Roundtable: Ultimate adjustments

This week, we released our annual Ultimate Top 100. The story received extensive feedback and debate on the various boards has been vigorous.

To follow up, we asked our national team this question: Looking back at the group’s handiwork on the list, what's one player ranking you think will change by the end of summer?

Josh Gershon: I think one player who was the toughest to get a good feel for on a list like this is Josh Langford, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound 2016 shooting guard from Madison (Ala.) Academy. Langford has missed a lot of time due to injury, so tracking his progress hasn't been as easy as it's been for a large percentage of the list that we probably have a better feel for. This spring we'll see Langford again and be able to get a much better idea of where he fits in nationally compared to his peers.

Brian Snow: For me, it is Kobi Simmons (pictured above). I just really believe in the kid's talent and think he is the new type of player that is having a lot of success in the NBA. He is an elite scorer, a very good athlete, and then also is more than capable of running a team. For me I think Simmons is going to have a tremendous spring and summer and could be someone who really jumps up the board quickly.

Evan Daniels: One player I'm excited to see more of this spring and summer is Jarrett Allen. He has very impressive physical gifts and all the tools you'd want in a promising young big man who stands 6-foot-10. He's mobile, has good hands and scoring touch. He will be on the circuit with Texas Pro and we'll certainly be paying attention.

Rob Harrington: When I see sophomore Matt Coleman at No. 70, I think we have a potential all-league type point guard a little low. Coleman has impressed many, many observers over the past six months, as he’s quicker and more explosive now than he was last summer. I also like that Coleman has competed against 17-under competition, even when he was two years younger than the field. A year from now, he could vault to a much higher spot on this list.

To view the entire Ultimate 100 list, click here: Ultimate Top 100 List

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


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