College Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Class of 2012


Here it is. The 2012 player rankings headlined by Shabazz Muhammad, Mitch McGary and Kyle Anderson.

Shabazz leads the group as the overall #1 player. He is a top tier athlete with great explosiveness off the dribble. He has the ability to post up on the low block to score while also displaying a consistent mid-range jumper.

Mitch has a high motor and rebounds with the best of them. At 6’10 he’s versatile enough to play with his back to the basket or face up and drive to the basket to finish with either hand. Mitch has also showed a good mid- range jumper to go along with his offensive repertoire.

Kyle has the most unique skill set in this class. At 6’8 he has great ball skills which enable him to play point guard in high school. At the next level he can utilize his ball skills and passing ability to play point forward. Kyle has also demonstrated a high basketball IQ while playing for hall of fame coach Bob Hurley.

Here’s my Top 50 for the 2012 class:

1. Shabazz Muhammad (F) – Las Vegas, NV, Bishop Gorman – 6’6” 215 (Undecided)

2. Mitch McGary (F) – Chesterfield, IN, Brewster Academy – 6’10” 250 (Michigan)

3. Kyle Anderson (G) – Jersey City, NJ, St. Anthony – 6’8” 215 (UCLA)

4. Isaiah Austin (C)
– Arlington, TX, Grace Prep – 7’0” 215 (Baylor)

5. Brandon Ashley (F) – Oakland, CA, Findley Prep – 6’8″ 225 (Arizona)

6. Anthony Bennett (F) – Henderson, NV, Findley Prep – 6’7” 230 (Undecided)

7. Steven Adams (C) – Wellington, NZ, Scotts College – 6’11” 230 (Pittsburgh)

8. Kaleb Tarczewski (C) – Southborough, MA, St. Mark’s – 7’0” 220 (Arizona)

9. Cameron Ridley (C) – Richmond, TX, Fort Bend Bush – 6’10” 245 (Texas)

10. Rodney Purvis (G) – Raleigh, NC, Upper Room Academy – 6’4” 195 (N.C. State)

11. Rasheed Sulaimon (G) – Houston, TX, Strake Jesuit – 6’4” 180 (Duke)

12. Archie Goodwin (G) – Little Rock, AR, Sylvan Hills – 6’4” 181 (Kentucky)

13. Gary Harris (G) – Fisher, IN, Hamilton SE – 6’6” 208 (Michigan St.)

14. Marcus Smart (G) – Flower Mound, TX, Marcus – 6’4” 220 (Oklahoma St.)

15. Alex Poythress (F) – Clarksville, TN, Northeast – 6’8” 215 (Kentucky)

16. Grant Jerrett (F) – La Verne, CA, Lutheran – 6’9” 210 (Arizona)

17. DaJuan Coleman (C) – Dewitt, NY, Jamesville-Dewitt – 6’8” 280 (Syracuse)

18. Jarnell Stokes (F) – Memphis, TN, Southwind – 6’8” 255 (Undecided)

19. Daniel House (F) – Missouri, TX, Hightower – 6’7” 195 (Houston)

20. Shaquille Goodwin (F) – Decatur, GA, SW Dekalb – 6’8” 230 (Memphis)

21. Robert Carter (F) – Snellville, GA, Shiloh – 6’8” 245 (Georgia Tech)

22. T.J. Warren (F) – Raleigh, NC, Brewster Academy – 6’8” 230 (N.C. State)

23. Devonta Pollard (F) – Porterville, MS, Kemper County – 6’7” 190 (Undecided)

24. Ricardo Ledo (G) – Providence, RI, South Kent – 6’5” 185 (Providence)

25. Kris Dunn (G) – New London, CT, New London – 6’3” 180 (Providence)

26. Amile Jefferson (F) – Philadelphia, PA, Friends Central – 6’8” 197 (Undecided)

27. Tony Parker (F) – Lithonia, GA, Miller Grove – 6’9” 250 (Undecided)

28. Marcus Paige (G) – Marion, IA, Linn Mar – 6’0” 155 (North Carolina)

29. Sam Dekker (F) – Sheboygan, WI, Sheboygan Lutheran – 6’8” 215 (Wisconsin)

30. Perry Ellis (F) – Wichita, KS, Wichita Heights – 6’8” 220 (Kansas)

31. Hanna Perea (F) – La Porte, IN, La Lumiere – 6’8” 210 (Indiana)

32. Omar Calhoun (G) – Brooklyn, NY, Christ The King – 6’3” 170 (Connecticut)

33. Kevin Ferrell (G) – Indianapolis, IN, Park Tudor – 5’11” 165 (Indiana)

34. Willie Cauley (C) – Olathe, KS, Olathe Northwest – 7’0” 225 (Kentucky)

35. Ricardo Gathers (F) – Reserve, LA, Riverside Academy – 6’6” 235 (Undecided)

36. Braxton Ogbueze (G) – Charlotte, NC, United Faith Christian – 6’1” 185 (Florida)

37. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (G) – Mouth of Wilson, VA, Oak Hill – 6’3” 210 (Georgetown)

38. Gabe York (G) – Orange, CA, Lutheran – 6’2 170 (Arizona)

39. Brice Johnson (F) – Cordova, SC, Edisto – 6’9” 200 (North Carolina)

40. Shaquille Cleare (C) – Houston, TX, The Village School – 6’9” 285 (Maryland)

41. Torian Graham (G) – Durham, NC, Word of God – 6’4” 173 (Undecided)

42. Ryan Arcidiacono (G) – Langhorne, PA, Neshaminy – 6’4” 180 (Villanova)

43. Daniel Ochefu (C) – Westtown, PA, Westtown School – 6’10” 215 (Villanova)

44. Adam Woodbury (C) – Sioux City, IA, East High – 7’0” 230 (Iowa)

45. Glenn Robinson III (F) – St. John, IN, Lake Central – 6’5” 192 (Michigan)

46. Jerami Grant (F) – Hyattsville, MD, Dematha – 6’8” 200 (Syracuse)

47. Chicken Knowles (F) – Houston, TX, HYCA – 6’9″ 190 (Houston)

48. Savon Goodman (F) – Philadelphia, PA, Constitution High – 6’6” 220 (Undecided)

49. Jeremy Hollowell (F) – Indianapolis, IN, Lawrence Central 6’7” 200 (Indiana)

50. Robert Upshaw (C) – Fresno, CA, San Joaquin Memorial – 7’0” 275 (Kansas St.)

Undecided Schools of Interest

1. Shabazz Muhammad: Arizona, Duke, UNLV, USC, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA

2. Anthony Bennett: Kentucky, Ohio St., Florida, Oregon, UNLV, Washington, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, West Virginia

3. Janell Stokes: Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Memphis, Tennessee, Duke, Mississippi

4. Devonte Pollard: Kentucky, Georgetown, Alabama, Texas, Marquette, Mississippi St.

5. Tony Parker: Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Ohio St., Memphis, UCLA

6. Amile Jefferson: Connecticut, N.C. State, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio St., Stanford, Temple, Villanova

7. Ricardo Gathers: St. Johns, Colorado, Baylor, Alabama, California, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi, USC

8. Torian Graham: N.C. State, Boston College, Clemson, Georgetown, Indiana, Miami, Rutgers, Xavier, UMass

9. Savon Goodman: Kansas, Seton Hall, UCLA, USC, Villanova

What are your thoughts on this class?

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