Oden, the two-time Indiana state player of the year and Gatorade National Player of the Year, completed one of the most dominant high school careers a center has seen since the days of Lew Alcindor. He earned the right to be called the No. 1 player in the Class of 2006.
Joining Oden, Durant and Wright in the Top 5 was Seattle standout Spencer Hawes and the nation's top point guard, Tywon Lawson. Why is Lawson so high? In our opinion, few impact games the way he does. Don't let the size fool you, this is a young man who has a bright future.
UCLA-comitted forward James Keefe had been hovering in the top 30-35 for some time, and where he ended up was fairly expected.
But recently-committed Russell Westbrook, the 6-2 guard from Lawndale Leuzinger, had never made the top 100 previously. Based on a very strong senior season, check out where Westbrook ended up in the national top 100.
We hope you enjoy the Scout.com Final 2006 Top 100!