Scout's top ten - many list UK

Scout's pre-July 2012 Top 100 basketball rankings have been released and while the Kentucky Wildcats have not gained a commitment in this class yet, their name certainly appears prominently beside the names of most of the available top players in the country. Here's is Scout's rundown of the topten prospects who are involved with Kentucky:

Scout's pre-July 2012 Top 100 basketball rankings have been released and while the Kentucky Wildcats have not gained a commitment in this class yet, their name certainly appears prominently beside the names of most of the available top players in the country. Here's is Scout's rundown of the topten prospects who are involved with Kentucky:

#1 - Shabazz Muhammad: Talented wing prospect that has a unique scoring ability. He's constantly in attack mode and is an aggressive scorer. His long range shot is getting better, but he does majority of his work from mid-range and in. He's also confident enough in his post game to take defenders to the block and show a jump hook. We'd like to see him continue to develop range on his shot, but he's a heck of a prospect with an impressive motor.

#2 - Andre Drummond: One of the elite talents in the class of 2012, Drummond has the size, mobility, athleticism, instincts and pure ability to be a future lottery pick. Already he's developed a couple of post moves, including a go-to hook. His explosiveness and length are a serious issue for the opposition, as he gets his hands on a lot of shots. Going forward consistency and constant effort is an area for improvement.

#4 - Dajuan Coleman: A true low post prospect, Coleman, at 6-foot-8, 280-pounds, is one of the strongest players in all of high school basketball. He finishes well in the paint and doesn't mind a little contact along the way. He locks up his area rebounding wise and isn't afraid to go outside of it to reel in boards. Coleman has a great set of hands, soft touch around the basket and can get a bucket if he gets it on the block.

#8 - Brandon Ashley :A terrific all around talent, Ashley, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound power forward out of California, is a versatile prospect with a lot of pure ability. He runs the floor well, is a quality athlete, has a great set of hands and can score inside. He still needs to get stronger and add counter moves, but he's got tremendous upside and is one of the better power forward prospects in the 2012 class.

#9 - Ricardo Ledo- Arguably the best scorer in the 2012 class, Ledo has the ability to put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. At 6-foot-6, he has a long, wiry that lacks size and strength, but that doesn't keep him from finishing. His jump shot is his best weapon, as he shoots it with consistency off the catch and dribble. Although scoring is what he does best, Ledo sees the floor well and can whip passes across the court with either hand.

#10 - Rodney Purvis: One of the best guards in the 2012 class, Purvis is a guy that can play both lead guard and scoring guard. Currently classified as a point guard, Purvis has terrific vision and is a talented passer. With that said, he's a high-level scorer as well, that can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. His end-to-end speed and athleticism is what stands out the most and he's a terrific finisher once near the rim.


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