While the shooting guard spot clearly has the best prospects available, there are some quality big man prospects left, except a number of them have question marks. One prospect that recently popped up is Ater Mojak, of Australia, and college coaches will likely give him a look while he's in the states.
Here's a full breakdown of the top prospects still available:
The top 13 point guards are off the table and only one of the top 27 lead men on Scout.com's point guard list is still available. That one is sharp shooter Rotnei Clarke. The Claremore (Okla.) Verdigris standout recently narrowed his list to Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts.
Oscar Bellfield had a solid summer and he's a guy that is still available if a point guard is what you need. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound standout at Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester is an athletic lead man that is capable of knocking jumpers from deep. His school situation seems to be wide open.
Despite having a handful of scholarship offers, Cardell McFarland, of North Bridgton (Maine) Bridgton Academy will wait out the process. He currently holds offers from Western Kentucky, MTSU, North Texas and Morehead State. Purdue and Iowa are also keeping tabs. McFarland told Scout.com he wanted to wait because he was "looking for something better."
Coaches in need of a shooting guard are in luck. There are a bunch of talented shooting guards still available and none more impressive than Tyreke Evans. The No. 4 ranked prospect by Scout.com is, however, down to a handful of schools and if you aren't Louisville, Memphis, Villanova, Texas, UConn or Seton Hall then you likely won't be in the mix with Evans, who is one of the best scorers in the entire class.
The thought with Devoe Joseph is that he's looking at four schools, with three sitting at the top of the list. Kansas, Minnesota and Vanderbilt seem to be his top three, with Virginia Tech in the mix as well. Joseph is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound shooting guard that splashed on to the scene last spring at the Pitt Jam Fest.
Depending on how his grades hold up, Freddie Riley could end up one of the springs most pursued prospects. He has great size for the position, as he's 6-foot-5, and he shoots the ball from deep with ease. He put together a great performance at Tom Topping's Florida Workout in late September.
At the small forward spot Terrell Pryor is our highest rated prospect, but he's also ranked as the top quarterback in the 2008 class. His most recent visit was to Ohio State, where he not only went to a football game, but checked out an OSU basketball practice. According Scout.com Football Recruiting Analyst, Bob Lichtenfels, Pryor is planning to play both sports in college. Other than OSU, Penn State, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia and Notre Dame are also in the mix.
Murphy Holloway looks intent on waiting until the second signing period as well, as he's working on getting his grades in order. The 6-foot-7 forward is an above average athlete that runs the floor and has a solid mid-range game. He's flirted with a number of schools including Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee and Xavier.
Another wing to keep an eye on is Jeff Taylor. The Hobbs (N.M.) High standout is a 6-foot-6 forward that has drawn rave reviews from those in the west. He's listed as a three star prospect on Scout.com and could see his stock rise as wings continue to fly off the board.
The power forward spot has some talent, but a lot of question marks. Among the best available power forwards is Matt Simpkins, who has bounced around a number of high schools. The 6-foot-9 run and jump athlete could be an asset to a high-major program.
One prospect that not many people know much about is Ater Mojak, but the word is that he's talented and a high major guy. The 6-foot-9 forward is an Australian native that has drawn interest from the likes of Baylor and Maryland. Interested parties should check him out, as he'll be in the states for the next month.
Ranked just behind Williams on the list is L.A. Pomlee, of Davenport (Iowa) Central. Pomlee will wait it out until the spring and could become a hotly pursued power forward. He recently told Scout.com that he likes Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa State, West Virginia, Bradley and Indiana.
Corey Smith, who originally committed to Alabama State, is available, but academics remain a question mark. The Pleasant Grove (Al.) High product is 6-foot-8, 230-pound prospect that is strong in the paint and certainly has an upside that college coaches have to like.
Scout.com's 40th ranked power forward is Dwight Miller, of Houston (Tx.) St. Pius X, and he's still available. He recently started taking visits, with his most recent being to Pittsburgh. Rutgers, Temple, St. John's, DePaul and Kentucky are also involved.
John Riek is the highest rated center available, and is one of the best NBA prospects in the class of 2008. The post grad prospect is getting hit hard by Connecticut, but it could be for nothing, as the NBA will likely get a strong look.
After Riek comes Rashanti Harris, who was fantastic at the LeBron James Skill Academy this past July. Despite his strong effort during the evaluation period, Harris, of Columbus (Miss.) New Hope, could be headed to Junior College. If not he'll have plenty of college options.
It's not often that a 6-foot-10, 260-pound kid flies under the radar, but Steve Goins has managed to do so. The Chicago (Ill.) Curie Metropolitan standout is a true sleeper that has a good ceiling and could help out a high major program.
Maurice Sutton ranks as the No. 30 center by Scout.com and the 6-foot-10 big man is still on the board. A number of programs have been involved with the Upper Marlboro (Md.) Largo standout, including Marquette, Clemson, Boston College, Miami, Kentucky, Tulane, Duquesne and LaSalle.