CLASS OF 2007 (1-50)

Rank  Player  Pos  Ht  Wt  High School  Commitment  Comments 
1 Kevin Love

C 6-9 245 Lake Oswego, OR UCLA May be the most skilled big man we’ve seen in some time. Great hands and quick feet on the blocks. Incredible rebounder and outlet passer in the Wes Unseld mold. Look for him to make move to 4-spot before leaving UCLA.
2 O.J. Mayo

PG 6-5 200 Huntington, WV USC Even though he dropped to No. 2 in our Top 100, he is still the top NBA prospect in the class at this time. Can stroke jumper to NBA arc, make pinpoint passes, and can break down pressure with the dribble.
3 Eric Gordon

SG 6-3 190 Indianapolis, IN North Central INDIANA Can score from NBA three or with windmill dunk off the dribble. Extremely strong and just shrugged people off with a flick of his shoulders a la Jordan. Drew lots of comparisons to Dwyane Wade, but is light years ahead as a high school talent. Can he stay there in the future? Will make an immediate impact at Indiana.
4 Michael Beasley

PF 6-9 230 Fitchburg, MA Notre Dame Prep KANSAS STATE Multi-skilled power man can dominate on offensive end when he’s inspired. Dominant force at times a la Elton Brand, but must motivate himself to that level of play more consistently.
5 Derrick Rose

PG 6-3 185 Chicago, IL Simeon MEMPHIS He is a jet with ball who has size and strength, an excellent passer and can make big play on “D." Has tools to become a force in college. Will be catalyst for Memphis' next deep run in tournament.
6 Kyle Singler

WF 6-8 205 South Medford, OR DUKE Can flat out stroke it if left open. Can create shot and is an excellent passer. He has a lot of Mike Miller in his game too! He will thrive in catch and shoot system at Duke.
7 Jerryd Bayless

SG 6-3 180 Phoenix, AZ St. Mary’s ARIZONA Can flat out score in bunches, stroking jumper from deep or creating one-on-one. No doubt he is one of best in class! He wants to make transition to point in college.
8 Nick Calathes

WF 6-5 185 Winter Park, FL Lake Howell FLORIDA Skilled combo can break out for big numbers (over 50 on a couple of occasions last season), or run show with his handling and passing skills. Will be on point in transition and a threat to create one-on-one at all times. Expect solid numbers as frosh.
9 Donte Green

WF 6-8 200 Towson, MD Catholic SYRACUSE This long and lean athlete has a lot of Rudy Gay in his game. Displayed range to arc and ability to break you down one-on-one. Has tools to be an impact frosh at Syracuse.
10 Kosta Koufos

C 7-1 240 Canton, OH Glen Oaks OHIO STATE This European style big man can step out and knock down jumper, score with his feet on the blocks and is a solid passer who will be a more than adequate replacement for Greg Oden at Ohio State.
11 Patrick Patterson

PF 6-8 235 Huntington, WV KENTUCKY This aggressive big man moved up the rankings as quickly as anyone last summer. He can clean the glass, dunk the tip, or fill a lane in transition. He had a lot of Amare Stoudemire in his game! He is a force in the paint with star potential written all over his game.
12 James Hickson

C 6-10 235 Marietta, GA Wheeler N.C. STATE Athletic with ability to out-quick post defenders on the block and throw down the finish. Solid shot blocker who runs court like a wing. Will be cornerstone to build around.
13 Anthony Randolph

WF 6-9 200 Dallas, TX Wilson LSU Tayshaun Prince type wing, can create dribble drive or make pass to wing or cutter. Solid shooter with range to arc. Can be streaky, but as strength improves he’ll be tough to stop at next level. Will thrive in open court style under John Brady.
14 Blake Griffin

PF 6-8 235 Edmond, OK Oklahoma Christian OKLAHOMA This skilled power man can score from air or in traffic at the rim. A skilled passer who seems to have a blue collar nose for the ball off the glass. Can score with jumper to arc, but is at his best getting physical inside. He will have a huge impact in Big 12 wars.
15 DeAndre Jordan

C 6-10 225 Humble, TX Christian Life Center TEXAS A&M Physical and explosive insider dominated paint, swatting shots and snatching ball off the glass in Vegas. Can score with jump hook and elbow jumper too. Will have an immediate impact.
16 Austin Freeman

SG 6-5 200 Hyattsville, MD DeMatha GEORGETOWN Some think he hasn’t seen a shot he wouldn’t take, my premise is he didn’t miss many either. He has range to NBA three and can explode on you off the dribble and finish at the rim. Will be a big scorer from day one.
17 James Harden

