Class of '05: Top 100 Basketball

Two years ago, you could pencil in LeBron James as the top player in the senior class and call it a day. Last year, there were only a few players worthy of consideration for the No. 1 spot. This year? Take your pick. But out of this crowded group of worthy contenders emerges high-flying <b>South Gwinnett (Ga.)</b> guard <b>Louis Williams</b>, our pick as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2005.



With the high school basketball season rapidly approaching, SchoolSports.com unveils its preseason ranking of the nation's Top 100 hoop recruits in the Class of 2005. To get more information on the nation's top players, check out our new 2005 HS Hoops yearbook. Once again, SchoolSports and the Sporting News have combined forces on this annual preview which includes in-depth player rankings and analysis for the Class of 2005, 2006 and 2007, as well as national and regional team rankings and features on some of the top prep players in the country. The 2005 HS Hoops yearbook hits newsstands on October 26, but you can order your advance copy today .

Class of 2005 Preseason Rankings

1. Louis Williams
South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.)
Shooting Guard, 6-0, 172

2. Richard Hendrix
Athens (Ala.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 257

3. Tyler Hansbrough
Poplar Bluff (Mo.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 224

4. Josh McRoberts
Carmel (Ind.)
Power Forward, 6-10, 231

5. Julian Wright
Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, Ill.)
Small Forward, 6-7, 214

6. Brandon Rush
Mount Zion (Durham, N.C.)
Small Forward, 6-6, 200

7. Martell Webster
Seattle Prep
Small Forward, 6-6, 236

8. Tasmin Mitchell
Denham Springs (La.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 235

9. Monta Ellis
Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)
Shooting Guard, 6-4, 175

10. Andray Blatche
South Kent (Conn.) Prep
Center, 6-11, 235

11. Gerald Green
Gulf Shores Academy (Houston)
Small Forward, 6-8, 195

12. Keith Brumbaugh
DeLand (Fla.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 197

13. Shawne Williams
Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep
Small Forward, 6-9, 228

14. Eric Devendorf
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 180

15. Greg Paulus
Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Point Guard, 6-2, 185

16. Micah Downs
Juanita (Kirkland, Wash.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 190

17. C.J. Miles
Skyline (Dallas)
Small Forward, 6-5, 195

18. Mario Chalmers
Bartlett (Anchorage, Alaska)
Point Guard, 6-2, 175

19. Chris Douglas-Roberts
Northwestern (Detroit)
Point Guard, 6-4, 170

20. Amir Johnson
Westchester (Los Angeles)
Center, 6-11, 215

21. Mike Mercer
South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.)
Point Guard, 6-3, 168

22. Tyler Smith
Giles County (Pulaski, Tenn.)
Small Forward, 6-7, 225

23. Bobby Frasor
Brother Rice (Chicago)
Point Guard, 6-3, 180

24. Jon Brockman
Snohomish (Wash.)
Power Forward, 6-6, 246

25. Terrence Williams
Rainier Beach (Seattle)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 220

26. Andrew Bynum
St. Joseph's (Metuchen, N.J.)
Center, 6-11, 280

27. Marcus Williams
Roosevelt (Seattle)
Shooting Guard, 6-7, 195

28. Luke Zeller
Washington (Ind.)
Power Forward, 6-10, 223

29. Eric Boateng
St. Andrew's (Middletown, Del.)
Center, 6-9, 230

30. Byron Eaton
Lincoln (Dallas)
Point Guard, 5-10, 200

31. Jamont Gordon
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 215

32. Brandon Costner
Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)
Small Forward, 6-9, 230

33. Tyrell Biggs
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 250

34. Kevin Rogers
South Oak Cliff (Dallas)
Power Forward, 6-7, 223

35. Korvotney Barber
Manchester (Ga.)
Power Forward, 6-7, 220

36. Davon Jefferson
Lynwood (Calif.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 205

37. Fendi Onobun
Alief Taylor (Houston)
Small Forward, 6-6, 224

38. Marcus Ginyard
Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)
Shooting Guard, 6-5, 195

39. Gary Flowers
Lincoln (Dallas)
Small Forward, 6-8, 210

40. Joe Krabbenhoft
Roosevelt (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Small Forward, 6-7, 225

41. Theo Davis
Cardozo (Bayside, N.Y.)
Center, 6-10, 220

42. Leo Criswell
Piper (Kansas City, Kan.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 220

43. Rashad Woods
Heritage Christian (Cleveland, Texas)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 210

