Here it is it took some time and consideration, we have been present throughout the season to watch our listed prospects compete against each other. There is no substitute for seeing kids live and in person. HoopDreamsMag.com has traveled all summer long and has seen prospects from all over the region compete.
At times evaluators in the scouting business walk a thin line between potential and production. This is constantly an argument/disagreement within the office, as we all have seen the prospects in different settings such as camps, AAU, as well as their high schools.
So as we start our first segment of updated rankings, we would like for you to take in consideration that a committee of evaluators have thought long and hard about this and will certainly continue to be out when the high school season starts.
Today we bring you our updated 2014 rankings. There is no secret who the number #1 player in the class of 2014 is.
#1 Chris McCullough 6’9 has all the tools that scream star power, has developed an outside touch that has defenders confused on how to guard him. He rebounds well, runs the floor like a deer. Chirs has antangebles that you cant teach, size, length, and moblity. McCullough has proven all summer long that he can produce at a high level no matter the competition.
#2 Abdul Malik Abu 6’8 Has jumped leapes and bounds this summer, he has developed a skill set that can translate to the next level. Abu took to the EYBL with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove, cream always rises to the top as ABu stood out as a fan favorite walking away with MVP honors.
#3 Goodluck Okonoboh 6’9 Has held the title as one of the best shoot blockers in the country for the last two years. Now the race is over and he is the best shoot blocker in the country, when we speak of a skill set transiting to the next level Okonoboh defence is a skill set that will do just that. Witha growing offensive game look for him to have a great high school season.
#4 Jared Terrell the 6’3” combo guard has a college ready frame with explosiveness that translates to the next level. Terrell has improved his jump shot along with his ball handling skill level and looks to make the transistion as a lead guard.
#5 Kaleb Joseph 6’3” has all the tools intangibles that any high major point guard should have. Has the abilities to make shots while in transition, and has gotten more athletic. Look for him to guide Cushing Academy towards an AA championship.
Notable Stock Risers
#6 Tory Miller moves up from #11, the big man has made a statement all summer long.
#7 Bonzie Colson moved up from #20 no matter the stage, Colson produces.
#18 Sammy Mojica moved up from #25 the do it all guard, produces.