ESPN Releases Updated Rankings

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

ESPN Releases Updated Rankings

ESPN updated their national rankings on Wednesday, releasing the ESPN 100 in the class of 2013, the ESPN 60 in 2014, and the ESPN 25 in 2015.  

A day after being named Jordan Brand All-Americans, Noah Vonleh, Wayne Selden, and Kuran Iverson were again recognized for their combination of talent and productivity.  

Vonleh retained his spot as the 8th best prospect in the country, while his commitment to Indiana is a big reason why the Hoosiers currently have the 4th best overall recruiting class in the nation.  Vonleh also made the cut as one of the top 25 prospects in the country, regardless of class, showing up at the 11th spot.  

Selden’s strong season at Tilton hasn’t gone unnoticed as he has moved all the way up to the 12th spot in the ESPN 100, while also making the cut as the 25th best prospect in high school basketball regardless of class.  Selden and Joel Embiid are the pillars of a Kansas class that is ranked as the third best in the country.  

Iverson retains his spot in the top third of the ESPN 100 by checking in at the 31st spot this time around.  The Connecticut native is a big part of a Memphis class that is currently ranked second overall in the country, thanks to the presence of three other ESPN 100 prospects.  

Brewster Academy big man Kyle Washington retained his spot in the ESPN 100 as well, checking in at the 83rd spot.  Like his local predecessors, Washington is also a part of a prominent national class as N.C. State has two other top 100 players as part of the 13th best class in the country.  

Other familiar names in the ESPN 100 include: former Cheshire Academy guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (40);  former Brewster Academy forward Deonte Burton (40); Providence signee Brandon Austin (56); former Vermont Academy big man Dominic Woodson (88); UConn signee Kentan Facey (96); and URI signee E.C. Matthews (99).  

In the class of 2014, Brewster Academy forward Chris McCullough was the most notable stock riser among the top ten prospects in the class of 2014, having moved from the 18th spot all the way to the 6th spot.  McCullough was also tagged as the 13th best prospect in high school basketball regardless of class.  

He is followed by Wilbraham & Monson big man Goodluck Okonoboh, who made his rankings debut in the class of 2014, after having initially being named to the ESPN 100 in 2013, before announcing his reclassification.

Two other local prospects made the cut as Abdul-Malik Abu retained his spot in the Super 60, as the 53rd ranked prospect in the country, while Kaleb Joseph makes his return to the national rankings in the 54th spot.