Class of 2009 Rundown: Who's Where?

As coaches prepare to head out on the road for the ever-important July recruiting period, we'll give you the complete rundown on the Top 40 players in the talented Class of 2009 - where they are going, who they are looking at and what team(s) they will play for. The school lists are accurate as almost all of them came straight from the kids - in the last few days.

Friday is the first day that college coaches can hit the road in July to show their faces in front of recruits. That means airports around the country will be flooded with coaches high school basketball players.

With that in mind, we're going to take a look at Scout.com's Top 40 Players in the Class of 2009 (because, frankly, the Class of 2008 doesn't appear as strong as the 2007 group). It's headlined by a pair of future pros in Renardo Sidney and Xavier Henry.

After getting the scoop from everyone on this list in the past four days, we'll give you all the essentials on each player – including where you can find them this month and also what schools they are looking at.

1. Renardo Sidney, 6-9, 230, F, Artesia (Calif.)

Team: LA Dream Team

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); either AAU Nationals (July 27-31 - Orlando, Fla.) or Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.) In the Mix: UCLA, Texas, USC, Ohio St, Florida, UAB, Kentucky

2. Xavier Henry, 6-6, 210, SG, Putnam City (Okla.)

Team: Athletes First

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Texas, Ohio St., Louisville

3. Derrick Favors, 6-9, 225, PF, South Atlanta (Ga.)

Team: Atlanta Celtics

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); adidas Celtics Summer Kick-Off (July 11-12 – Atlanta, Ga.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina

4. Demarcus Cousins, 6-10, 250, C, Erwin (Ala.)

Team: Birmingham Storm

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: UAB, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Texas

5. John Riek, 7-2, 240, C, Our Savior (N.Y.)

Team: New York Elite

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Joe Brown Memorial (July 14-15 – S. Orange, N.J.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: DePaul, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Syracuse, St. John's, UConn, Florida, Ohio St.

6. Lance Stephenson, 6-4 1/2, 205, SG, Lincoln (N.Y.)

Team: Juice All-Stars

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Either Peach Jam with the Metro Hawks (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.) or Jam Fest (July 14-16 – Morgantown, West Va.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Memphis, West Virginia., North Carolina, Arizona, UCLA

7. Jamil Wilson, 6-6, 190, PF, Racine Horlick (Wis.)

Team: Wisconsin Playground Warriors

Schedule: NY 2 LA Tournament (July 6-9 – Milwaukee, Wis.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Wisconsin, Marquette, Purdue, Ohio St., Michigan State, Tennessee, UCLA, Iowa St.

8. Isaiah Armwood, 6-7 ½, 185, F, Montrose Christian (Md.)

Team: Baltimore Stars

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Peach Jam with Team Melo (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Villanova, Ohio St., Louisville, Georgetown, North Carolina

9. Dexter Strickland, 6-3, 175, SG, St. Patrick's (N.J.)

Team: Team New Jersey Elite/Metro Hawks/Playaz Basketball Club

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam with Metro Hawks (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); adidas Super 64 with the Playaz Basketball Club (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio St, Indiana, Rutgers, Villanova

10. Dominic Cheek, 6-5, 175, SG, St. Anthony (N.J.)

Team: Playaz Basketball Club

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Joe Brown Memorial (July 14-15 – S. Orange, N.J.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas) and also adidas Super 64 with the Playaz Basketball Club (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Villanova, Ohio St, Syracuse, Rutgers, Miami, Kentucky, North Carolina

11. Deshawn Painter, 6-9, 195, PF, B.T. Washington (Va.)

Team: Boo Williams

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Florida, Louisville

12. Elijah Johnson, 6-2, 180, G, Cheyenne (Nev.)

Team: Houston Hoops

Schedule: Summer Showcase (July 5-8 – Las Vegas); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Texas, UCLA, Kansas, Memphis, Ohio St., Arizona, Georgia Tech, USC, UNLV

13. Kenny Boynton, 6-2, 185, G, Pompano Beach Ely (Fla.)

Team: Team Breakdown

Schedule: RBK U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Joe Brown Memorial (July 14-15 – S. Orange, N.J.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Duke, Louisville, Wake Forest, Texas, Florida

14. Leslie McDonald, 6-4, 185, SG, Memphis Briarcrest (Tenn.)

Team: YOMCA

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Tennessee, Memphis, Duke, North Carolina, Georgetown, Ohio St, Mississippi, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Alabama

15. Daniel Orton, 6-9, 260, PF/C, Bishop McGuiness (Okla.)

Team: Athletes First

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Ohio St., Maryland, Florida, Wake Forest, Illinois

16. Nolan Dennis, 6-5, 180, SG, N. Richland Hill (Texas)

Team: Dallas Mustangs

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Five-Star (July 11-14 – Pittsburgh); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Ohio St., Villanova, North Carolina, Duke, Arizona, Georgetown, Indiana, Florida, Memphis, Baylor

17. Hollis Thompson, 6-7, 180, SF, Loyola (Calif,)

Team: West Coast All-Stars

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); adidas Three Stripes (July 13-15 – Carson, Calif.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Georgetown, UCLA, Duke, USC, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Stanford

18. Jordan Hamilton, 6-7, 210, SF, Dorsey (Calif.)

Team: Team Odom I-Can All-Stars

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam with California Supreme (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Texas, Syracuse, Arizona, USC, N.C. St.

