New England 2011 Rankings Announced

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

New England 2011 Rankings Announced

After four great years of basketball the class of 2011 has now wrapped up their high school careers.  Here is a look at the final New England rankings in the class. 

#1 Khem Birch, Notre Dame Prep (MA): Pittsburgh bound big man was a McDonald's All-American and the top ranked center in the national class of 2011. 

#2 Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew's School (RI):  The highest ranked New England native is another McDonald's All-American and on his way to Syraucse next year. 

#3 Naadir Tharpe, Brewster Academy (NH): A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Tharpe has won at every level, is the best pure point guard in the region, and headed to Kansas. 

#4 Jakarr Sampson, Brewster Academy (NH): A top 40 prospect in the country, Sampson is one of the cornerstone's of Steve Lavin's first full class at St. John's. 

#5 Maurice Harkless, South Kent (CT): Another New England prep product headed to St. John's, Harkless is an undeniable talent with a world of potential. 

#6 Markus Kennedy, Brewster Academy (NH):  A big man with a bigger personality, Villanova is landing one of the best passing post players in the country. 

#7 Pat Connaughton, St. John's Prep (MA): The breakout performance of last summer's AAU circuit who backed it up with an MIAA state championship and commitment to Notre Dame this year. 

#8 Derrick Wilson, Hotchkiss (CT):  A power guard with toughness to match, Wilson is battle tested against the highest levels of competition and a sheer warrior en route to Marquette. 

#9 Todd Mayo, Notre Dame Prep (MA): Also headed to Marquette's backcourt, Mayo took his game to another level late in the season and proved himself one of the best scorer's in the region. 

#10 Jordan Laguerre, New Hampton (NH): A dynamic and explosive guard, this New Hampshire native is a high-major caliber talent who will make an immediate impact at UMass. 

#11 Dennis Clifford, Milton Academy (MA): Local Massachusetts big man who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years and projects to only continue to do the same at Boston College. 

#12 Nemanja Djurisic, South Kent (CT): There wasn't a more productive big man in AAA this year than this skilled and powerful big man on his way to Georgia. 

#13 Aaron Cosby, Northfield Mount Hermon (MA): He made an early commitment to Seton Hall last year and followed it up with a big senior year at NMH proving himself one of the region's top scoring guards. 

#14 Damion Lee, St. Thomas More (CT): Drexel landed a steal in this athletic swingman who beat out a variety of bigger named prospects to earn all New England first team honors. 

#15 Durand Johnson, Brewster Academy (NH): A versatile swingman on his way to Pittsburgh where his defensive length and shot making will be big assets. 

Please click here to view the 2011 New England rankings in their entirety.