CLASS OF 2008 (1-50)

Rank  Player  Pos  Ht  Wt  High School  Commitment  Comments 
1 Brandon Jennings

PG 6-1 170 Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill ARIZONA Led Oak Hill to the National Title last spring and was absolutely at the top of his game all summer. The ďProofĒ was stellar at the NPBA Top100 & RbkU Camps, then capped off his summer with a championship run at the Reebok Nationals. Really matured as a floor leader involving teammates with the pass, but still ready to take games over down the stretch if needed. Reminds in many ways to a young Kenny Anderson. Look for him to become one of best ever at Point Guard U.
2 Greg Monroe

PF 6-10 225 Gretna, LA Helen Cox GEORGETOWN This explosive athlete can flat out face and explode to the hoop and create highlight dunks. He knocks down open 17-footers and is unstoppable around hoop with his quick feet and soft touch on his jump hook. Pro scouts liken him to Chris Bosh or Dwight Howard, but he has to up his intensity to reach those lofty comparisons. He has it inside him, will he let it out?
3 Tyreke Evans

SG 6-4 195 Aston, PA American Christian Was stellar at the June USA Basketball Hoops Festival, then wowed pro scouts at the LeBron James Skills Academy and capped off the summer at the Nike Global Challenge averaging over 30 points an outing. Has combo skills - can create opportunities for teammates as well as light up scoreboards. Can destroy opponents on clear-out, with pull-up jumper or highlight dunk at hoop. He will continue to challenge for the top spot in the class this winter!
4 Samardo Samuels

PF 6-9 240 Newark, NJ St, Benedictís LOUISVILLE He has been on a tear since the Hoop Hall Classic. He is a force around the hoop who scores with power around the hoop. He knocked down 15-17 footers and then exploded to hoop off the dribble this summer with more regularity. He blocked shots and dominated glass all summer. He will have an immediate impact on the blocks at Louisville once he arrives on campus.
5 Demar DeRozan

WF 6-5 195 Compton, CA USC Summer rivaled Brandon Jennings as the best among the seniors nationally. He tore it up at the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and was the consensus pick as the top performer in the camp. Stellar at Pangos Camp and scored in bunches in Las Vegas. A gifted athlete who can create highlights off the dribble and has a consistent jumper from around the arc. If he develops intermediate game, look out because the skyís the limit. Will have an immediate impact at USC and battle Jennings for newcomer of the year honors in Pac-10.
6 Jrue Holiday

SG 6-4 175 North Hollywood, CA Campbell Hall UCLA Led Pump Ní Run to title at Adidas It Takes 5ive and to final of Adidas Super 64 this summer. A true competitor who finds ways to win. He has range to NBA arc, can break down opponents off the dribble and score in bunches. Solid defender who can create big plays with his quick feet and hands. He is among nationís best and will make an immediate impact at UCLA once he arrives in Westwood.
7 Delvon Roe

PF 6-8 205 Lakewood, OH St. Edwardís MICHIGAN STATE Has been one of the steadiest competitors of the spring & summer who capped off the year with a run to the AAU championship game. Can knock down jumper from arc or pull-up off the dribble. He is a jumping jack rebounder with a real nose for the ball off the glass. A winner who will make an immediate impact in the Big Ten at his college choice Michigan State.
8 Al-Farouq Aminu

WF 6-8 200 Norcross, GA WAKE FOREST This long and lean wing man has the ability to drop 17-footer on the move or throw it down in traffic off the dribble. He is more of a combo mentally, but he has quickness to defend on the perimeter, and with his offensive gifts will move to three-spot alongside twin towers, Ty Walker and Tony Woods, once he hits the hardwood in Winston-Salem as a Wake Forest Demon Deacon.
9 B.J. Mullens

C 6-11 240 Canal Winchester, OH World Harvest OHIO STATE Really came on in the second half of the summer as he reverted to establishing his dominance on the blocks, scoring with drop step and dunk and scoring with either hand on the blocks. He also has a solid face-up skill set that allows him to pop out and knock down open elbow jumpers. He is a solid shot blocker who boards, outlets and can fill the lane. Next in line of talented big men at Ohio State.
10 Ed Davis

PF 6-9 210 Richmond, VA Benedictine NORTH CAROLINA A monster spring and solid summer, he has the ability to dominate on the offensive end when inspired. Great length off the dribble to finish in traffic, and a solid jumper to create space for dribble drive. He is a leader who will give some instant offense up front for the North Carolina Tar Heels once he arrives in Chapel Hill.
11 John Riek-Suas

C 7-2 240 Winchendon, MA School Long and fast improving, he absolutely blew up at the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy. The raw big man has come a long ways since arriving in the USA in January. Held his own versus Greg Monroe and uses his 7-foot-8 reach to swat or alter shots with the best in recent memory. He has lots of work to do on the offensive end of the court, but that is what makes him so intriguing to the college elite and the NBA scouts. If he makes same kind of move skill-wise over the next six months, he could challenge for a top five spot.
12 Willie Warren

