Top 10 available senior centers

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. So this week we've taken a peak at the best available players at each position. The other lists included the top five available players, but because of the depth of the available center prospect this list was extended to 10. Diamond Stone and Stephen Zimmerman lead the way at he center spot.

No. 1 Diamond Stone

At 6-foot-10, 255-pounds, Diamond Stone is a big, thick post player that can score the ball in a variety of ways. He has a handful of scoring moves on the block, terrific touch around the basket and is also a good shooter from mid-range out to three. His size and length also help him on the glass and as a rim protector. He’s ranked No. 4 overall in the 2015 class. Stone is currently considering Connecticut, Maryland, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin.

No. 2 Stephen Zimmerman

Since the fall, Stephen Zimmerman, Scout’s No. 8 overall recruit in the 2015 class, has been on an absolute tear. He was dominate at the Men’s USA Basketball Developmental Camp and it helped him earn a spot in the Nike Hoop Summit game. His senior season has been much of the same. He’s playing with energy and showing off his impressive skills on both ends. Zimmerman is currently looking at five schools – Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and UNLV.

No. 3 Cheick Diallo

Not many in high school basketball can match the effort level and energy that Cheick Diallo plays with. The senior out of Centereach (N.Y.) Our Savior New American races end-to-end, boards it at a high-level and finishes off plays inside. A five-star prospect, Diallo is currently considering Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and St. John’s. He took visits to all five in the fall. Don’t expect a college choice from him until after his high school season.

No. 4 Caleb Swanigan

Most of the elite players at the top of this list have their list down to a working number, but not Caleb Swanigan. He’s certainly not in a hurry to make a college choice and is considering a wide range of schools, including Arizona, California, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame and Michigan State. On the court, Swanigan is physical and intense in the paint. He has very good scoring touch, can make jump shoots, is a good passer from the high post and is one of the best area rebounders in the 2015 class.

No. 5 Thomas Bryant

Much like, Diallo, Thomas Bryant plays with impressive energy and effort every time he stops on the court. At 6-foot-10, Bryant has good size. He’s active on the glass and looks to block everything around the rim. On the other end, he cleans up misses and looks to dunk every chance he gets. Recruiting wise, Bryant is considering Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Syracuse and Indiana. Bryant has taken visits to Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri during his senior season.

No. 6 Georgios Papagiannis

Georgios Papagiannis is the most mysterious guy on this list. He played high school ball in the United States for a year at Westtown (Pa.) High, but didn't finish things out here and is now back in Greece. Word is college programs are still recruiting him and there’s a good chance he makes his way back to the state for college ball, but where is fairly unkown. Papagiannis has legit size, as he checks in over 7-feet. For his size, he has good hands and touch and can certainly control his area from a rebounding standpoint.

No. 7 Antonio Vrankovic

The viewings have been limited, but after seeing Vrankovic in December at the Kreul Classic it’s a surprise that more schools aren't knocking on his door. He’s pushing 6-foot-11 and has a strong frame. He’s not a great athlete, but he has some nice tools on the offensive end that lead you to believe he can be effective on the block. He has a hook shot and can make short-range jumpers. Plus because of his size and hands, he rebounds well in his area. Earlier this season Vrankovic tied Brandin Knights school record at Pine Crest (Fla.) by scoring 55 points in a game.

No. 8 Deng Riak

Another post player on this list that is flying below the radar is Deng Riak. Over last spring and summer, Riak was effective for Florida Elite as a shot blocker and rim protector. But he also showed flashes of ability on the offensive end and ran the floor quite well. In my opinion, Riak is at least a high mid-major type prospect and could play at a higher level if it were the right fit.

No. 9 Yankuba Sima

When Yankuba Sima made it to the United State he brought a big reputation after leading the U18 European Championship’s in rebounding. He didn’t quite have the same success at Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country and in December transferred to Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev-8 Prep. Regardless, he has legit size and a lengthy set of arms. He moves well and has good instincts. At this stage, he lacks the strength to play physical. Maryland seems to be the frontrunner here and had him on campus during the season. South Florida and others are also involved.

No. 10 John Carlos-Reyes

The final guy on this list – John Carlos-Reyes – has been receiving some good buzz out of the Georiga lately. Offensively, he has good hands and can score some. Carlos-Reyes currently lacks strength, but he’s long, mobile and get get his hands on shots. Carlos-Reyes has yet to take any college visits, but according to Game Elite coach Sandra “Peaches” Glass, he’s considering Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Georgia Tech, George Mason, South Florida and Duke.

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