Think back to when you were a senior in highschool.. Who were the top players in your class...
Greg Oden- I thought for sure there was no way me and this guy were the same age.. Man child
Kevin Durant- Great All around game and length. Knew he would make a big splash at Texas
Ty Lawson- Since I am a huge UNC fan I was more than ready for Ty to get on campus to pick up where R. Felton left off. He was definitely the top PG in this class
There are many others in this class that were great..Any thoughts?
This dates me, but
Zach Randolph, Omar Cook, DeShawn Stevenson, Darius Miles, Eddie Griffin, Gerald Wallace and Jared Jeffries were the top players when I was a Sr.
A lot of those guys never panned out, but Z-Bo and Crash are getting it done
That 2001 Class...
Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger.
Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Selby, Tristan Thompson, Terrence Jones, etc...
Michael Beasley, Eric Gordon, Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo, Kevin Love, Kyle Singler
Well, lets see...
Andre Drummond, Shabazz Muhammad, Isaiah Austin, Kyle Anderson, Rodney Pervis...
My class was loaded and i just put the big names and well known players... there were other players that went on to play in the NBA
- Amare Stoudimire
- Carmelo Anthony
- Deron Williams
- Chris Bosh
- Raymond Felton
- Brandon Roy
- Randy Foye
- Andre Iguodala
- JJ Redick
- Jarrett Jack
- Nate Robinson
- Francisco Garcia
- C.J. Watson
Yet to Come
Andrew Wiggins, Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Wayne Selden, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles, Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay
Looking at that list, man was that a weak class.
Pretty solid list of starters & borderline starters from 2005:
#1 Andrew Bogut
#3 Deron Williams
#4 Chris Paul
#5 Raymond Felton
#10 Andrew Bynum
#17 Danny Granger
#30 David Lee
#40 Monta Ellis
#45 Lou Williams
And of course some guys in the top 10 that are solid but didn't turn out as expected:
#2 Marvin Williams
#6 Martell Webster
#7 Charlie Villanueva
#8 Channing Frye
Class of 1999. Ouch.
PG: Duke's Jason Williams
SG: Jason Richardson
SF: Mike Dunleavy, Jr.
PF: Carlos Boozer
C: Nick Collison
PG: Kenny Saterfield
SG: Keith Bogans
SF: Jason Kapono
PF: Brian Cook
C: Jonathan Bender
Reserves: Damien Wilkins, DeMarr Johnson, Joe Forte
Andrew Wiggins, Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Wayne Selden, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles, Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Aamir Shaikh
2008: BJ Mullens #1! Jennings, Tyreke, Jrue Holiday, Derozan, Kemba, Monroe- A lot of good players nobody really great.
DeAndre Jordan, James Harden, Anthony Randolph, Jerryd Bayless, Patrick Patterson, Jonny Flynn, Austin Daye, Blake Griffin, Evan Turner, DeJuan Blair, Jeff Teague, JJ Hickson...
Loads of basketball talent in the class of '07
Well 06 has already been done so let me try ProudGrandpas
Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Bismack Biyombo,Lenny Wilkens,
Biyombo made me lol
Irving, Barnes, Sullinger, Knight, Jones
im the same class as joewolf above. Dwyane wade was also from that class but wasnt top 100 coming out of highscholl according to the site i just looked at.
Lebron James Chris Paul Luol Deng Shannon brown charlie Villaneuva Kendrick Perkins Travis outlaw Trevor ariza Leon powe Brandon bass
Class of 2009
John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Avery Bradley, Jordan Hamilton, Xavier Henry and "Born Ready" Lance Stephenson.
Class of 1999. Jonathan Bender, Jay Williams, Carlos Boozer, Jason Richardson, Keith Bogans, Mike Dunleavy, Joseph Forte, Nick Collison, and Jason Kapono were some of the big names in my class. Boozer having the best NBA career out of the bunch.
And I thought I was old on this message board. Your HS class was 1984?
Half of those guys weren't in the 2005 class. I believe we are talking about High School class, not draft class.
Class of 98 and their overall ranks coming out of highschool
#1. Al Harrington
#2. Rayshard Lewis
#4. Dan Gadzuric
#5. Stromile Swift
#8. Joel Pryzbilla
#9. Quentin Richardson
#12. Tayshan Prince
#13. Mike Miller
#16. Corey Maggette
#72. Udonis Haslem
#101. Josh Howard