SG 6-3 185 Fort Worth, TX North Crowley OKLAHOMA On fire all summer long, he can score from NBA three-point range on in. Creates dribble drive and finishes in traffic or knocks down pull-up jumper inside the arc. He is a good passer too, and when double-teamed will make his opponent pay with his solid ability to find the open man. Reminds me a lot of former Texan Daniel Gibson at this point in his development.
13 Scottie Hopson

WF 6-6 195 Hopkinsville, KY University MISSISSIPPI STATE He really lit it up at the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy impressing pro scouts with his great acceleration and explosion off the floor. He has tools to break you down with the dribble, and can knock down jumper from beyond the arc. He is primarily a scorer, but he has length & quickness to become lockdown defender. He will add instant offense from day one at his college choice Mississippi State.
14 Devin Ebanks

PF 6-8 190 Oakdale, CT St. Thomas More INDIANA This explosive, thin power man has quick feet and ability to play above the rim on the glass or off the dribble drive. He can score in bunches and has all the tools to make an impact offensively, but has to let the game come to him at times. He reminds me of Rudy Gay in a number of ways. He will make an offensive impact at Indiana as a freshman.
15 William Buford

SG 6-4 180 Toledo, OH Libbey OHIO STATE Skilled combo can put up some big numbers from the perimeter. Heís a dead-eye shooter when left open or creates opportunities for his teammates with his passing ability. He will run the point in the transition game for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Look for him to add perimeter firepower for an already talented squad in Columbus.
16 Tyler Zeller

C 7-0 220 Washington, IN NORTH CAROLINA Added twenty pounds over the winter months and broke onto national scene in the spring at the ďReal Deal on the HillĒ - and has been rising ever since. He flat out can out run every big man from end to end, and is wiry, strong, finishes in traffic and has touch to pop out and knock down 15-footers. Blocked shots and dominated glass in stretches for the Indiana Elite. Just scratching the surface of what strength will bring to his game in the future.
17 Eloy Vargas

C 6-9 220 Plantation, FL American Heritage FLORIDA This explosive athlete tore it up at Reebok Nationals & AAUís in July. He has ability to use quicks to score around the hoop and has a knack for getting to the rim and finishing with regularity. He can stop and pop a 15-footer too, so you have to stay honest when he catches it facing the hoop. He can swat shots and is just starting to show signs of ability to dominate the glass.
18 Elliot Williams

SG 6-4 175 Collierville, TN St. Georgeís DUKE Can flat out blow by defenders off the dribble with his handle and quicks. He has a solid jumper from beyond the arc to set up the dribble drive. He finishes at the rim in traffic, and if you double him heíll make you pay with the pass to an open man. Explosive scorer who will make an impact at next level.
19 Terrence Jennings

PF 6-10 245 Fitchburg, MA Notre Dame Prep LOUISVILLE This prep school big man is a physical specimen who has an ability to step out and face from 17-feet, knock down elbow jumpers or roll to the block and catch pass then smash it in your face. He has a sweet jump hook that lets him play big down low. He is an excellent help side shot blocker too, and will fit right into the four spot in Marylandís offensive structure. Re-opened commitment to Maryland.
20 JaMychal Green

PF 6-8 225 Montgomery, AL St. Jude ALABAMA Hits the face up jumper, drives and dunks in traffic, plus he was a force on the glass every time we watched him this summer. He was as good at AAUís as he was at start of summer. He has a lot of Gani Lawal in him, and gives 100% on both ends of the floor. Look for him to help his college choice as a freshman.
21 Iman Shumpert

PG 6-4 185 Oak Park, IL River Forest GEORGIA TECH Sweet shooting point really exploded onto national scene this spring and summer. He was considered a shooter only a year ago, but his great length and passing abilities have let him graduate into one of the top points in the class. He lit it up at the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and did the same at the Peach Jam. He was without a doubt the biggest mover among the nationís top point guards.
22 Ty Walker

C 7-0 220 Wilmington, NC New Hanover WAKE FOREST Thin shot blocker showed he can step away from the hoop and knock down jumpers either off the elbows or on the baseline. He has good foot quicks and bounce, plus surprisingly good hands in traffic. Finishes with authority on the move and once his body matures, he could be a dominant inside force at Wake Forest.
23 Malcolm Lee

PG 6-2 180 Riverside, CA J.W. North UCLA Put on quite a show in Vegas averaging well over twenty an outing while running the show for his squad. He can knock down jumpers from beyond the arc and is an excellent passer in transition or off the dribble. He will be one of a trio of super guards who are heading to UCLA next fall. Has versatility to play either backcourt spot in college.
24 Luke Babbitt

