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National Rankings Update: 2018
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (1:08 PM CT, Sun February 1, 2015)
2018 PG Jahvon Quinerly, PF Reggie Chaney, PG Tyler Harris
2018 PG Jahvon Quinerly, PF Reggie Chaney, PG Tyler Harris
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Future150) -- After watching basketball all last summer and fall, Future150 is ready to release its first-look national rankings for the class of 2018. There were some big movers in the class, such as Montverde Academy (FL) power forward EJ Montgomery, who now claims the top spot, and small forward Marvin Bagley Jr. checks in at two after being at number one for all of 2014.

The remaining players inside the Top Ten are as follows.  

Power forward Jordan Brown, out of California, is a monster on offense and a shot blocking machine on defense, and claims the third spot while another player at the same position, New Jersey's Nazreon Reid, checks in at number four. Rounding out the top five is the Atlanta-native point guard Jamie Lewis.

The player with possibly the most potential in the top ten is small forward DJ Williams Weaver out of Houston, ranked sixth overall currently. The 6-foot-4 inch point guard Javonte Smart at seven is a nightmare on both ends of the floor, as he can score at will and loves making his teammates better with his court vision.

With Houston being one the hot beds for basketball, there is a second prospect in the top ten, as at number eight comes point guard Jaedon LeDee. Finishing off the top 10 list is shooting guard Cameron Reddish at No. 9 and Californian SG Cassius Stanley at No. 10.

Other Notable Players in the Rankings:

Texas is loaded with talent in this class and 13th-ranked overall power forward Reginald Chaney is one of the best. Four spots below him is the Atlanta native and combo guard Drue Drinnon at #17, who made a big jump up 28 spots after taking home Elite 24 MVP and having a big freshman year while posting a 49 point game in a big OT win over his rival.  

Memphis, Tennessee-native Tyler Harris checks in as number 25 and is a scoring guard with a point guards frame. He has great court awareness but also can fill it up from long-range. Point guard Jahvon Quinerly out of New Jersey is a coach on the floor and plays the game the right way.

Big time shooter SG Brandon Thomas (#22) has already demonstrated a fantastic shooting touch.  At the Future150 National Camp in Nashville he put on a shooting clinic from both the three-point line and mid-range.  St. Louis always produces top notch talent and 2018 PG Courtney Ramey is no different, making them once again.

One of the most underrated player in the class might be overall player Tyron Brewer out of Mississippi.  He attended the Birmingham Camp and the National Camp and put on a show by attacking the basket and throwing down dunk after dunk.

Nashville Scene:

The Class of 2018 presents the strongest batch of Music City ballers in years. 

Brentwood Academy features Camron Johnson, Darius Garland , and Gavin Schoenwald.   Three top guys all on the same squad.  The AAU teammates expect to mature together.

Jaylan Clemmons is adapting to a new position for Ensworth. Where once he was playing small forward the coach now likes him as a long term guard project.  Regardless he can shoot, dribble, and defend.  Clemmons' teammate, Warren Zager, was wonderful at The Summit in 2014, earning him a spot as well..

Coulter Dotson is quietly working towards a top 50 ranking.  For a small forward he has wonderful balance and shoots with tremendous accuracy. Dotson's Creekwood High School is loosely contained within the Nashville orbit.

This class has remarkable frontcourt talent at the top followed by highly-skilled guards and wings.  Montgomery and Bagley Jr. will be hard to knock off their perch, but high school playoffs are coming.  And reputations are built on successful playoff runs.

The entire list for Class of 2018 Future150 Rankings: 1-150.


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