19. Ari Stewart, 6-6, 190, SF, Wheeler (Ga.)

Team: World Wide Renegades

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); T-Mac He Got Game (July 15-17 - Orlando, Fla.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Wake Forest, Clemson, Xavier, Georgia

20. Kyle Hardrick, 6-8, 230, C, Lawton Eisenhower or Norman (Okla.)

Team: Athletes First

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: COMMITTED TO OKLAHOMA

21. Karron Johnson, 6-7 1/2, 210, F, Mount Zion (N.C.)

Team: Richmond Squires

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Grassroots Tournament (July 19-21 – Las Vegas); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); AAU Nationals (July 27-31 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: LSU, Virginia, Memphis, Maryland

22. Alex Oriakhi, 6-9, 225, PF, Tilton (N.H.)

Team: BABC

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.); KC Prep Invitational (July 28-31 – Shawnee, Kan.)

In the Mix: COMMITTED TO UCONN

23. Reeves Nelson, 6-7, 220, SF, Modesto Christian (Calif.)

Team: Pump N Run Elite

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Arizona, California

24. Peyton Siva, 5-11, 165, PG, Franklin (Wash.)

Team: Rotary Select

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Washington, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona State

25. John Henson, 6-9, 185, PF, Round Rock (Texas)

Team: Texas Ambassadors

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Tulsa Tournament (July 12-14 – Tulsa, Okla.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona, Florida

26. Keith Gallon, 6-8 1/2, 295, C, Oak Hill Academy (Va.) – played at Humble, Texas last year

Team: Houston Hoops

Schedule: Summer Showcase (July 5-8 – Las Vegas); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Main Event (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Baylor, LSU, Georgetown, Syracuse, Utah, Kansas, KY, Texas, Oklahoma

27. Shawn Williams, 6-6, 205, SG-SF, Duncanville (Texas)

Team: Texas Select

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); Tulsa Tournament (July 12-14 – Tulsa, Okla.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: North Carolina, Texas, Baylor, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville

28. Lorenzo Brown, 6-4 1/2, 175, PG, Centennial (Ga.)

Team: Team Dickerson/World Wide Rengades

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia) or Hoosier Shootout (July 6-9 – Indianapolis); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: LSU, Miami, UConn, Ohio St., Florida

29. Christian Watford, 6-7, 215, SF, Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)

Team: M33M

Schedule: Elite Camp (July 6-7 – Oxford, Miss.); Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); Battle of the Bluff (July 13-15 – Memphis, Tenn.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Memphis, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Ohio St.

30. Gregory Echenique, 6-9, 240, C, St. Benedict's (N.J.)

Team: None

Schedule: LeBronJames Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Possibly the Peach Jam with the Metro Hawks (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.)

In the Mix: Kentucky, Memphis, Rutgers, Maryland, Villanova, Florida, Syracuse

31. DaShonte Riley, 6-11, 220, C, Detroit Country Day (Mich.)

Team: The Family

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Ohio St, Kansas St. Michigan St, Minnesota, Kansas

32. Dante Taylor, 6-8, 215, PF, National Christian (Md.)

Team: National Christian

Schedule: Reebok Summer Classic East (July 11-12 – (Teaneck, N.J.); Jam Fest (July 14-16 – Morgantown, West Va.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Maryland, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, UConn

33. Erik Murphy, 6-9, 210, PF, St. Mark's (Mass.)

Team: New England Playaz

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); Joe Brown Memorial (July 14-15 – S. Orange, N.J.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: UConn, Boston College, Florida, North Carolina, Duke, Marquette, Syracuse, Virginia, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Ohio St., Louisville, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Tennessee, Wake Forest

34. Noel Johnson, 6-6, 180, SG, Fayette County (Ga.)

Team: Atlanta Celtics

Schedule: John Lucas Camp (July 5-6 – Houston, Texas); adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); May Play with Alabama Challenge at Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas)

In the Mix: Louisville, Ohio St, Memphis, Michigan St., Florida, Kentucky, Florida State, Georgia Tech

35. David Wear, 6-9 1/2, 210, PF, Mater Dei (Calif.)

Team: Pump N Run Elite

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); adidas Three Stripes (July 13-15 – Carson, Calif.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: UCLA, UNC, Arizona, Washington, Stanford

36. Travis Wear, 6-9 1/2, 210, PF, Mater Dei (Calif.)

Team: Pump N Run Elite

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); adidas Three Stripes (July 13-15 – Carson, Calif.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: UCLA, UNC, Arizona, Washington, Stanford

37. Wallace Judge, 6-8, 215, PF, Bladensburg (Md.)

Team: DC Assault

Schedule: adidas Take 5IVE Classic (July 6-8 – Cincinnati, Ohio); Jam Fest (July 14-16 – Morgantown, West Va.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Maryland, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Kansas State, Villanova, Texas, Ohio St.

38. Rodney Williams, 6-6, 180, SF, Robbinsdale Cooper Sr. (Minn.)

Team: Howard Pulley

Schedule: LeBron James Skills Academy (July 6-9 – Akron, Ohio); Peach Jam (July 12-15 – N. Augusta, S.C.); Super Showcase (July 24-27 – Orlando, Fla.)

In the Mix: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio State, Miami

39. Stephan Van Treese, 6-9, 220, PF, Lawrence North

Team: Indiana Elite

Schedule: Hoosier Shootout (July 6-9 – Indianapolis, Ind.); Kentucky Hoop Fest (July 9-12 – Louisville, Ky.); adidas Super 64 (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Indiana, Ohio, St, Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky, Purdue

40. Mfon Udofia, 6-2, 180, PG, Miller Grove (Ga.)

Team: World Wide Renegades

Schedule: Rbk U (July 6-10 – Philadelphia); T-Mac He Got Game (July 15-17 - Orlando, Fla.); Reebok Summer Championships (July 22-26 – Las Vegas); Best of Summer (July 27-31 – Los Angeles, Calif.)

In the Mix: Ohio St, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Arizona

Jeff Goodman is a senior college basketball writer for FOXSports.com. He can be reached at GoodmanonFOX@aol.com.


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