High School Basketball: ESPN Reveals Final Rankings for ESPN 100

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High School Basketball: ESPN Reveals Final Rankings for ESPN 100

  • Three Duke Commits in the Top 10, including No. 1 Harry Giles
  • Kansas Commit Josh Jackson Jumps to No. 2

ESPN released the final rankings for the class of 2016 with Duke commit Harry Giles remaining No.1 overall in the ESPN 100, while Kansas commit Josh Jackson jumps to the No. 2 spot.

“After evaluating the class of 2016 for years, it developed into one of the strongest classes we have seen in recent history,” said Paul Biancardi, national recruiting director. “While the class doesn’t necessarily have franchise or NBA-level athletes like Anthony Davis, Jahlil Okafor or Andrew Wiggins, it does have heavy star power and future stars in the making. The class has no weak positions, and with quality depth throughout, we expect that talent to blossom over time.”

Kentucky has secured five commits in the Top 25, three in the Top 10, of ESPN 100 with No. 5 Edrice (Bam) Adebayo, Jordan Brand Classic Co-MVPs No. 6 DeAaron Fox and No. 9 Malik Monk, No. 14 Wenyen Gabriel and No. 24 Sasha Killeya. Including Giles, the No. 1 recruit, Duke also has three commits in the Top 10 with No. 3 Jayson Tatum and No. 10 Frank Jackson.

Biancardi added “Last year in college basketball, it was about the outstanding seniors and some dynamic freshmen. Next year, college basketball will be saturated with talent from the freshmen class. The 2017 NBA Draft will be one of the most exciting in years.”

Of the 100 athletes, only six remain uncommitted. The final 2016 recruiting class rankings will be released on Wednesday, April 27. Class rankings may change as the remaining athletes make their college announcements.

