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Barnes or Selby?

Posted on: May 4, 2010 10:54 am
Edited on: May 4, 2010 10:54 am
 

Scout.com and Rivals.com have both finalized their Class of 2010 rankings.

Harrison Barnes tops Scout.com's list.

Josh Selby tops Rivals.com's list.

Me?

I'll go with Barnes because he's the total package -- a high-level talent and high-quality young man. There's about a 0.01 percent chance he won't be a successful college and NBA player. Or a Senator. Or President. Or something similarly awesome. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you Barnes might be the single most impressive high school kid I've ever met. He deserves whatever he gets in life, including the No. 1 overall ranking in his class.

Anyway, here's the Top 10 for each:

----- Scout.com's final Class of 2010 rankings -----
  1. Harrison Barnes (North Carolina)
  2. Kyrie Irving (Duke)
  3. Enes Kanter (Kentucky)
  4. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  5. Josh Selby (Kansas)
  6. Brandon Knight (Kentucky)
  7. Tobias Harris (Tennessee)
  8. Terrence Jones (still considering Washington and Kentucky)
  9. Perry Jones (Baylor)
  10. Tristan Thompson (Texas)
----- Rivals.com's final Class of 2010 rankings -----
  1. Josh Selby (Kansas)
  2. Harrison Barnes (North Carolina)
  3. Enes Kanter (Kentucky)
  4. Kyrie Irving (Duke)
  5. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  6. Brandon Knight (Kentucky)
  7. Tobias Harris (Tennessee)
  8. Cory Joseph (Texas)
  9. Perry Jones (Baylor)
  10. Reggie Bullock (North Carolina)
Comments

Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2010 1:05 pm
 

Where is Joe Jackson or Will Barton?




Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2010 7:32 pm
 

Barnes or Selby?

my people in nc tell me that harrison barnes is the best prospect to EVER come to unc....and that sounds almost rediculous considering the previous names to come to chapel hill!




Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2010 12:16 pm
 

Barnes or Selby?

Right Canuck.  Rivals and Scout just released the final rankings for 2010 that dropped Knight closer to where he belongs.  However, before this update, I'm pretty sure Rivals had Knight listed as the highest-ranked player in the class, and the ESPN had him as the #1 point guard.  I can't remember where Scout had him, but I was just commenting that I never thought is was this close, and it turns out that I was right; Barnes, Irving, and Selby are all definitely better college prospects.  I don't know anything about Sullinger or Kanter though.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2010 10:55 pm
 

Barnes or Selby?

Both Rivals and Scout have Irving ahead of Knight too, so you're "biased" opinion also appears to be the consensus. It'll be interesting to watch the UNC/Duke games next year, as both teams appear to be strong on paper.



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2010 9:40 pm
 

Barnes or Selby?

I think it's telling—and unfortunate—that the CBS community has not commented on an interesting topic about basketball by Parrish, but has made three pages worth of comments (so far) on Parrish's thread about Coach Calipari possibly being interested in listening to a job offer form the Chicago Bulls, despite this thread appearing hours earlier.  Oh well...I'll respond to Parrish's basketball post.

I would rank Harrison Barnes higher than Selby, but I'm a lot more familiar with his game than with Selby's.  I've been following his recruiting for two years, and I definitely remember seeing highlight videos of his sophomore year in high school that amazed me.  I could not agree more with Parrish about his outstanding character.  He shows genuine respect for everyone whom he talks to, and he seems like a really scholarly and pleasant kid.  I really wish Duke hadn't let him slip away, especially to the Tarheels.  As for Selby, I'm fairly unfamiliar with his game, but I can't imagine that I'd be as impressed as I am with Barnes coming into their freshmen years in college.

Does anyone else wonder why Brandon Knight was so highly ranked for a long time?  I remember seeing him ranked as the number one prospect, or at least the number one point guard on multiple sites, so I checked out his game.  Kyrie Irving, I thought (biasedly of course) blew him out of the water in terms of talent and basketball intelligence, so I wouldn't even rank Knight the top PG.


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