Last Update: April 26
1. Andre Drummond C (Undecided)- Drummond is by far the top prospect in the class of 2012 and can be labeled as what people hope Anthony Davis will develop into. He has an unbelievable combination of size, athleticism, and skill that rarely occurs and can be compared to Amare Stoudemire. He has the low-post game and rebounding ability to be an elite big-man but also has the ball-handling, quickness, and athleticism to excel on the perimeter. He is able to shoot the short jumper or drive the ball and is an amazing finisher given he is close to seven feet tall and a great athlete. Drummond is also an excellent offensive rebounder and shot-blocker and is a good passer although he is usually able to score even when facing double-teams. Drummond doesn’t have any real weaknesses but he can develop a better post-game and a more consistent perimeter shot. He also needs to be careful to not let all the hype surrounding him get to his head but he has shown no signs of that happening. He will be a program-changing player in college and will be a very good NBA player barring an injury.
2. Isaiah Austin C (Baylor)- Austin is similar to Drummond in the sense that he is a seven footer and has the perimeter skills of a wing player. For his size, he has outstanding ball-handling skills and slashing ability causing him to be a nightmare match-up and has a solid low-post game. He is also a great rebounder and shot-blocker and can make the perimeter shot. The biggest area he needs to work on is getting stronger. It will help him become a better rebounder and defender against other lost-post players. Also, as does every other big man in the country, Austin needs to improve his post-game. He can score over smaller defenders but when he faces guys who are just a couple of inches taller he will need have a variety of post moves. The bottom-line for him is that he is versatile with a lot of potential and has good hands and timing which is important for a big man. Look for him to be an immediate starter for the Bears and to be an impact player as a freshman.
3. Shabazz Muhammad SF (Undecided)- He is an athletic, impact-player who has a great motor and an unbelievable post and mid-range game. Inside the arc, he is nearly impossible to guard since he has a nice mid-range jumper and is a very good slasher. He is also has an excellent post-game for a wing player which allows him to score on the low block against guys if he has trouble on the perimeter. However, the thing that slides him into the top-5 is his potential to lock down guys on defense. He uses his athleticism and quickness to stay in front of his man and to alter shots very effectively and should continue to develop into a defensive threat. Muhammad needs to work on his perimeter shooting more than anything else and can also improve his ball-handling.
4. Brandon Ashley PF (Undecided)- Ashley is the best combo forward in the class of 2012 and has a lot of potential. He is very versatile and can score in multiple ways whether it’s a short jumper, post-up move, or drive to the basket. He also runs the floor very well and is a good shot-blocker due to his length. Ashley is a smart and savvy basketball player too which not only benefits his team but his teammates as well. His rebounding is solid but he needs to get stronger and be a more physical player which would help his defense too. He also needs to improve his foot work and polish his low-post play on both offense and defense. Ashley has the chance to move up even higher in my rankings since he has another full year to develop his skills with his physical abilities already there.
5. DaJuan Coleman C (Undecided)- Unlike most high school big men in the country, Coleman has the strength and post-scoring ability that is already good enough for the college ranks. His size, rebounding, and post-play reminds you of Sean May too. He also has good hands and footwork that a big man needs and is surprisingly athletic for his 6’10”, 280 pound frame. His shot-blocking ability is solid for size and length and he has good arc and touch on his hook shots as well. Some things Coleman needs to work on include his mid-range game (which could give him the ultimate offensive game if developed) and his defensive post-game (he tends to commit too many fouls). He also needs to make sure he doesn’t put on too much more weight and stays in shape. Coleman will average a double-double his freshman year wherever he chooses to go.
6. Kaleb Tarczewski C (Undecided)- Tarczewski is a mobile seven-footer who has good shot-blocking ability and great rebounding skills. His offensive rebounding stands out which keeps the possession alive for his team and allows him to score a lot of put-back points. He also uses the up-and-under move in the post very well and pump-fakes in general. He has good hands and balance too which helps him on the block. The two areas he needs to work at are getting stronger (as does basically every high school big-man) and aggressiveness since he has the ability to be a big-time player. He has a lot of potential due to his physical abilities and fundamentals so expect him to contribute immediately wherever he chooses to go.
