Eboss Hoops 2008 Pre-Summer Top 50

It's not easy to put together a list of guys who are just finishing up their sophomore seasons, but here's a first crack at a national top 50 in the class of 2008. Plus, we've also kicked in 20 kids to watch for the 2009 class.

While some of the guys on this list aren’t going anywhere, there will more than likely be a fair amount of changes before the end of summer. As always, only players that have been watched will be ranked and these are done for fun and discussion and should never be taken too seriously.


  1. Tyreke Evans, 6-5 WG/PG, Aston (PA) American Christian
  2. Brandon Jennings, 6-1 PG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill
  3. Greg Monroe, 6-10 BF, Harvey (LA) Helen Cox
  4. Samardo Samuels, 6-9 C/BF, Newark (NJ) St. Benedict’s
  5. Terrelle Pryor, 6-6 WF, Jeannette (PA) High
  6. Travis Releford, 6-5 WG, Shawnee Mission (KS) Bishop Miege
  7. Drew Gordon, 6-8 BF, San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty
  8. Luke Babbitt, 6-9 BF, Reno (NV) Galena
  9. Chris Braswell, 6-9 BF, Hyattsville (MD) Dematha
  10. J’Rue Holiday, 6-4 WG/PG, North Hollywood (CA) Campbell Hall
  11. J’Covan Brown, 6-2 PG/WG, Beaumont (TX) Kelly
  12. Ed Davis, 6-8 BF, Mechanicsville (VA) Hanover
  13. Al-Faroug Aminu, 6-8 BF, Norcross (GA) High
  14. B.J. Mullens, 7-0 C, Canal Winchester (OH) World Harvest- OHIO STATE
  15. Delvon Roe, 6-7 BF/WF, Lakewood (OH) St. Edward’s
  16. Yancey Gates, 6-9 BF, Cincinnati (OH) Hughes
  17. DeAndre Liggins, 6-5 WF/WG, Chicago (IL) Washington
  18. Jeff Withey, 6-11 C, San Diego (CA) Horizon
  19. Xavier Gibson, 6-9 BF, Dothan (AL) Northview
  20. Howard Thompkins, 6-8 BF, Norcross (GA) Wesleyan
  21. Nate Miles, 6-6 WG/WF, San Antonio (TX) Cornerstone Christian
  22. Chris Singelton, 6-7 WF/BF, Canton (GA) Cherokee
  23. Larry Drew, Jr., 6-0 PG, Woodland Hills (CA) Taft
  24. Willie Warren, 6-4 WG, Ft. Worth (TX) North Crowley
  25. Devin Ebanks, 6-7 WF, Lenoir (NC) Patterson School
  26. Andy Poling, 6-10, BF/C, Portland (OR) Westview
  27. Angel Garcia, 6-10 WF/BF, Hammond (IN) Bishop Noll
  28. Anthony Crater, 6-0 PG, Flint (MI) Southwestern
  29. Cordell Passley, 6-2 WG/PG, Indianapolis (IN) Pike- TENNESSEE
  30. Clarence Trent, 6-6 WF/BF, Gig Harbor (WA) High
  31. Torres Roundtree, 6-4 WG/PG, Florissant (MO) McCluer North
  32. Antoine Young, 5-10 PG, Bellevue (NE) West- CREIGHTON
  33. Anthony Jones, 6-10 BF/C, Houston (TX) Yates
  34. Beas Hamga, 6-11 C, San Antonio (TX) Cornerstone Christian
  35. Walter Offutt, 6-3 WG, Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central- OHIO STATE
  36. Nick Williams, 6-5 WG, Mobile (AL) Leflore
  37. Korie Lucious, 5-10 PG, Milwaukee (WI) Pius XI
  38. Lashay Page, 6-2 WG/PG, Latta (SC) High
  39. Steve Tchiengang, 6-8 BF, Cypress (TX) Christian
  40. Mike Dunigan, 6-9 C/BF, Chicago (IL) Farragut
  41. Malik Story, 6-5 WG/WF, Lakewood (CA) Artesia
  42. Romero Osby, 6-7 WF/BF, Meridian (MS) Northeast Lauderdale
  43. Frankie Sullivan, 6-2 WG, Uniontown (AL) RC Hatch
  44. Eloy Vargas, 6-8 BF/WF, Hollywood (FL) Chaminade
  45. Elston Turner, Jr., 6-4 WG/PG, Roseville (CA) High
  46. Paul Williams, 6-3 WG, Detroit (MI) Renaissance
  47. Mike Harthun, 6-2 PG, Medford (OR) South
  48. Will Brown, 6-8 BF, Dallas (TX) Wilson
  49. Erving Walker, 5-6 PG, Middle Village (NY) Christ the King
  50. Brandon Moore, 6-8 BF, New Orleans (LA) Holy Cross


These guys are just puppies right now and many of the guys who will ultimately end up as top guys in 2009 haven’t even entered high school or played a game of varsity basketball. However, this group of guys has already been able to make a little bit of noise and they are worth watching down the road.

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