Boys basketball Class of 2014 100 to Watch

Jason Hickman | Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Andrew Wiggins, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones shaping up as top-of-class prospects.

Jahlil Okafor helped USA Basketball's U16 team take gold at the FIBA Americas Championship last summer and followed with a big season at Whitney Young in Chicago.
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Jahlil Okafor helped USA Basketball's U16 team take gold at the FIBA Americas Championship last summer and followed with a big season at Whitney Young in Chicago.
After finalizing the Class of 2012 Top 100 last week, MaxPreps moves its look at the nation's top prospects to the Class of 2014.

Several elite sophomores are coming off monster high school seasons, solidifying their status heading into the summer circuit.

Regarded as one of the most promising talents in any class, Canadian native Andrew Wiggins didn't disappoint in his first season stateside at Huntington Prep (W.Va.). The 6-foot-7 wing posted 23.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game to help the Express go 28-2.

It didn't take long for Jahlil Okafor to begin fulfilling his immense promise. The 6-10 Whitney Young (Chicago) product tallied 21.9 points and 12.3 rebounds per game this winter for one of the Windy City's top programs.

Along with wing Rashad Vaughn of Robbinsdale Cooper (New Hope), Tyus Jones should bring plenty of attention to high school basketball in Minnesota over the next two years. Jones, a 6-1 point guard, poured in 28.7 points per game for Apple Valley (23-6).

Already committed to Indiana, Trey Lyles is garnering player of the year consideration in Indiana after putting up 21.1 points and 15 rebounds per game at Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis).

Big guard Wayne Selden (6-5, 215) excelled in the Northeast's rough-and-tumble prep school scene at Tilton School (N.H.). He shined in December at the City of Palms Classic and was a key piece of BABC's Nike EYBL championship team last summer.

The Class of 2014 100 to Watch is a composite look at the nation's top prospects based on high school success and production, as well as potential at the collegiate level and beyond. Initial 2014 Top 100 rankings will be released mid-summer.

Class of 2014 100 to Watch

Shaqquan Aaron, SG/SFTaft (Woodland Hills, CA)6-7/170

Bryan Alberts, SG/SFVillage Christian (Sun Valley, CA)6-5/195 

Cliff Alexander, C/PFCurie (Chicago, IL)6-9/225 

Darius Austin, SG/SFCahokia (IL)6-5/195 

Larry Austin Jr., SGLanphier (Springfield, IL)6-1/165

Evan Bailey, SG/SFJackson (Massillon, OH)6-5/180

Isaiah Bailey, SG/SFCompton (CA)6-4/175 

Keita Bates-Diop, SF/PFUniversity (Normal, IL)6-7/190

Anton Beard, PGParkview (Little Rock, AR)6-1/180 

Casey Benson, PGCorona del Sol (Tempe, AZ)6-2/170 

Benjamin Bentil, PF/CSt. Andrews (Barrington, RI)6-8/190

Joel Berry, PG/SGLake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL)6-1/190 

LeRon Black, PFWhite Station (Memphis, TN)6-7/195

James Blackmon Jr., PG/SGBishop Luers (Fort Wayne, IN)6-2/170 
Trevon Bluiett, SFPark Tudor (Indianapolis, IN)6-5/185 

Devin Booker, SG/PGMoss Point (MS)6-4/185 

Phil Booth, SGMount St. Joseph (Baltimore, MD)6-3/170

Joe Burton, SG/SFLutheran North (Houston, TX)6-5/185 

Conrad Chambers, PGFriends Central (Wynnewoode, PA)6-1/170 

Phil Cofer, PFWhitewater (Fayetteville, GA)6-8/195

Dominique Collier, PG/SGDenver East (Denver, CO)6-1/160 

Josh Cunningham, SFMorgan Park (Chicago, IL)6-7/185 

Clayton Custer, PGBlue Valley Northwest (Overland Park, KS)6-0/160

Jonathan Davis, PG/SGNational Christian Academy (Fort Washington, MD)6-2/180

Jackson Davis, SFLafayette (Lexington, KY)6-8/200 

Jamar Ergas, SG/SFMontverde Academy (Montverde, FL)6-3/190

JaKeenan Gant, PFEffingham County (Springfield, GA)6-7/185

Shep Garner, SGRoman Catholic (Philadelphia, PA)6-2/170

Devon Hall, PG/SGCape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA)6-5/195 

Shane Hall, SF/PFJohnson Central (Paintsville, KY)6-8/190 

Daniel Hamilton, SG/SFSt. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)6-6/175 

Jacob Hammond, COklahoma City Storm (Oklahoma City, OK)6-8/210 

Drake Harris, SGChristian (Grand Rapids, MI)6-3/180

Tyler Herron, PFBody of Christ Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC)6-8/220 

Ahmed Hill, PGAquinas (Augusta, GA)6-3/180

Tadric Jackson, SGTift County (Tifton, GA)6-2/185 

Isaiah Jackson, SFGainesville (FL)6-6/180 

Justin Jackson, SGHCYA North (Houston, TX)6-6/180 

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PGLoyola (Los Angeles, CA)5-11/150 

