Tuesday, April 26, 2011

D1 Hoops Report Class of 2012 Spring Top 75

By Jeff Borzello and Alex Schwartz

Last week we released the D1 Hoops Report Class of 2011 Top 150 as well as the D1HR Post-Grad Top 40. Now, continuing on with the rankings, it is time to move onto the crop of rising seniors, the class of 2012.

Below you will find the D1 Hoops Report Class of 2012 Spring Top 75, which was compiled by myself, Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com, and Alex Schwartz of Northstar Basketball. For those who do not know, D1 Hoops Report is the name of the college scouting service run by myself and Schwartz and the rankings reflect the consensus views of D1HR.

It is fitting that centers are the bookends of the rankings, as the theme of the 2012 class has been, and will continue to be, the big men. After just 16 centers were ranked in the D1HR 2011 Top 150, there are just two fewer in the 2012 group below, despite the list being half the size. Add in the 20 power forwards on the list and you have nearly half the list as big men, including 12 of the top 15.

While the crop of point guards is not particularly deep, the 2012 class is quite deep as a whole. From one all the way down to 75, as well as beyond, there are a great deal of quality players and future college standouts in this class. Have a look below at the D1 Hoops Report Class of 2012 Spring Top 75 to see the very best of the bunch at this point in time. Note that the list will be expanded to 100 players before the Live Period in July and then to 150 after July.

Rank. Name, Position, Height, High School (State), College

1. DaJuan Coleman, C, 6'9, Jamesville-DeWitt (NY), uncommitted

2. Shabazz Muhammad, SF, 6'6, Bishop Gorman (NV), uncommitted

3. Andre Drummond, PF, 6'11, St. Thomas More (CT), uncommitted

4. Cameron Ridley, C, 6'10, Fort Bend Bush (TX), Texas

5. Brandon Ashley, PF, 6'8, Bishop O'Dowd (CA), uncommitted

6. Rodney Purvis, SG, 6'4, Upper Room Christian Academy (NC), Louisville

7. Isaiah Austin, C, 7'0, Grace Prep (TX), Baylor

8. Ricardo Ledo, SG, 6'6, Notre Dame Prep (MA), uncommitted

9. Amile Jefferson, PF, 6'7, Friends Central (PA), uncommitted

10. Shaq Goodwin, PF, 6'8, Southwest Dekalb (GA), uncommitted

11. Jarnell Stokes, PF, 6'8, Memphis Central (TN), uncommitted

12. Grant Jerrett, PF, 6'8, La Verne Lutheran (CA), Arizona

13. Kaleb Tarczewski, C, 7'0, St. Mark's (MA), uncommitted

14. Perry Ellis, PF, 6'8, Wichita Heights (KS), uncommitted

15. Hanner Perea, PF, 6'8, La Lumiere (IN), Indiana

16. Archie Goodwin, SG, 6'4, Sylvan Hills (AR), uncommitted

17. Daniel Ochefu, C, 6'10, Westtown School (PA), Villanova

18. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, SG, 6'3, North Central (IN), uncommitted

19. Tony Parker, C, 6'9, Miller Grove (GA), uncommitted

20. Rasheed Sulaimon, SG, 6'3, Strake Jesuit (TX), Duke

21. Kyle Anderson, PF, 6'8, St. Anthony's (NJ), uncommitted

22. J-Mychal Reese, PG, 6'1, Bryan (TX), uncommitted

23. Alex Poythress, PF, 6'8, Clarksville Northeast (TN), uncommitted

24. Gary Harris, SG, 6'4, Hamilton Southeastern (IN), uncommitted

25. Ryan Arcidiacono, PG, 6'3, Neshaminy (PA), Villanova

26. Ricardo Gathers, PF, 6'7, Riverside Academy (LA), uncommitted

27. Marcus Smart, SF, 6'4, Marcus (TX), uncommitted

28. Shaquille Cleare, C, 6'9, The Village School (TX), uncommitted

29. LJ Rose, PG, 6'3, Westbury Christian (TX), uncommitted

30. Torian Graham, SG, 6'4, Word of God Christian Academy (NC), uncommitted

31. Savon Goodman, SF, 6'6, Academy of the New Church (PA), Villanova

32. Omar Calhoun, SG, 6'3, Christ the King (NY), uncommitted

33. Justin Anderson, SF, 6'5, Montrose Christian (MD), Maryland

34. Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, PG, 5'10, Park Tudor School (IN), Indiana

