Class of '07: Top 25 Hoop Recruits

The members of the Class of 2007 may be underclassmen, but the top players are hardly under the radar. The class is led by <b>North College Hill's (Ohio) OJ Mayo</b>, who has been playing varsity ball since seventh grade, and <b>Mater Dei's (Calif.) Taylor King</b>, who committed to UCLA before his freshman year.



With the high school basketball season rapidly approaching, SchoolSports.com unveils its preseason ranking of the nation's top hoop recruits. 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 2007 Preseason Rankings

1. O.J. Mayo
North College Hill (Cincinnati)
Shooting Guard, 6-5, 198

2. Taylor King
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Small Forward, 6-7, 200

3. Kevin Love
Lake Oswego (Ore.)
Power Forward, 6-8, 258

4. Nolan Smith
St. Johns (Washington, D.C.)
Point Guard, 6-3, 180

5. Bill Walker
North College Hill (Cincinnati)
Small Forward, 6-5, 210

6. Jerryd Bayless
St. Mary's (Phoenix)
Point Guard, 6-1, 173

7. Eric Wallace
Glenn (Kernersville, N.C.)
Small Forward, 6-6, 180

8. Gary Johnson
Aldine (Houston)
Power Forward, 6-8, 220

9. Edwin Rios
Miami Senior
Point Guard, 6-1, 190

10. Kyle Singler
South Medford (Medford, Ore.)
Small Forward, 6-6, 199

11. Jesse Woodard
Centennial (Compton, Calif.)
Point Guard, 6-1, 195

12. Mike Singletary
Kingwood (Houston)
Shooting Guard, 6-6, 185

13. Michael Coburn
Mount Vernon (N.Y.)
Point Guard, 5-10, 172

14. Cole Aldrich
Jefferson (Bloomington, Minn.)
Power Forward, 6-9, 225

15. Herb Pope
Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)
Power Forward, 6-7, 216

16. Corey Fisher
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)
Point Guard, 6-0, 180

17. Eric Gordon
North Central (Indianapolis)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 170

18. Kevin Branch
Reserve (La.) Christian
Shooting Guard, 6-4, 180

19. JayDee Luster
Hoover (San Diego)
Point Guard, 5-9, 140

20. Marshall Moses
Aiken (S.C)
Power Forward, 6-6, 230

21. Daniel Hackett
St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Shooting Guard, 6-5, 195

22. Jeffrey Jordan
Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.)
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 160

23. E'Twaun Moore
East Chicago (Ind.) Central
Shooting Guard, 6-3, 170

24. Keenen Ellis
Cathedral (Indianapolis)
Center, 6-10, 185

25. Al Graham
Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)
Point Guard, 6-2, 180


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