Dakari Johnson, CMontverde Academy (Montverde, FL)6-10/255 

Stanley Johnson, SFMater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)6-6/210 

Eric Johnson Jr., PGChrist School (Arden, NC)6-2/175 

Tyus Jones, PGApple Valley (MN)6-1/170 

Ben Lammers, CAlamo Heights (San Antonio, TX)6-8/190 

Josh Level, SFChrist School (Arden, NC)6-5/205 

Jalen Lindsey, SFChrist Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, TN)6-6/180 

Erick Locke , PGBrooks College Prep (Chicago, IL)6-1/185 

Kevon Looney, SFHamilton (Milwaukee, WI)6-7/170

JaQuan Lyle, SF/SGBosse (Evansville, IN)6-4/180

Trey Lyles, SF/PFArsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN)6-9/210 
Cody Martin, SFDavie (Mocksville, NC)6-6/200

Caleb Martin, SGDavie (Mocksville, NC)6-6/190

Chris McCullough, SFSalisbury School (Salisbury, CT)6-8/200 

Jordan McLaughlin, PGEtiwanda (CA)5-11/160 

Shelton Mitchell, PGCuthbertson (Waxhaw, NC)6-3/160 

Quadri Moore, C/PFLinden (NJ)6-8/270 

Dwayne Morgan, SFCity College (Baltimore, MD)6-7/180

Boubacar Moungoro, SFWest Oaks (Orlando, FL)6-6/180

Emmanuel Mudiay, SGGrace Prep (Arlington, TX)6-4/180 

Derick Newton, SF/PFHarvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, CA)6-5/215 

JaQuan Newton, PGSts. Neumann & Goretti (Philadelphia, PA)6-1/165 

Riley Norris, SFAlbertville (AL)6-7/180 

Sean O'Mara, CBenet Academy (Lisle, IL)6-9/240

Jahlil Okafor, CWhitney Young (Chicago, IL)6-10/275 

Kelly Oubre, SFFort Bend Bush (Richmond, TX)6-6/185 

Jalyn Patterson, PGMilton (GA)5-11/170

L.J. Peak, SG/SFGaffney (SC)6-4/190 

Josh Perkins, PG/SGRegis Jesuit (Aurora, CO)6-2/175 

Theo Pinson, SGWesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, NC)6-4/175 

Trayvon Reed, CShiloh (Snellville, GA)6-10/190 

JaQuel Richmond, PGWesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, NC)6-0/170

Alex Robinson, PGKennedale (TX)6-1/160 

Elbert Robinson, CLakeview Centennial (Garland, TX)6-10/260 

Davell Roby, SG/SFWhite Station (Memphis, TN)6-5/195

DeAngelo Russell, SGMontverde Academy (Montverde, FL)6-3/170 

Mavin Saunders, SFKinkaid (Houston, TX)6-4/190 

Wayne Selden, SGTilton School (Tilton, NH)6-5/215 

Quentin Snider, PGBallard (Louisville, KY)6-0/155 
B.J. Stith, SGBrunswick (Lawrenceville, VA)6-5/175 
Melvin Swift, PFYates (Houston, TX)6-7/190 

Jared Terrell, SGNew Hampton School (New Hampton, NH)6-2/185

Trey Thompson, CForrest City (AR)6-8/210 

James Thompson, PFCapitol (Baton Rouge, LA)6-8/200

Jason Todd, SFJackson (Mill Creek, WA)6-5/195 

Romelo Trimble, PG/SGBishop O'Connell (Arlington, VA)6-2/180

Paul Turner Jr., SGSt. Joseph (Westchester, IL)6-3/175

Johnnie Vassar, PGLa Lumiere (LaPorte, IN)6-1/165

Rashad Vaughn, SFRobbinsdale Cooper (New Hope, MN)6-5/180 

Craig Victor, PFSt. Augustine (New Orleans, LA)6-8/210 

Noah Vonleh, SF/PFNew Hampton School (New Hampton, NH)6-7/200

Devin Watson, PGArmy-Navy (Carlsbad, CA)5-11/150 

Paul White, PF/SFWhitney Young (Chicago, IL)6-8/195 

Joniah White, CMadison Central (Madison, MS)6-11/180 

Isaiah Whitehead, SGLincoln (Brooklyn, NY)6-3/180 

Tyler Wideman, PFLake Central (St. John, IN)6-7/240 

Andrew Wiggins, SFHuntington Prep (Huntington, WV)6-7/200 

Johnathon Wilkins, CLa Lumiere (LaPorte, IN)6-10/215 

Justise Winslow, SFSt. John's (Houston, TX)6-6/195 

Malik Yarbrough, SFZion-Benton (Zion, IL)6-4/200

Kevin Zabo, PGMontrose Christian (Rockville, MD)6-2/180 

For complete Class of 2014 database click here.