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Class of 2014 Player Rankings, Top 100 (November Update)

What was shaping up as a strong 2014 class, especially at the top, has been decimated by three legitimate top-10 prospects deciding to make a move to the 2013 class and enter college basketball early. No one can blame three probable future NBA prospects like Andrew WigginsDakari Johnson and Noah Vonleh for accelerating their potential timetable to the league, but the removal of Wiggins in particular means that the top slot in 2014 now is in question.

Jahlil Okafor (photo credit: Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)

The “major” internet-based player rankings sources are fractured as to who is the new top dog, with superbly skilled lead guard Tyus Jones of Apple Valley (MN) and beastly post product Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young (IL) sharing most popular sentiment. Both have traits that would allow them to be positioned near the head of the pack, but neither is so overwhelming at this point as to make them the obvious choice. Both are teammates on USA Basketball’s developmental team, play well together, and have put it out that they may be interested in playing together in college. The Jones-Okafor battle could be for No. 1 overall unless another prospect steps up.

For fans of upside, spirited and quick point guard Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep (TX) and athletic physical force Cliff Alexander of Curie (IL) both seem like potential choices to assume the crown. Still, Mudiay is expected to sit the season out following his transfer from Grace Prep (TX) to Prime Prep, taking him off the national radar for at least a few months. Also, Alexander still has to overcome the looming presence of Okafor in his own city, which presents another interesting storyline.

The 2014 class still shakes out as largely uncommitted, with only two elite-level prospects off the board in high-ceiling forward Chris McCullough of Brewster Academy (NH), who declared for the Syracuse Orange, and White Station (TN) forward LeRon Black, and early Baylor Bears pledge.

Going into the spring and summer, the pecking order is likely to be outlined only in pencil, as there is still plenty of time and movement is expected up and down this list.