7. Rodney Purvis SG (Undecided)- Purvis is an explosive player on both offense and defense and is the best guard in his class. He is very quick and athletic which he uses to be an excellent slasher and excels at both the point and the two since he is a big-time scorer and great passer with good floor vision. He also is dangerous since he nearly always scorers or dishes it off for an assist when he gets into the lane and has the ability to make the acrobatic finish. Purvis has the potential to be a great rebounding guard as well given his solid size and great athletic abilities. He has a respectable mid-range jumper but needs to improve his perimeter shooting to take his game to the next level.
8. Cameron Ridley C (Texas)- He is one of the best rebounders in the class and plays with great toughness. He has great size and length and is a prolific scorer on the low-block. He is also an outstanding shot-blocker who often alters shots when opponents slash into the lane. He has a variety of post moves and has a great motor too and finishes very well above the rim. Ridley needs to keep improving his conditioning so he can play with his high-motor 30-35 minutes a night in college. He can also improve on some counter-moves in the low-post and work on his passing but the Texas-commit should make a huge impact and start for the Longhorns from day one.
9. Ricardo Ledo SG (Undecided)- Ledo is a big-time player who can score in a plethora of ways and is just slightly behind Purvis for the title of best guard in the country. He is able to play both the point guard and shooting guard positions, and is a great passer who can make big plays in clutch situations. Ledo is a good shooter and slasher as well and has good ball-handling skills. The two areas he needs to focus on improving is his strength and decision-making. He has a lot of talent and will only continue to get better. I wouldn’t be surprised if, with his talent, he worked his way close to the top-5. Expect him to be an impact player wherever he goes and to start from day one.
10. Perry Ellis PF (Undecided)- Ellis is a talented big man with great hands and the ability to run the floor. He catches practically every pass that is thrown to him when he’s in the post regardless of its location and excels in transition. He has a good mid-range game where he can knock down the jumper and score when facing the basket. He also provides good help defense in the paint where he accumulates a fair number of blocks. Ellis is a solid ball-handler as well which is good enough to get by his defender. He needs to improve most on his back-to-the-basket game so he can add another dimension to his scoring abilities. He can also improve on his impact on the glass mainly on the offensive end.
11. Amile Jefferson PF (Undecided)- He is a long, athletic, combo forward who plays intelligently and has a lot of potential. He is always looking to score and plays extremely well in transition. Jefferson is also a capable scorer when he’s facing the basket and has a respectable jump shot. The biggest area he needs to improve in is his strength which will help him on the glass and just in general taking the pounding day in and day out that is college basketball. Jefferson can also improve his ball-handling and jump shot but both of those are adequate and are secondary concerns. He has a lot of potential and is barely out of the top ten but don’t be surprised if he jumps in the top six or seven by the time he graduates.
12. Grant Jerrett PF (Arizona)- He is an ever improving big man who has decent size and great length, which allows him to be a good shot-blocker in the lane. He is one of the best scoring big men in the class since he has good moves on the block, a respectable outside shot, and good mid-range game. He has a variety of moves he can score off which is why he is a big-time scorer and has soft hands and good touch too. Jerrett is solid defensively as well but can improve by adding some strength and finishing through contact better. He isn’t very quick or fast but he is athletic and should develop into a great college player. Arizona has once again gotten another impact player who will start from the moment he steps on campus.
13. Gary Harris SG (Undecided)- Harris is an elite defender who has good strength and can handle the ball well. He has good size and length for a two guard as well as good athleticism. He also has great three-point range and is a very good slasher who loves to get to the rim. What makes Harris such a great defender is his length which allows him to get his hands into passing lane, his athleticism that allows him to stay in front of his man, and his body strength. Although he has great range, he needs to improve on his consistency from behind the arc. If he tightens up his ball-handling he has the ability to make the transition to the point guard as well which would definitely help his NBA stock.
