2007 HS class vs. 2013 HS class
First Round One & Dones
2007 HS Rank
#5 Derrick Rose
#8 Michael Beasley
#3 O.J. Mayo
#1 Kevin Love
#2 Eric Gordon
#39 Jerryd Bayless
#29 Anthony Randolph
#14 J.J. Hickson
#12 Kosta Koufos
#17 Donte Greene
(projected) First Round One & Dones
2013 HS Rank
#1 Andrew Wiggins
#2 Jabari Parker
#3 Julius Randle
#4 Aaron Gordon
#5 Andrew Harrison
#6 James Young
#7 Aaron Harrison
#8 Noah Vonleh
#12 Wayne Selden*
*have not seen him project as a One & Done
How I project them for the 2014 draft
Since the 2007 class, I have felt there would never be another class to come close to it, as far as impact players being projected One & Dones. Anyone can make an argument that this 2013 class could be better than the 2007 class. Aside from the One & Dones I still believe the 2007 class is overall better, but the 2013 looks promising.
What are your thoughts on comparing the 2 classes?
How do you project the 2013 One & Dones for the draft?
I like the 2013 class better as far as the overall talent and think it could be one of the more star laden drafts in years. But the fact is the 07 draft has a MVP award and as much as I like the talent in 2013 I don't think there are any MVPs in the class.
How would you project them for the 2014 draft?
Thats a fair point... but come draft time, I'm not sure anyone thought Rose would have been named MVP of the league at any point in his career. Very good player yes, maybe even an allstar, MVP of the league not so much.
You never know, with the amount of talent in the 2013 highschool class, it seems possible that one of these guys drafted into the right situation could take off in a few years and impress us just as much as Rose did...and does.
I would rank the players similarly to you. I don't think Vonleh should be a one and done because of how raw he is offensively but he will still probably leave after a year because he will be a lotto pick.
I'm not high on Vonleh either.
If Aaron Gordon wants to be that high he needs way better SF skills. He's a 6'7/6'8 PF. In a draft like that he won't be able to pull a Anthony Bennett.
Gordon plays like Kenneth Faried so with his vertical he will be fining playing power forward in the NBA at 6-8.
i feel like the 2007 class turned out absolutely great, but the 2013 class has so much hype..i think this years class could be better
Wiggins looks better prospect than Rose AT THE SAME TIME
Randle looks to be close to Beasley
Gordon looks similar to Griffin (his freshmen year)
Parker better than O.J. I believe ( because of versatility)
Aaron Harrison might not be on Eric Gordon level, but Andrew Harrison will show up as a more sure fire prospect than Bayless I hope so
no Kevin Love type of Prospect but Chris Walker or Noah Vonleh might be a surprise freshmen..
SOooo.. after their freshmen year 2007class looked SICK but not everyone live up to the hype, that's why 2013 might become better, but at the same time there are also numerous of prospects who look like big-time but could turn out to be not that good at all..
I really like Chris Walker's athleticism and measurables. I wanted to see him shine in the Mickey D's game.
2007 class im taking them all day in a HS game.
Pro game yet to be determined.