanics by squaring his feet, and limiting the rotation of his hips. Mudiay has always been a scoring guard, but he’s shown improvement as a passer, especially in the pick & roll. His penetrating ability forces the D to converge, and Mudiay is able to locate open shooters in rhythm for a wide-open look. He has a tendency to do a little too much as a facilitator, and he can get a little three-happy at times, but his shot selection and basketball IQ will improve with high-level coaching at SMU. With his physical gifts, and primetime athleticism, Mudiay is a reliable three-point shot away from being a Top 10 pick next April.

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Jamal Murray is About to Breakout in a Big Way

A Canadian point guard who is currently ranked as a Top 50 prospect in the class of 2016, Jamal Murray is a natural scorer with an all-around game. More of a combo guard than a true point, Murray did a great job of running the World Team offense, teaming with Emmanuel Mudiay to provide a scoring punch from the perimeter. Murray’s off-ball movement really stood out. He found open spaces on the floor, using cuts and head fakes to create separation. He was the catalyst of the World Team’s early run, draining a pair of NBA-range threes on consecutive possessions.
The most impressive aspect of Murray’s performance was his relentless activity. Whether it was a loose ball, or a transition opportunity, Murray played with a high-energy level on both ends, and was making plays all over the floor. He’s got great anticipation on the boards, as he timed his cuts well, and consistently tipped the ball up in the air to prolong the play. He’s only a sophomore, which makes Murray’s skill-set even more exciting. He will need to add strength, and develop his facilitating ability, but Murray has the foundation of a Top 25 recruit, and could be the next big thing to come out of Canada.
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Consensus Top Small Forwards in the Class of 2014 Reply

Arizona signee Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, CA/Mater Dei HS), UNC’s Justin Jackson (Tomball, TX/HCYA), and Duke commit Justise Winslow (Houston, TX/St. John’s HS) lead the way in the updated Industry Small Forward Rankings for the Class of 2014. With the exception of 9 new players in the 2014 Industry Rankings, there has been little to no movement.
The biggest storylines are Clemson wing Donte Grantham (Martinsburg, WV/Hargrave Military), and Oklahoma State pledge Joe Burton (Houston, TX/Atascocita HS) climbing into the Top 20, and Marquette’s Malek Harris (Orland Park, IL/Carl Sandburg HS) rising to the Top 25. Future Cincinnati Bearcat Gary Clark (Clayton, NC/Clayton HS) had the biggest jump, going from No. 39 to No. 32.
George Mason-bound SF Therence Mayimba (Rockville, MD/St. James School) took the biggest drop on the list, falling from No. 33 to No. 40. Of the new additions, Creighton’s Ronnie Harrell (Denver, CO/Denver East HS), and uncommitted swingman Djuan Piper (Seatlle, WA/Rainier Beach) are the highest ranked, with Harrell slotted at No. 120 overall, and No. 31 in the position rankings, and Piper coming in at No. 161 overall, and the No. 38 small forward.
Here are the rankings:
Name
POS
Hometown
HT
WT
College
1
Stanley Johnson
SF
Santa Ana, CA
6’6’’
200
Arizona
2
Justin Jackson
SF
Tomball, TX
6’7’’
180
UNC
3
Justise Winslow
SF
Houston, TX
6’5’’
205
Duke
4
Theo Pinson
SF
High Point, NC
6’6’’
190
UNC
5
Daniel Hamilton
SF
Bellflower, CA
6’6’’
180
UCONN
6
Devin Robinson
SF
Church View, VA
6’8’’
180
Florida
7
Dwayne Morgan
SF
Baltimore, MD
6’7’’
180
UNLV
8
Shaqquan Aaron
SF
Seattle, WA
6’8’’
180
Louisville
9
Malik Pope
SF
Burbank, CA
6’8’’
185
San Diego St.
10
Kameron Chatman
SF
Long Beach, CA
6’7’’
190
Michigan
11
Isaac Copeland
SF
Charlottesville, VA
6’9’’
205
Georgetown
12
Terry Larrier
SF
Malvern, PA
6’8’’
205
VCU
13
Leron Black
SF
Memphis, TN
6’7’’
215
Illinois
14
Trevon Bluiett
SF
Indianapolis, IN
6’5’’
185
Xavier
15
Jonah Bolden
SF
Melbourne, AUS
6’8’’
190
UCLA
16
Paul White
SF
Chicago, IL
6’9’’
195
Georgetown
17
Caleb Martin
SF
Mocksville, NC
6’7’’
190
NC State
18
Jae’sean Tate
SF
Pickerington, OH
6’5’’
200
Ohio St.
19
Donte Grantham
SF
Martinsburg, WV
6’8’’
200
Clemson
20
Joe Burton
SF
Houston, TX
6’5’’
195
Oklahoma St.
21
Victor Law
SF
Chicago, IL
6’7’’
190
Northwestern
22
Jalen Lindsey
SF
Nashville, TN
6’6’’
180
Providence
23
Riley Norris
SF
Albertville, AL
6’7’’
180
Alabama
24
Mikal Bridges
SF
Malvern, PA
6’7’’
185
Villanova
25
Malek Harris
SF
Orland Park, IL
6’7’’
190
Marquette
26
Cody Martin
SF
Mocksville, NC
6’6’’
200
NC State
27
Jared Nickens
SF
Norristown, PA
6’6’’
180
Maryland
28
Josh Cunningham
SF
Chicago, IL
6’6’’
185
Uncommitted
29
Jordan Barnett
SF
Saint Louis, MO
6’6’’
180
Texas
30
Leon Gilmore
SF
Manvel, TX
6’7’’
200
Creighton
31
Ronnie Harrell
SF
Denver, CO
6’6’’
170
Creighton
32
Gary Clark
SF
Clayton, NC
6’7’’
215
Cincinnati
33
Vincent Edwards
SF
Middletown, OH
6’7’’
205
Purdue
34
Isaiah Bailey
SF
Compton, CA
6’5’’
180
Fresno St.
35
Marcanvis Hymon
SF
Memphis, TN
6’8’’
205
Ole Miss
36
Isaiah Wilkins
SF
Norcross, GA
6’7’’
190
Virginia
37
Ethan Happ
SF
Taylor Ridge, IL
6’7’’
175
Wisconsin
38
Djuan Piper
SF
Seattle, WA
6’6’’
180
Uncommitted
39
D’Angelo Allen
SF
Dallas, TX
6’6’’
185
Uncommitted
40
Therence Mayimba
SF
Rockville, MD
6’5’’
200
George Mason
41
Donaven Dorsey
SF
Lacey, WA
6’5’’
175
Washington
42
Kobe Eubanks
SF
Centereach, NY
6’5’’
190
Baylor
43
Keondre Dew
SF
La Jolla, CA
6’7’’
195
Uncommitted
44
Kodi Justice
SF
Mesa, AZ
6’5’’
175
Arizona St.
45
TeMarcus Blanton
SF
Locust Grove, GA
6’4’’
180
So. Carolina
46
D.J. Wilson
SF
Sacramento, CA
6’8’’
200
Michigan
47
Demetrius Houston
SF
Tuscaloosa, AL
6’5’’
180
Mississippi St.
48
Lewis Sullivan
SF
Hazel Green, AL
6’7’’
190
UAB