Friday, October 1, 2010

Ranking the Top 10 2011 Uncommitted Prospects

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
September has been a crazy month for College Basketball Recruiting. We recently watched Austin Rivers select Duke, but we also watched Arkansas pick up B.J. Young, and Ky Madden. Not to mention, Tom Crean and Indiana pick up 2014 recruits, as well as Rutgers grabbing Myles Mack, Jerome Seagears and Kadeem Jack.

Everyone is excited about acquiring these highly-touted recruits, but there is still a lot of talent on the board. Here is a look at the top players that are currently un-committed, for now.

10. 6'1'' PG Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook, a point guard from Hyattsville, Maryland is a very favorable guard if you're looking for speed and quickness. With his speed and quickness he moves into the lane and scores at will with acrobatic finishes.

He has great ball-handling skills, and shouldn't have a problem with being a lead guard at the college level. However, his decision-making is questionable at times.

Right now, Cook is down to four schools: Duke, UCLA, Kansas and Villanova. He is set to visit UCLA this weekend (October 2), Duke October 15, and Villanova October 22nd.

9. 6'4'' PG Tony Wroten Jr

Tony Wroten Jr, an athlete that had his coming out party during the U-17 tournament is set to make his official announcement October 7th. He is currently favoring Louisville, but Washington is still an option.

Nonetheless, whichever team acquires Wroten Jr will embrace an exceptional athlete that knows the game of basketball. He plays tough defense, which translates well on offense.

8. 6'3'' SG Trevor Lacey

Trevor Lacey is a scorer in every sense of the word. He hits open jumpers, comes off screens, and sets himself up for shots in the lane. When it comes to scoring Lacey is your guy.

Lacey is a team player, and usually only takes what the defense gives him. He recently got a visit from a Kentucky assistant, and that seems to be his favorite.

However, he is still interested in Alabama, Auburn, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and UConn.

Jabari Brown
7. 6'3'' SG Jabari Brown

Jabari Brown, if not the best, one of the better shooters in the 2011 recruiting class. His jump shot is amazing. He gets great lift, and a good release. Brown narrowed his list down in August to seven teams.

However, Arizona State University wasn't on his seven and he took a visit September 28th, according to current ASU commit Jahii Carson.

6. 6'11'' C Cody Zeller

Zeller could play either the forward or center position. He is very versatile, and could be a great addition to any college program that acquires him.

Right now, Zeller has three colleges vouching for his services: Butler, Indiana and North Carolina. He is currently visiting Indiana this weekend, but no favorites are insight.

5. 6'5'' SF Ben McLemore

McLemore has emerged as one of the better wing threats in the country. He has a great shooting stroke, high basketball I.Q, and the ability to be a special forward.

McLemore is very interested in the Kansas Jayhawks basketball program. He set up a visit there and it shouldn't be long before he is a member of their 2011 recruiting class.

Johnny O'Bryant
 4. 6'10'' F Johnny O'Bryant

Johnny O'Bryant, a 6-foot-10, forward has impressed a lot with his frame. He has a lean frame that is orchestrated with muscle. Not to mention, he uses it effectively in the paint. At times, you can put O'Bryant outside the paint and expect him to work his way in.

O'Bryant has set up a visit to Ole Miss before he makes his final decision, but according to him it is coming soon.

3. 6'6'' SF Adonis Thomas

Adonis Thomas is a great athlete to inherit. He has great basketball skills that you cannot pass up if you're any recruiter. Thomas has great speed that he uses to get into the lane and the strength to finish through contact.

He has a solid mid-range game that you have to account for if you're the defense. Not to mention, one of the deadliest players to guard one-on-one.

Thomas is currently taking an unofficial visit to UCLA this weekend with PG Quinn Cook. However, Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, and Arkansas are still in the mix.

2. 6'7'' SF LeBryan Nash

LeBryan Nash plays basketball and makes things look easy. He has great leaping ability, and also a very good jump shot.

Nash has one of the best skill sets in the country. Three teams are in the mix for after the University of Arizona lost interest. Kansas, Baylor and Oklahoma State are his final three.

1.6'10'' SF/PF  Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller was once, and still is considered the best player in the 2011 recruiting class. He has great physical gifts at 6-foot-9. He handles the ball better than some guards at 6-foot-9. Not to mention, he scores inside as well as outside.

Miller is the closest thing to Kevin Durant, and has a skill set that exceeds College Basketball expectations. He is visiting Baylor this weekend, and could choose between the Bears and Louisville.

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