14. Rasheed Sulaimon SG (Duke)- Sulaimon is an athletic, big-time scorer who can knock it down from behind the arc, pull-up for a mid-range jumper, or slash to the basket where he either kicks it out to the open man (perfect for Coach K’s system) or finishes in the lane. He is always in attack mode whether he’s on offense or defense and has a quick first step which allows him to get by his initial defender on a consistent basis where he can utilize his excellent mid-range game. Although he isn’t a great defender now, he has a lot of potential and looks to develop into a lock-down defender at the next level given all his physical tools. He can improve some on his ball-handling and strength but he’s another great get for Duke.
15. Tony Parker PF (Undecided)- Parker is a monster rebounder and low-block presence who also has good scoring abilities in the post. He is a great finisher who has unbelievable hands and has good touch around the basket. He also eats up a lot of space and is a good shot-blocker as well. The clear area that he needs to improve on is his conditioning. He has already trimmed down some but he needs to continue to get in better shape so he can play a lot of minutes in college, run the floor, and consistently rebound and play good defense. Look for Parker to be a big-time rebounder in college and to dominate the glass and low-post wherever he chooses to play.
16. Marcus Paige PG (North Carolina)- He is an ideal point guard who can create for his teammates, make excellent decisions, and be an extension of the coach. He has excellent ball-handling skills as well as great speed and quickness which he uses to get by his defender. Once by his defender, has a very nice mid-range game in which he can consistently hit the pull-up jumper. Paige is also a good passer and utilizes his quick hands and feet on defense to pick up steals. He needs to work on getting bigger and stronger for the college ranks and it would be nice if he developed a floater so he could score even when opposing big men tower over him once he gets into the lane.
17. Jarnell Stokes PF (Undecided)- Stokes is a very strong post-player who rebounds well and uses his big body to his advantage. He is a tough big-man who utilizes the base line to his advantage where he consistently scores. However, he needs to develop some post-moves and try to get a little quicker and more agile so he can match-up better against athletic big men. He can also improve his counter-moves and develop a better mid-range game to add to his offensive arsenal. Look for him to be a rebounding machine in college and to begin to dominate once he has a better offensive skill set since he already has the size and mentality to take over games.
18. Kevin Ferrell PG (Indiana)- Ferrell is a true point guard who has an excellent mid-range game and an even better defensive presence. He uses his speed and quickness to get into the lane where he consistently knocks down the mid-range jumper or uses his court vision to dish it to the open man. He also has great body control when he gets into the lane and he can hit the three-pointer with a hand in his face. Ferrell is a solid ball-handler and has good strength for the point as well despite his small stature. He can improve on his decision-making and playing more under control at times but he looks to be a great pick up for the Hoosiers and will play well with center Cody Zeller.
19. Archie Goodwin SG (Undecided)- He has great length and athleticism for the two guard which allows him to excel in rebounding and defense. He is a very good slasher and finishes well once he gets into the lane. Also, although he is streaky, he has good range on his perimeter jump shot and has a pure shot. Goodwin simply has a solid all-around game resulting in sufficient ball-handling skills and above-average rebounding abilities for the two guard. He can improve on his consistency from beyond the arc, his strength, and mid-range game but look for him to be a very good player wherever he ends up signing.
20. L.J. Rose PG (Undecided)- Rose is a pure point guard who has great floor vision and excellent passing abilities. He isn’t the quickest or fastest guard but he uses his size well and has a high basketball IQ. He also can score when needed and has a great three-point shot. His ball-handling skills are very good too which is one of the reasons he so good at dribble-penetration. Rose has great length as well but he needs to obtain a more aggressive mentality and can improve on his defensive consistency. He is the second-best point guard in a class that is thin at the position but it will be interesting to see who ends up being ranked the highest as Marcus Paige is only slightly behind Rose and Ferrell.
