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Class of 2010 Final

 


 

May 20, 2010

While some recruiting for the class of 2010 is still to occur, we can wait no longer to publish our team rankings for the class, as the signing period has officially end.  We acknowledge that some schools on this will add additional talent, but waiting for every last signing in the class would essentially prolong this list indefinitely.

Our recruiting class rankings are based on the following criteria:

1) Overall talent

2) Average talent of each player in the class

3) Fit of the class with the projected returning players

4) Positional diversity, i.e. it is better to have players in a variety of positions; a class of a center, forward and guard will score higher than a class with three guards.

The classes include players with eligibility to play next year, junior college transfers are counted but four-year college transfers are not included.

Class of 2010 – Top 25 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings

1. Kentucky Wildcats

  • Brandon Knight, 6’-3”, PG, Pine Crest (FL)
  • Terrence Jones, 6’-9”, WF, Jefferson (OR)
  • Enes Kanter, 6’-9”, PF/C, Stoneridge Prep (CA)
  • Stacey Poole, 6’-5”, SG/WF, Providence School (FL)
  • Doron Lamb, 6’-4”, SG, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Jarrod Polson, 6’-2”, PG, West Jessamine (KY)
  • Eloy Vargas, 6’-10”, PF, Miami-Dade JC

2. Memphis Tigers

  • Will Barton, 6’-6”, SG, Brewster Academy (NH)
  • Joe Jackson, 6’-0”, PG, White Station (TN)
  • Jelan Kendrick, 6’-5”, SG, Wheeler (GA)
  • Tarik Black, 6’-8”, PF, Ridgeway (TN)
  • Hippolyte Tsafack, 6’-8”, PF/C, The Miller School (VA)
  • Chris Crawford, 6’-4”, SG, Sheffield (TN)
  • Antonio Barton, 6’-2”, PG, Notre Dame Prep (MA)
  • Charles Carmouche, 6’-2”, SG, New Orleans-Transfer

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Jared Sullinger, 6’-8”, PF, Northland (OH)
  • Deshaun Thomas, 6’-6”, SF, Bishop Luers (IN)
  • Lenzelle Smith, 6’-4”, SG, Zion-Benton (IL)
  • Jordan Sibert, 6’-3”, SG, Princeton (OH)
  • Aaron Craft, 6’-1”, PG, Liberty-Benton (OH)
  • J.D. Weatherspoon, 6’-7”, SF, Northland (OH)

4. North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Harrison Barnes, 6’-8”, SF, Ames (IA)
  • Reggie Bullock, 6’-6”, SG, Kinston (NC)
  • Kendall Marshall, 6’-3”, PG, Bishop O’Connell (VA)

5. Missouri Tigers

  • Tony Mitchell, 6’-8”, PF, Pinkston (TX)
  • Phil Pressey, 5’-10”, PG, Episcopal (TX)
  • Kadeem Green, 6’-8”, PF, United Faith Christian (NC)
  • Ricky Kreklow, 6’-5”, SG, Rock Bridge (MO)
  • Ricardo Ratliffe, 6’-9”, PF/C, Central Florida CC
  • Matt Pressey, 6’-2”, SG, Navarro JC

6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

  • JT Terrell, 6’-3”, SG, West Charlotte (NC)
  • Tony Chennault, 6’-2”, PG, Neumann-Goretti (PA)
  • Melvin Tabb, 6’-8”, PF, Enloe (NC)
  • Travis McKie, 6’-6”, SF, John Marshall (VA)
  • Carson Desrosiers, 6’-10”, C, Central Catholic (MA)

7. North Carolina State Wolfpack

  • CJ Leslie, 6’-9”, PF, Word of God (NC)
  • Ryan Harrow, 6’-0”, PG, Walton (GA)
  • Lorenzo Brown, 6’-4”, SG, Hargrave Military (VA)

8. Duke Blue Devils

  • Kyrie Irving, 6’-2”, PG, St. Patrick (NJ)
  • Joshua Hairston, 6’-8”, PF, Montrose Christian (MD)
  • Tyler Thornton, 6’-2”, PG, Gonzaga (DC)
  • Carrick Felix, 6’-6”, SF, College of Southern Idaho

9. Tennessee Volunteers

  • Tobias Harris, 6’-8”, PF, Half Hollows Hills West (NY)
  • Jordan McRae, 6’-5”, SG, Liberty County (GA)
  • Trae Golden, 6’-2”, McEachern (GA)

10. Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Jereme Richmond, 6’-7”, SF, Waukegan (IL)
  • Meyers Leonard, 7’-0”, C, Robinson (IL)
  • Crandall Head, 6’-3”, SG, Rich South (IL)

11. Syracuse Orangemen

  • Fab Melo, 7’-0”, C, Sagemont (FL)
  • Dion Waiters, 6’-4”, SG, Life Center Academy (NJ)
  • C.J. Fair, 6’-7”, SF, Brewster Academy (NH)
  • Baye Moussa Kieta, 6’-11”, C, Oak Hill Academy (VA)

12. Michigan State Spartans

  • Keith Appling, 6’-2”, SG, Pershing (MI)
  • Adreian Payne, 6’-9”, PF, Jefferson (OH)
  • Russell Byrd, 6’-7”, SF, Blackhawk Christian (IN)
  • Alex Gauna, 6’-8”, PF/C, Eaton Rapids (MI)

