Wednesday, May 18, 2011

UPDATED!- Class of 2012 Rankings

The Class of 2012 is probably one of the most talented, deepest classes Indiana has seen in a while. With a plethora of Division I prospects, including some of the top prospects in the nation, this class could rival that of any other state. When there is this much talent it makes ranking the players pretty difficult, and I ended up having to put legitimate Division I prospects in the 40's. That being said, here is the Indiana Recruiting Guide's updated look at the top 50 prospects for the Class of 2012.

Updated July 23, 2011

1. Gary Harris: 6'4'' Shooting Guard, Hamilton Southeastern H.S.
Offers From: Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, IUPUI, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon State, Alabama
Interest From: Kentucky
Gary is a very strong and athletic perimeter player. He really likes to attack the rim and has a good mid-range game. Good defender. As he continues to improve his 3-point shooting he will become an even better prospect. I watched him play quite a bit at the Top 100 Showcase, and while he didn't exactly dominate, you could tell that he was the top player at the event. I think he will make an instant impact wherever he decides to play his college ball.
2. Jeremy Hollowell: 6'7'' Small Forward, Lawrence Central H.S.
Committed: Indiana University
He has had a huge month of July so far and has asserted himself as one of the elite prospects in the country. I watched him score at will throughout the Adidas Invitational, showcasing good range on his 3-point shot. Hollowell handles the ball well for his size, and uses his length and athleticism to be a match-up nightmare for defenses. Until this summer a knock on him had been his lack of aggressiveness, but from what I have seen of him that is no longer a problem.
3. Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell: 5'11'' Point Guard, Park Tudor H.S.
Committed: Indiana University
He is one of the quickest guys in the state, especially when handling the basketball. Yogi looks to penetrate the defense and score, which he usually does at will. He will need to keep working on his outside shooting, but he has been improving in that area. After watching him at the Adidas Invitational I came away impressed with how he had improved his shooting. Should make an impact right away for Coach Crean and the Hoosiers.
4. Glenn Robinson III: 6'6'' Small Forward, Lake Central H.S.
Committed: University of Michigan
The son of former Purdue great, Glenn Robinson, Glenn III has a great body type and runs the floor very well. He can handle the ball and score off either the catch or the dribble. He has added probably 15-20 pounds of muscle since the winter and that has really helped him out on the court. He was arguably the best player at the Top 100 Showcase and has had a very good July. I expect him to become one of the top contributors at Michigan within a few years.
5. Hanner Perea: 6'8'' Power Forward, La Lumiere School
Committed: Indiana University
Hanner may have the most potential of any player in this class. However, his skill is still pretty raw and may be a couple years away from being a force in the Big 10. He is very strong and athletic which gives him the ability to guard many different positions. He is a great rebounder and uses his athleticism to block some shots. Also, Hanner gets up and down the floor well and can score in transition. It seems like every game I watched of his he threw down at least 1 or 2 ESPN worthy dunks, however that is about all he would do on the offensive end. Still a great talent and could give IU some good minutes off the bench right away.
6. Ron Patterson: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Broad Ripple H.S.
Committed: Indiana University
Ron has a little more of an "old-school" offensive game. He isn't the best athlete in this class, but he finds many different ways to score. He has good strength which allows him to finish through contact when attacking the basket. He is a good, not great shooter and will need to continue to develop in that area. He shows some flashes of bad attitude which will need to be worked out before stepping foot in Bloomington.
7. Ronnie Johnson: 5'10'' Point Guard, North Central H.S.
Committed: Purdue University
Yes, he is small. However, Ronnie does not let his height stop him from picking apart a defense. He shots the ball well from the outside with great range and is a great passer. Even though defenders are often taller than him by 3-4 inches, he is quick enough to create space and get open shots. He has been as impressive this month as anybody else in this class. Ronnie is a winner who will take over the game when his teams needs it most.
8. Austin Burgett: 6'8'' Small Forward, Avon H.S.
Committed: University of Notre Dame
Austin can play either the 3 or the 4 spot at the next level. He is a good 3-point shooter and runs the floor very well for his size. I like his versatility and the he can score in a variety of ways. Will need to get in the weight room and get a little stronger, but he still does a very good job on the boards at both ends of the court. Showed that he is a very good shot blocker at the Adidas Invitational.
