TOP 10 RECRUITING CLASS BEFORE BARNES,HARRIS COMMITED
1. Ohio State
Top 100: No. 2 Jared Sullinger (6-9, 280, F), No. 9 DeShaun Thomas (6-7, 220, F), No. 50 Jordan Sibert (6-4, 180, G), No. 56 Aaron Craft (6-0, 175, G)
Supporting Cast: Lenzelle Smith (6-4, 205, G/W), James Weatherspoon (6-6, 205, W/F)
Analysis: Thad Matta could be on the verge of landing his second top-ranked class in the last five years.
Top 100: No. 3 Will Barton (6-6, 165, G), No. 11 Joe Jackson (6-0, 170, G)
Supporting Cast: Antonio Barton (6-2, 180, G), Chris Crawford (6-4, 185, G)
Analysis: Nobody has hauled in more backcourt talent than the Tigers. Local product Tarik Black (6-8, 235, F) would be the perfect complement to this incoming foursome.
Top 100: No. 8 Fabricio Melo (7-0, 270, F), No. 25 Dion Waiters (6-4, 215, G)
Supporting Cast: C.J. Fair (6-7, 200, F), Baye Moussa Keita (6-11, 205, F)
Analysis: Melo set off a hot recruiting battle when he arrived from Brazil. Fair is coming off an injury that cost him his junior season on the court but has Top 100 potential.
Top 100: No. 19 Kyrie Irving (6-1, 175, G), No. 40 Joshua Hairston (6-8, 200, F), No. 72 Tyler Thornton (6-2, 190, G)
Analysis: Blue Devil fans are keeping their fingers crossed until Friday when star Harrison Barnes of Ames, Iowa, makes his decision live on ESPNU. A Barnes commitment would move Duke to No. 2 – maybe higher.
5. Michigan State
Top 100: No. 23 Keith Appling (6-3, 175, G), No. 51 Adreian Payne (6-9, 210, F), No. 65 Alex Gauna (6-8, 210, F)
Supporting Cast: Russell Byrd (6-7, 190, W)
Analysis: Appling can score in bunches (49 points in Michigan’s Class A state championship last season), while Payne and Gauna are athletic bigs that will fulfill their potential under Tom Izzo.
Top 100: No. 27 Dwayne Polee (6-6, 180, W), No. 31 Bryce Jones (6-5, 175, G), No. 98 Garrett Jackson (6-6, 190, W)
Supporting Cast: Maurice Jones (5-7, 165, G), Curtis Washington (6-9, 200, F)
Analysis: Strong effort from new Trojan coach Kevin O’Neill after taking over a program in distress. Polee and Jones are both long, athletic and exciting players. Jackson is one of Oregon’s top seniors and Jones put up huge numbers as a junior in Michigan.
Top 100: No. 22 Dwight Powell (6-10, 210, F), No. 53 Anthony Brown (6-7, 190, W), No. 95 Aaron Bright (5-11, 165, G)
Supporting Cast: Josh Huestis (6-7, 210, F), John Gage (6-9, 210, F)
Analysis: Staring at a potentially long season in Palo Alto, Cardinal head coach Johnny Dawkins needed a major influx of talent and gets it with this group.
8. North Carolina
Top 100: No. 5 Reggie Bullock (6-7, 190, W), No. 13 Kendall Marshall (6-3, 175, G)
Analysis: Tough to decide where to put the Tar Heels with just two commitments. After bringing in a number of quality post players last year, Roy Williams went hunting on the perimeter and came up with a pair of big-time talents. Landing Barnes on Friday isn’t out the of question.
9. Wake Forest
Top 100: No. 41 J.T. Terrell (6-2, 175, G), No. 74 Carson Desrosiers (6-9, 210, F), No. 76 Tony Chennault (6-2, 175, G)
Supporting Cast: Travis McKie (6-6, 180, W), Melvin Tabb (6-8, 210, F)
Analysis: Dino Gaudio has a bit of everything with this group.
Top 100: No. 30 Terrence Ross (6-5, 185, G), No. 43 Terrell Stoglin (6-1, 180, G), No. 62 Mychal Parker (6-6, 195, W)
Analysis: Ross and Stoglin should develop into a nice 1-2 punch at the guard spots for Gary Williams
WATCH OUT FOR MY NEW SECOND FAVORITE TEAM(MARYLAND WHICH USED TO BE MY FIRST)
but really watch out for my new number one team STANFORD:)
What site are you going by where Kyrie Irving is the #19 recruit (significantly off), Will Barton is #3, Reggie Bullock is #5 and Fab Melo is #8? According to most legitimate recruit sources, Kyrie is typically ranked in the #4-5 range and at the worst #9.
max preps and pretty much none of them are exactly right or wrong because its all opinion from games they have seen...found out from the founder of scout.com that alot of times the sites have not seen the kids play and they go from what other site said about the kid
What would be it Now?
This is my order now
Syracuse ( I have a feeling they add Selby)
Duke ( I have a feeling/ hope they add Smith)
Florida ( Feeling they might add Knight)
depends what site you look at..espn is pretty different...and they only go by whos signed or verbal because kids always change there mind, they will have a team number one on there list one week then the next number five
what is your top 10 now QH?
id have to say unc and ohio state. and memphis..after that i think teams can be shuffled
UNC over Memphis and Ohio State?
I dunno. I just feel Memphis and OSU have more stronger classes. JMO.
i put them all on the same level with each being number one depending how u look at it..unc class is up there because of the barnes pick up
Since your a big college guy, Need your opinion. Where do u think these players land
since im like ya'll and have zero idea since we arent close to them ill guess and say
and the main reason i pick maryland and stanford is because im a big maryland fan and my nephew signed to play at stanford. funny thing is both have good recruiting classes so its a win win for me:)
I think RSCI would be a more reliable source than maxpreps, as it averages out all the notable recruiting sources. http://rscihoops.com/ (click on the class of 2010 rankings, obviously). Although not relevant now, to find out who they ranked as the best '09 class - click on "winners." If you don't have a chance to, their rankings were as follows: Kentucky, UNC, Villanova, Kansas, Texas, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Duke, Florida and UCLA. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the best class this year; the site describes how they formulate their point system if you want to figure out each (major) programs standing as recruits commit. I'm not plugging RSCI, I've just found it to be incredibly efficient in determining players' respective rankings (as opposed to going site to site to see ranking changes) - also, I believe draftexpress uses it.