CLASS OF 2008 (1-50)

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

PG 6-0 170 Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy ARIZONA Really maturing 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 Samardo Samuels

PF 6-8 240 Newark, NJ St. Benedictís LOUISVILLE He is a force who scores with power around the hoop. He knocks down 15-17 footers and then explodes to hoop off the dribble. He blocks shots and dominates glass and will have an immediate impact on the blocks once he arrives on campus.
3 Jrue Holiday

SG 6-3 175 North Hollywood, CA Campbell Hall UCLA 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.
4 Tyreke Evans

SG 6-3 195 Aston, PA American Christian 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. Louisville, UConn, Texas, Villanova, Memphis or Seton Hall.
5 Greg Monroe

C 6-9 225 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. Always left wanting more from this superb talent.
6 Ed Davis

PF 6-8 210 Richmond, VA Benedictine NORTH CAROLINA Becoming a regular triple-double in his senior year. 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.
7 Demar DeRozan

WF 6-4 195 Compton, CA USC 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.
8 Al-Farouq Aminu

WF 6-7 200 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.
9 William Buford

SG 6-3 180 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.
10 Delvon Roe

PF 6-7 205 Lakewood, OH St. Edwardís MICHIGAN STATE Lost his senior year to a leg injury. 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.
11 John Riek-Suas

C 7-1 240 Winchendon, MA School 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. Arizona, UConn, Georgetown, Duke, Florida, or NBA.
12 B.J. Mullens

C 6-11 240 Canal Winchester, OH World Harvest OHIO STATE Went off for a monster 62-point performance. 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.
13 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.
14 Willie Warren

SG 6-3 185 Fort Worth, TX North Crowley OKLAHOMA 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.
15 Tyler Zeller

C 7-0 220 Washington, IN NORTH CAROLINA 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. Just scratching the surface of what strength will bring to his game in the future.
16 Elliott Williams

SG 6-4 175 Collierville, TN St. Georgeís DUKE Missed the Hoop Hall Classic due to injury, but has continued to make his mark in senior year. 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.
17 Chris Singleton

PF 6-9 215 Dunwoody, GA FLORIDA STATE Continued summer shine at December's Beach Ball Classic. 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.
18 Scottie Hopson

WF 6-6 195 Hopkinsville, KY University MISSISSIPPI STATE 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.
19 Malcolm Lee

PG 6-2 180 Riverside, CA J.W. North UCLA He can knock down jumpers from beyond the arc and is an excellent passer in transition or off the dribble. Has versatility to play either backcourt spot in college.
20 JaMychal Green

PF 6-8 225 Montgomery, AL St. Jude ALABAMA Hits the face up jumper, drives and dunks in traffic, plus he's a force on the glass. Gives 100% on both ends of the floor
21 Iman Shumpert

PG 6-4 185 Oak Park, IL River Forest GEORGIA TECH 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.
22 Ty Walker

C 7-0 220 Wilmington, NC New Hanover WAKE FOREST He has good foot quicks and bounce, plus surprisingly good hands in traffic. Finishes with authority on the move. Tremendous wingspan and a body able to fill out.
23 Luke Babbitt

WF 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.
24 Mike Dunigan

PF 6-9 235 Chicago, IL Farragut OREGON 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. Shot-blocking machine.
25 Rashanti Harris

C 6-9 225 Columbus, MS New Hope Monster performances at City of Palms versus Greg Monroe and Eloy Vargas elevated him from No. 97. Energetic rebounder who can board, score around the hoop, and run the floor like a deer. Mississippi St., Ole Miss, Florida, Tennessee, Texas or Memphis.
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.
27 Howard Thompkins

PF 6-9 225 Norcross, GA Wesleyan 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.
28 Eloy Vargas

C 6-9 220 Plantation, FL American Heritage FLORIDA 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.
29 Kemba Walker

PG 6-1 175 New York, NY Rice CONNECTICUT 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.
30 Anthony Jones

PF 6-10 195 Houston, TX Jack Yates BAYLOR Riser from No. 51 spot who led team past perennial powers Oak Hill and St. Patrick's at Houston vs. The Nation tournament. Skilled, long and lean, uses sweet jumper around perimeter.
31 Emmanuel Negedu

PF 6-7 225 Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy ARIZONA Shot-blocking specialist and quick-jumper off the floor. 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.
32 Sylven Landesberg

SG 6-5 185 Flushing, NY Holy Cross VIRGINIA Scored in bunches at City of Palms. 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.
33 Terrence Jennings

C 6-10 245 Fitchburg, MA Notre Dame Prep LOUISVILLE Well-traveled 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.
34 Drew Gordon

PF 6-10 210 San Jose, CA Archbishop Mitty UCLA Hurt his knee at the Hoop Hall Classic and missed action. Active, bouncy shot-blocker is improving his offensive game while tenacious to the boards.
35 DeAndre Liggins

SG 6-6 190 Henderson, NV Findlay Prep KENTUCKY 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.
36 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.
37 Jeff Withey

C 7-0 230 San Diego, CA Horizon ARIZONA 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.
38 Tony Mitchell

SG 6-6 185 Swainsboro, GA ALABAMA Can knock down the three with regularity, has an excellent intermediate game. Improved his ability to finish in traffic and his handle to create opportunities.
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.
40 Mookie Jones

PF 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.
41 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.
42 Romero Osby

PF 6-7 215 Meridian, MS N.E. Lauderdale MISSISSIPPI 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.
43 Angel Garcia

C 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.
44 Courtney Fortson

PG 6-2 175 Lenoir, NC Patterson School ARKANSAS Making the most of his prep school year, closely rivaling Jennings for top point guard in class based on production this season. Backs down from no one. A winner who will make a difference at the next level. Tough, hard-nosed floor general.
45 Jerime Anderson

PG 6-2 170 Anaheim, CA Canyon UCLA He is a rock steady point who isnít about frills, but does what it takes to win.
46 Wesley Witherspoon

WF 6-7 200 Lilburn, GA Berkmar Break-out senior campaign and starting to deliver on potential vaults him from just outside Top 100 into Top 50. Kansas State, Memphis, Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, UNC, Georgetown or George Washington.
47 Dequan Jones

SG 6-5 195 Marietta, GA Wheeler MIAMI (FL) Impressive at Marshall County Hoopfest and Beach Ball Classic with progression in skills. Flat out creates highlights at the rim with the best in the class. Has really improved his jumpshot.
48 Xavier Gibson

C 6-9 230 Dothan, AL Northview FLORIDA STATE Has an ever-improving jump hook and turnaround jumper to go with the dropstep-and-dunk move on the blocks. Needs to continue with fire put toward nightly efforts.
49 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.
50 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.
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