High School Basketball Recruiting: 2009 Top Players

RankNameCommentsStars
1Derrick Favors, PF/CSouth Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)6-9
08-09: 27.5 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks per game
georgia tech
2Demarcus Cousins, CLeFlore (Mobile, AL)6-10/270
08-09: 26 points, 12 rebounds, 6 blocks per game
kentucky
3Renardo Sidney, C/FFairfax (Los Angeles, CA)6-10
08-09: 23.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game
mississippi state
4Lance Stephenson, WLincoln (Brooklyn, NY)6-6/220
08-09: 33.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists per game
5Xavier Henry, GPutnam City (Oklahoma City, OK)6-6/210
08-09: 28.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks per game
kansas
6Avery Bradley, GFindlay Prep (Henderson, NV)6-4/180
08-09: 19.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.2 steals per game
texas
7Kenny Boynton, GAmerican Heritage (Plantation, FL)6-2/190
08-09: 31.4 points per game
florida
8John Wall, GWord of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC)6-4/195
08-09: 21.0 points per game
kentucky
9Mouphtaou Yarou, CMontrose Christian (Rockville, MD)6-10/250
08-09: Huge year in lead role at Montrose.
villanova
10Keith Gallon, FOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)6-9/320
08-09: Added a deadly 3-point shot to arsenal as a senior.
oklahoma
11Ryan Kelly, F/CRavenscroft (Raleigh, NC)6-10/220
08-09: 25.2 points per game
duke
12Milton Jennings, FPinewood Prep (Summerville, SC)6-9/215 clemson
13John Henson, FSickles (Tampa, FL)6-11/205
08-09: 17.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 6.1 blocks per game
north carolina
14Peyton Siva, GFranklin (Seattle, WA)6-1/165
08-09: 19.4 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals per game
louisville
15David Wear, G/FMater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)6-10/230
08-09: 16.2 points, 7.4 rebounds per game
north carolina
16Travis Wear, G/FMater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)6-10/230
08-09: 15.0 points, 6.4 rebounds per game
north carolina
17Joey Brooks, G/FStrake Jesuit (Houston, TX)6-5
08-09: 22.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 steals per game
notre dame
18Abdul Gaddy, PGBellarmine Prep (Tacoma, WA)6-3/170
08-09: Quiet senior season without former teammate Avery Bradley.
washington
19Richard Howell, PF/SFWheeler (Marietta, GA)6-8/215 north carolina state
20Tyler Honeycutt, FSylmar (CA)6-8/185
08-09: 19.8 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.8 assists per game
ucla
21Royce White, FHopkins (Minnetonka, MN)6-7/210
08-09: 15.8 points per game
minnesota
22Brandon Triche, GJamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, NY)6-4/195
08-09: 22.2 points per game
syracuse
23Lorenzo BrownCentennial (Roswell, GA)6-4/175 north carolina state
24Wally Judge, CArlington Country Day (Jacksonville, FL)6-10/235
08-09: Helped lead ACD to fifth state title in a row.
kansas state
25Mason Plumlee, FChrist (Arden, NC)6-11/215
08-09: 15.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.5 blocks per game
duke
26Dexter Strickland, GSt. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ)6-3/185 north carolina
27John Jenkins, GStation Camp (Gallatin, TN)6-4/175
08-09: Nation's leading scorer at 42.3 points per game.
