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Best High School Basketball Prospects

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Jahlil Okafor

6'9"- Junior


Okafor plays for Whitney Young in Chicago. Jahlil has a devastating spin move, and a soft touch around the rim. Okafor is a cousin of 2004 #2 overall pick Emeka Okafor. His offensive game is advanced for such a young prospect. He has great feet and hands and has the makings of a dominant low post scorer

He averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks per game this year.

Tyus Jones

6'1"- Point Guard- Junior


Tyus is an extremely mature basketball player. He has the unique ability to make the players around him better. He will not wow you with individual excellence or 40 point scoring.

Tyus is the number 1 ranked point guard in the class of 2014. He is looking to team up with the number one ranked player in that class, Jahlil Okafor (mentioned above), for college. They have not committed to any college yet but they both would like to play with each other

Ivan Rabb

6'9"- Power Forward- Sophomore


Ivan Rabb has established himself as one of the best sophomores in the country. He is currently the number 1 ranked player in the class of 2015. He is a member of the USA under 16 team.

Ivan is a long and athletic inside player who can run the floor. He can score anywhere in the paint and blocks shots

Jabari Parker

6'9"- Small Forward- Senior


Parker is an ultra-skilled forward with a natural ability to play basketball. He has a great basketball IQ for a player his age. He is a strong competitor that plays hard on both ends of the floor. He is a hard worker, who appears to respect the game.

He has good size for a small forward, and still has some time to grow. He has a wingspan of 7'0. Parker makes up for his lack of elite athleticism by being aggressive and by taking advantage of any opportunities the defense gives to him

Julius Randle

6'9"- Power Forward- Senior


Randle's biggest strength is that he is a basketball player. There is not a more versatile player in the class of 2013 than the Kentucky recruit.

Randle can play both with his back to the basket while also stepping out and drilling an outside jumper. He has a great first step and can handle the ball extremely well for his size. He will be a mis-match for most power forwards he goes up against next season.

Randle is also an excellent rebounder, and with his size, can battle on both the offensive and defensive sides of the glass. He is extremely athletic and runs the floor exceptionally well.

Randle will be playing college basketball in the University of Kentucky next season

The Harrison Twins

Andrew Harrison- 6'5"- Point Guard- Senior

Aaron Harrison- 6'5"- Shooting Guard- Senior.

Andrew is an outstanding slasher. He has a knack for getting to the basket almost whenever he pleases. He terrific timing on his drives, utilizing crossovers, change of speeds and overpowering opponents with his strength, this leads to him being able to make a living at the free throw line.

Once at the basket, he finishes with either hand, often through contact, and can finish above the rim impressively, even if he's not an incredibly explosive leaper.

Not quite as much good a shooter as Aaron, Andrew can nevertheless make shots, particularly from mid-range

Aaron is the slightly lesser acclaimed of the highly rated twins

Aaron has an excellent shooting stroke and is capable of catching fire and unleashing a barrage of 3-pointers. He is also capable of making plays off the dribble. Aaron impresses more with his maturity and skill-level than with overwhelming explosiveness.

Aaron uses crafty change of speeds, often overpowering opponents with sheer strength.

Both of the Harrison twins will be playing, alongside Julius Randle, for the University of Kentucky next season




Andrew Wiggins

6'8"- Small Forward- Senior


Wiggins is the number one ranked player in the class of 2013. He is tipped by many to go number one in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Wiggins is a freakishly gifted athlete and is just about impossible to guard due to his athletic ability. He can effortlessly glide around any defender that plays up on him. Once he is in the paint he either leaps over the defense for a soft runner, or throws down an electric dunk

He has great size for either wing position, His wingspan is 6'11". Wiggins is a fantastic shooter on the perimeter and he already has NBA range. He has the ability to create separation off the dribble for a pull-up jumper. Defensively, he uses length and anticipation to come up with a lot of steals and blocks.

From watching his high-school highlights, I think that he has the potential to be the best player in the NBA in a few years. He has size and athleticism that is comparable to LeBron James and he is a much better shooter that LeBron was in high school.

The future is very bright for Wiggins

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