PF 6-8 220 Reno, NV Galena NEVADA One of the most solid inside-out talents in this deep group of power forwards. Heís really tough when he establishes his game around the hoop, then steps out to knock down the jumper. Less effective when he starts outside. First committed to Ohio State but now staying home to play at Nevada where he may have a Nick Fazekas-type impact in college.
25 Mike Dunigan

C 6-9 235 Chicago, IL Farragut OREGON Physical big man was a shot blocking machine when we watched this summer. Physical on the glass and finishes with dunks or touch off the glass. He can dominate paint with his aggressive style, as well as fill the lane in transition. He will have an immediate impact on the blocks for the Oregon Ducks once he arrives in Eugene.
26 Kenny Kadji

C 6-10 220 Bradenton, FL IMG Academy FLORIDA Active and athletic big man is an extremely mobile insider who scored with touch around the hoop. He can really run the floor and did a solid job cleaning up on the boards. A solid shot-blocker with an ability to deny the post. Will be a solid contributor from day one.
27 Howard Thompkins

PF 6-9 225 Wesleyan, GA GEORGIA Athletic forward has the ability to explode off the floor and finish in traffic. He has improved his face-up jumper and does a solid job on the glass, also a solid passer for a big man. He has played on national championship squads in both high school and with his summer team the Atlanta Celtics. He will be a solid addition in the SEC at Georgia.
28 Chris Singleton

PF 6-9 215 Canton, GA Dunwoody FLORIDA STATE Showed he can handle the rock in transition, or isolate and take you off the dribble to the hoop to finish with some nasty dunks. He hits jumper with range and cleans glass on both ends. Definitely made a statement about moviní on up! Make no mistake about it, his overall skill set was one of the major surprises we observed this past summer.
29 Kemba Walker

PG 6-1 175 New York, NY Rice CONNECTICUT The heart and soul of the big-winning New York Gauchos has a knack for making big plays on the defensive end or knocking down big shots to help his Big Apple squad win. He is a tough floor leader who isnít worried about numbers, but thrives on Wís. He has a solid outside jumper and finishes in traffic, something Connecticut fans will enjoy once he gets to Storrs.
30 Emmanuel Negedu

WF 6-7 225 Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy ARIZONA Explosive athlete played all summer overseas, but had a stellar spring with the Indiana Elite. He has all the athletic tools a la Andre Igoudala to make the move to the wing spot. Heís known for his looking down into the hoop on his thunderous dunks, but he has developed a fairly consistent 15-foot pull-up J. That is his first step towards his future on the wing. He will like Igoudala become a defensive stopper for the Arizona Wildcats early in his college career.
31 Drew Gordon

PF 6-10 210 San Jose, CA Archbishop Mitty UCLA Active, bouncy shot-blocker is improving his offensive game. Tenacious to the boards and will form a solid one-two punch with Kevin Love or with whoever else if the 07 class' No. 1 player is one and done.
32 DeAndre Liggins

WF 6-6 190 Henderson, NV Findlay Prep KENTUCKY Skilled ball-handling wing can run the point in a pinch and earns the moniker of point-forward the old fashioned way. He earned it! He is a solid passer on the break, has great court vision and is improving his jumper off the dribble from 15-feet on in. He needs to develop the long range jumper to complete his package for the pros. He will create some tough match-ups for SEC opponents once he hits the court at Kentucky a year from now.
33 Travis Releford

SG 6-3 180 Shawnee Mission, KS Bishop Miege KANSAS Physical combo can break you down off the dribble, finish at the rim with a flush, or knock down the three to set it all up. He was impressive at both the Adidas It takes 5ive & Super 64 tournaments, leading his club deep into the championship rounds. He will add offensive firepower on the wing for the Kansas Jayhawks once he hits the hardwood at Allen Fieldhouse.
34 Jeff Withey

C 7-0 230 San Diego, CA Horizon ARIZONA Added strength and been on a tear all summer. The added strength has made him a force on the blocks who finishes with the dunk as well as a soft touch on turn-arounds. He runs the floor well and can swat shots from behind or from help side on defense. He is a true low block talent who has the body to become an aircraft carrier inside for his college choice of Arizona.
35 Jerime Anderson

PG 6-2 170 Anaheim, CA Canyon UCLA Tough point man has been a big part of Pump Ní Run Eliteís wins at the Real Deal on the Hill and Adidas It takes 5ive Classic. He is a rock steady point who isnít about frills, but does what it takes to win. He will team with Holiday and Lee to form a deep backcourt at UCLA.
36 Angel Garcia

PF 6-10 225 East Chicago, IL Central MEMPHIS Overseas import is long and has improving face-up game but best on the blocks right now where his quicks and size make tough to cover combination. An immediate inside impact wherever he chooses for school.
37 Sylven Landesberg