Final ESPN100
Class of 2016

Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown/High School College
1. Harry Giles 6’9 230 PF Mouth of Wilson, VA. (Oak Hill) Duke
2. Josh Jackson 6’8 200 SF Napa Valley, CA. (Prolific Prep) Kansas
3. Jayson Tatum 6’8 205 SF St. Louis, MO. (Chaminade) Duke
4. Lonzo Ball 6’5 185 PG Chino Hills, CA. (H.S.) UCLA
5. Edrice (Bam) Adebayo 6’9 235 PF High Point, N.C. (Christian) Kentucky
6. DeAron Fox 6’3 185 PG Katy, TX. (Cypress Lakes) Kentucky
7. Markelle Fultz 6’4 185 PG Hyattsville, MD. (DeMatha) Washington
8. Miles Bridges 6’6 225 SF Huntington W.V. (Prep) Michigan State
9. Malik Monk 6’3 185 SG Bentonville, AR. (H.S.) Kentucky
10. Frank Jackson 6’2 190 PG Highland, UT. (Lone Peak) Duke
11. Terrance Ferguson 6’5 195 SG Dallas, TX. (API) Arizona
12. Jonathan Isaacs 6’10 200 SF Bradenton, FL. (IMG) Florida State
13. T.J. Leaf 6’8 210 PF Foothills, CA. (Christian) UCLA
14. Wenyen Gabriel 6’8 210 PF Wilbrahim, MA. (Wilbrahim & Monson) Kentucky
15. Jarett Allen 6’10 235 C Roundrock, TX. (H.S.) Uncommitted
16. Marques Bolden 6’10 240 C Dallas, TX. (DeSoto) Uncommitted
17. Tony Bradley 6’9 230 C Barlow, FL. (H.S.) North Carolina
18. Omari Spellman 6’9 275 PF Oakdale, CT. (St. Thomas More), Villanova
19. Josh Langford 6’5 215 SG Huntsville, AL. (Madison Academy) Michigan State
20. Kobi Jordan-Simmons 6’4 180 PG Alpharetta, GA. (St. Francis) Arizona
21. Rawle Alkins 6’4 200 SF Raleigh, N.C. (Word of God) Arizona
22. Udoka Azubuike 6’10 280 C Jacksonville, FL. (Potters House) Kansas
23. Vincent (V.J.) King 6’7 200 SF Fairfax, VA. (Paul VI) Louisville
24. Sasha Killeya-Jones 6’9 220 PF Lynchburg, VA. (Episcopal) Kentucky
25. Mustapha Heron 6’4 210 SG Waterbury, CT. (Sacred Heart) Auburn
26. Bruce Brown 6’3 195 SG Saxtons River, VT. (Vermont Academy) Miami-FL
27. Kyle Guy 6’2 180 SG Indianapolis, IN. (Lawrence Central) Virginia
28. Dewan Huell 6’9 215 PF Miami, FL. (Norland) Miami-FL
29. Andrew Jones 6’4 195 SG Irving, TX. (Macarthur) Texas
30. Alterique Gilbert 6’0 180 PG Lithonia, GA. (Miller Grove) UConn
31. Cassius Winston 6’0 180 PG Detroit, MI. (Jesuit) Michigan State
32. Amir Coffey 6’7 195 SF Minneapolis, MN. (Hopkins) Minnesota
33. Braxton Blackwell-Key 6’6 210 SF Mouth of Wilson, VA. (Oak Hill) Alabama
34. Jaylen Fisher 6’1 200 PG Arlington, TN. (Bolton) UNLV
35. Tyus Battle 6’5 200 SF Gladstone, N.J. (Gill-St. Bernard) Syracuse
36. Shomarie Ponds 6’2 180 PG Brooklyn, N.Y. (Jefferson) St. John
37. Zach Collins 6’9 230 C Las Vegas, NV. (Bishop Gorman) Gonzaga
38. Tyler Cook 6’8 230 PF St. Louis, MO. (Chaminade) Iowa
39. Nick Ward 6’8 260 C Gahanna, OH. (Lincoln) Michigan St.
40. Curtis Jones 6’3 180 SG Huntington, W.V. (Prep) Indiana
41. Sam Cunliffe 6’6 190 SF Seattle, WA. (Ranier Beach) Arizona State
42. Tony Carr 6’3 180 PG Philadelphia, PA. (Roman Catholic) Penn State
43. Ty Jerome 6’3 180 PG New Rochelle, N.Y. (Iona Prep) Virginia
44. Javin DeLaurier 6’8 210 PF Belfield, VA. (St. Anne) Duke
45. Trent Forrest 6’3 200 SG Chipley, FL. (H.S.) Florida St.
46. Kameron McGusty 6’5 190 SG Wichita, KN. (Sunrise Christian) Oklahoma
47. Mario Kegler 6’6 220 SF Mouth of Wilson, VA. (Oak Hill) Mississippi St.
48. Xavier Simpson 6’0 175 PG Lima, OH. (Senior) Michigan
49. Kevin Huerter 6’5 195 SG Clifton Park, N.Y. (Shenendehowa) Maryland
50. Robert Williams 6’8 220 PF Vivian. LA. (Caddo) Texas A&M
51. Deron Davis 6’8 230 PF Aurora, CO. (Overland) Indiana
52. Juwan Durham 6’8 210 PF Tampa, FL. (Prep) UConn
53. Yoeli Childs 6’8 230 PF South Jordan, UT. (Bingham) BYU
54. Payton Pritchard 6’1 185 PG West Linn, OR. (H.S.) Oregon