35. Montrezl Harrell, PF, 6'7, North Edgecombe (NC), Virginia Tech

36. Jeremy Hollowell, SF, 6'7, Lawrence Central (IN), Indiana

37. Rosco Allen, SF, 6'8, Bishop Gorman (NV), uncommitted

38. Wannah Bail, SF, 6'8, Lamar Consolidated (TX), uncommitted

39. Xavier Johnson, SF, 6'6, Mater Dei (CA), uncommitted

40. Anrio Adams, SG, 6'3, South Kent (CT), uncommitted

41. Braxton Obgueze, PG, 6'1, United Faith Christian Academy (NC), Florida

42. Arnaud Adala-Moto, SF, 6'6, Episcopal (VA), uncommitted

43. Devonta Pollard, SF, 6'7, Kemper County (MS), uncommitted

44. Willie Cauley, C, 6'11, Olathe Northwest (KS), uncommitted

45. James Robinson, PG, 6'3, DeMatha (MD), uncommitted

46. Marcus Paige, PG, 6'0, Linn-Mar (IA), North Carolina

47. Winston Shepard, SF, 6'8, Findlay Prep (NV), uncommitted

48. Landen Lucas, C, 6'9, Findlay Prep (NV), uncommitted

49. Robert Carter, PF, 6'8, Thomasville (GA), uncommitted

50. Damien Wilson, SF, 6'5, Oak Hill Academy (VA), uncommitted

51. JP Tokoto, SF, 6'6, Menomonee Falls (WI), North Carolina

52. Steven Adams, C, 6'10, Scots College (NZ), Pitt

53. Jerami Grant, SF, 6'7, DeMatha (MD), uncommitted

54. Matt Costello, PF, 6'8, Bay City Western (MI), Michigan State

55. Nino Jackson, PG, 6'0, Ardmore (OK), uncommitted

56. Jordan Tebbutt, SF, 6'5, Horizon Christian School (OR), uncommitted

57. AJ Hammons, C, 6'11, Oak Hill Academy (VA), uncommitted

58. Jordan Adams, SF, 6'5, Oak Hill Academy (VA), uncommitted

59. Jordan Goodman, PF, 6'8, Arlington Country Day (FL), Rutgers

60. Joell James, C, 6'10, Dwyer (FL), uncommitted

61. TJ Warren, SF, 6'7, Word of God Christian Academy (NC), uncommitted

62. Peter Jurkin, C, 7'0, United Faith Christian Academy (NC), Indiana

63. Katin Reinhardt, SG, 6'4, Mater Dei (CA), USC

64. Mitch McGary, PF, 6'9, Brewster Academy (NH), uncommitted

65. Tyler Lewis, PG, 5'11, Forsyth Country Day (NC), North Carolina State

66. Negus Webster-Chan, SF, 6'6, Huntington Prep (WV), uncommitted

67. Cinmeon Bowers, PF, 6'7, Rufus King (WI), uncommitted

68. Evan Nolte, SF, 6'7, Milton (GA), Virginia

69. Elijah Macon, PF, 6'8, Marion-Franklin (OH), uncommitted

70. Anthony Bennett, PF, 6'7, Findlay Prep (NV), uncommitted

71. Michael Frazier, SG, 6'4, Plant (FL), Florida

72. DeJuan Marrero, SF, 6'5, Thea Bowman Academy (IN), uncommitted

73. Chris Obekpa, PF, 6'8, Our Savior New American (NY), uncommitted

74. Gabe York, SG, 6'2, Orange Lutheran (CA), uncommitted

75. Sim Bhullar, C, 7'5, Huntington Prep (WV), uncommitted


- Players who will be post-graduates in the class of 2012 are ineligible for this list.

- The most common position on the list is a tie between small forward and power forward with 20 each. There are 14 centers, 12 shooting guards and 9 point guards.

- There are four ranked players who are 6'0 or shorter as well as 11 players who are 6'10 or taller, four of whom are at least 7-footers.

- Based off where the players attend high school, 27 different states and one other country (New Zealand) are represented. Of those 27, there are 17 states with more than one representative.

- The 17 states with more than one player on the list are: Texas (8), North Carolina (7), Indiana (6), California (5), Nevada (5), Georgia (4), Pennsylvania (4), Virginia (4), Florida (3), Maryland (3), New York (3), Connecticut (2), Kansas (2), Massachusetts (2), Tennessee (2), Wisconsin (2), and West Virginia (2).

- There are eight high schools (in six different states) that have more than one ranked player, two of which has three on the list. The high schools—with two each, unless otherwise noted—are: Findlay Prep (NV) with 3, Oak Hill Academy (VA) with 3, Bishop Gorman (NV), DeMatha (MD), Huntington Prep (WV), Mater Dei (CA), United Faith Christian Academy (NC), and Word of God Christian Academy (NC).

- Over two-thirds of the list, 51 players, are still uncommitted. The other 24 players have pledged to 17 different colleges, but just four of them have commitments from more than one ranked player. Those four schools are: Indiana (4), Villanova (3), Florida (2), and North Carolina (2).

- All six BCS conferences have at least two players on the list committed to a member school, while no conference outside of those six has even one player on the list.

- The following is a breakdown by conference of where the 25 committed players are committed. The numbers in parenthesis represent, respectively, the number of total players, the number of teams adding a player, and the number of teams adding more than one player: ACC (7, 6, 1), Big East (6, 4, 1), Big Ten (5, 2, 1), Big 12 (2, 2, 0), Pac-10 (2, 2, 0), and SEC (2, 1, 1).

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