Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Final Class of 2011 Rankings (1-25)

After a great 4 years of high school, culminating with the 2011 season, this list of players has stood above the rest. Here is the final Indiana Recruiting Guide Class of 2011 Rankings. If you see any glaring absences or a player we have listed as "Undeclared" is, in fact, committed please email me at!

1. Marquis Teague: 6'2'' Point Guard, Pike H.S.
University of Kentucky
Not only is he the top player in Indiana, Teague is arguably the #1 player in the nation. He is very explosive going to the basket, and finishes well around the rim. He has good strength which allows him to draw contact and get to the free throw line. His first step is amazing. Teague is a perfect fit for the Dribble-Drive Offense at UK.
2. Cody Zeller: 6'11" Power Forward, Washington H.S.
Indiana University
This is finally the last Zeller that will show up in Indiana recruiting news for quite some time. The youngest of the star brothers plays much like Tyler, he runs the floor very well for a big man, is a great rebounder, and has a good mid-range game. Cody is a great pick up for IU, and I expect him to help take the Hoosiers back to the top of the NCAA rankings.
3. Braden Dawson: 6'6'' Small Forward, Lew Wallace H.S.
Michigan State
Very athletic, top level rebounder for a wing player. He crashes the offensive boards very well. He is becoming a better outside shooter, but still has some work to do. His size and length causes serious match-up problems for defenders. Dawson will be a great player for Coach Izzo and the Spartans.
4. Nic Moore: 5'10'' Point Guard, Warsaw Community H.S.
Illinois State
Moore is one of the best pure scorers in the state. He can shoot the ball from deep as well as take it to the basket. He is a great penetrator and uses his strength to finish around the rim. Has the potential to become one of the better mid-major players in the country
5. Michael Chandler: 6'10'' Center, Lawrence North H.S.
Central Florida
Chandler is a great rebounder and shot blocker. He is a true defensive stopper in the lane. His offensive game needs some fine tuning, but he is strong and athletic which allows him to get some easy buckets down low. Has de-committed from both Louisville and Xavier.
6. Darwin "Dee" Davis: 5'10'' Point Guard, Bloomington South H.S.
Davis is as quick as they come. He is a very pesky defender. Nobody is better at running the fast-break, he is great at changing speeds and directions, and can find the open man or finish on his own. If he can become a better outside shooter his game would really take off to the next level.
7. Andy Smeathers: 6'6'' Small Forward, Center Grove H.S.
An overall good athlete. He can light it up from outside, is a good passer, and attacks the rim well. If he can add some muscle he could become just as dominate as Gordon Hayward was at Butler.
8. Justin Gant: 6'8'' Power Forward, Terre Haute North Vigo H.S.
Indiana State
Gant's offensive skills are great all-around. He can shoot very well, he handles the ball well for a power forward, and he is a great passer. He runs the floor very well. In order to become even more dominate, he will need to get stronger and develop some more back to the basket moves.
9. Antonio Wilson: 6'8'' Power Forward, Elmhurst H.S.
Super athlete. He is very long, and runs the floor well for his size. He uses his athletic ability well on the defensive side and is a good rebounder. Wilson needs to work hard to become more of an offensive presence. Would be a very good Mid-Major player, but is probably going the Junior College route first.
10. Austin Etherington: 6'6'' Small Forward, Hamilton Heights H.S.
Indiana University
He is a great scorer, can really shoot from the outside. His length makes him very tough to guard on the perimeter. He will need to become a better defender in order to be able to guard the athletes in the Big 10. Should be a solid 4 year contributor at IU.
11. Alex Pritchett: 6'7'' Power Forward, Beford North Lawrence H.S.
Wright State
Great shooter for his size, also a very solid rebounder. Will need to work on his post game to become more of a true power forward in college. He is a hard worker so I am sure he will make the needed improvements. I expect big things from Pritchett.