55. Jarron Cumberland 6’3 220 SG Wilmington, OH. (H.S.) Cincinnati
56. Brandon Robinson 6’5 195 SG Douglasville, GA. (Douglas County) North Carolina
57. James Banks 6’11 225 C LaPorte, IN. (LaLumiere) Texas
58. Seventh Woods 6’0 185 SG Columbia, S.C. (Hammonds) North Carolina
59. DeRiante Jenkins 6’5 190 SF Chatham, VA. (Hargrave Military) VCU
60. Ike Anigbogu 6’9 230 C Corona, CA. (Centennial) UCLA
61. Charlie Moore 5’10 160 PG Chicago, IL. (Morgan Park) Uncommitted
62. Anthony Cowan 5’11 PG Washington, D.C. (St. John) Maryland
63. Dejon Jarreau 6’4 180 SG New Orleans, LA. (McDonough) UMass
64. Schneider Herard 6’10 235 C McKinney, TX. (Boyd) Mississippi St.
65. Eli Wright 6’4 190 SG Greenville, S.C. (22 Foot Academy) Mississippi St.
66. Derek Funderburk 6’9 205 PF Chatham, VA. (Hargrave Military) Ohio St.
67. Mitch Lightfoot 6’9 210 PF Tucson, AZ. (Ironwood Ridge) Kansas
68. Chris Lewis 6’7 230 PF Alpharetta, GA. (Milton) Harvard
69. Kristian Doolittle 6’7 215 PF Edmond, OK. (Memorial) Oklahoma
70. Mark Vital 6’5 220 SF Dallas, TX. (API) Baylor
71. Bruno Fernando 6’9 225 C Montverde, FL. (Academy) SMU
72. De’Andre Hunter 6’7 190 SF Philadelphia, PA. (Friends Central) Virginia
73. Jay Huff 6’10 210 PF Durham, N.C. (Voyager) Virginia
74. Matt Moyer 6’8 200 PF South Kent, CT. (Prep) Syracuse
75. Taurean Thompson 6’9 220 PF Wolfeboro, N.H. (Brewster) Uncommitted
76. Abdul Hakim Ado 6’9 225 C Chattanooga, TN. (Hamilton Heights) Mississippi St.
77. Romello White 6’8 215 PF Marietta, GA. (Wheeler) Georgia Tech
78. Vance Jackson 6’7 205 SF Napa Valley, CA. (Prolific Prep) UConn
79. Jonah Matthews 6’2 185 SG Santa Monica, CA. (H.S.) USC
80. Temple Gibbs 6’2 190 SG West Orange, N.J. (Seton Hall Prep) Notre Dame
81. Myles Powell 6’0 210 SG South Kent, CT. (Prep) Seton Hall
82. Tyree Crump 6’2 180 SG Bainbridge, GA. (H.S.) Georgia
83. Zach Norvell 6’4 190 SG Chicago, IL. (Simeon) Gonzaga
84. Markus Howard 5’11 195 SG Henderson, NV. (Findlay) Marquette
85. Sedee Keita 6’10 215 PF Greenville, S.C. (22 Foot Academy) South Carolina
86. Sam Hauser 6’6 190 SF Stevens Point, WI. (H.S.) Marquette
87. Jethro Tshisumpa 6’10 260 C Grundy, VA. (Mission Mountain) Arizona St.
88. Carsen Edwards 5’10 175 PG Humble, TX. (Atascocita) Purdue
89. J.J. Caldwell 5’11 180 PG Houston, TX. (SATCH) Texas A&M
90. Troy Baxter 6’8 195 SF Oldsmar, FL. (Christian) South Florida
91. Deshawn Corprew 6’5 210 SF Winston Salem, N.C. (QED) Uncommitted
92. Quentin Goodin 6’3 190 SG Campbellsville, KY. (Taylor County) Xavier
93. Mamadou Diarra 6’7 210 PF Woodstock, CT. (Academy) UConn
94. Tyrique Jones 6’7 220 PF Saxton’s River, VT. (Vermont Academy) Xavier
95. Alpha Diallo 6’6 195 SF Wolfeboro, N.H. (Brewster) Uncommitted
96. Jared Harper 5’9 PG Atlanta, GA. (Mount Vernon) Auburn
97. Robert Baker 6’9 190 PF Marietta, GA. (Walker) Harvard
98. Seth Towns 6’7 200 SF Columbus, OH. (Northland) Harvard
99. Bryce Aiken 5’9 150 PG Elizabeth, N.J. (Patrick) Harvard
100. Jakolby Long 6’4 195 SG Edmond, OK. (Mustang) Iowa St.

 

Recruiting Class Rankings (as of April 26)

1. Kentucky 21. Arizona State
2. Duke 22. Penn State
3. Arizona 23. Maryland
4. Michigan State 24. Oklahoma
5. UCLA 25. Texas A&M
6. Mississippi 26. Massachusetts
7. Kansas 27. Michigan
8. Virginia 28. NC State
9. Connecticut 29. Iowa
10. Florida State 30. BYU
11. North Carolina 31. Marquette
12. Harvard 32. Washington
13. Miami 33. Villanova
14. Auburn 34. Minnesota
15. Texas 35. Oregon
16. UNLV 36. Ohio State
17. Indiana 37. USC
18. Xavier 38. Georgia
19. Syracuse 39. Iowa State
20. Gonzaga 40. Louisville

 

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