13. Marquette Golden Eagles

  • Vander Blue, 6’-3”, SG, Memorial (WI)
  • Jamail Jones, 6’-6”, SF, Montverde Academy (FL)
  • Reggie Smith, 6’-1”, PG, Thornton (IL)
  • Davante Gardner, 6’-9”, C, King’s Fork (VA)
  • DJ Newbill, 6’-3”, SG, Strawberry Mansion (PA)
  • Jae Crowder, 6’-6”, SF, Howard JC

14. Texas Longhorns

  • Tristan Thompson, 6’-9”, PF, Findlay Prep (NV)
  • Corey Joseph, 6’-3”, PG, Findlay Prep (NV)

15. Florida Gators

  • Patric Young, 6’-9”, PF, Providence School (FL)
  • Casey Prather, 6’-6”, SF, North Side (TN)
  • Cody Larson, 6’-8”, PF, Roosevelt (SD)
  • Scottie Wilbekin, 6’-1”, PG, The Rock (FL)
  • Will Yeguete, 6’-7”, PF, Florida Air Academy (FL)

16. California Golden Bears

  • Allen Crabbe, 6’-6”, SG, Price (CA)
  • Gary Franklin Jr., 6’-2”, PG, Mater Dei (CA)
  • Alex Rossi, 6’-5”, SG/SF, New Trier (IL)
  • Richard Solomon, 6’-9”, PF, Price (CA)
  • Emerson Murray, 6’-3”, PG/SG, St. George’s (BC)

17. Connecticut Huskies

  • Jeremy Lamb, 6’-4”, SG, Norcross (GA)
  • Roscoe Smith, 6’-8”, SF, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Shabazz Napier, 6’-0”, PG, Lawrence Academy (MA)
  • Tyler Olander, 6’-9”, C, Smith (CT)
  • Michael Bradley, 6’-10”, C, Tyner Academy (TN)

18. South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Damontre Harris, 6’-9”, C, Trinity Christian (NC)
  • Bruce Ellington, 5’-11”, PG, Berkeley (SC)
  • R.J. Slawson, 6’-8”, SF/PF, Fort Dorchester (SC)
  • Brian Richardson, 6’-5”, SF, Greenfield (NC)
  • Eric Smith, 6’-0”, PG, Christ School (NC)
  • Carlton Geathers, 6’-10”, C, Carvers Bay (SC)

19. Georgetown Hoyas

  • Nate Lubick, 6’-9”, PF, St. Mark’s (MA)
  • Markel Starks, 6’-2”, PG, Georgetown Prep (MD)
  • Moses Abraham, 6’-9”, C, Progressive Christian (MD)
  • Aaron Bowen, 6’-5”, SG, Quality Education Academy (NC)

20. Virginia Cavaliers

  • KT Harrell, 6’-4”, SG, Brewbaker Tech (AL)
  • James Johnson, 6’-9”, PF, Elsinore (CA)
  • Joe Harris, 6’-5”, SG, Chelan (WA)
  • Akil Mitchell, 6’-7”, SF, Charlotte Christian (NC)
  • Billy Baron, 6’-2”, PG, Worcester Academy (MA)
  • Will Regan, 6’-8”, PF, Nichols School (NY)

21. UCLA Bruins

  • Josh Smith, 6’-9”, C, Kentwood (WA)
  • Tyler Lamb, 6’-4”, SG, Mater Dei (CA)
  • Matt Carlino, 6’-3”, PG/SG, Bloomington South (IN)
  • Lazeric Jones, 6’-1”, PG, John Logan CC

22. USC Trojans

  • Bryce Jones, 6’-5”, SG, Taft (CA)
  • Maurice Jones, 5’-7”, PG, Arthur Hill (MI)
  • Garrett Jackson, 6’-7”, SF, Westview (OR)
  • Curtis Washington, 6’-9”, PF, Elizabethtown (KY)
  • DeWayne Dedmon, 7’-0”, C, Antelope Valley JC

23. LSU Tigers

  • Ralston Turner, 6’-6”, SG, Muscle Shoals (AL)
  • Andre Stringer, 5’-10”, PG, Forest Hill (MS)
  • Matt Derenbecker, 6’-7”, SF, Metairie Country Day (LA)
  • KC Ross-Miller, 6’-1”, PG, God’s Academy (TX)
  • Jalen Courtney, 6’-8”, PF, Provine (MS)

24. Maryland Terrapins

  • Mychal Parker, 6’-5”, SG, The Miller School (VA)
  • Terrell Stoglin, 5’-10”, PG, Santa Rita (AZ)
  • Pe’Shon Howard, 6’-3”, PG/SG, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Ashton Pankey, 6’-9”, PF, St. Anthony (NJ)
  • Haukur Palsson, 6’-6”, SF, Montverde Academy (FL)
  • Berend Weijs, 6’-10”, C, Harcum JC

25. Auburn Tigers

  • Luke Cothron, 6’-8”, PF, Flora McDonald (NC)
  • Allen Payne, 6’-6”, SF, Winton Woods (OH)
  • Josh Langford, 6’-6”, SF, Lee (AL)
  • Chris Denson, 6’-2”, PG, Shaw (GA)
  • Shawn Kemp Jr., 6’-9”, C, Hargrave Military (VA)
  • Heath Houston, 6’-6”, SF, Hillgrove (GA)
  • Adrian Forbes, 6’-8”, PF, Trinity Valley CC