Roundtable: Volatility Assessment

Each week, we ask the hoops recruiting team to ruminate on a specific question.

Let's discuss volatility. Now that the team has released new rankings to reflect all the goings-on from the spring, how much do you expect the rankings to change between now and August?

Josh Gershon: I think July is going to be a big month to follow up on a lot of our initial evaluations from the spring and seeing anyone we may have missed, but typically the biggest movement from one rankings to the next are made in the spring. There will definitely be some changes, but I don't think anything as drastic as we saw in this update.

Brian Snow: I expect the rankings to change a lot. I mean not only will June and July give us some key looks at top kids going against each other, but also new prospects will emerge on the radar. Add in that this class is very balanced as is, and I expect there to be a few major shakeups.

Evan Daniels: June and July always provide us with a look at a host of players from all across the country. Anytime you spend that many weeks on the road watching hundreds of prospects, you are going to draw new conclusions and changes will be made. So there will be changes.

We'll be paying close attention to everything, but two areas we'll particularly focus on are the top four players. We've documented how close the race for No. 1. The other area is the order of the shooting guards after Malik Newman. Allonzo Trier, Isaac Briscoe, Luke Kennard & Antonio Blakeney are all very close and were heavily debated by the staff.

Rob Harrington: This most recent update covered very important ground, because in some cases we hadn't seen the top 100 contenders since the summer of 2013. For that reason, then, I don't expect such vast changes between now and August.

That said, some of the most important events have yet to transpire. We'll blanket the NBPA Top 100 Camp next week — the most talented event of the year — and then of course cover all the camps and tournaments in July. Between more intimate settings such as LeBron camp and massive team tournaments in Las Vegas, we'll certainly have wholesale changes after the summer — just not quite as many as after the spring.

Evan Daniels, Brian Snow, Josh Gershon and Rob Harrington contributed to this report

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