Insiders Report Top 30 For New York State

The following is the Insiders Report top 30 list for New York State.

Super center Andray Blatche tops the list for the Insiders Report top 30 seniors in the class of 2005. Blatche, who is down to West Virginia and Syracuse for college choices, is likely to jump to the 2005 NBA draft if he has a successful season in 2004-2005.

Blatche, who needs to add some pounds and strength to his frame, possesses a nice, soft touch on his perimeter jumper. He is also skilled enough to dribble drive past his defender along the foul line.

If Blatche plays college ball, he will benefit down the road like Emeka Okafor. However, the money is high and based upon what happened in this year's NBA draft, it will be very tempting for Blatche to head to the green waters of the NBA.

Here is the complete list. The player either has to be from New York State or play in New York State to be considered and be entering his final year of competition.

The opinions of Jed Tai, Denny Conroy, Mike Sullivan, Russ Blake, and Brian Towey were considered:

1. Andray Blatche, South Kent School (CT)

2. Greg Paulus, CBA

3. Theo Davis, Cardozo

4. Danny Green, St. Mary's

5. Tiki Mayben, Troy

6. Vernon Goodridge, Lutheran Christian (PA)

7. Levance Fields, Xaverian

8. Ricky Torres, St. Raymond's

9. Kyle McAlarney, Moore Catholic

10. John Garcia, Brentwood

11. Antonio Pena, Lincoln (prep)

12. Jessie Sapp, National Christian Academy (MD)

13. Will Harris, Redemption Christian Academy

14. Shahee Martin, West Hempstead

15. Saiquon Stone, Xaverian

16. Weyinme Efejuku, Brewster Academy (NH)

17. Nathan Skinner, Bishop Loughlin

18. Kiwan Smith, Laurinburg Prep (NC)

19. Chris Gadley, Amherst

20. Quentin Martin, St. Thomas More (CT)

21. Mike Davis, Xaverian

22. Chris Bethel, St. Raymond's

23. Randy Wilson, Peekskill

24. Kahiem Seawright,Uniondale

25. Tyson Johnson, St. Mary's

26. James Tchana, Our Savior New American

27. Elvis Lora, Columbus (Prep?)

28. John Oates, Blair Academy (NJ)

29. Herbie Allen, Bishop Loughlin (NY)

30. Niko Scott, Christ The King

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