vanderbilt
28Leslie McDonald, GBriarcrest Christian (Eads, TN)6-5/205
08-09: 22.0 points per game
north carolina
29Mike Snaer, GRancho Verde (Moreno Valley, CA)6-5/185 florida state
30Noel Johnson, GFayette County (Fayetteville, GA)6-7/195
08-09: 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists
usc
31Mfon Udofia, PGMiller Grove (Lithonia, GA)6-2/185
08-09: 20.1 points, 5.5 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals
georgia tech
32Tim Frazier, GStrake Jesuit (Houston, TX)6-2
08-09: 15.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 3.5 steals per game
penn state
33Dane Miller, CRush-Henrietta (Henrietta, NY)6-7/205 rutgers
34Durand Scott, FRice (New York, NY)6-5/180
08-09: 14.2 points per game
miami
35Trent Lockett, FHopkins (Minnetonka, MN)6-5/195
08-09: 13.3 points per game
arizona state
36Eric Bledsoe, PGParker (Birmingham, AL)6-0/185
37Kawhi Leonard, GKing (Riverside, CA)6-7/215 san diego state
38Terrell Vinson, F/WSt. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD)6-7
39Lakeem Jackson, WChrist (Arden, NC)6-5/215
08-09: 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game
south carolina
40Dominic Cheek, GSt. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ)6-6/185
08-09: Battled through nagging injuries as senior.
villanova
41Jamil Wilson, FHorlick (Racine, WI)6-7
08-09: 20.4 points per game,
oregon
42Chase Tapley, PG/SGSacramento (CA)6-3/184
08-09: 23.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 4.1 steals per game
san diego state
43Jordan Hulls, PGBloomington South (Bloomington, IN)6-0/170
08-09: 15.6 points per game
indiana
44Sherrod Wright, FMt. Vernon (NY)
45Mike Moser, SFGrant (Portland, OR)6-8/200 ucla
46Rodney Williams, SFRobbinsdale Cooper (New Hope, MN)6-6/180
08-09: 16.1 points per game
minnesota
47Maalik Wayans, PGRoman Catholic (Philadelphia, PA)6-1/185
08-09: Strong start to senior year deteriorated with injuries.
villanova
48Darius Morris, PGWindward (Los Angeles, CA)6-4/175 michigan
49Derrick Nix, CPershing (Detroit, MI)6-9/275
08-09: Sharing spotlight with star junior guard Keith Appling.
michigan state
50Mike Bruesewitz, FSibley (Mendota Heights, MN)6-7/190
08-09: 17.3 points per game
wisconsin
51Tommy Mason - Griffin, GMadison (Houston, TX)5-10/205
08-09: 22.9 points, 3.8 assists, 3.8 steals, 3.8 rebounds per game
oklahoma state
52Shawn Williams, FDuncanville (TX)6-7/210 texas
53Elijah Johnson, PG/SGCheyenne (North Las Vegas, NV)6-4/190
08-09: 15.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists per game
kansas
54Dexter Fields, GOlympia (Orlando, FL)6-2/190
08-09: 17.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game
alabama-birmingham
55Brendan Lane, F/CRocklin (CA)6-10/210
08-09: 22.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.5 blocks per game
ucla
56Dante Taylor, PFNational Christian Academy (Fort Washington, MD)6-8/230 pittsburgh
57Reginald Buckner, F/GManassas (Memphis, TN)6-9/217
08-09: 18.9 points, 15.4 points, 6.1 assists per game
mississippi
58Reeves Nelson, PFModesto Christian (Modesto, CA)6-8/230
08-09: 26.9 points per game
ucla
59Chris Colvin, GYoung (Chicago, IL)6-3/175 iowa state
60Jon Hood, GNorth Hopkins (Madisonville, KY)6-7/185 kentucky
61Christian Watford, SFShades Valley (Birmingham, AL)6-8/215
08-09: 25 points, 13 rebounds per game
indiana
62Dalton Pepper, GPennsbury (Fairless Hills, PA)6-5/215
08-09: 24.5 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals per game
west virginia
63Victor Rudd, F/GFindlay Prep (Henderson, NV)6-8/205
08-09: Averaged over 16 points and 8 rebounds per game before leaving team in early February.