21. Daniel Ochefu C (Villanova)- Ochefu is another one of those multi-skilled big-men that the class of 2012 has many of. He’s one of the best at passing out of the post, he’s one of the better ball-handlers among big men, and he has a great face-to-the-basket game highlighted by his ability to step out and hit the jumper. He is also a very intelligent player who can rebound the well and is a great shot-blocker. Ochefu is simply a team-player who will do whatever it takes to win whether he needs to score 25 points or 5 points. He needs to improve on his back-to-the-basket game and run the floor more but he will be a good player at Villanova.
22. Kyle Anderson PG (Undecided)- Anderson is the most versatile player in the class of 2012 standing at 6’8” and having the court vision and passing abilities of a point guard and the post-play of a big small forward. He does not have the best physical attributes but he has an amazing basketball IQ and always makes smart decisions. He has a respectable mid-range jump shot and is a solid rebounder as well. Although, he needs to focus on being able to consistently hit the three-ball and he needs to add some strength to his wiry frame. He also struggles with quick and athletic guys when he’s on defense. However, Anderson will be a huge match-up problem in college for opponents and will intelligently use his strengths to his advantage.
23. Hanner Perea PF (Indiana)- Perea is the best athlete of the class who has great length and will be an impact player for the Hoosiers. He is very raw and undeveloped but is great in transition and is a great finisher. He also rebounds well and is a good shot-blocker. Perea is versatile as well because of his athleticism and length which enables him to guard multiple positions in the front court. He has a lot of skill sets that he needs to develop such as his face-to-the-basket scoring, back-to-the-basket scoring, and general shooting abilities. He is by far the player with the most potential in the class between his physical gifts and raw talent so look for him to be a three or four-year player for Indiana and to make some ESPN top-ten plays of the week.
24. William Goodwin PF (Undecided)- Goodwin is an athletic big-man who loves to start the break and run the floor well. He is a good slasher for a power forward and can hit the perimeter shot with needed time. He is also a good finisher and crashes the offensive glass constantly giving him a good amount of put-backs. However, Goodwin needs to work to develop some post moves and counter-moves so he can be a low-post scorer in the college ranks. He can also improve on his defensive rebounding and learn to box-out opponents more effectively. Expect him to be a solid starter in his beginning years in college and to eventually turn into a great player when he’s an upperclassman.
25. Alex Poythress PF (Undecided)- Poythress has great length and runs the floor very well. He is an excellent rebounder, one of the best perimeter shooters of all the big men, and is a very good finisher. He also passes and handles the ball very well for a big man too. Poythress is a good shot-blocker as well due to his length and athleticism. The clear areas he needs to develop are his back-to-the-basket game and his strength. It will be interesting to see whether he turns into a small forward at the collegiate level or stays in the paint and be a power forward and develop a better post-game.
26. Shaquille Cleare C (Undecided)- Cleare is a big-man with great size and great rebounding abilities. He also has excellent hands in the post and has good touch around the bucket. He has good initial moves too as he uses his strength to just power up a shot around the rim. Cleare also utilizes picks beautifully whether he’s setting up the pick and roll or he’s picking to create shots for his teammates. He needs to improve on his offensive game in general whether it’s his mid-range game or counter-moves. He also looks to be able to get stronger so that should be another priority on his list. Expect him to be a double-double machine wherever he goes due to his impact on the glass and offensive potential.
27. Rosco Allen SF (Undecided)- Allen is a combo forward who is a very good perimeter shooter and has a quick release. He also had good range and consistently knocks down the mid-range jumper no matter where he is on the court. He has a terrific face-to-the-basket game in general and finishes very well around the basket. Allen also plays intelligently and is a good passer as well. He needs to improve on his ball-handling so he can become a better slasher and get stronger so he doesn’t get banged around in the paint. He can also develop some post-moves so he can score on the block and become a better rebounder but it will be interesting to see where he chooses to go to college.
