Today we bring you our updated 2017 rankings. This was by far the hardiest class to rank because at a young age, these prospects have yet to begin to reach their full potential. We based our ranking according to a three-part evaluation.
1: Potential – Will the prospect become an impact player once in college.
2: Skill Set – Does the prospect have a high level developing skill set.
3: Pro ability – Prospect has a chance to become a professional, NBA, Euro, etc.
So there you have it, the method behind the madness of HoopDreamsMag.com,
The #1 player in the class of 2017 goes to Jermaine Samuels at 6’6 Samuels has the motor of an old mustang that continues to run. If developed as a guard he has the potential to become one the best players we have seen in a long time. A great skill set for his age and has not finished growing.
#2 Kimani Lawrence 6’6 wing with an amazing upside, as a great skill set, great range on his jumper, can create off the dribble as well as finish above the rim. Lawrence plays well in traffic as well as in space, will be one to watch for years to come.
#3 Thomas Murphy 6’7” athletic forward that has not begin to scratch his potential, rebounds well in and out of area, can shoot the 15 footer and plays hard, has NBA DNA in his blood stream.
#4 Hassan French 6’5 combo forward who likes to punish defenders any way he knows how, can take guys off the dribble, find teammates in transition, and score the basketball. He will be one to watch at Commonwealth Academy.
#5 Tremont Waters pound for pound one of the most exciting players in the region. Has begin to grow into his body frame as of lately, continues to add range on his jump shot. Waters is what one would call a table setter who can score.
#6 Jerome Dosrosiers of Northfield Mount Hermon has all the tools that scream elite, athletic and able to create separation on his jump shot, has the skill set to be a national prospect
#7 Sunday Okeke has raw ability that he doesn’t even know he has as of yet, rebounds with the best of them, and has a knack for finding the ball. You cant teach motors and Sunday plays hard every time he steps on the floor, once his skill level develops he will be a great prospect.
#8 Jordan Hardwick talented has the tools to be an elite player, a natural wing who needs to become more aggressive long term. Great skill set along with intangibles you can’t teach, length and size.
#9 Shyheim Hicks Scoring combo guard who has the ability to create for others, decent range on his jumper, and a nightmare for defenders when he is going down hill. Great size and court vision to eventually move to the point guard spot full time.
#10 Jaecee Martin Great lead guard who knows how to score when his team needs him to, as well as facilitates when he needs to. Will be an impact player this season as he starts his high school career.
Click Link: Updated 2017 Rankings