16. Clifton Alexander, 6-8, 240, So., Curie (Chicago, Ill.)What to look for in 2011-12:
Alexander, ranked No. 12 in the MaxPreps Class of 2012 Top 100, gained valuable experience over the summer participating in national events like adidas Nations. Curie went 25-3 a year ago and lost just one senior.17. Gavin Ware, 6-8, 245, Sr., Starkville (Miss.)Committed to Mississippi StateWhat to look for in 2011-12:
Ware would love to get Starkville back to 2009-10 form, when it went 31-2 and won a state title. The Yellowjackets dipped a bit last year, but Ware did his part at over 19 points and 10 rebounds per game.
18. Zach Peters, 6-9, 240, Sr., Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)Committed to KansasWhat to look for in 2011-12:
Peters will team with superstar junior forward Julius Randle
to give the Lions the best post tandem in the country. Sticking with the football theme, Peters is another hooper getting it done on the gridiron this fall, hauling in 17 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-34 win over John Paul II of Plano last month. 19. Landen Lucas, 6-9, 250, Sr., Westview (Portland, Ore.)What to look for in 2011-12:
Lucas got lost in the shuffle at Findlay Prep, but should shine in his return home with one of the best programs in the state.20. Landry Nnoko, 6-11, 220, Sr., Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)What to look for in 2011-12:
Expect new Montverde Academy head coach Kevin Boyle to put Nnoko's length and budding skills to use. The Cameroon native didn't make much noise at Montverde as a junior, but some strong showings toward the end of the summer suggested he is capable of more this year.