RankNameHeightWeightSchool (State)ClubCommitment
1Tyus Jones6'-1"175Apple Valley (MN)Howard Pulley
2Jahlil Okafor6'-9"255Whitney Young (IL)Mac Irvin Fire
3Emmanuel Mudiay6'-3"180Prime Prep (TX)Texas Select
4Cliff Alexander6'-9"240Curie (IL)Team Rose
5Kevon Looney6'-8"190Hamilton (WI)Milwaukee Running Rebels
6Trey Lyles6'-8"210Arsenal Tech (IN)Spiece Indy Heat
7Chris McCullough6'-9"205Brewster Academy (NH)Team ScanSyracuse
8Justise Winslow6'-6"205St. John's (TX)Houston Hoops
9Jalen Lindsay6'-7"180Christ Presbyterian (TN)Georgia Stars
10Stanley Johnson6'-6"190Mater Dei (CA)Oakland Soldiers
11D'Angelo Russell6'-4"180Montverde Academy (FL)Louisville Magic
12Theo Pinson6'-5"170Wesleyan Christian (NC)CP3
13Rashad Vaughn6'-5"180Robbinsdale Cooper (MN)Net Gain Sports
14Trayvon Reed7'-0"215Shiloh (GA)Atlanta Xpress
15Daniel Hamilton6'-7"175St. John Bosco (CA)Belmont Shore
16Joel Berry6'-1"185Lake Highland Prep (FL)E1T1North Carolina
17Justin Jackson6'-6"175HCYA (TX)Houston Hoops
18Dwayne Morgan6'-7"205St. Frances (MD)Baltimore's Finest
19Keita Bates-Diop6'-7"185University (IL)Illinois WolvesOhio State
20JaQuan Lyle6'-4"180Bosse (IN)Spiece Indy Heat
21Craig Victor6'-7"205St. Augustine (LA)New Orleans Elite
22LeRon Black6'-7"210White Station (TN)Team Thad
23JT Gant6'-8"200Effingham County (GA)Southern Stampede
24Devin Booker6'-4"175Moss Point (MS)Alabama Challenge
25Ahmed Hill6'-4"180Aquinas (GA)Southern Stampede
26Isaiah Whitehead6'-4"180Lincoln (NY)Juice
27Parker Jackson-Cartwright5'-9"150Loyola (CA)California SupremeArizona
28Shaqquan Aaron6'-6"170Rainier Beach (WA)LAX HoopsLouisville
29Jared Terrell6'-3"205Brewster Academy (NH)Expressions Elite
30Paul White6'-8"210Whitney Young (IL)Mean Streets
31Malik Pope6'-7"190Laguna Creek (CA)Team Superstar
32Ben Bentil6'-8"215St. Andrew's (DE)W-R-One
33Quentin Snider6'-0"150Ballard (KY)Louisville MagicLouisville
34Shelton Mitchell6'-3"175Cutherberson (NC)CP3Wake Forest
35Payton Dastrup6'-9"225Mountain View (AZ)Utah Select
36Khadeem Lattin6'-9"190Westbury Christian (TX)Houston Hoops
37Omar Sherman6'-8"240Duncanville (TX)Texas Select
38Trey Thompson6'-9"215Forest City (AR)Arkansas Hawks
39Malik Price-Martin6'-8"180Northeast (FL)Team Breakdown
40Cody Martin6'-6"175Davie County (NC)Team LoadedNC State
41Caleb Martin6'-6"175Davie County (NC)Team LoadedNC State
42Kelly Oubre6'-6"195Bush (TX)New Orleans Elite
43Adonys Henriquez6'-5"180Orlando Christian Prep (FL)Florida EliteMiami
44Grayson Allen6'-4"180Providence School (FL)Douglas Brothers
45Jae'sean Tate6'-5"205Pickerington Central (OH)All OhioOhio State
46BJ Stith6'-5"175Brunswick (VA)Team LoadedVirginia
47Trevon Blueitt6'-5"185Park Tudor (IN)Spiece Indy Heat
48Joe Burton6'-6"185Lutheran North (TX)Franchize All Stars
49Goodluck Okonoboh6'-9"205Wilbraham & Monson (MA)Mass Rivals
50Marqywell Jackson6'-5"180Crockett (MI)Detroit Stars
51Phil Booth6'-4"180Mount Saint Joseph (MD)Team Takeover
52Larry Austin6'-1"165Lanphier (IL)Team Rose
53Jordan McLaughlin6'-1"165Etiwanda (CA)Prodigy Elite
54JaQuan Newton6'-2"180Neumann-Goretti (PA)Team Final
55Johnnie Vassar5'-11"180Jserra (CA)Dream Vision
56Dominique Collier6'-1"165Denver East (CO)KC Run GMC
57James Blackmon6'-2"170Bishop Luers (IN)Spiece Indy Heat
58Therence Myamiba6'-6"190Montrose Christian (MD)Team Takeover
59Tyquone Greer6'-7"180Orr (IL)Mac Irvin Fire
60Kaleb Joseph6'-2"170Cushing Academy (NH)Mass Rivals
61Romelo Trimble6'-2"170Bishop O'Connell (VA)DC AssaultMaryland
62Kameron Chatman6'-6"175Long Beach Poly (CA)ICP
63James Thompson6'-8"205Capitol (LA)Houston Hoops
64Tadric Jackson6'-2"190Tift County (GA)Georgia Stars
65Marcus Stroman6'-1"170Keenan (SC)Southern StampedeSouth Carolina
66Anton Beard6'-0"180Parkview (AR)Team ThadMissouri
67Alex Robinson6'-2"160Kennedale (TX)DJH5
68Obi Enechionyia6'-9"200Saint James (MD)Team Takeover
69Namon Wright6'-4"175Pacific Hills (CA)Dream Vision
70Shane Hall6'-7"190Johnson Central (KY)Louisville Magic
71Abdul-Malik Abu6'-7"230Kimball Union (NH)Expressions Elite
72Melvin Swift6'-7"190Yates (TX)Houston HoopsXavier
73Reid Travis6'-7"200De La Salle (MN)Minnesota Pump n Run
74LJ Peak6'-4"180Whitney Young (IL)Upward Stars
75Quadri Moore6'-8"270Linden (NJ)Sports U/Team Izod
76Khadeen Carrington6'-2"175Bishop Loughlin (NY)NY Lightning
77Elbert Robinson6'-11"260Lakeview Centennial (TX)LBA Seawolves
78TJ Haws6'-3"170Lone Peak (UT)Utah ReignBYU
79Ahmaad Rorie6'-1"180Clover Park (WA)Northwest PanthersCalifornia
80Andre Walker6'-10"210Bullis School (MD)DC Assault
81Matt Cimino6'-10"225Worcester Academy (MA)Mass Rivals
82Shaquille Carr6'-1"160Canyon Springs (NV)Las Vegas Prospects
83Paschal Chukwu7'-1"215Trinity Catholic (CT)NY Lightning
84Kevin Zabo6'-1"175Brewster Academy (NH)CIA Bounce
85D'Angelo Allen6'-6"185Kimball (TX)Dallas Showtyme
86Chris Chiozza5'-11"160White Station (TN)Team Thad
87Sean O'Mara6'-10"210Benet Academy (IL)IBA Muscle Milk
88Drake Harris6'-4"180Grand Rapids Christian (MI)Mean StreetsMichigan State
89Isaac Copeland6'-9"190The Miller School (VA)Garner Road
90Josh Perkins6'-2"185Regis Jesuit (CO)Colorado Miners
91Mavin Saunders6'-7"210Kinkaid (TX)Franchize All-Stars
92Dorian Pickens6'-4"200Pinnacle (AZ)Arizona Stars
93Keith Pinckney6'-1"180Miller Grove (GA)Georgia Stars
94Tyler Ulis5'-8"160Marian Catholic (IL)Mean Streets
95Dion Wiley6'-3"175Potomac (MD)Team Takeover
96JaQuel Richmond6'-0"165Wesleyan Christian (NC)CP3
97Paul Turner6'-5"190St. Joseph's (IL)Indiana Elite
98Marcanvis Hymon6'-7"185Whitehaven (TN)Team Thad
99Andre Adams6'-8"200Westview (AZ)Arizona Magic
100Jabari Craig6'-10"220Tucker (GA)Northern Kings
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For those fans that wish college basketball was a year-round sport, the College Basketball Newcomers Guide paperback and Kindle book previews the incoming recruits for every team nationally. There’s no need to wait until Fall to learn about the new names in college basketball that will be starring on the hardwood.

Check out the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide

About Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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