Class of 2007: Top 25

Breaking down Arizona's Class of 2007 top 25 prospects. Today we look at #11 - #15. Also included prospects #1-#10...

15. Louis Barraza, 6-4, Wing, Phoenix (Ariz) Trevor Browne High  

Long armed athlete who is more of a wing than guard.  His development with the ball and experience in the backcourt will help.  Can shoot it from 17 but looks more comfortable attacking the glass in traffic. Solid defender. We need more time to get our handle on what level he sits at right now.  Another that 2 years at the Juco level could benefit him tremendously.

 

14. Javon Jones, 6-3, Guard, Paradise Valley (Ariz), Paradise Valley High

This kid is explosive! Quick hops and attacks glass with no fear. Finishes in traffic. Needs development from 15-17ft. Has tools to become a solid MM prospect.  Lacks basketball skills facing the basket, but with continued development and a possible stop at a Junior College, Jones has a chance.  Another we are projecting down the road.

 

13. Lloyd Hickinson, 6'6", Wing, Chandler (Ariz), Hamilton High

Hickinson gets little publicity in the club circuit but he is legit.  Another long-armed athlete.  Great basketball body.  Needs improvement with ball skills and his 15-17ft. jumper.  Can defend and plays hard. Attacks the glass with aggression. Two years down the road this kid could be a the get of this class behind Johnson and Bayless.  He sits at #13 as we project his worth in the future.

 

12. Justin Wesoloski 6-6, Wing, Mesa (Ariz), Mountain View High

Surprise!  We think this kid has some major upside.  Long armed and athletic, Wesoloski has a bright future in college basketball with continued development. The unknown star for the Toro's.  Strength and experience is the key. A MM prospect with a red-shirt year is the ticket.

 

11. Alex English, 6-10, SR Post, Paradise Valley (Ariz) Paradise Valley High

You can't teach 6-10.  Long armed under-skilled post that can get up and down the floor.  O.K hands.  With continued upper body conditioning, and foot speed improvement English has a chance to develop into a solid MM prospect.  Many schools will take a hard look at this potential legit post man.

 

10.  Mickey McConnell, 6-0 SR PG Mesa (Ariz) Dobson High School.

Committed to New Mexico last February.  Solid playmaker who (as a coach's son) knows the game.  Can shoot it from 3, penetrate and dish with the best of them.  Needs work defending against bigger, stronger athletes. 

 

9.  Kramer Knutson, 6-8 SR C Mesa (Ariz.) Dobson High School.

Didn't play in the spring and, as a result, hadn't received much exposure heading into July.  Knutson is drawing interest from a number of mid-major schools with Stanford of the Pac-10 leading the way.

 

8.  Kendall Wallace, 6-4 SR PG Mesa (Ariz) Mountain View.

Talented prospect that can play either guard spot in college.  Great size for a PG.  Smart playmaker who can hit the open jumper.  Has "Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, UNLV, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Wyoming, Northern Arizona and Penn State," looking at him after the Spring/Summer evaluation period. Teammate of #3 prospect Harper Kamp

7.  Justin Johnson, 6-8 F Phoenix (Ariz) Brophy High School

Long armed shooter.  Athletic and smart.  Needs to develop more physically but has a great basketball frame.  Ball skills need improvement.  Can stroke it from 3.  Could turn into States #2 prospect come 2007 signing period.

 

6.  Demetrius Crowell, 6-7 W Mesa (Ariz) Mesa High School.

Big-bodied four man with very good feet and a high skill level. He's still carrying some baby fat, but he's got a young face and some bounce. He's got very good ball skills. Good stroke with three-point range, passes and handles well. A potential mid to high major prospect from Mesa High

 

5. Ty Abbott, 6-4 SR  G Phoenix (Ariz) Desert Vista High School  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 Arizona come the spring signing period.  A number of Mid Major schools have him

 

4. Maurice Jackson, 6-2 SR SG/PG Phoenix (Ariz) Gilbert High School.  Jackson 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 Arizona 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!

 

3. Harper Kamp, 6-7 SR C/PF Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View High School.  Kamp is headed to California (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.

 

2. Zane Johnson, 6-5 SR SF/SG Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird High School in Phoenix.  A recent University of Arizona 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.  

 

1. Jerryd Bayless, a 6-3 shooting guard from St. Mary's High School in Phoenix.  A last minute switch to EBO from the Arizona Magic indicates a Texas Longhorn future for this top 10 player nationally. Washington, GeorgiaTech, Kansas and Arizona round out his top five.

 


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