44. Jamal Boykin
Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Power Forward, 6-6, 226

45. Danny Green
St. Mary's (Manhasset, N.Y.)
Shooting Guard, 6-5, 200

46. Andre McGee
Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
Point Guard, 6-0, 185

47. Shane Clark
Hargrave Military (Chatham, Va.)
Small Forward, 6-7, 190

48. Rashad Chase
Mays (Atlanta)
Power Forward, 6-8, 225

49. Dominic James
Richmond (Ind.)
Point Guard, 5-11, 169

50. Vernon Goodridge
Lutheran Christian (Philadelphia)
Center, 6-10, 220

51. Kevin Swinton
Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.)
Power Forward, 6-5, 216

52. Uche Echefu
Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)
Power Forward, 6-7, 204

53. Courtney Fells
Shannon (Miss.)
Shooting Guard, 6-7, 190

54. Marcus Johnson
Westchester (Los Angeles)
Small Forward, 6-6, 190

55. Dior Lowhorn
Berkeley (Calif.)
Power Forward, 6-7, 215

56. Casaan Breeden
Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.)
Small Forward, 6-6, 182

57. Terrel Harris
South Garland (Texas)
Shooting Guard, 6-4, 175

58. Lewis Clinch
Crisp County (Cordele, Ga.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 185

59. Lamar Roberson
Central Park Christian (Birmingham, Ala.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 205

60. Jonathan Kale
St. Andrew's (Barrington, R.I.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 245

61. David Huertas
Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Shooting Guard, 6-4, 178

62. Cyrus McGowan
Meridian (Miss.)
Center, 6-9, 225

63. Michael Washington
McGehee (Ark.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 219

64. Nyan Boateng
Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 190

65. J.P. Prince
White Station (Memphis, Tenn.)
Point Guard, 6-5, 183

66. Lawrence Hill
Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 205

67. Emmanuel Mayben
Troy (N.Y.)
Point Guard, 6-3, 170

68. Abdul Herrera
South Miami
Center, 6-10, 245

69. Magnum Rolle
Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep
Power Forward, 6-9, 199

70. Lawrence Kinnard
Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis)
Small Forward, 6-6, 186

71. Wes Matthews
Memorial (Madison, Wis.)
Shooting Guard, 6-5, 205

72. Shawn Taggart
Mount Zion (Durham, N.C.)
Center, 6-11, 210

73. Joey Cameron
Leeds (Ala.)
Power Forward, 6-9, 240

74. Roderick Flemings
DeSoto (Texas)
Small Forward, 6-6, 210

75. A.J. Abrams
McNeil (Austin, Texas)
Point Guard, 5-10, 142

76. Jordan Wilkes
Loyola (Los Angeles)
Center, 6-10, 200

77. Bryan Harvey
Dominguez (Compton, Calif.)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 210

78. Clarence Holloway
Harlan (Chicago)
Center, 7-1, 270

79. K.C. Rivers
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 218

80. Austin Jackson
Denton (Texas) Ryan
Point Guard, 6-2, 180

81. Kevin Lisch
Althoff Catholic (Belleville, Ill.)
Point Guard, 6-0, 182

82. Ben McCauley
Yough (Herminie, Pa.)
Power Forward, 6-9, 225

83. Levance Fields
Xaverian (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Point Guard, 5-10, 204

84. B.J. Raymond
St. John's (Toledo, Ohio)
Small Forward, 6-5, 192

85. J.R. Inman
St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 200

86. Artem Wallace
Toledo (Wash.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 235

87. Devan Downey
Chester (S.C.)
Point Guard, 5-9, 156

88. Chad Millard
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Small Forward, 6-9, 212

89. Danny Williams
Fremont (Los Angeles)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 185

90. Jeff Adrien
Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Power Forward, 6-5, 218

91. Alfred Aboya
Tilton (N.H.) School
Power Forward, 6-7, 242

92. Terry Martin
Richwood (Monroe, La.)
Shooting Guard, 6-7, 194

93. Ryan Ayers
Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 205

94. Derwin Kitchen
Raines (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Shooting Guard, 6-4, 184

95. Josh Thornton
Caesar Rodney (Camden-Wyoming, Del.)
Point Guard, 6-2, 163

96. Darren Collison
Etiwanda (Calif.)
Point Guard, 6-2, 150

97. Marcus Landry
Vincent (Milwaukee)
Power Forward, 6-6, 205

98. Denis Clemente
Calusa Prep (Miami)
Point Guard, 5-11, 150

99. Joey Shaw
Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 170

100. Octavius Spann
Banneker (College Park, Ga.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 218


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