Class of 2011 who's #1
I'll take him now, but potential wise, I'll take gilchrist. He's got a motor that keeps going on forever, explodes through contact, and finishes plays. He's 6'7 and young for his grade, so he could end up being 6'8 6'9. He needs to work on his outside game, but he's called the best prospect in the country regardless of class for a reason.
All I can say is Harrsion Barnes, guy can do it all.
michael gilchrist is a fierce competitor which is why he will be good, but man i didnt realize austin rivers had hops like that
In the first few minutes of #1 ranked St. Patrick’s game against #3 ranked Findlay, Michael Gilchrist re-aggravated a leg injury, as he started severely hobbling around the court. His coach pulled him out of the game immediately, but he demanded to be put back in within minutes. For the rest of the game, Gilchrist refused to leave the game, despite seemingly bruising another part of his lower body every time he attacked the basket. Still, he consistently ran the floor and fearlessly took the ball to the hole, dead set on doing everything he can to help his team win, playing 29 of 32 minutes.
From a scouting standpoint, not much can be taken away from this game in terms of Gilchrist’s skills or athletic ability, as he was clearly playing at nowhere near 100%. Before re-aggravating his injury, he made one nice baseline drive to the rim, and seemed to show good body control for most of the game, but he got by purely on heart and determination, scoring 19 points and pulling in 8 rebounds while getting to the free throw line 10 times.
In terms of his shooting, Gilchrist has a noticeable hitch in his mechanics, which is very problematic when he’s pulling up. His motion is consistent and accurate, though, as evidenced by his 9-for-10 shooting at the line. Honing his perimeter shooting ability will be the next step in Gilchrist’s development, but he still has plenty of time to work on that.
The biggest thing to take away from this performance is how rare of a competitor Gilchrist truly is, especially for a player of his caliber. The logical thing to do for the #1 ranked junior in the country to do in a fairly meaningless regular season high school game would be to not risk getting hurt any worse, but Gilchrist would have none of that. Instead, he fought extremely hard on both ends of the court, risking his body on every play.
Rivers is almost perfect skillwise, with perfect shot mechanics, incredible body control which allows him to penetrate at will and gained strength and athleticism.
Gilchrist still has a long way to go as his shot mechanic and dribbling are concerned. Nevertheless, he possesses very good physical and athletic assets, among them incredibly long arms. If he's willing to develop his weaknesses, which is a sure thing when you see how hard he's working and how much a competitor he is, he will be a very hard player to pass on and a a pesky defender.
I think it's not between just these two. I think Quincey miller could end up taking this spot eventually
Michael Gilchrist is a great competitor, has more size, and is more versatile then Austin Rivers. Austin is a great player. When I saw him play on ESPN, he was fantastic, but I would take Gilchrist.
those 2 are like a dead tie to me......they should go 1 and 2 in the 2012 draft....I guess I have to go with Gilchrist since I've said he is the best HS player in the country all year but Rivers is a scoring machine....Class of 2011 is so loaded....
this is Wayne Blackshear...if you don't know about him you soon will...
midwest...do you think he will keep good on his commitment to Louisville?
I've seen Gilchrist in person several times at where he is now with his game I really don't like him as a prospect. He could improve, but right now all his points come off fast breaks or offensive rebounds. He can't shoot and in the NCAA he'll be going against guys his size. He has all the tools, but right now I don't like his skill set.
Rivers is really good, all most perfect in his skill-set. He needs to extend his range slightly and gain some strength, but other than that he is really,really, good.
Tony Wroten Jr.
Who does this guy remind you of?
^ Looks a lot like #11
Yea exactly what i thought
Austin Rivers all day he is the best score in high dchool regardless of class he's only 6'3 but he's been guarded by bigger guards and he still gets buckets he's a good passer not a great one but he can pass and he is agood defender for his age.
I'm not really high on gilchrist nothing abiut his wows me and he he's only 6'6 and he plys in the post and he really lacks permiter skills and he not athletic to me at all but he could prove me wrong ane become a superstar.
yall dont know Marquis Teague dude is fast and so athletic and he score with the best of and his jumpshot is so smooth he's jeff teague little brother dont be suprise if he be the best of the 2011 class
yeah dude is dope....he's a better scorer than John Wall too.....I forgot about him he's probably my number 3.....
and no Austin Rivers does not need to extend his range.....its already plenty as deep as it needs to be.....that's the best part of his game.....dude drills from anywhere....