Friday, May 16, 2008

Northstar Basketball's Top 15 in the Class of 2008

I would like to take some time and provide you my personal rankings of the 15 best players in the class of 2008. For this, I will be basing it solely on a player's game, and not how I project them to succeed in the NCAA or the NBA. I will not include post-grads and fifth year players such as Devin Ebanks and John Riek. Well, here it is:

Rank. Name, Position, High School (State), College
1. Brandon Jennings, PG, Oak Hill Academy (VA), Arizona
2. Samardo Samuels, PF, St. Benedict's (NJ), Louisville
3. Greg Monroe, PF, Helen Cox (LA), Georgetown
4. Tyreke Evans, G, American Christian Academy (PA), Memphis
5. Jrue Holiday, G, Campbell Hall (CA), UCLA
6. Demar DeRozan, SG, Compton (CA), USC
7. Willie Warren, G, North Crowley (TX), Oklahoma
8. Scotty Hopson, SG, University Heights (KY), Tennessee
9. Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Norcross (GA), Wake Forest
10. BJ Mullens, C, Canal Winchester (OH), Ohio St.
11. Kemba Walker, PG, Rice (NY), UConn
12. Ed Davis, PF, Benedictine School (VA), North Carolina
13. Elliot Williams, SG, St. George's (TN), Duke
14. Jamychal Green, PF, St. Jude (AL), Alabama
15. Delvon Roe, F, St. Edward (OH), Michigan St.

Here is a summary of the players by state and NCAA conference, of those with multiple players:
CA: 2
OH: 2
VA: 2

ACC: 3
Big East: 3
Pac-10: 3
Big 10: 2
SEC: 2

I think Brandon Jennings is far and away the best player in America. Although this class does not have the major star power as the 2006 and 2007 classes, there is a nice group of talent. These 15 players are, in my opinion, the best in the nation. Look for them on a national stage in the years to come, as they have all the skills to succeed.

Note- information on high schools, positions, etc. is from

Note- photo is of Brandon Jennings, and is from

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