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* Deservedly so, Texas PF Julius Randle has ascended to the No. 1 spot in the 2013 rankings. He has earned it with a monster spring/summer showing so far.
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no way hills better than andrew harrison
I think you'll see a lot of debate on that one. It's close, but I think you could even make a case for Harrison being No. 1 overall in this class. He's that good.
so jeff, randle had a good spring? from what ive heard u say on radio, harrison has had monster spring too
Randle was the beast of all beasts this spring and early summer.
Harrison has been great, too, especially at the NBA Top 100 Camp. He was arguably the best guy there. Keep in mind, he's rated 100 for a reason.
People get caught up in who's 1-2-3-4-5... whatever... but look at those rating numbers, too. There's only six 100+ rating guys in 2013, and two of 'em are the Harrison twins.
if it was up to me, i would be torn with either randle or andrew at number 1. they are both better than parker. but there is no way kasey hill is better than jabari or the twins
Thought Beejay Anya might jump a little higher... Randle IS the best player in this class. Mashburn/Walker-esque
Anya's athleticisim (or lack thereof) is going to hurt him. Just not very explosive.
Whats up with this mamadou guy??? Is he ranked that high on sheer potential or does he have legit game? Where would he be ranked if he were 6'10"?
He's unique. I went to the NBA Top 100 Camp thinking he'd be a total project, but he's got some natural ability. He's not a Shagari Alleyne. That being said, he's not anywhere near a typical Top 10 prospect, either, so it's more based on potential. The kid is rough and physical for a 7-5 African player. He made me and Chris laugh at times because it doesn't seem like he's got a full grasp of the rules yet. He would take guys and just manhandle them like he was in the WWE. Overall, I'd say he's one of the most intriguing prospects I've ever seen in my 11 or 12 years going to these events.
I'm not sure it will be close at the next level. Harrison can do anything that Kasey Hill can do but he's 6'4 and long compared to 6'1. Those 3 inches will make a big difference in college and in the Pro's.
I can't wait to see Aquille Carr play at Seton Hall. Thats gonna be a show every night.
Randle got a 101 rating. I don't remember ever seeing that in the past.
Glad James Young got some respct at #8. I've heard people compare him to a more athletic Morris Peterson. Does that sound good or what?
I find him pretty intriquing simply because I don't remember any of the other monster 7'5 and above Centers at 16 years of age. I don't remember Yao or Sean Bradley, or Manute or any of them at that age. I don't even remember the kid from UCONN a few years back. Can't remember his name because he's done nothing in the NBA.
Wanted to weigh in on the rankings here a little bit:
– I think Randle is the unquestioned No. 1 at this point and like Jeff said, he's earned it. He's such a complete prospect. He can kill you scoring it, he's a beast on the glass and can really get his teammates involved as well. Capable of totally dominating a game.
– I think Andrew Harrison may be a better overall prospect but I think Kasey Hill may be the most dynamic playmaker in the 2013 class. Don't forget, Hill had a UK offer last summer until Cal backed off in favor of the Harrison twins but if it weren't for Aaron, you may have seen Cal go after Hill instead of Harrison.
– N'Diaye is exactly what Jeff said he is: intriguing. At 7-5, he commands attention. Had a 19-point, 8-rebound performance at the NBPA Top 100. Will be both fun and interesting to see where he goes from here. Plays with a mean streak and looks like he really enjoys the game. Just needs a lot of polish.
Carr is so fun to watch and almost unguardable at times. Plays like he was shot out of a cannon. Word is though he may be looking around. I thought his commitment to Seton Hall was kind of impromptu.
As for Young, I love the Morris Peterson comparison. Derek Anderson may be a better one.
in 5 years andrew harrison will be a better point guard than kasey hill period.
Don't doubt that one bit. Mainly due to his size.
Yeah the 7'5 kid being 7th, wow..the other recruiting sites don't have him ranked in the top 100 looks like
ya he shouldnt be in top 100
I love you John but Jerry knows what he's doing. One of, if not the, top talent evaluators in the game and has been for a long time.
Besides, it wouldn't be any fun if everyone's rankings were the exact same now would it?
haha ya true. and love you too chris lol. im 18 and i want to have a job like u and jeff, i love recruiting
Jerry Meyer used the best term to describe Carr: fearless.
The kid is tiny, but you'd never know it by the way he balls. Takes on all-comers... and wins more often than not.
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