Hot 100 Hoops - Fall Recruiting Top 30 Fall Classes…
Thursday, 18 November 2010 01:11 Written by Van Coleman
St. John's added a top fifty prospect in Amir Garrett to just edge Kentucky in our fall recruiting point rankings. The eight man class the Red Storm signed overcame the Wildcats strong four man class headed by our top two prospects in the class of 2010 in Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist along with fellow top twenty-five talents Marques Teague and Kyle Wiltjer. We look for the ‘Cats to add one more in spring (Trevor Lacey or DeAndre Daniels are possibilities) and potentially take back the spot.
Right behind the top two sets a strong Duke class led by Austin Rivers and Quinn Cook. Rounding out the top five were Arkansas with a solid in-state group along with explosive B.J. Young, followed Ohio State with the addition of Amir Williams nipping Louisville who signed a deep group headed by Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan.
The second six featured Rutgers, in Mike Rice's first class, as the Scarlet Knights signed seven quality recruits, followed by Pittsburgh who popped into the top dozen with the re-classification of top twenty prospect Khem Birch, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, and North Carolina to complete the top dozen in the second cut of our fall rankings. But, the Tarheels are still looking to sign one more, so stay tuned on them heading into the spring!
So with that in mind, here is our final fall look at the national rankings, as we take our second look at the Hot 100 Hoops Top 30 Fall Recruiting Classes for the Fall of 2010:
HOT 100 HOOPS FALL RECRUITING - TOP 30 CLASSES
St. John's 6 Recruits - Maurice Harkless, 6-7, WF, South Kent Prep CT; D'Angelo Harrison, 6-3, SG Missouri City Ft. Bend Dulles TX; Jakarr Sampson, 6-8, WF, Wolfeboro Brewster Academy NH; Nurideen Lindsey, 6-3, PG, Redlands JC OK; Dominique Pointer, 6-5, SG, Winston-Salem Quality Education Academy NC; Norvel Pelle 6-9 C Los Angeles, CA Price; Dwight Meikle 6-7 WF Winston-Salem, NC Quality Education; Amir Garrett 6-6 SG Henderson, NV Findlay Prep.
Editor's Note: Red Storm adds five top fifty talents along with top ten juco to just compile enough points to edge Kentucky. Big question is will they add at least one more in spring to hold onto top spot, stay tuned!
2. Kentucky 4 Recruits - Michael Gilchrist, 6-8, PF, Elizabeth St. John's Patrick NJ; Anthony Davis, 6-9, C, Chicago Perspectives Christian IL; Marquis Teague, 6-2, PG, Indianapolis Pike IN; Kyle Wiltjer, 6-8, PF, Portland Jesuit OR.
Editor's Note: Definitely this class has most talent at the top, but we use a point system that awards quality first, then quantity. The ‘Cats would be No.1 in a traditional quality only look, but with the signing of one more quality recruit will return to top spot, its that close!
3. Duke 4 Recruits - Austin Rivers, 6-4, SG, Winter Park H.S. FL; Michael Gbinije, 6-6, WF, Richmond Benedictine VA; Marshall Plumlee, 6-11, C, Arden The Christ School NC; Quinn Cook 6-0 PG Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy.
4. Arkansas 5 Recruits - B.J. Young, 6-4, SG, Florissant McClure North MO; Aaron Ross, 6-7, WF, Little Rock Parkview AR; Hunter Mickelson, 6-10, PF, Jonesboro Westside AR; Ky Madden, 6-5, SG, LePanto East Poinsett County AR; Devonte Abron, 6-8, PF, Dallas Seagoville TX.
5. Ohio State 5 Recruits - LaQuinton Ross, 6-8, WF, Burlington Life Center NJ; Shannon Scott, 6-2, PG, Alpharetta Milton GA; Sam Thompson, 6-7, WF, Chicago Whitney Young IL; Trey McDonald, 6-10, C, Battle Creek Central MI; Amir Williams 6-10 C Birmingham, MI Detroit Country Day.
Editor's Note: Buckeyes add top sixty talent Amir Williams to pull into dead heat with Louisville, but with Cards Ryan Taylor not signing they edge ahead with the tie breaker in our eyes.
