Bossi's Phat Phifty for 2005

After waiting as long as I could, and seeing as many players as possible, I have come up with my pre-summer top 50 for the class of 2005. This particular list was perhaps the most difficult one that I have ever had to make because nobody has really stepped up and made a real claim to the number one spot.

In fact, I actually toyed with leaving the top position open until somebody really makes a claim for it. However, I will go ahead and leave Rush at the top for right now purely based off of potential. That position is tenuous at best right now and he will have to fight in order to stay there.

As always, the list is done for fun and to generate a little bit of a discussion. Keep in mind that I won’t list anybody that I haven’t seen. As confusing as the class of 2005 is, you can be sure there will be plenty of changes by the time September rolls around. If you have any questions, take them to the message board and we’ll discuss them.


  1. Brandon Rush, 6-6 WF/WG, Durham (NC) Mt. Zion
  2. Tyler Hansbrough, 6-9 BF, Poplar Bluff (MO) High
  3. Richard Hendrix, 6-8 BF, Athens (AL) High
  4. Shawne Williams, 6-8 WF, Laurinburg (NC) Prep
  5. Keith Brumbaugh, 6-8 WF, Deland (FL) High
  6. Chris Douglas-Roberts, 6-5 PG, Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
  7. Andray Blatche, 6-10 BF, South Kent (CT) Prep
  8. Martell Webster, 6-6 WF/WG, Seattle (WA) Prep
  9. Monta Ellis, 6-2 WG, Jackson (MS) Lanier- MISSISSIPPI STATE
  10. Eric Boateng, 6-10 C, Middletown (DE) St. Andrew’s
  11. Julian Wright, 6-7 WF, Homewood (IL) Flossmoor
  12. Tasmin Mitchell, 6-7 BF, Denham Springs (LA) High
  13. Mario Chalmers, 6-1 PG, Anchorage (AK) Bartlett- KANSAS
  14. C.J. Miles, 6-5 WG/WF, Dallas (TX) Skyline
  15. Micah Downs, 6-7 WG/WF, Kirkland (WA) Lake Washington- KANSAS
  16. Gerald Green, 6-7 WF/WG, Houston (TX) Gulf Shores
  17. Jon Brockman, 6-7 BF, Snohomish (WA) High
  18. Bobby Frasor, 6-2 PG/WG, Chicago (IL) Brother Rice
  19. Josh McRoberts, 6-9 BF, Carmel (IN) High- DUKE
  20. Terrence Williams, 6-5 WG, Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach
  21. Louis Williams, 6-2 WG, Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett- GEORGIA
  22. Tiki Mayben, 6-3 PG, Troy (NY) High- SYRACUSE
  23. Amir Johnson, 6-9 BF/C, Los Angeles (CA) Westchester
  24. Eric Devendorf, 6-3 WG, Bay City (MI) Central
  25. Luke Zeller, 6-10 BF/C, Washington (IN) High- NOTRE DAME
  26. Marcus Williams, 6-6 WF, Seattle (WA) Roosevelt
  27. Tyler Smith, 6-6 WF, Pulaski (TN) Giles County
  28. Byron Eaton, 5-10 PG, Dallas (TX) Lincoln
  29. Davon Jefferson, 6-7 WF/BF, Lynwood (CA) High
  30. Kevin Rogers, 6-8 BF, Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff
  31. Fendi Onobun, 6-7 BF/WF, Alief (TX) Taylor- ARIZONA
  32. Magnum Rolle, 6-9 BF/WF, Freeport (Bahamas) St. Georges- FLORIDA STATE
  33. Marcus Ginyard, 6-5 WG, Arlington (VA) Bishop O’Connell- N. CAROLINA
  34. Jamont Gordon, 6-3 WG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill
  35. Greg Paulus, 6-1 PG, Syracuse (NY) Christian Brothers- DUKE
  36. Brett Hoerner, 6-9 BF/C, Fullerton (CA) High
  37. Andrew Bynum, 6-11 C, Metuchen (NJ) St. Joseph’s
  38. Korvotney Barber, 6-7 BF, Manchester (GA) High
  39. Marcus Johnson, 6-6 WF, Los Angeles (CA) Westchester
  40. Theo Davis, 6-9 C/BF, Bayside (NY) Cardozo
  41. Justin Dentmon, 6-0 PG, Winchendon (MA) Prep
  42. Bryan Harvey, 6-4 WG, Compton (CA) Dominguez
  43. Leo Criswell, 6-9 WF/BF, Kansas City (KS) Piper
  44. Terrel Harris, 6-4 WG, Garland (TX) South
  45. Shane Clark, 6-6 WF/BF, Philadelphia (PA) Cardinal Dougherty- VILLANOVA
  46. Brandon Costner, 6-7 BF, West Orange (NJ) Seton Hall
  47. Mike Mercer, 6-3 PG/WG, Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett- GEORGIA
  48. Jamal Boykin, 6-6 BF, Los Angeles (CA) Fairfax
  49. Tyrell Biggs, 6-7 BF, Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco
  50. Joey Shaw, 6-6 WF, Chandler (AZ) High

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