9. Kellen Dunham: 6'5'' Shooting Guard, Pendleton Heights H.S.
Committed: Butler University
He is the best shooter in Indiana's Class of 2012. Dunham moves very well off the ball, and is always ready to shoot. Has a very good offensive mind-set and overall basketball IQ. He isn't the greatest athlete, but works hard to get open and is smart enough to find a way to score. Also has a very quick first step when going to the basket. Very good pick-up for Coach Brad Stevens.
10. Raphael Davis: 6'5'' Shooting Guard, La Lumiere
Committed: Purdue University
Very good shooter, can really fill it up in a variety of ways. Davis is a great competitor and works hard on the defensive end of the floor. He is a good rebounder from the guard spot. Has a tendency to force the action at times, but overall, Raphael is good in-state recruit for Coach Painter and the Boilermakers. Davis has decided to transfer to La Lumiere for his final season.
11. Nick Osborne: 6'8'' Power Forward, Muncie Central H.S.
Offers From: Ball State, Fordham, IPFW, Loyola, Miami (OH), Ohio, Xavier
Interest From: Stanford, Alabama, Boston College, Butler, Oklahoma State
Great rebounder on both ends of the court. Also, Nick has the skills to face up to the basket and score with his mid-range game, or use post moves with his back to the basket. I really like his body-type and all-around skills. Probably the one of the 2 or 3 strongest players in this class, but it causes him to get into foul trouble sometimes. He should become a very good mid-major player.
12. DeJaun Marrero: 6'6'' Small Forward, Bowman Academy
Offers From: Xavier, Purdue, Ohio State, Memphis, Indiana, Illinois, DePaul, Cincinnati, Minnesota
Interest From: Kansas, Florida
Marrero runs the floor very well and is a great rebounder at both ends of the court. He needs to work on developing his shooting range, but already has a very good inside game for his size. A lot of his offers and interest came pretty early, and his recruiting has slowed down recently but he is still an elite prospect.
13. Eron Harris: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Lawrence North H.S.
Offers From: Wisconsin, Dayton, Kent State, Ball State, Evansville, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, Buffalo
Interest From: New Mexico, Xavier
Eron has totally blown up. He went from having just low to mid-major offers to being only of the most hotly sought after recruits in the state. He is very athletic and can shoot the ball very well. Very impressed with his play at the Adidas Invitational, and obviously many college coaches were as well.
14. Patrick Ingram: 6'2'' Shooting Guard, North Central H.S.
Offers From: Iowa, Indiana State, Loyola, Southern Illinois, Ball State, St. Louis
Interest From: Tennessee
Ingram is quick and athletic, likes to attack the rim. He has not been a go to player to this point in high school, but he will have to shoulder a bigger load this year as D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is gone. He has had a huge month of July and I was very impressed with his play at the Adidas Invitational. Interest around Ingram continues to grow.
15. D.J. Balentine: 6'1'' Point Guard, Kokomo H.S.
Offers From: Indiana State, IPFW, Loyola, Missouri State, Evansville, Wright State
Considering: Tennessee, Miami (OH)
Balentine is a very good shooter which allows him to stretch the defense and open up other teammates, or lets him penetrate and get to the basket. He is a big, strong body that can absorb quite a bit of contact when going to the basket. Showcased a very good pull up jumper in transition at the Adidas Invitational.
16. Michael Ramey: 6'4'' Shooting Guard, Southport H.S.
Offers From: Ball State, Fordham, St. Joseph's (PA), IPFW, Gardner-Webb, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, Southern Illinois
Interest From: Clemson, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, VCU, Virginia Tech
Great outside shooter, one of the best strokes in the state which helped him shoot over 50% from beyond the arc as a junior. Ramey will need to develop more of a game off the dribble, but his shooting alone makes him a solid mid-major prospect.