6. Louisville 5 Recruits - Chane Behanan, 6-6, PF, Bowling Green H.S. KY; Wayne Blackshear, 6-5, SG, Chicago Morgan Park IL; Angel Nunez, 6-8, WF, Fitchburg Notre Dame MA; Zach Price, 6-10, C, Jeffersontown H.S. KY; Ryan Taylor, 6-5, SG, Indianapolis Lawrence North IN.
7. Rutgers 7 Recruits - Kadeem Jack, 6-8, C, South Kent Prep CT; Myles Mack, 5-8, PG, Jersey City St. John's Anthony NJ; Derrick Randall, 6-8, PF, South Kent Prep CT; Malick Kone, 6-6, WF, Dyke Blue Ridge School VA.; Jerome Seagears, 6-1, PG, Red Springs Flora MacDonald NC; Michael Taylor, 6-3, SG, Brooklyn Boys & Girls NY; Greg Lewis, 6-8, C, Baltimore St. John's Frances MD.
8. Pittsburgh 5 Recruits - Durand Johnson, 6-7, WF, Wolfeboro Brewster Academy NH; Malcolm Gilbert, 6-10, C, Bryn Athyn Academy of the New Church PA; John Johnson, 6-1, PG, Philadelphia Girard College PA; Jaylen Bond, 6-7, PF, Plymouth Meeting Plymouth Whitemarsh PA; Khem Birch 6-10 PF Winchendon School (No.6 junior re-classifies to 2011).
9. Illinois 4 Recruits - Nnanna Egwu, 6-10, C, Chicago St. John's Ignatius IL; Tracy Abrams, 6-1, PG, Chicago Mt. Carmel IL; Mychael Henry, 6-5, WF, Chicago Orr IL; Mike Shaw, 6-8, PF, Chicago De La Salle IL.
11. Texas 4 Recruits - Myck Kabongo 6-1 PG Henderson Findlay Prep NV; Sheldon McClellan, 6-5, WF, Houston Bellaire TX; Julien Lewis, 6-5, WF, Galveston La Marque TX; Jonathan Holmes, 6-8, PF, San Antonio Antonian TX.
13. Syracuse 3 Recruits - Michael Carter-Williams, 6-5, SG, Barrington St. John's Andrews RI; Rakeem Christmas, 6-10, C, Bryn Athyn Academy of the New Church PA; Trevor Cooney, 6-4, SG, Hockessin Sanford DE.
14. Virginia Tech 4 Recruits - Dorian Finney-Smith 6-7 WF Portsmouth, VA I.C. Norcom; C.J. Barksdale, 6-7, PF, Chatham Hargrave Military VA; Marquis Rankin, 5-11, PG, Chatham Hargrave Military VA; Robert Brown, 6-4, SG Clermont East Ridge FL.
15. Alabama 4 Recruits - Nick Jacobs, 6-8, C, Atlanta South Atlanta GA; Moussa Gueye, 7-0, C, Lake Land JC IL; Levi Randolph, 6-4, SG, Madison Bob Jones AL; Rodney Cooper, 6-5, SG, Phenix City Russell County AL.
16. Baylor 3 Recruits - Quincy Miller, 6-8, PF, High Point Westchester Country Day NC; Quddus "Deuce" Bello, 6-3, SG, High Point Westchester Country Day NC; Quevyn Winters, 6-5, WF, Milwaukee Washington WI.
17. Michigan State 4 Recruits - Branden Dawson, 6-6, WF, Gary Lew Wallace IN; Brandon Kearney, 6-5, SG, Detroit Southeastern MI; Travis Trice, 5-11, PG, Huber Heights Wayne OH; Dwaun Anderson, 6-4, SG, Suttons Bay H.S. MI.
19. Villanova 4 Recruits - Markus Kennedy, 6-8, C Wolfeboro Brewster Academy NH; Tyrone Johnson, 6-3, SG, Rockville Montrose Christian MD; Achraf Yacoubou, 6-4, SG, Brookville Long Island Lutheran NY; Darrun Hilliard, 6-5, SG, Bethlehem Liberty PA.
20. Cincinnati 5 Recruits –Jermaine Sanders 6-5 WF New York Rice NY; Shaquille Thomas 6-7 PF Newark NIA Prep NJ; Khristian Smith 6-5 SG Pittsfield Maine Central ME; Ge-Lawn Guyn 6-2 SG South Kent Prep CT; Octavious Ellis 6-8 Memphis White Station TN; Jeremiah Davis 6-2 Huntington Prep WV.
