eBoss Hoops 2008 Pre-Summer Top 100
Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe
Phog.net
Posted Jul 2, 2007


This Friday, the 2007 summer evaluation period kicks off. Because of the number of high profile events that are open for college coaches to attend, July has become maybe the most important and exciting month that there is in grassroots basketball. From that sense, it’s a perfect time to go ahead and take my first crack at a top 100 for the class of 2008.

As always, I’ll only consider players that I’ve seen play and the rankings are done for fun and to spark a little bit of conversation. If somebody was overrated, underrated, or left off please don’t read too much into it. They are just one man’s thoughts as he gets ready for a busy July.

Be on the lookout for a pre-summer top 50 from the class of 2009 and 25 (not ranked) players to watch from the class of 2010 tomorrow.

2008 PRE-SUMMER TOP 100

  1. Greg Monroe, 6-10 BF, Harvey (LA) Helen Cox
  2. Brandon Jennings, 6-1 PG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill- ARIZONA
  3. Jrue Holiday, 6-3 WG/PG, North Hollywood (CA) Campbell Hall
  4. Tyreke Evans, 6-5 WG, Aston (PA) American Christian
  5. Delvon Roe, 6-8 BF/WF, Lakewood (OH) St. Edward- MICHIGAN STATE
  6. Samardo Samuels, 6-8 C/BF, Newark (NJ) St. Benedict’s- LOUISVILLE
  7. Ed Davis, 6-9 BF, Richmond (VA) Benedictine
  8. Devin Ebanks, 6-8 WF, Oakdale (CT) St. Thomas More- INDIANA
  9. Al-Farouq Aminu, 6-8 BF/WF, Norcross (GA) High
  10. B.J. Mullens, 7-0 C, Canal Winchester (OH) High- OHIO STATE
  11. Malcolm Lee, 6-3 PG/WG, Riverside (CA) North- UCLA
  12. Elliot Williams, 6-4 WG/PG, Collierville (TN) St. George’s
  13. Ty Walker, 7-0 C, Wilmington (NC) New Hanover- WAKE FOREST
  14. Demar DeRozan, 6-6 WF, Compton (CA) High- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  15. DeAndre Liggins, 6-5 WG/PG, Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster- KENTUCKY
  16. Tyler Zeller, 6-11 C/BF, Washington (IN) High
  17. Jerime Anderson, 6-1 PG, Anaheim (CA) Canyon- UCLA
  18. Scotty Hopson, 6-5 WG, Hopkinsville (KY) University Heights- MISS. STATE
  19. Drew Gordon, 6-9 C, San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty- UCLA
  20. Chris Singleton, 6-9 BF, Canton (GA) Cherokee
  21. Travis Releford, 6-5 WG, Shawnee Mission (KS) Bishop Miege- KANSAS
  22. Willie Warren, 6-3 WG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill
  23. Iman Shumpert, 6-3 WG/PG, Oak Park (IL) Oak Park & River Forest
  24. Kemba Walker, Manhattan (NY) Rice- CONNECTICUT
  25. Jeff Withey, 7-0 C, San Diego (CA) Horizon- ARIZONA
  26. Yancy Gates, 6-9 C, Cincinnati (OH) Withrow- CINCINNATI
  27. Trey Thompkins, 6-9 C/BF, Norcross (GA) Wesleyan- GEORGIA
  28. Darius Miller, 6-6 WF, Maysville (KY) Mason County
  29. Terrelle Pryor, 6-6 BF/WF, Jeannette (PA) High
  30. William Buford, 6-4 WG, Toledo (OH) Libbey- OHIO STATE
  31. Kenny Kadji, Bradenton (FL) IMG- FLORIDA
  32. JaMychal Green, 6-8 BF, Montgomery (AL) St. Jude
  33. Nate Miles, 6-6 WG, Fitchburg (MA) Notre Dame- CONNECTICUT
  34. Michael Dunigan, 6-9 C, Chicago (IL) Farragut
  35. Luke Babbitt, 6-8 BF, Reno (NV) Galena- NEVADA
  36. Romero Osby, 6-8 WF/BF, Meridien (MS) Northeast Lauderdale- MISS. STATE
  37. Larry Drew, Jr., 5-11 PG, Woodland Hills (CA) Taft- NORTH CAROLINA
  38. Anthony Jones, 6-9 BF/WF, Houston (TX) Yates
  39. Tony Mitchell, 6-6 WF, Swainsboro (GA) High- ALABAMA
  40. Scott Suggs, 6-6 WF/WG, Washington (MO) High
  41. Tony Woods, 6-10 C, Rome (GA) High
  42. Kenny Frease, 6-10 C, Massillion (OH) Perry- XAVIER
  43. Wesley Witherspoon, 6-7 WF, Lilburn (GA) Berkmar
  44. J’Mison Morgan, 6-10 C, Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff
