Roundtable: Sleeper Projections

The Class of 2015 rankings have been completed, but of course he results of the national team’s efforts won’t become clear for many more years.

With that in mind, this week we asked the Scout team this question:

Now that the 2015 class rankings are finalized, and given that this is a team effort, who are one or two players you feel may overachieve relative to their ranking as their careers progress?


Brian Snow: For me, I look at a kid like Ed Morrow and I just feel like he is someone who is going to have a really good college career have people look back at us and ask why we didn't put him in the top 100.

Morrow is a near-elite athlete with a tremendous motor, and has a ton of toughness. There is no denying he is a bit undersized, but I see his will and desire making up for it, and him being a very productive college player in the Big Ten.

Josh Gershon: I think that Oregon State signee Tres Tinkle is one of the biggest sure things late in the Top 100. The son of Beavers head coach Wayne Tinkle, Tres is a little undersized and in-between forward positions at 6-foot-7, but he's very skilled, plays hard every time out, has good length and is a pretty good athlete.

His upside may be limited, but he's the classic guy who is tough to rank because of the intangibles he brings to the court. He's a perfect four-year college player and someone who has overachiever written all over them.

Evan Daniels: One guy I think that has a chance to have a very productive college career is Washington-bound guard David Crisp. He was literally one of the last guys outside of our top 100 and I would have like to have been able to put him in, but we ran out of room.

Regardless, Crisp is a very good long-range threat and I thought he was played well when I saw him with Brewster Academy. I think he could get a chance to play quite a bit early in his career. There were a couple of other guys that fell outside the top 100 that I think will have very good college careers. Guys like Kerry Blackshear, Kenny Williams and Admon Gilder come to mind as well.

Rob Harrington: I think Kevin Dorsey, Jacob Evans and Trevor Manuel all will prove to be top-100 caliber players. The 2015 class, as maligned as it was at the top, actually produced an extremely deep set of prospects that resulted in some painful omissions from our top 100.

Dorsey is a sparkplug who can get out of control but creates so much action, I think he’ll round into shape over time at Minnesota. Evans seems to me a structure player and thus I think he’ll fare better in college than he did on the travel circuit. He’s a system shooter and scorer with a very high basketball IQ who should thrive at Cincinnati. Manuel, meanwhile, is a very skilled big man who signed with Oregon. He needs to get tougher but possesses a modern, face-up game with a lot of promise.


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


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