17. R.J. Hunter: 6'5'' Small Forward, Pike H.S.
Committed: Georgia State University
With his father, Ron Hunter, accepting the job at Georgia State, there was speculation as to if R.J. would remain at Pike for his senior season. R.J. is a long, lean wing player who can score in many different ways. He is a good outside shooter and can also put the ball on the floor and create his own shot. He will need to bulk up over the summer and has had some injury problems, but when he is healthy he is one of the top talents in the class.
18. Jared Drew: 6'5'' Small Forward, Cathedral H.S.
Offers From: Wisconsin Green-Bay, Indiana State, IPFW, IUPUI, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Evansville, St. Louis, Lamar, Loyola
Interest From: Boston College, Tennessee, Wichita State, Missouri State
Good in the open court and when running the floor. He has good length which makes him a solid defender, and he can guard multiple possessions. Jared has a good mid-range game, very good around the basket too. I have been impressed with him this month and expect interest to continue to pick up around him.
19. Kellon Thomas: 5'11'' Point Guard, Southport H.S.
Offers From: Georgia State, Loyola, IUPUI, IPFW, Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois UC-Davis, Kennesaw State, Morehead State, Gardner-Webb, Belmont
Interest From: Tennessee, Wright State, Western Kentucky, Butler, Wichita State
Kellon is a scoring point guard who is always looking to attack the basket. He is very strong for his size and finishes well inside. Can be effective from the perimeter as well. He has a tendency to get a little sloppy with the ball when closely guarded, but overall he tends to make things happen on the offensive end.
20. Jacobby Bledsoe: 5'10'' Point Guard, Hamilton Southeastern H.S.
Offers From: Georgia State, Drake, Oregon State, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Creighton, Eastern Michigan, Evansville, Navy
Interest From: Dayton, Michigan State, Tennessee, Southern Illinois, Ball State
Very quick and a great ball handler. He creates well for himself as well as his teammates. Good defender. I was impressed with the progress he had made on his outside shooting ability when I saw him play at the Adidas Invitational. Can for the action a little bit sometimes, but for the most part he makes things happen on the offensive end. One of the better point guards in the class.
21. Obij Aget: 7'1'' Center, La Lumiere School
Offers From: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri
Interest From: Indiana, Tennessee
Aget is a huge project, no pun intended. I really like his athleticism for such a long body, but he just doesn't have a lot of basketball skill right now. I am probably not as high on him as some people because I just don't see him developing into much more than a guy who can average 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks a game at the next level. His size alone demands collegiate interes
t, but I do not expect him to have a tone of success at the DI level.
22. Edward Seay: 6'9'' Power Forward, Merrillville H.S.
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Interest From: Northern Illinois, Dayton, Loyola, Jacksonville, Western Michigan, San Francisco, Illinois State
Seay had one of the best days out of anyone at the Top 100 Showcase. His length and athleticism for a big guy grabs the attention of any college coach in attendance. He is a very good shot blocker and rebounder. I like his offensive potential, he should develop into a very good post presence who can face-up and get around slower defenders. Interest around Seay should continue to pick up, I have heard through a source that Michigan has been following him.
23. J.T. Yoho: 6'5'' Shooting Guard, Eastern Greene H.S.
Offers From: Bowling Green, IPFW, Gardner-Webb, Wright State
Interest From:
Very crafty on the offensive end, he has a very good mid-range pull up jumper and is also a very good 3-point shooter. His size allows him to play the 2 or the 3 and he handles the ball well enough to even play the point if he has too. I was very impressed with his play at the Best of the Midwest. He will go in and score right away for a mid-major school.
24. Jermaine Myers: 6'0'' Point Guard, Culver Academy
Offers From: Ball State, Drake, Indiana State, Ohio, Valparaiso
Interest From: UNLV
Good floor general who lead Culver Academy to the state title game this year. Very heady point guard who can also score it. He will be a very good mid-major point guard from the day he steps on campus.
25. Rhett Smith: 6'7'' Small Forward, Sullivan H.S.
Committed: Indiana State University
Very nice combo-forward who can play either the 3 or the 4 spot. Good athlete who handles the ball well for a big guy.