  45. Eloy Vargas, 6-10 C/BF, Plantation (FL) American Heritage
  46. Andrew Steele, 6-3 WG, Birmingham (AL) John Carroll
  47. Matt Simpkins, 6-9 BF, Prep (TBA)
  48. Terrence Jennings, 6-10 C, Durham (NC) Mt. Zion
  49. Chris Braswell, 6-8 BF, Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha- GEORGETOWN
  50. Henry Sims, 6-10 C, Baltimore (MD) St. Joseph’s- GEORGETOWN
  51. Xavier Gibson, 6-9 C, Dothan (AL) Northview
  52. Renaldo Woolridge, 6-7 WF, North Hollywood (CA) Harvard-Westlake
  53. Emmanuel Negedu, 6-6 BF, Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster- ARIZONA
  54. J’Covan Brown, 6-1 WG, Port Arthur (TX) Memorial
  55. D.J. Seeley, 6-3 WG/PG, Modesto (CA) Christian- CALIFORNIA
  56. Tyreese Breshers, 6-7 BF, Los Angeles (CA) Price
  57. Troy Gillenwater, 6-8 BF, Prep (TBA)
  58. Sean Mosley, 6-3 WG, Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
  59. Kevin Jones, 6-7 BF, Mount Vernon (NY) High
  60. Steve Tchiengang, 6-8 BF, Montverde (FL) Academy
  61. Isaiah Thomas, 5-8 PG/WG, South Kent (CT) Prep- WASHINGTON
  62. Malik Story, 6-5 WF, Lakewood (CA) Artesia- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  63. Darnell Wilks, 6-8 BF/WF, Whites Creek (TN) Pioneer Christian- CINCINNATI
  64. Dashan Harris, 6-0 PG, Montverde (FL) Academy
  65. Jared Berggren, Princeton (MN) High- WISCONSIN
  66. Olek Czyz, 6-8 BF, Reno (NV) High
  67. Jarrett Mann, 6-4 WG, Middletown (DE) High- STANFORD
  68. Walter Offutt, 6-3 WG, Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central- OHIO STATE
  69. Clarence Trent, 6-7 BF/WF, Las Vegas (NV) Findlay Prep
  70. Elston Turner, Jr., 6-4 WG, Roseville (CA) High- WASHINGTON
  71. Brett Thompson, 6-10 C, Viena (IL) High- SAINT LOUIS
  72. J.T. Thompson, 6-6 BF, Kings Mountain (NC) Hope Christian- VIRGINIA TECH
  73. Quintrell Thomas, 6-7 BF, Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick
  74. Terrance Henry, 6-8 BF, Monroe (LA) Carroll
  75. Ralph Sampson, III, 6-10 C, Duluth (GA) Northview
  76. Ray Shipman, 6-5 WG/WF, Miami (FL) Pace- FLORIDA
  77. Murphy Holloway, 6-7 BF, Irmo (SC) Dutch Fork
  78. Verdell Jones, Jr., 6-3 PG/WG, Champaign (IL) Central
  79. Jordan Taylor, 5-11 PG, St. Louis Park (MN) Benilde-St. Margaret- WISCONSIN
  80. Matt Humphrey, 6-5 WF/WG, Chicago (IL) Hales Franciscan
  81. Latavious Williams, 6-8 BF, Starkville (MS) High
  82. Storm Warren, 6-7 BF, Monroe (LA) Richwood
  83. Mike Rosario, 6-2 WG, Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony’s- RUTGERS
  84. Jordan Theodore, 5-11 PG, Paterson (NJ) Catholic- SETON HALL
  85. Michael Harthun, 6-3 WG/PG, Medford (OR) South- WASHINGTON STATE
  86. Demarquis Bost, 6-1 PG/WG, Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military
  87. Eshaunte Jones, 6-3 WG, Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military
  88. Phillip Jurick, 6-10 C/BF, Chatanooga (TN) Eastridge- TENNESSEE
  89. Jeremy Green, 6-3 WG, Austin (TX) Bowie
  90. Toby Veal, 6-7 BF, Savannah (GA) Johnson
  91. Frank Sullivan, 6-1 WG, Uniontown (AL) RC Hatch
  92. Mookie Jones, 6-5 WF, Peekskill (NY) High
  93. Anthony Crater, 6-0 PG, Flint (MI) Southwestern- OHIO STATE
  94. LaRon Dendy, 6-8 BF, Kings Mountain (NC) Hope Christian
  95. Victor Davila, 6-8 C/BF, Boonville (NC) Starmount
  96. Cashmere Wright, 6-0 PG/WG, Savannah (GA) Urban Christian- CLEMSON
  97. Jason Clark, 6-3 WG, Arlington (VA) Bishop O’Connell
  98. Grant Gibbs, 6-4 WG/PG, Marion (IA) Linn-Mar
  99. Nick Williams, 6-4 WG, Mobile (AL) LeFlore- MARQUETTE
  100. Korie Lucious, 5-10 PG/WG, Milwaukee (WI) Pius X- MICHIGAN STATE


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