SG 6-5 200 Lakewood, CA Artesia ARIZONA STATE Can flat out stroke it from the wing. He just continues to work to get open, then drains it in your face. Really improved his ability to create drive to balance his game.
18 James Anderson

WF 6-6 200 Junction City, AR OKLAHOMA STATE Ability to stick jumper from arc or off the dribble, plus quickness to blow by you to the hoop. Will add lots of firepower for Coach Sutton's squad on the perimeter.
19 Gani Lawal

PF 6-8 215 Norcross, GA GEORGIA TECH Another skilled face-up power man who has range to arc and ability to create dribble drive. Solid passer who can create opportunities for his teammates. Reminds me of Shane Battier with the balance in his game. Look for him to make big splash.
20 Johnny Flynn

PG 6-1 175 Niagara Falls, NY SYRACUSE Makes others around him better, has quicks to attack “D” in transition or off the dribble in half court game. Range to three and will help Syracuse as a frosh.
21 Jamelle Horne

WF 6-7 200 San Diego, CA Senior ARIZONA Extremely skilled point forward has tools to bring it up against pressure or run break in transition. An excellent passer who has an explosive first step off the dribble and a solid jumper to create space. He will make a big impact as a multiple position player.
22 Corey Fisher

PG 5-10 165 Elizabeth, NJ St. Patrick’s VILLANOVA No point guard had a better senior season, leading team to a No. 2 national ranking. Cerebral ballhandler who shoots the three, sees the court and has a knack for breaking down opposing defense.
23 Durrell Summers

SG 6-3 180 Detroit, MI Martin Deporres MICHIGAN STATE Physical wing can flat out break you down off the dribble or stick pull-up jumper in your face. Slow start this summer, but scored in bunches when we saw him in Vegas. Will add perimeter firepower.
24 DeJuan Blair

PF 6-8 240 Pittsburgh, PA Schenley PITTSBURGH Horse around the hoop thundering dunks off the drop step or popping out to elbow to knock down jumper. Exceptional offensive rebounder who will have an immediate impact offensively.
25 E’twaun Moore

PG 6-3 170 East Chicago, IN Central PURDUE Can really light it up from perimeter, and uses shot to create penetration and kick. He will start somewhere in backcourt as a freshman.
26 Nolan Smith

PG 6-3 185 Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy DUKE Physical combo can score in bunches, has great court vision and is tough to control with ball in his hands. Tools to play both backcourt spots for Duke as a freshman.
27 Lacedarius Dunn

SG 6-3 190 Monroe, LA Christian BAYLOR Excellent quicks and just seemed to blow by defenders off the dribble, really improved his long range jumper, good passer who gets teammates involved in transition. Look for him to give Baylor a real lift offensively next fall.
28 Nyal Koshwal

PF 6-8 235 Chicago, IL Boys to Men DEPAUL Athletic forward has ability to explode off the floor and throw down off face-up drive or drop step. Can really run the floor and can board, outlet, then finish in transition. Starting to become a force on offensive end. Will be inside scorer Jerry Wainwright needs at DePaul.
29 Corey Stokes

WF 6-6 200 Newark, NJ St. Benedict’s VILLANOVA Quick and athletic wing man can stroke jumper from the arc and beyond. Sets up dribble drive with jumper and can score in bunches. Will thrive in perimeter dominated game at Nova.
30 Solomon Alabi

C 7-1 220 Montverde, FL Academy FLORIDA STATE This raw, but oh so long big man alters and swats shots. Really improved his low block aim and displayed a little jump hook to go with catch and dunk. Immense upside! Teams with Vaughn to form impressive inside-duo for FSU.
31 Chris Wright

PG 6-1 175 Washington, DC St. John’s GEORGETOWN Tough floor general, can score from beyond arc, or attack defense off dribble and deliver rock off of penetration. He makes teammates better, and can take over game when it’s on the line. A winner in all facets of the game! Look for him to start from day one.
32 Gary Johnson

PF 6-7 225 Houston, TX Aldine TEXAS Physical inside scorer is just about unstoppable on the blocks. Has a soft turnaround jumper from 12-feet and can explode on blocks to throw down off drop step. Will add lots of instant offense.
33 Herb Pope

PF 6-9 230 Aliquippa, PA NEW MEXICO STATE Dedicated this winter to kick-starting his game, and returning to national top ten. He has the tools! Can dominate with his quickness on the blocks and has ball skills to face and score from 17-feet on in.
34 Chandler Parsons