28. Savon Goodman SF (Villanova)- Goodman is a strong and athletic wing player who plays aggressively and loves to attack the basket. He finishes very well especially above the rim and rebounds excellently for his position. He is also versatile on defense being able to guard multiple positions and can pass when he draws multiple big men when he’s cutting to the basket. Goodman needs to really improve his shooting in both the mid-range game and on the perimeter since that would take his game to the next level. If he develops his shooting so he can consistently hit the jumper and three-ball, he has the potential to become a special player given his physical abilities and competitive mentality.
29. Ryan Arcidiacono PG (Villanova)- Arcidiacono is a big-time scorer with ridiculous three-point range and a high basketball-IQ. He is one of the best shooters in the class with a quick release and ability to knock down a deep, fade-away three with a hand in his face. He also exhibits great ball-handling skills with the ability to create his own shot consistently. Arcidiacono has a great mid-range game as well and can hit his shots from anywhere on the court. He can add some muscle to his frame and work to get a little quicker but he will light up the scoreboard with his ability to score and certainly can be compared to Jimmer Fredette.
30. Torian Graham SG (North Carolina State)- Graham is a very good athlete who excels in transition and is a good finisher. He has a nice floater which he often uses since he gets by his defenders so often whether it be via screen or dribble-penetration. He also has excellent range on his three-point shot and has a nice pull-up jumper. However, Graham’s shooting stroke isn’t smooth and has a little hitch in it which is very evident. He can add some muscle to his frame become a better ball-handler so he can evolve into a better slasher. Expect him to be an impact player at North Carolina State and to make some ridiculous dunks in his collegiate career.
31. Ricardo Gathers PF (Undecided)- Gathers is one of the most powerful players in the class regardless of position and is very athletic for a power forward. He is an extremely good finisher and is very quick for his size. His quickness also allows him to get by defenders easily and get easy buckets since no one will stop him when he’s attacking the rim. Gathers catches everything thrown to him as well and seems to make every shot he takes around the rim. However, he needs to improve his outside shooting since at 6’6” he is a little small for power forward. Also, he can improve his ball-handling but he will be very interesting to follow in college given his ridiculous strength but somewhat short frame.
32. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera SG (Undecided)- He is a versatile player who has great size for the point and good strength for any perimeter position. Smith-Rivera has one of the highest basketball-IQ’s in the class and scores consistently and in a variety of ways. A great attribute about him is how frequently he gets to the free throw line and the fact that he consistently knocks them down. He can improve on his perimeter shooting but he has a solid mid-range stroke. Smith-Rivera can also improve his defensive skills but he should be a great contributor at the college level. However, the biggest thing that may hold him back is the fact that he’s not an elite athlete with good quickness and agility.
33. Robert Carter PF (Undecided)- Carter is a good post-player who has great size and strength. He is a great rebounder on both ends, has magnificent hands in the paint, and has the ability to step out and be able to score (which separates him from a lot of other guys). He is also an aggressive scorer which is helped by the fact that he can consistently knock down the mid-range jumper. However, Carter needs to improve on his rebounding since he has the size and strength to dominate the glass. He can also develop better passing abilities but he should be a good player wherever he chooses to commit to.
34. Marcus Smart SF (Undecided)- Smart is a guard with good strength and toughness and also superb intangibles. He is a good athlete who is versatile and helps his team in a plethora of ways. Smart is a good defender due to his ability to stay in front of his opponent well and is also a very good rebounder for the two guard. However, he needs to improve his ball-handling so he can become a better slasher and get by his defender easier. He also really needs to develop a better three-point stroke to become more dangerous on the offensive end. If he develops a better shot, he will be a great talent in that he can help you in every facet of the game.
35. J.P. Tokoto SF (North Carolina)- Tokoto is one of the most athletic players in the country and loves to attack the offensive glass for highlight-reel dunks. He crashes the boards well defensively too for a wing-player and finishes well in the paint. He also excels in transition where he uses his good court vision to dish it off to an open teammate or finishes niftily around the rim. Tokoto flashes great ball-handling skills once in a while as well. However, he needs to improve on his perimeter shooting as well as his mid-range jumper. He can also learn to create more for himself on the offensive end and add some muscle to his frame but he has a lot of potential so don’t be surprised if he works his way into the top-25 by the time he goes on to college.
