Emmanuel MudiayThere's a new top prospect in 247Sports.com's Class of 2014 basketball rankings.
, a 6-foot-4 senior at Prime Prep (Dallas)
, has been installed as the new No. 1 player in the 2014 class by 247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer.
"It's rare to find a point guard with the tools that Emmanuel Mudiay possesses," Meyer said. "He has a lethal combination of size, speed, explosiveness and feel for the game. He's a strong competitor and hard worker. Mudiay's only weakness is an inconsistent outside shot."
Mudiay helped Prime Prep go 37-2 last winter and reach the semifinals of the National High School Invitational. He was recognized as a top performer at June's Pangos All-American Camp and averaged 14.6 points per game in 13 appearances with Texas Pro on Nike's EYBL circuit over the summer.
Meyer likes Kentucky's chances of landing Mudiay with Baylor and Kansas still in the picture.Stanley Johnson
, MaxPreps.com's National Junior of the Year for the 2012-13 season, climbed five spots to No. 2 following a string of impressive showings this summer. Chicago power forward Cliff Alexander
, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
-bound guard Kelly Oubre
and Minnesota point guard extraordinaire Tyus Jones
round out the top five.Click here
for a complete look at 247's update 2014 rankings.
Joining Oubre at Findlay Prep next season will be 6-8 Australian forward Jonah Bolden
, who was among the biggest risers in 247's updated rankings. Bolden, who rose 24 spots to No. 27, represented his home country earlier this summer at the FIBA U19 World Championship in the Czech Republic.
"Bolden immediately stood out to me at the recent adidas Nations event," Meyer said. "He is long, athletic, aggressive and skilled. Having had only a limited view, I ranked him as a low 5-star, but I wouldn't be surprised if he rises in the rankings."
Other ascending prospects include Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
and ICP Elite wing Kameron Chatman
, who vaulted 21 spots to No. 36. Guards Tyler Ulis
of Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Ill.)
and Robert Johnson
of Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)
made sizeable leaps to take the No. 52 and No. 53 spots, respectively.