26. Elijah Ray: 6'6'' Power Forward, Bowman Academy
Offers From: Valparaiso, Indiana State
Interest From: Iowa, Harvard, Iowa State, Tennessee, Boston College, Marquette, Illinois, UC-Irvine
Very strong body, he has a great game down low for being a little undersized. Elijah's combination of strength and athleticism gives him an advantage on the boards against bigger opponents. I was very impressed with him at the Top 100. He will be a very good mid-major player.
27. Joe Reed: 6'8'' Power Forward, Center Grove H.S.
Offers From: Toledo, IPFW, Lewis (DII)
Interest From: Stetson, American, Ball State, Miami Ohio, Belmont, IUPUI, Wright State, Northern Kentucky
He has really been picking up interest this month. I was very impressed with him at the Adidas Invitational. Joe runs the floor well and is a good athlete for a post player. He has a good face up game and good footwork in the post. As he continues to develop he should pick up a few more offers.
28. Ryan Weber: 6'6'' Small Forward, Roncalli H.S.
Offers From: Drake, IPFW, Gardner-Webb, Lamar
Interest From: Richmond, Northeastern, Furman, Stetson, Belmont, Indiana State, Eastern Kentucky
Ryan is very versatile, he could play either the 3 or the 4, but will probably be on the wing in college. He has good post skills offensively, and also a very good mid-range game. He has been working hard on his ball handling which will really give him an all-around offensive game.
29. Logan Irwin: 6'0'' Point Guard, Wawassee H.S.
Committed: Stetson University
Logan has a great mid-range game and is a big time scorer. He likes to penetrate and pull-up. He became one of my favorite guys to watch this month. He is a tireless worker and a great on-ball defender. You know your team is in good hands when your best player is also your hardest worker, and that is exactly what Logan is.
30. Jalen Pendleton: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Evansville Bosse H.S.
Offers From: Indiana State
Interest From: Missouri State, Tennessee State, Evansville
Pendleton is a strong guard who uses his body well to get inside and score. He is a very good rebounder from the guard spot. I saw him play at Best of the Midwest and he is a very good on-ball defender. He likes to penetrate and finish in the paint. Will need to develop more of a perimeter game.
31. Dylan Langkabel: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Morristown H.S.
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Interest From: Butler, Valparaiso, Wright State, Detroit, New Mexico
32. Harry Willis: 6'2'' Shooting Guard, Ben Davis H.S.
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Interest From: Butler, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Xavier
33. Matt O'Leary: 6'7'' Power Forward, Terre Haute North H.S.
Offers From: Jacksonville, Lafayette, Lewis (DII), St. Francis (NAIA)
Interest From: Ball State, Wright State, Evansville
34. Kendall Waters: 5'9'' Point Guard, Pendleton Heights H.S.
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Interest From: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Eastern Kentucky
35. Brent Calhoun: 6'8'' Center, Warren Central H.S.
Offers From: Lamar, Appalachian State
Interest From: Evansville, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, IUPUI, Valparaiso, St. Louis
36. Tyler Alderman: 6'9'' Power Forward, Fishers H.S.
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37. David Heckman: 6'7'' Power Forward, Roncalli H.S.
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38. Steve Hawkins: 6'8'' Power Forward, Bowman Academy
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39. Brad Hartman: 6'7'' Power Forward, Union County H.S.
Offers From: Jacksonville
Interest From: Navy, Eastern Kentucky
40. Tyler Corey: 5'11'' Point Guard, Lawrence Central H.S.
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41. Rashad Richardson: 6'4'' Small Forward, Lafayette Jefferson H.S.
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42. Adam Botts: 5'11'' Point Guard, Muncie Central H.S.
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43. Riley Rapp: 6'1'' Shooting Guard, Guerin Catholic H.S.
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44. Petey Balls: 6'0'' Point Guard, Lawrence North H.S.
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45. Michael Lenz: 6'0'' Point Guard, Brebuef Jesuit H.S.
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46. Grant Meyer: 6'0'' Point Guard, Silver Creek H.S.
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47. Cody Woodbury: 6'3'' Shooting Guard, Winchester Community H.S.
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48. Keegan Kincaid: 6'1'' Point Guard, Switzerland County H.S.
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49. Keith Cochran: 6'9'' Center, Bluffton H.S.
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50. Trevor Thompson: 6'10'' Center, Ben Davis H.S.
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