36. Matt Costello C (Michigan State)- Costello is a skilled post-player who can knock down the perimeter shot and rebound very well. He is surprisingly athletic and is a good defender. He is also versatile since he can play power forward or center which should come in handy at Michigan State. As most high school players, he needs to add some strength to his frame. He can also become a better shot-blocker and post-scorer but should be able to develop both of those attributes under Tom Izzo. Expect him to be an impact player as an upperclassman for the Spartans as he is solid in nearly every aspect of the game.
37. Braxton Ogbueze PG (Florida)- He is a very good point guard in a class thin at the position. He has some of the best ball-handling skills in his year and consistently utilizes dribble-penetration since he is also more athletic than the defender guarding him. He is also able to finish through contact and has a solid stroke. The interesting thing about Ogbueze is that he’s a combo guard trying to develop into a point guard and has made great progress in the past year after running the show for his high school team throughout the whole season. Ogbueze has a lot of upside and is only getting better so don’t be surprised if his stock soars throughout the summer and next basketball season.
38. J-Mychal Reese PG (Undecided)- Reese is a point guard who has good three-point range and very good ball-handling skills. He has a very nice floater that he always hits in the middle of the paint after he blows by his defender. He is also surprisingly explosive and has a great quick first step which allows him to consistently get by his defender. Reese has good court vision as well. The biggest thing he needs to do is get a lot stronger and add a lot of muscle to his small frame. It should be interesting to watch his transition to college because although he plays the point and that’s what he’s built for he plays more like a two guard and scorer.
39. Jeremy Hollowell SF (Indiana)- Hollowell is a good slashing wing who utilizes dribble-penetration to his advantage very often. He has a respectable perimeter shot and good ball-handling skills. He also uses his length to his advantage against smaller defenders and uses his athleticism against bigger, slower defenders. The biggest negative about Hollowell’s game is how inconsistent he is. He could improve his strength and shooting consistency as well. He has a lot of potential since he has so much talent so don’t be surprised if he jumps all the way into the top-25 with the skill set he has and will continue to work on.
40. Devonta Pollard SF (Undecided)- Pollard is a combo forward with great leaping ability. He excels in transition and around the rim where he crashes the boards. He is also a respectable shooter with great physical abilities which helps him when he slashes into the lane. Pollard has good length as well which allows him to accumulate a lot of blocked shots (averaged 5.3 a game as a junior). He needs to develop a better outside shot and some strength to his frame. He could improve his ball-handling as well which would help him in getting to the bucket as well as developing a back-to-the-basket game so he can become a better scorer.
41. Michael Frazier SG (Florida)- Frazier is an excellent shooter who excels in catch and shoot situations. One of my favorite things about him is that he gets involved in the game in every way he can. Even though he’s a shooting guard, he blocks shots, rebounds, and starts the fast break. Frazier also has a quick release and hustles for every loose ball. Like most high schoolers, he needs to get stronger and improve his ball-handling. Improving his ball-handling will allow him to beat opponents off the dribble more often and open up the mid-range game. Florida coach Billy Donovan picked up another great scoring guard with three in the past four years.
42. Nino Jackson SG (Undecided)- Jackson is a combo guard who loves to attack the basket and plays aggressively on offense. He is a good ball-handler with a quick first step which allows him to consistently get in the lane where he can hit the pull-up jumper or use to body control to weave around big men for the lay-up. Jackson also excels in transition due to his athleticism and attack mentality. It will be interesting to see what position he ends up playing since he has the body of a point guard but the skills of a shooting guard. Look for him to be a scorer no matter where he goes or what position he ends up playing at the next level.