64Solomon Hill, FFairfax (Los Angeles, CA)6-6usc
65Rodney McGruder, SGArlington Country Day (Jacksonville, FL)6-6/200 kansas state
66Cory Jefferson, FKilleen (TX)6-9/180 baylor
67Brandon Paul, SGWarren (Gurnee, IL)6-3/180
08-09: 22.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals per game
illinois
68Demetrius Walker, SGSt. Mary's (Phoenix, AZ)6-4/200 arizona state
69Derek Elston, SFTipton (IN)6-8/210 indiana
70Ari Stewart, SF/SGWheeler (Marietta, GA)6-7/190 wake forest
71Garrick Sherman, CKenton (OH)6-10/220 michigan state
72Isaiah Armwood, FMontrose Christian (Rockville, MD)6-8/195 villanova
73Roger Franklin, FDuncanville (TX)6-5/215 oklahoma state
74Kenny Hall, PFRedan (Stone Mountain, GA)6-8/215 tennessee
75Glen Rice, GWalton (Marietta, GA)6-5/175 georgia tech
76Tamir Jackson, SGSt. Benedict's Prep (Newark, NJ)6-3/180 rice
77Jamaal Franklin, FSerrano (Phelan, CA)6-5
08-09: 31.7 points, 15.4 rebounds, 4.9 blocks, 3.0 assists per game
78Justin Cobbs, PGBishop Montgomery (Torrance, CA)6-3/170 minnesota
79Ray Penn, GTravis (Richmond, TX)5-9/150 oklahoma state
80Mike Davis, PGWheatley (Houston, TX)6-3/190
08-09: 24.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 2.3 assists per game
texas tech
81Sam Dower, COsseo (MN)6-9
08-09: 23.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists per game
gonzaga
82Erik Williams, WCypress Springs (Cypress, TX)6-7/190
08-09: 22.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 6.1 blocks per game
marquette
83Tristan Spurlock, G/FWord of Life Academy (Springfield, VA)6-8/225
08-09: 22.6 points, 4.8 rebounds per game
virginia
84Donte Medder, PG/GMesa (AZ)6-3/175
08-09: 22.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals per game
85Stephon Carter, WGarces (Bakersfield, CA)6-3/195
08-09: 22.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.9 steals
california state-bakersfield
86Xavier Blount, SGFirst Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA)6-3/205
08-09: 23.6 points, 7.2 rebounds per game
87Kyle Randall, GKennedy Catholic (Hermitage, PA)5-10
08-09: 25.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists per game
88Derrick Williams, PFLa Mirada (CA)6-7/210
08-09: 25.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.2 steals per game
usc
89Ezekiel Marshall, CMcKeesport (PA)7-0/210 akron
90Xavier Thames, GPleasant Grove (Elk Grove, CA)6-3/175
08-09: 20.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.8 steals per game
washington state
91DJ Richardson, GFindlay Prep (Henderson, NV)6-4/185
08-09: 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 rebounds
illinois
92Joseph Burton, CWest Valley (Hemet, CA)6-8/290
08-09: 14.8 points, 16.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists per game
oregon state
93Tyler Haws, SGLone Peak (Highland, UT)6-5/185 byu
94Anthony Marshall, SGMojave (North Las Vegas, NV)6-3/185 nevada-las vegas
95Aaric Murray, CGlen Mills (Concordville, PA)6-10/230 lasalle
96Lamont Jones, GOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)6-0/190 virginia tech
97Quincy Lawson, FVista (CA)6-6
08-09: 22.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.5 blocks per game
98Anthony Stover, CWindward (Los Angeles, CA)6-10/215 ucla
99Brandon Smith, PGDe La Salle (Concord, CA)6-0/180 california
100Ryan Creighton, G/FGreenport (NY)6-3/220
08-09: 26.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 2.7 steals per game
101Jerry Evans, FLeuzinger (Lawndale, CA)6-7
101Jordan Hamilton, G/FDominguez (Compton, CA)6-7
08-09: Did not play
texas
101Daniel Orton, CBishop McGuinness (Oklahoma City, OK)6-10/260
08-09: Injury, did not play
kentucky
101Richie Phares, FScott County (Georgetown, KY)6-8/220
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