PrepAZ.com begins our basketball coverage for the 2006-2007 season with our Top Basketball Prospects. We will be covering 1-25 Class of 2007 over the next week with evaluations, college lists and exclusive coverage.
Following the summer evaluation period, we have new faces breaking through into the top 25.
The Top Five 2007 Division I Prospects
- Jerryd Bayless, a 6-3 shooting guard from St. Mary's High School in
. A last minute switch to EBO from the Phoenix Magic indicates a Arizona Longhorn future for this top 10 player nationally. Washington, GeorgiaTech, Texas and Kansas round out his top five. Arizona
- Zane Johnson, 6-5 SR
( Phoenix ) Ariz. in Thunderbird High School . A recent Phoenix commit has proven over the last 5 months he is an elite West Coast prospect. Johnson used to be much easier to defend, when he couldn't put the ball on the floor. But he's improved in that area and now he's able to create his own shot or penetrate and make plays in the lane. Universityof Arizona
- Harper Kamp, 6-7 SR C/PF Mesa
) Ariz. . Kamp is headed to Mountain View High School (Pac 10) after a strong Spring showing. Inured this past summer, Kamp looks to bounce back for the Toro's and lead them to another State Title. California
- Maurice Jackson, 6-2 SR SG/PG
( Phoenix ) Ariz . Gilbert High School had an excellent summer and he's one of the hotter names at the mid to upper mid major level. He plays point guard for the Jackson Rage, but we think he's more of a two at this point. He's got a great basketball body and he's a good, but not exceptional, athlete. He's really improved his ability to put the ball on the floor, though, and there's a chance he plays some one in college. THE SURPRISE OF THE SUMMER! Arizona
- Ty Abbott, 6-4 SR G
( Phoenix ) Ariz Abbott has elevated his stock into one of the top guards in the West. He has good range on his shot. Long armed defender who attacks the glass in traffic. Intensity for a full 32 minutes could make him the steal of Desert Vista High School come the spring signing period. A number of Mid Major schools have him on their radar. Arizona
Coming Tuesday, our look at Prospects 6-10 in the Class of 2007!