TheInsiders.com Releases Top 50 Hoop Prospects

The Class of 2004 has some prospects in it. Since the Final Four, myself and Tracy Pierson have covered well over a dozen major events. We've had our eyes on these prospects more than any other scouting service, website, newspaper, you know name it. Ask around, we're not scouting from VCR tapes, we're seeing these prospects up close.



We've seen some guys play their way into the Top 50 and others who might have played their way out. Movement is the constant theme of this list. Because a prospect isn't on it right now doesn't mean he won't be later and vice versa.

Actually, trimming this list down to 50 was an arduous task. Deserving players routinely get left out of the mix. However, they control their destiny. Folks, July is upon us and this is the month prospects make their move. So, without further delay, here's our Pre-Summer Top 50!

RkPosNameHT/WTCommit School
1CDwight Howard
(SW Atlanta Christian) Atlanta , GA
6-10/225 
2PGShaun Livingston
(Peoria Central) Peoria , IL
6-6/175 
3PFArkansas
4PFTexas
5PGSebastian Telfair
(Lincoln) Brooklyn, NY
5-11/165 
6PF/SFMarvin Williams
(Bremerton) Bremerton, WA
6-8/205 
7CLSU University Lab) Baton Rouge, LA6-8/325 
8SFMalik Hairston
(Renaissance) Detroit, MI
6-5/185 
9PFD.J. White
(Hillcrest) Tuscaloosa , AL
6-9/230 
10SFJosh Smith
(McEachern) Powder Springs, GA
6-8/205 
11PFMike Williams
(Wilcox Central) Camden, AL
6-8/225Texas
12SGMichigan
13PGDaniel Gibson
(Jesse Jones) Houston, TX
6-3/180Texas
14SG/SFJ.R. Smith
(St. Benedict's) Elizabeth, NJ
6-5/210 
15CWisconsin
16CRobert Swift
(Highland) Bakersfield , CA
7-0/230Southern Cal
17SG/PGDarius Washington
(Edgewater) Orlando, FL
6-0/170Memphis
18CAlexander Kaun
(Florida Air Academy) Melbourne, FL
6-10/240 
19PFBrian Johnson
(Bishop O'Connell) Arlington, VA
6-9/235 
20PGUCLA
21CRandolph Morris
(Landmark) Fairburn , GA
6-11/250 
22PFTello Palacios
(Our Savior Lutheran) Centereach, NY
6-8/245 
23SF/PFRudy Gay
(Archbishop Spalding) Severn, MD
6-8/205 
24SG/PGA.J. Price
(Amityville) Amityville, NY
6-1/170 
25SGDuke
26SFRoy Bright
(Mount Zion) Durham, NC
6-5/205 
27PFMichigan State
28SF/PFShawne Williams
(Hamilton) Memphis, TN
6-8/200 
29SGArron Afflalo
(Centennial) Compton, CA
6-5/190UCLA
30SGIsaiah Swann
(Hargrave Military ) Chatham, VA
6-2/185 
31CSteven Hill
(Branson) Branson, MO
6-11/235Arkansas
32PGKyle Lowry
(Cardinal Dougherty) Philadephia, PA
5-11/180 
33SFCorey Brewer
(Portland) Portland, TN
6-7/180 
34SGArizona
35PFRa'Sean Dickey
(Marlboro County) Marlboro City, SC
6-9/230 
36PFCedric Simmons
(West Brunswick) Shallotte, NC
6-10/225NC State
37SFDion Dowell
(Texas City) Texas City, TX
6-6/200Texas
38SGIndiana
39PGJosh Wright
(Proctor) Utica, NY
6-1/170 
40PFMaryland
41SGJason Rich
(Lake Highland Prep) Orlando, FL
6-2/180 
42PF/CMohamed Tangara
(Mount Zion) Durham, NC
6-9/230 
43SGRussell Robinson
(Rice) Manhattan, NY
6-2/180 
44PGJason Horton
(Cedar Hill) Cedar Hill, TX
6-0/170 
45SGJames Hardy
(Elmhurst) Fort Wayne, IN
6-6/190Indiana
46SGAlabama
47CKalen Grimes
(Hazelwood) St. Louis, MO
6-8/255 
48PF/CJermaine Bell
(IMG Academy) Bradenton, FL
6-11/210St. John's
49PFSyracuse, NY6-6/235 
50SG/PGA.J. Ratliff
(North Central) Indianapolis, IN
6-3/175 

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