21. UTEP 8 Recruits – Dazmond Starke 6-7 PF Eastern Arizona CC; Malcolm Moore 6-7 PF Tyler CC, TX; Mitch Marquis 6-0 PG Tyler CC, TX; Darius Nelson 6-5 WF Sacramento Sheldon CA; D'Von Campbell 6-0 PG Arlington Bowie TX; Jalen Ragland 6-6 WF Chillicothe OH; C.J. Cooper 6-0 PG La Verne Lutheran CA; Cedric Lang 6-8 PF Sioux Falls, SD Gorman.
22. USC 5 Recruits - James Blasczyk, 7-1, C, Lee JC TX; DeWayne Dedmon, 7-0, C, Antelope Valley JC CA; Byron Wesley, 6-5, WF, Etiwanda H.S. CA; Alexis Moore, 6-2, SG, Long Beach Poly CA; Gelaun Wheelwright, 6-1, PG, Corona Centennial CA.
23. Oregon 4 Recruits - Jabari Brown, 6-3, SG, Oakland H.S. CA; Brett Kingma, 6-1, SG, Mill Creek Jackson WA; Bruce Barron, 6-2, PG, Carbondale Brehm Prep IL; Austin Kuemper, 6-9, PF, Portland Westview OR.
24. Mississippi State 3 Recruits - Deville Smith, 5-11, PG, Jackson Callaway MS; Rodney Hood, 6-7, WF, Meridian H.S. MS; David Gardner, 6-8, SG, Okolona H.S. MS.
25. West Virginia 5 Recruits - Jabarie Hinds, 6-0, PG, Mt. Vernon H.S. NY; Aaron Brown, 6-5, WF, Lansdowne Penn Wood PA; Tommie McCune, 6-8, PF, Saginaw H.S. MI; Keaton Miles, 6-7, WF, Dallas Lincoln TX; Pat Forsyth, 6-9, C, Brunswick H.S. OH.
26. Georgia 4 Recruits - Kentavious Caldwell, 6-6, WF, Greenville H.S. GA; Nick Marshall, 6-2, SG, Rochelle Wilcox County GA; Tim Dixon, 6-10, C, Oldsmar Christian FL; John Florveus, 7-0, C, Hillsborough JC FL.
29. DePaul 5 Recruits - Shane Larkin, 5-10, PG, Orlando Dr. Phillips FL; Jamie Crockett, 6-4, SG, Crete Crete-Monee IL; Macari Brooks, 6-3, SG, Richton Rich South IL; Braeden Anderson 6-6 Wilbraham, MA Wilbraham & Monson Academy; Derrell Robertson 6-9 Mendenhall, MS.
30. Harvard 6 Recruits - Kenyatta Smith, 6-8, PF, Sun Valley Flintridge Prep CA; Wesley Saunders, 6-5, SG, Los Angeles Windward CA; Steve Moundu-Missi, 6-6, PF, Montverde Academy FL; Max Hooper, 6-7, WF, Wolfeboro Brewster Academy NH; Corbin Miller, 6-2, SG, Salt Lake City Brighton UT; Jonah Travis, 6-6, WF, Minneapolis De La Salle MN.
30. Western Kentucky - 6 Recruits - Derrick Gordon, 6-2,WF, Elizabeth St. John's Patrick NJ; Deng Leek, 7-0, C, Fletcher Veritas Christian Academy NC; George Fant, 6-7, PF, Bowling Green Warren Central KY; Nigel Snipes, 6-4, SG, Atlanta Paideia GA, Vinny Zollo, 6-8, PF, Winchester Clark County KY.
30. Iowa State 4 Recruits - Tevon Sledge, 5-9, PG, Dix Hills Half Hollow Hills West NY; Elgin Cook, 6-5, WF, Milwaukee Hamilton WI; Tyrus McGee, 6-2, SG, Cowley County JC IA; Anthony Odunsi, 6-4, WF, Sugar Land Ft. Bend Travis TX.
Editor's Note: There are a number of schools who have commitments from just one player, who may rank among our top one hundred nationally. But, we felt that a school had to have more than one recruit to make our fall ranking lists.
We will expand our final fall rankings to a Top fifty schools this spring, plus add in along with a look at the Best of the Rest (next fifty) nationally to complete the <b>Hot 100 Recruiting Classes</b>, right here at Hot100Hoops.com.