ESPN Updates National Rankings
ESPN Recruiting Nation has announced their updated rankings in the national classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 and, as usual, New England is well represented.
Wayne Selden checks in at 13th overall in the ESPN 100, which ranks the top rising seniors in the country. The Massachusetts native and Tilton star turned in impressive performances at the NBA Camp, Kevin Durant Skills Academy, and Lebron James Skills Academy to solidify his spot among the top prospects in the class.
Kuran Iverson jumped up over 50 points in the rankings following his resurgence at the NBA Camp in June and subsequent performances at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy and New England Elite 75 Showcase. The Connecticut native will be wrapping up his high school career at Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia and is currently ranked as the 26th best prospect in the class of 2013.
Kyle Washington, who spent his junior season at the Hotchkiss School but will transferring to Brewster Academy next year, cracks the list in the 66th spot. Washington has continued to stand out with his talent and motor throughout the spring and summer on the grassroots circuit.
Returning to the national rankings is Goodluck Okonoboh, who played to rave reviews in both Philadelphia and Las Vegas, solidifying his status as one of the best shot-blockers in the national class of 2013 and consequently a spot in the ESPN 100.
Some other familiar names in the ESPN 100 include: 23rd Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who started his high school career at Cheshire Academy; 39th Deonte Burton who starred at Brewster Academy for the better part of two seasons; and 78th Dominic Woodson, who spent last season at Vermont Academy.
Noah Vonleh defended his spot as a top 4 prospect in the national class of 2014 with back to back standout performances at both the Adidas Super 64 as well as the Adidas Nations Global Championship. The versatile forward headlines the list of New England prospects in the ESPN 60, which ranks the top rising juniors in the country.
New England’s second representative is Chris McCullough, who has spent the last three seasons at the Salisbury School. The Team Scan forward, who is undeniably among the most naturally talented prospects in the country, checks in at 19.
Making his debut in the national rankings is Kimball Union Academy big man Abdul-Malik Abu who turned in a dominant final two weeks during the month of July to solidify his spot as the 47th ranked prospect in the national class of 2014.
Two spots below is Jared Terrell, who returns to the Super 60 despite going down with an ankle injury mid-way through the summer. Prior to that injury, Terrell turned in an impressive showing at the Reebok Breakout Challenge.