43. Wannah Bail PF (Undecided)- Bail is a versatile combo forward with great athleticism and potential. He is an outstanding rebounder who can guard multiple positions and has a good inside game. He also gets by defenders off the dribble easily and consistently knocks down a mid-range jumper a couple feet inside the three-point line. Bail is very strong with the ball as well which doesn’t allow off-the-ball defenders to stick their hands in his driving lane and get a steal. However, he needs to improve on his three-point shot so he can force defenders to consistently play him tight which opens up the driving lane.
44. Winston Shepard SF (Undecided)- Shepard is an athletic wing player who simply gets the ball in the bucket whether it be a short jumper in the paint or a long two out on the wing. He is very versatile given his size and quickness and can guard multiple positions. He also has a great mid-range game since he can shoot over smaller defenders and is a good rebounder too. However, the biggest area he needs to work on is clearly his perimeter shooting. He also needs to develop better ball-handling skills so he can become a better slasher and utilize his mid-range game more. The bottom-line for him is that he could become a much better ball-player and jump a lot in the rankings if he develops his perimeter shot.
45. Justin Anderson SF (Virginia)- Anderson is a freak athlete who gets to the rim at will and is unstoppable in the lane. He can get to the bucket whenever he wants to and finishes strong around the rim. He is also great in transition since he runs the floor extremely well and has good range on his three-point shot when he gets enough arc on it. However, Anderson likes to take too many three-pointers at times and his overall jump shot is flatter than you would like to see. I expect Anderson to improve on these two weaknesses and to climb the rankings as the year progresses.
46. Willie Cauley C (Undecided)- Cauley has great length and athleticism for a big-man and is a game-changer on the defensive end. He is an excellent shot-blocker and good rebounder and runs the floor well too. However, his offensive game is very undeveloped which is what he needs to really focus on. He needs to develop some scoring moves on the post and even step away from the basket if that helps him. Cauley can also add some strength to his frame to improve his overall game.
47. T.J. Warren SF (Undecided)- Warren is a big-time scorer with great three-point range and the ability to put up a lot of points in a small amount of time. He’s more of a catch-and-shoot-type player but he has the ability to create off the dribble-drive and has a big body to bang around with the bigs when he gets into the lane. Warren is also a surprisingly good athlete and plays the game intelligently. However, he needs to develop more consistency on his three-point shot and play with a better motor but his college coach should be able to get all of his talent out of him. Expect him to move up in the rankings as I predict he will improve his perimeter shooting over the summer and his senior year.
48. A.J. Hammons C (Undecided)- Hammons has amazing size for a center yet it surprisingly athletic and runs the floor well. He has great hands and is a good finisher who can score prolifically in the post. His size allows him to finish through contact and he has good length as well. Hammons is also a good rebounder and is simply a presence in the paint. He needs to work on his conditioning and develop a better back-to-the-basket game. He could also become a better rebounder and continue to stay aggressive. Expect him to develop into a beast in the paint between his potential in rebounding and scoring and his natural size and strength.
49. Shawn Smith SG (UCF)- Smith is an extremely athletic slasher who is a streaky shooter but has great range. He can hit the pull-up jumpers in the mid-range game and has the ability to consistently get by his defender to take advantage of that. He also has good floor vision and is able to make good passes as he’s slashing to the basket and multiple defenders converge on him. However, his defense and rebounding aren’t where they could be since he is so athletic. Smith also commits too many turnovers but he will be an impact player at Central Florida due to his athleticism and he should make a big contribution along side 2011 prospect Michael Chandler.
50. Jordan Adams SF (Undecided)- Adams has great range on his three-point shot and has a very nice turn-around jumper at the top of the key. He is an aggressive player who is a big-time scorer and good passer. He also gets into the lane well where he is able to knock down the floater or finish through contact. However, Adams needs to improve on his ball-handling so he can become a better slasher and get by his defender more often to take advantage of his ability to hit the pull-up jumpers at the top of the key. He can also develop a better mid-range shot on both wings but he is a low risk player who you can count on being solid in college.