eBoss Hoops Class of 2008 Final Rankings
Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday
Phog.net
Posted May 27, 2008


As the members of the high schoolclass of 2008 moves on from high school and ready themselves to arrive on their respective college campuses, scouts have been taking their cracks at ranking them one last time. Today, it’s time for one last person to take a final swing at ranking what turned out to be an interesting class.

While not likely to produce double digit one and done guys like the class of 2007, there are still plenty of guys in 2008 who are capable of making an immediate impact on the college level . Maybe most interesting, is that there really isn’t a clear cut number one in this group. With as many as five or six guys in the argument, Jrue Holiday emerges as the winner here thanks to an incredible senior season and his commitment to playing on both sides of the ball. Also factoring heavily into the decision to place him in the top spot is the idea that he’s going to ultimately play the point guard position.

As always, the rankings come with a huge disclaimer because there is no magical formula that can be used to rank them. This is just one man’s opinion of the players he’s seen and it’s based on a combination of both high school and summer production, future potential and how ready a player is for college. As usual, these are done for fun and to spark a little conversation so please take them -- and any other rankings -- for what they are, an opinion.

Be on the lookout for pre-summer rankings of the classes of 2009, 2010 and players to watch in 2011 next week.


CLASS OF 2008 FINAL RANKINGS

1.    Jrue Holiday, 6-4 WG, North Hollywood (CA) Campbell Hall- UCLA
2.    Samardo Samuels, 6-9 C, Newark (NJ) St. Benedict’s- LOUISVILLE
3.    Brandon Jennings, 6-1 PG, Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill- ARIZONA
4.    Demar DeRozan, 6-6 WF, Compton (CA) High- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
5.    B.J. Mullens, 7-1 C, Canal Winchester (OH) High- OHIO STATE
6.    Tyreke Evans, 6-5 WG, Aston (PA) American Christian- MEMPHIS
7.    Devin Ebanks, 6-8 WF, Oakdale (CT) St. Thomas More- WEST VIRGINIA
8.    Al-Farouq Aminu, 6-8 BF, Norcross (GA) High- WAKE FOREST
9.    Greg Monroe, 6-10 BF, Harvey (LA) Helen Cox- GEORGETOWN
10.    Willie Warren, 6-3 WG, Fort Worth (TX) North Crowley- OKLAHOMA
11.    Ed Davis, 6-8 BF, Richmond (VA) Benedictine- NORTH CAROLINA
12.    Chris Singleton, 6-9 BF/WF, Dunwoody (GA) High- FLORIDA STATE
13.    Scotty Hopson, 6-5 WG, Hopkinsville (KY) University Heights- TENNESSEE
14.    Delvon Roe, 6-8 BF, Lakewood (OH) St. Edward- MICHIGAN STATE
15.    William Buford, 6-4 WG, Toledo (OH) Libbey- OHIO STATE
16.    Jerime Anderson, 6-1 PG, Anaheim (CA) Canyon- UCLA
17.    Kemba Walker, 5-11 PG, Manhattan (NY) Rice- CONNECTICUT
18.    Elliot Williams, 6-4 WG/PG, Collierville (TN) St. George’s- DUKE
19.    Tyler Zeller, 7-0 C/BF, Washington (IN) High- NORTH CAROLINA
20.    Malcolm Lee, 6-4 WG/PG, Riverside (CA) North- UCLA
21.    Luke Babbitt, 6-8 BF, Reno (NV) Galena- NEVADA
22.    J’Mison Morgan, 6-10 C, Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff- UCLA
23.    Marcus Morris, 6-8 BF/WF, Pennsauken (NJ) Apex Academy- KANSAS
24.    Rashanti Harris, 6-9 BF/C, Columbus (MS) New Hope
25.    DeAndre Liggins, 6-5 WG, Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep- KENTUCKY
26.    Iman Shumpert, 6-3 WG/PG, Oak Park (IL) River Forest- GEORGIA TECH
27.    Travis Releford, 6-5 WG/WF, Shawnee Mission (KS) Bishop Miege- KANSAS
28.    Yancy Gates, 6-9 C, Cincinnati (OH) Withrow- CINCINNATI
29.    Wesley Witherspoon, 6-7 WF, Lilburn (GA) Berkmar- MEMPHIS
30.    Ty Walker, 7-0 C, Wilmington (NC) New Hanover- WAKE FOREST
31.    Darius Miller, 6-6 WF, Maysville (KY) Mason County- KENTUCKY
32.    Kenny Kadji, 6-11 C, Bradenton (FL) IMG- FLORIDA
33.    Drew Gordon, 6-9 C, San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty- UCLA
34.    Michael Dunigan, 6-9 C, Chicago (IL) Farragut- OREGON
35.    Terrelle Pryor, 6-6 BF/WF, Jeannette (PA) High- OHIO STATE (FB)
36.    Jeff Withey, 7-0 C, San Diego (CA) Horizon- ARIZONA
37.    Eloy Vargas, 6-10 C/BF, Plantation (FL) American Heritage- FLORIDA
38.    J’Mychal Green, 6-8 BF, Montgomery (AL) St. Jude- ALABAMA
