Rhode Island 2012 Rankings Announced
The race for the top spot in Rhode Island’s class of 2012 isn’t a very close one, and neither is the race for number two, as Ricardo Ledo and Andrew Chrabascz have a firm grip on the top two spots respectively.
Ledo hasn’t missed a beat since transferring into St. Andrew’s and joining the highly competitive NEPSAC. In fact, when Michael Carter-Williams went down in the team’s opening game of the season, Ledo stepped up and carried the offense for the better part of the next six weeks. A six-foot-five swingman with all the physical tools, it’s no wonder why he already has a long list of high-majors giving chase.
Chrabascz may well be the RIIL’s best player as only a sophomore. The young forward is putting up some staggering numbers for Portsmouth High School as he has led them to a perfect 11-0 start to the season. While Chrabascz may be dominating on the interior in Rhode Island, he is also beginning to expand his skill set to the perimeter. That, along with a still stretching frame, gives him good potential for the next level.
Rob Hazard, the 5’10” guard from North Kingston High School, comes in third on our list. Bell is a tremendously dangerous offensive player who can score the ball in bunches and get especially hot from behind the three-point line. As his offensive production becomes more consistent, and efficient, and his defensive merit begins to improve, so too will his stock.
Adrian Oliveira checks in as the state’s fourth ranked player in twenty twelve. The always steady floor general doesn’t have as much around him at Cumberland High School as do many of his peers but he has still managed to put up consistent numbers across the board after impressing evaluators this past summer and fall.
Shaquille Jones rounds out the top five by virtue of his long term potential. A six-foot-four swingman with great physical tools and numerous signs of skill, Jones has all the ability to blossom into a very good player if he is willing to put in the work. But he better start turning potential into production as there are a couple of very good players in waiting on our honorable mention list.