12. Kendall Griffen: 6'5'' Small Forward, Avon H.S.
Wright State
He is a very good inside scorer, uses his body well, good at drawing contact. He works very hard at all times. Griffen needs to add more perimeter skills to be more effective at the next level.
13. Adonis Filer: 6'3'' Point Guard, Hammond Bishop Noll H.S.
Brewster Academy
The Indiana All-Star averaged 15.9 points per game this season for State Runner-Up Bishop Noll. I think that after a year of Prep School he will become a solid Division I player.
14. Austin Richie: 6'2'' Shooting Guard, Lowell H.S.
Western Michigan
Richie exemplifies everything I think an old-school Indiana High School Basketball player should be. First off, he will literally shoot from anywhere on the court, and make it. He is maybe the best shooter in the state, and can simply fill it up. Needs to get stronger, but he will be a big time scorer for the next 4 years in college.
15. Jeremiah Jones: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Merrillville H.S.
He is a very good leaper, attacks the basket with lots of explosiveness. However, he tends to settle for way too many outside shots. If he accepts his role and becomes more of a slasher, he could be a good player for a small D1 school. However, he most likely will be attending prep school next season.
16. Jonny Marlin: 5'11'' Point Guard, Center Grove H.S.
Marlin is a true "floor general." He is a good shooter, and a great ball handler and passer. I expect him to be a great point guard for Coach Fife and IPFW.
17. P.J. Boutte: 5'8'' Point Guard, T.C. Howe H.S.
He is one of the quickest players in the state. His ball-handling is simply amazing, and his passing is about the same. Obviously he is small, but there is nobody better at getting up and down the floor than P.J. I think he will be a great fit at Detroit.
18. Chris Page: 6'4'' Shooting Guard, Plainfield H.S.
He is long and has good leaping ability. He does a very good job of getting to the rim. He shoots the ball well from the outside, but will need to improve his ball handling so he can go around defenders at the next level.
19. Max Landis: 6'1'' Point Guard, Perry Meridian H.S.
Landis is a very solid basketball player. He does everything pretty well, shooting, ball-handling and passing. He will need to get in the weight room and add some pounds to be able to handle the ball pressure at the D1 level.
20. Joe Crisman: 6'4'' Shooting Guard, Munster H.S.
His main draw back is that he is not overly athletic. Crisman is a good all-around player with no blaring weaknesses. He defends well and is a strong kid. Should be a nice player at Loyola.
21. Zac VanDeWater: 6'4'' Shooting Guard, Whitko H.S.
Indiana Wesleyan
VanDeWater turned down lots of serious D1 interest to attend IWU. He is a very good scorer, shoots well from outside and uses lots of good fakes to get to the basket and finish around the rim. He and future teammate Tyler Greathouse could be the foundation to lead IWU to a NAIA national title.
22. Josh Gentry: 6'4'' Small Forward, Pike H.S.
North Dakota
Gentry is very athletic. He attacks the rim well for his size. Plays very good defense. He will need to work on his shooting range.
23. Tyler Greathouse: 6'8'' Power Forward, Columbus North H.S.
Indiana Wesleyan
Greathouse is part of a stellar recruiting class for IWU. Between him and Zac VanDeWater, they picked up two prospects with D1 offers. He is a great shooter for his size which allows him to really expand the defense. He is a very good rebounder as well. Will be dominate at IWU.
24. Dustin Smith: 6'2'' Shooting Guard, Eastern Hancock H.S.
Maine Central Institute
Smith has really been shooting up the rankings since this summer. He is a lights out shooter, especially when he is able to catch and shoot. He likes to run around screens and moves very well without the ball. He as become a much better ball handler, but will need more work so he can create more shots for himself. Smith is a solid small D1 or D2/D3 prospect after he attends Prep School.
25. Michael Albrecht: 5'11'' Point Guard, Crown Point H.S.
Northfield Mount Hermon Prep
"Spike" is a good shooter, good passer, an overall solid point guard. Could run an offense for a small D1 or D2 school after spending a year at Prep School.

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