39.    Tony Woods, 6-10 C, Rome (GA) High- WAKE FOREST
40.    Terrence Jennings, 6-10 C/BF, Fitchburg (MA) Notre Dame- LOUISVILLE
41.    Markieff Morris, 6-10 C, Pennsauken (NJ) Apex Academy- KANSAS
42.    Anthony Jones, 6-9 BF/WF, Houston (TX) Yates- BAYLOR
43.    Howard Thompkins, 6-8 BF/C, Norcross (GA) Wesleyan- GEORGIA
44.    Daquan Jones, 6-6 WF, Marietta (GA) Wheeler- MIAMI
45.    Sylven Landesberg, 6-6 WF, Flushing (NY) Holy Cross- VIRGINIA
46.    Matt Simpkins, 6-8 BF, Lenoir (NC) Patterson- MEMPHIS
47.    Larry Drew, 5-11 PG, Woodland Hills (CA) Taft- NORTH CAROLINA
48.    Scott Suggs, 6-6 WG/WF, Washington (MO) High- WASHINGTON
49.    Tony Mitchell, 6-6 WF, Swainsboro (GA) High- ALABAMA
50.    Romero Osby, 6-8 BF/WF, Meridien (MS) Northeast Lauderdale- MISS. STATE
51.    Mike Rosario, 6-2 WG, Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony- RUTGERS
52.    Emmanuel Negedu, 6-6 BF, Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster-
53.    Ralph Sampson, 6-10 C, Duluth (GA) Northview- MINNESOTA
54.    Xavier Gibson, 6-9 C/BF, Dothan (AL) Northview – FLORIDA STATE
55.    Terrance Henry, 6-8 BF, Monroe (LA) Carroll- MISSISSIPPI
56.    Kevin Jones, 6-7 BF, Mount Vernon (NY) High- WEST VIRGINIA
57.    Mookie Jones, 6-6 WF, Peekskill (NY) High- SYRACUSE
58.    Tyshawn Taylor, 6-2 WG/PG, Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony- KANSAS
59.    Klay Thompson, 6-5 WG, Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic- WA. STATE
60.    Henry Sims, 6-10 C, Baltimore (MD) St. Joseph’s- GEORGETOWN
61.    Kenny Frease, 6-10 C, Massillion (OH) Perry- XAVIER
62.    Isaiah Thomas, 5-8 PG/WG, South Kent (CT) Prep- WASHINGTON
63.    Lance Goulbourne, 6-7 BF/WF, Princeton (NJ) Hun School- VANDERBILT
64.    Sean Mosley, 6-3 WG, Baltimore (MD) St. Frances- MARYLAND
65.    Jarrett Mann, 6-4 WG, Middletown (DE) High- STANFORD
66.    D.J. Seeley, 6-3 WG/PG, Modesto (CA) Christian- CALIFORNIA
67.    Elston Turner, 6-4 WG, Missouri City (TX) Elkins- WASHINGTON
68.    Andre Clark, 6-8 BF, Mendenhall (MS) Genesis One- ARKANSAS
69.    Jared Swopshire, 6-8 WF/BF, Bradenton (FL) IMG- LOUISVILLE
70.    Kris Joseph, 6-7 WF/BF, Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll- SYRACUSE
71.    Chris Braswell, 6-9 BF/C, Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha- GEORGETOWN
72.    Renaldo Woolridge, 6-8 BF/WF, North Hollywood (CA) Harvard-Westlake- TENNESSEE
73.    Jared Berggren, 6-10 C, Princeton (MN) High- WISCONSIN
74.    J’Covan Brown, 6-1 WG/PG, Port Arthur (TX) Memorial- TEXAS
75.    Storm Warren, 6-7 BF, Monroe (LA) Richwood- LSU
76.    Terrell Holloway, 6-0 PG, Cincinnati (OH) Harmony Prep- XAVIER
77.    Quintrell Thomas, 6-7 BF, Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick- KANSAS
78.    Ray Shipman, 6-5 WG/WF, Opa Locka (FL) Pace- FLORIDA
79.    Demetri Goodson, 5-11 PG, Spring (TX) Klein Collins- GONZAGA
80.    Anthony Crater, 6-0 PG, Flint (MI) Southwestern- OHIO STATE
81.    Cashmere Wright, 6-0 PG/WG, Savannah (GA) Urban Christian- CINCINNATI
82.    Jason Clark, 6-3 WG, Arlington (VA) Bishop O’Connell- GEORGETOWN
83.    Brad Tinsley, 6-3 WG/PG, Oregon City (OR) High- VANDERBILT
84.    Korie Lucious, 5-10 PG/WG, Milwaukee (WI) St. Pius X- MICHIGAN STATE
85.    Nasir Robinson, 6-4 WF, Chester (PA) High- PITTSBURGH
86.    Michael Harthun, 6-2 WG, Medford (OR) South- WASHINGTON STATE
87.    Phillip Jurick, 6-10 C/BF, Chatanooga (TN) Eastridge- TENNESSEE
88.    Marcus Denmon, 6-3 WG, Kansas City (MO) Hogan Prep- MISSOURI
89.    Andrew Steele, 6-3 WG, Birmingham (AL) John Carroll- ALABAMA
90.    Demarquis Bost, 6-1 PG/WG, Chatham (VA) Hargrave Academy- MISS. STATE
91.    Jordan Taylor, 5-11 PG, St. Louis Park (MN) Benilde-St. Margaret- WISCONSIN
92.    John Brandenburg, 6-11 C, Creve Coeur (MO) DeSmet- VIRGINIA
93.    Delwan Graham, 6-6 WF, Dunwoody (GA) High- LSU
94.    Toby Veal, 6-7 BF, Savannah (GA) Johnson- COLORADO
95.    Kim English, 6-5 WF, Fitchburg (MA) Notre Dame- MISSOURI
96.    Travis Leslie, 6-6 WF, Columbia (GA) Decatur- GEORGIA
97.    Courtney Fortson, 5-10 PG, Lenoir (NC) Patterson- ARKANSAS
98.    Verdell Jones, 6-3 PG, Champaign (IL) Central- INDIANA
99.    Miles Plumlee, 6-9 BF, Arden (NC) Christ School- DUKE
100.    London Giles, 6-3 WG/PG, Dallas (TX) Kimball- NEVADA


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