SG 6-5 185 Flushing, NY Holy Cross VIRGINIA Smooth Big Apple wing man showed he can score from three with the jumper or finish in traffic with the drive. He isnít as flashy as some of the others in the top ten, but he is a consistent performer who puts up solid numbers on the offensive end. Look for him to have a huge senior season at Holy Cross.
38 Terrelle Pryor

WF 6-6 210 Jeannette, PA Stellar two-sport star has all the tools to be an impact talent on the wing. Hits jumper from arc on in, can create dribble drive and finish with authority, but basketball fans may have to take a wait & see attitude as he is CSTV's top football prospect also. He says he wants to attend a school where he has the option to play both sports.
39 JíMison Morgan

C 6-11 230 Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff LSU Athletic big man has an ability to out-quick post defenders on the block and throw down the finish. He really can attack the glass, outlet, and finish plays in transition. He doesnít back down from anyone around the hoop. Heís just scratching the surface of the game his athletic abilities promise.
40 Tony Mitchell

WF 6-6 185 Swainsboro, GA ALABAMA High scoring wing was one of the summerís big surprises. Can knock down the three with regularity, has an excellent intermediate game based on his play at the NBPA Top 100 & RbkU Camps, and was throwing down some highlight dunks. He has really improved his ability to finish in traffic and his handle to create opportunities that will make him an instant offense guy at Alabama as a freshman.
41 Nate Miles

WF 6-6 200 Lenoir, NC Patterson School CONNECTICUT Skilled wing man can create the drive off the dribble, has the ability to knock down the three, and can bring it up against pressure in a transition game. Another point-forward type talent who is an excellent passer that creates opportunities for his teammates. Physically he has a lot of Richard ďRipĒ Hamilton coming out of high school, as well as a lot of his game that will make Connecticut fans excited about his arrival next fall.
42 Romero Osby

WF 6-7 215 Meridian, MS N.E. Lauderdale MISSISSIPPI STATE STATE Athletic combo showed the tools to move to the wing, has range to the arc and solid ball skills to create the shot off the dribble. He can post smaller wings on the block and score with either hand. Heís an excellent board man who will combine with Hopson to give Mississippi State a dynamic offensive duo on the perimeter in the SEC the next couple years.
43 Tony Woods

C 7-0 210 Rome, GA WAKE FOREST Long and athletic big man can block shots and board with best in class. He has nice footwork around the hoop and good set of hands in traffic. He needs to assert himself more on offensive end, but all the tools are there. He will team with Walker to give Wake Forest a dynamic inside double post offense in the future.
44 Xavier Gibson

C 6-9 230 Dothan, AL Northview FLORIDA STATE Long and athletic shot blocker came on as the summer progressed. He was recovering from a badly injured wrist and missed a lot of the spring action, but made up for lost time in the second half of July displaying an ever-improving jump hook and turnaround jumper to go with the dropstep-and-dunk move on the blocks. Stock will continue to rise once he's back to 100 percent heading into the season.
45 Mookie Jones

WF 6-6 220 Peekskill, NY SYRACUSE Explosive scorer can flat out break you down off the dribble after he freezes you with his much improved three-point jumper. He has a solid pull-up game and isnít above creating a highlight or two at the rim. He was absolutely stellar at the AAUís and will make a quick impression at the school he picks.
46 Darius Miller

WF 6-6 190 Maysville, KY Mason County KENTUCKY When he's hot, he can be one of the toughest covers in the country on the wing. Not shy about throwing one down in your face also. Improving defensively and a potential big-time scorer into his college career.
47 Bud Mackey

PG 6-3 175 Georgetown, SC Scott County Explosive scoring combo can deliver the rock or score in bunches from beyond the arc or off the dribble. He can run the break with the best in the class and sets up penetration with a solid jumper from beyond the arc. Committed to Indiana but scholarship revoked due to drug charges.
48 JíCovan Brown

PG 6-3 190 Port Arthur, TX Memorial TEXAS Long and physical combo has the tools to run the show or slip into a scoring spot in the backcourt. He is tough with the ball in transition, and can deliver the rock to the open man on the wing or finish with a highlight in the paint. His size and athleticism is an intriguing combo at the point spot.
49 Michael Rosario

PG 6-2 180 Jersey City, NJ St. Anthonyís RUTGERS Absolutely at the top of his game at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Showed he can break you down off the dribble with an explosive first step to the rim, or hit the open man on the wing or baseline. He has a solid outside stroke from three and will give the Rutgers Scarlet Knights a floor leader for the future.
50 Catalin Baciu

C 7-0 225 Fletcher, NC Veritas Christian CLEMSON Will surprise bigs with his growing mobility on the blocks and with his improving jump hook. Not afraid to get after it inside and hit the glass. A welcome addition to the frontline of the Clemson Tigers, big catch for them.
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