Updated 2018 Top 100

Scout's 2018 top 100 was updated on Thursday. Marvin Bagley held on to the No. 1 spot, but Bol Bol moved outside of the top 10 up to No. 2 and Zion Williamson landed at No. 3.

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Entering the spring AAU circuit, Marvin Bagley sat atop Scout's 2018 basketball recruiting rankings.

After playing in four Nike EYBL sessions in April and May, Bagley has further proven his status as the top player in the country by averaging 25.8 points and 14.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks a game for Phoenix Phamily.

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Bagley, a 6-foot-11 power forward out of Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon, has one of the more versatile scoring attacks in the country, as he has the unique ability to be effective and efficient as a scorer both with his back to the rim or facing it from the perimeter. 

Bagley has very good hands and touch. On the block, he'll go to jump hooks, maneuver in the paint for close range finishers or look to over power defenders to the rim. When facing up, Bagley is good, confident shooter from mid-range. Although he's capable of making threes, Bagley hasn't shot the ball well in the EYBL (13-for-56), but with time and work, he does have potential in this department.

At his size, Bagley, who is considering Arizona, DukeKansasKentuckyUCLA and USC, is particularly athletic and fluid. Bagley has the ability to be a good post defender. He's active, plays hard is also a tremendous rebounder.

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Among the most significant movers in the updated rankings was Bol Bol, who jumped from No. 13 to No. 2 overall. 

Bol, a 7-foot-2 big man out of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, made the biggest splash of the summer, showing incredible improvement in a short amount of time. For his size, Bol moves pretty well and his length certainly impacts the game in a variety of ways, but what stood out with his play with California Supreme was his confident and ability on the offensive end. 

Not only does Bol possess very good hands and touch around the basket, but he's developed post moves and a comfort from mid-range and three shooting the ball. Through 15 EYBL games, Bol is shooting 48.9-percent from three (22-for-45). In EYBL Atlanta his confidence was sky high and he was making turn around jumpers and fade aways with ease. 

In all, Bol, who is being heavily recruited by ArizonaKentuckyKansasUCLA among others, is averaging 24.1 points and 10 rebounds a game in the Nike EYBL. 

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South Carolina native Zion Williamson checks in at No. 3 in the updated rankings.

Unfortunately, Williamson played just two games on the adidas spring circuit, so viewings of him were limited. With that said, Williamson is an intriguing and one of the more unique prospects we've evaluated over the last 10 years. 

Williamson, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound versatile forward, is a powerful and explosive athlete that impacts the game with his rebounding, strength and finishes at the basket. 

Among the schools involved in Williamson's recruitment are North CarolinaDukeKentuckyClemsonSouth CarolinaKansas and others.  

Rounding out the top five in the updated 2018 player rankings is Cameron Reddish and Romeo Langford.

Other Ranking Notes

  • The point guard position is particularly strong, especially at the top of this list, as 11 point guard prospects are ranked in the top 38 players on the updated rankings. Tre Jones, Darius Garland, Immanuel Quickley, Javonte Smart, Courtney Ramey, Jahvon Quinerly and Quentin Grimes are all regarded as five-star prospects.
  • The position that is arguably the deepest in the 2018 class is the small forward spot. 28 small forwards are ranked in the top 100, including seven as five-star prospects. Williamson, Reddish and Louis King are regarded as the top three at the position.
  • The weakest position in the 2018 class is by far the center spot, as just 10 center prospects are ranked in the updated top 100. Only Bol, Moses Brown and Naz Reid are regarded as five-star recruits.
  • 23 recruits in the top 100 are already committed to a college. Arizona, California, Louisville and North Carolina are the only schools that currently have multiple top 100 commitments.

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