By Jeff Borzello and Alex Schwartz
Continuing on with the D1 Hoops Report player rankings, it is time to reveal our top 40 players in the class of 2013. The D1 Hoops Report Class of 2011 Top 150, D1HR Post-Grad Top 40 and and D1HR 2012 Top 75 have already been posted.
Below you will find the D1 Hoops Report Class of 2013 Spring Top 40, 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.
The bookends on the list are a pair of players from Simeon (IL), the alma mater of NBA superstar Derrick Rose. Jabari Parker, a 6'7 small forward, is the newest stud at the Chicago powerhouse and the son of ex-NBA player Sonny Parker has all the skills to be a big-time player down the road. He narrowly edged out 6'8 power forward Julius Randle of Prestonwood Christian (TX) and 6'10 center Nerlens Noel of Tilton School (NH) for the top spot.
The D1HR 2013 Top 40 has just three committed players, including zero in the top 20. Needless to say, when the list is extended to 60 players before the summer and then 75 after the summer, there will be a few more ranked players who will have made their collegiate choices. For now, though, check out the best of the best in the crop of soon-to-be high school juniors, the top 40 in 2013.
Rank. Name, Position, Height, High School (State), College
1. Jabari Parker, SF, 6'7, Simeon (IL), uncommitted
2. Julius Randle, PF, 6'8, Prestonwood Christian (TX), uncommitted
3. Nerlens Noel, C, 6'10, Tilton School (NH), uncommitted
4. Kuran Iverson, SF, 6'8, Northwest Catholic (CT), uncommitted
5. Chris Thomas, SG, 6'5, Westwind Prep (AZ), uncommitted
6. Aaron Gordon, PF, 6'7, Archbishop Mitty (CA), uncommitted
7. Andrew Harrison, PG, 6'5, Travis (TX), uncommitted
8. Aaron Harrison, SG, 6'5, Travis (TX), uncommitted
9. Chris Walker, PF, 6'9, Holmes County (FL), uncommitted
10. Matt Jones, SG, 6'4, DeSoto (TX), uncommitted
11. Keith Frazier, SG, 6'4, Irving (TX), uncommitted
12. Jonathan Williams, III, PF, 6'8, Southwind (TN), uncommitted
13. Thomas Hamilton, Jr., PF, 6'9, Whitney Young (IL), uncommitted
14. Goodluck Okonoboh, PF, 6'7, Tilton School (NH), uncommitted
15. Tyree Robinson, SG, 6'3, Lincoln (CA), uncommitted
16. Malik Price-Martin, PF, 6'8, Monsignor Pace (FL), uncommitted
17. Kasey Hill, PG, 6'0, Montverde Academy (FL), uncommitted
18. Solomon Poole, PG, 6'0, Providence School (FL), uncommitted
19. Isaac Hamilton, SG, 6'4, Crenshaw (CA), uncommitted
20. Deonte Burton, SF, 6'5, Brewster Academy (NH), uncommitted
21. Aquille Carr, PG, 5'6, Patterson (MD), uncommitted
22. Roschon Prince, SG, 6'6, Long Beach Poly (CA), uncommitted
23. Troy Williams, SG, 6'6, Hampton (VA), uncommitted
24. Demetrius Dyson, SG, 6'5, Brighton (TN), uncommitted
25. Bryson Scott, PG, 6'0, Northrup (IN), Purdue
26. Alex Foster, PF, 6'8, De La Salle (IL), uncommitted
27. Isaiah Hicks, PF, 6'7, Body of Christ Academy (NC), uncommitted
28. Jabari Bird, SG, 6'5, Salesian (CA), uncommitted
29. Marc Loving, PF, 6'7, St. John's (OH), Ohio State
30. Shannon Hale, PF, 6'7, Science Hill (TN), Alabama
31. BeeJay Anya, C, 6'8, DeMatha (MD), uncommitted
32. Brian Bridgewater, PF, 6'5, Episcopal (LA), uncommitted
33. Nate Britt, PG, 6'0, Gonzaga (DC), uncommitted
34. Peter Jok, SG, 6'5, West Des Moines Valley (IA), uncommitted
35. Kennedy Meeks, C, 6'8, Kestrel Heights (NC), uncommitted
36. Ishmail Wainright, SF, 6'5, Raytown South (MO), uncommitted
37. Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, 6'3, Findlay Prep (NV), uncommitted
38. Anton Gill, SG, 6'2, Ravenscroft School (NC), uncommitted
39. Tyrek Coger, C, 6'7, Upper Room Christian Academy (NC), uncommitted
40. Kendrick Nunn, PG, 6'2, Simeon (IL), uncommitted
- The most common positions on the list are power forward and shooting guard with 12 each. There are also 8 point guards, 4 small forwards and 4 centers.
- Just one player on the list is 6'10, while there are five players 6'0 or shorter.
- There are 37 players on the list who are uncommitted. The other three players are headed to Purdue, Ohio State and Alabama.
- Based off where players attend high school, there are 18 states—including DC—represented, eight of which have multiple ranked players. The states on the list are: California (5), Texas (5), Florida (4), Illinois (4), North Carolina (4), New Hampshire (3), Tennessee (3), Maryland (2), Arizona (1), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Iowa (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), Ohio (1), and Virginia (1).
- Just three high schools have more than one player on the list. Simeon (IL), Tilton School (NH) and Travis (TX) have two each.
Always sleeping on Indiana, do you think there's any chance 2-3 more Indiana players don't make this list by 2013? C'mon now...ReplyDelete