Tag:Class of 2010 recruiting
Posted on: May 4, 2010 10:54 am
Edited on: May 4, 2010 10:54 am

Barnes or Selby?

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.


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)
Posted on: May 1, 2010 7:38 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 7:45 am

Jones picks UW, talks to Calipari, then wavers

Terrence Jones announced at a Friday press conference that he will attend Washington.

But he didn't sign his letter of intent.

And now he's wavering.

And, of course, Kentucky's John Calipari is at the middle of the controversy.

"This is uncharted territory," Tweeted Scout.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep. "T-Jones basically had a wedding, consulted a divorce lawyer and began dating again all in the same day."


The gist of the story is that Jones, a McDonald's All-American from Portland, picked Washington over Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and Oklahoma early Friday while more than 25,000 watched live on the Oregonian's web site. Then, according to Percy Allen of the Seattle Times, Jones ended up on the phone with Calipari for about 15 minutes. It's unclear who called whom. But Allen wrote that the 6-foot-9 forward "seemed pained" after the conversation, and either way, it's true that Jones never actually signed with Washington despite announcing he would sign with Washington.

Jones is now reportedly considering Kentucky again.

There's no timetable for a resolution.
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:02 am

McDonald's All-American Jones announcing Friday

Terrence Jones, the top unsigned prospect in the Class of 2010, will announce his college decision Friday, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 McDonald's All-American from Portland.

He'll reportedly choose between Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, UCLA, Oklahoma and Oregon.

MaxPreps.com ranks Jones as the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2010.
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:10 am
Edited on: April 21, 2010 10:12 am

Billy Donovan is working hard

Billy Donovan received his third commitment in three days Tuesday and appears close to ensuring it'll be a while before Florida misses the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons again. If you've been out of touch, here's the recap:

Sunday: Mike Rosario
Monday: Will Yeguette
Tuesday: Cody Larson

Rosario is a McDonald's All-American transferring from Rutgers, Yeguette is a 6-7 forward from the Class of 2010 who also had offers from Indiana and Georgia Tech, and Larson is a 6-9 forward from the Class of 2010 who initially signed with Iowa but was granted a release when the school fired Todd Lickliter. Yeguette and Larson should be available next season, and Rosario and Class of 2011 star Brad Beal will join them the following year. Combine these developments with the recruiting success of John Calipari at Kentucky and Bruce Pearl at Tennessee, and it's not a stretch to suggest three of the nation's top 15 progams over the next few years will reside in the SEC's Eastern Division.
Posted on: April 17, 2010 8:55 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2010 9:04 pm

Selby commits to Kansas

McDonald's All-American Josh Selby ended his recruitment Saturday by committing to Kansas.

The 6-foot-2 guard announced his decision during the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. MaxPreps.com ranks Selby as the No. 7 prospect in the Class of 2010. He was committed to Tennessee for about a year before famously decommitting last July. The Baltimore native considered many schools but ultimately settled on Kansas, where he'll be expected to make a major impact given the losses of Sherron Collins, Xavier Henry and Cole Aldrich.

Selby's commitment leaves just two of the top 10 prospects from the Class of 2010 uncommitted.

They are No. 6 Terrence Jones and No. 9 Cory Joseph.
Posted on: April 15, 2010 11:18 am

Anderson/Watkins stocking Missouri's program

MaxPreps.com updated its team recruiting rankings for the Class of 2010 after Wednesday's developments.

The Top 10 mostly consists of traditional powers.
  1. Memphis
  2. Ohio State
  3. North Carolina
  4. Kentucky
  5. Michigan State
  6. Syracuse
  7. Duke
  8. Tennessee
  9. Wake Forest
  10. Missouri
What's interesting on this list is that UK moved into the top five with the addition of Brandon Knight, and the Wildcats could move higher -- perhaps up to No. 1 -- if they sign some combination of Terrence Jones, C.J. Leslie and Doron Lamb. Meanwhile, WFU remained in the top 10, but the coaching change will almost certainly affect that in time. And then there's Missouri with its six-player class that's the best Mike Anderson has ever signed.

Anderson has had the reputation of somebody who can make a team better than its parts dating to his days at UAB, but now he's starting to get better parts thanks, in part, to associate head coach Melvin Watkins. A look at Missouri's class shows that three of the signees -- Tony Mitchell, Phil Pressey and Matt Pressey -- are from Texas, otherwise known as familar territory for Watkins, the former head coach at Texas A&M. He was also the point man in the recruitment of Ricardo Ratliffe, the nation's top junior college prospect who committed to Missouri last weekend. So Watkins has been doing good work, and it's one of the reasons Missouri seems set to be good for a while.
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