PF 6-8 210 Winter Park, FL Lake Howell FLORIDA Thin big man has a lot of the same tools that Michael Dunleavy had when he headed to Duke. Can flat out shoot it from beyond the arc, solid ball skills to create dribble drive, best days ahead of him with strength added.
35 Jai Lucas

PG 5-10 160 Houston, TX Bellaire FLORIDA Naturally makes others better, is a pass-first-score-second point who can take over if needed. Definitely lives up to his bloodlines. Will step in and run show from day one.
36 Cole Aldrich

C 6-10 245 Bloomington, MN Jefferson KANSAS Pops elbow jumper, or posts and powers on the blocks. Good defender who isn’t afraid to mix it up on the glass. Will contribute right away.
37 Taylor King

WF 6-7 215 Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei DUKE If anyone was built for a system, King is built for the Duke Blue Devils. He can flat out shoot it with unlimited range and uses picks and screens as well as anyone in high school ball. Ability to create his own shot controls future success in college and beyond!
38 Beas Hamga

C 6-11 225 Decatur, IL Christian UNLV Mobile 7-footer can flat out block shots, has excellent timing and a 30-inch plus vertical that lets him alter play in the paint. Raw on offense, but developed a deadly turn around jumper that he knocks down with regularity from 8 to 15-feet. Immense upside that leads many to believe he'll only be in college two years.
39 Kalin Lucas

PG 6-1 170 Orchard Lake, MI St. Mary’s MICHIGAN STATE Quick point runs show and can deliver rock off the dribble. Has range to arc and uses shot to set up penetration and kick.
40 Alex Tyus

WF 6-7 210 Cincinnati, OH Harmony Community Christian FLORIDA Hits jumper off the dribble with regularity and explodes to hoop off the dribble. Improved in all areas this past year and should fit right into the Florida Gators open court style.
41 Austin Daye

WF 6-9 195 Irvine, CA Woodbridge GONZAGA Long and lean wing burst onto national scene at Arizona Classic with uncanny shooting performance. Solid ball skills and will get open off the dribble on the wing. Will enjoy freedom at Gonzaga to develop offensive tools to the fullest.
42 Alex Legion

WF 6-6 190 Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy KENTUCKY Strokes the three and dunks off the dribble with regularity. Stepped up in big games in Vegas, just what the doctor ordered.
43 James Johnson

WF 6-7 210 Cheyenne, WY East WAKE FOREST Range to arc and can create drive or pass off the dribble. Force on the glass on both ends of the court and has tools to be a good one in college. Immediate impact at Wake.
44 Craig Brackins

PF 6-9 230 Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy IOWA STATE Fast rising inside scorer is long and extremely quick off the floor. Really improved his jumper facing the hoop and handle to create drive or shot facing hoop. Impact inside scorer in college.
45 Chris Allen

SG 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, GA Meadowcreek MICHIGAN STATE Ultra-quick combo can really score off the dribble drive, and sets up “D” with sweet outside stroke. Tends to score in streaks, but will team with Summers to give MSU a tough to stop one-two punch on the wing.
46 Darquavis Tucker

SG 6-4 205 Saginaw, MI Arthur Hill DEPAUL Wing scorer is one tough competitor. He has a lot of Dwayne Wade in him at this age. Can play above the rim, explode off the dribble or make big play on defensive end.
47 Scott Martin

WF 6-7 190 Valparaiso, IN PURDUE Tough hard nosed wing who can flat out stroke it from arc or off the dribble. Seven-foot wingspan and nose for the ball that makes him equally effective on defensive end of court.
48 Corperryale Harris

SG 6-4 190 Detroit, MI Redford MICHIGAN Range to NBA arc and can create own shot off the dribble, highlight film hops and can become a defensive stopper in college. Perimeter firepower coming to UM.
49 Senario Hillman

PG 6-2 185 Irwinton, GA Wilkinson County ALABAMA Combo skills - good enough handler and passer to play point but is definitely at his best looking for shot first. Showed a solid intermediate game to score over big men, plus he can finish with flush in traffic too!
50 Justin Burrell

PF 6-8 220 North Bridgton, ME Bridgton Academy ST. JOHN’S Explosive leaper, attacks the glass on both ends, finished everything he touches in paint and in Vegas showed a much improved touch on his jump hook. Motor can make him special once he hones offensive game. Could be the key addition to inside game next fall at St. John’s.
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