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Andrew Wiggins is the Crown Jewel in the Class of
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (5:25 PM CT, Tue November 6, 2012)
2014 SF Andrew Wiggins is #1 Player in the Country
2014 SF Andrew Wiggins is #1 Player in the Country
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- After having a dominant sophomore season at Huntington Prep in West Virginia in which he averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 blocks per game, Canadian born Andrew Wiggins solidified his spot atop the class of 2014 rankings by absolutely dominating the Nike EYBL sessions this spring playing for CIA Bounce.

Standing 6'7" with a 6'11" wingspan, the small forward is the most complete forward in his class, and perhaps even the entire country. He is a world class athlete who can destroy his opponents in a variety of ways. Whether he's slashing to the basket with his devastating first step, pulling up for mid-range feathery jumpers, or reigning NBA range three's, he is the complete package on the offensive end.

His length also makes him a first-class rebounder. He has the dribbling skills and court vision of a guard, which he takes advantage of when running the floor in transition, where he finds open teammates with ease while slicing through the defense going from coast-to-coast. Simply put, Wiggins is the best Canadian prospect of all-time at this point, and he might be the most coveted high school athlete by NBA personnel right now, regardless of class.

Shooting up seven spots to #2 in the Future150 rankings is Minnesota point guard Tyus Jones. The Minnesota native is a 6'1" "true" point guard. He looks to get his teammates involved first and foremost, but is capable of scoring at will. His biggest asset right now is he court vision and elite-level basketball IQ. He can slice any defense apart with his dribbling and precision passing, and he is far and away the best point guard in his class nationally.

Sliding down two spots to #3 in the rankings is mammoth center Jahlil Okafor. The mammoth center prospect from Chicago dropped in the rankings because of the incredible play of Wiggins and Jones this season. In his own right, he is a future college and NBA star. The 6'10", 280-pound prospect has advanced post moves for only being a rising junior. He carves out space in the post easily, and is an elite rebounder.

Checking in at #4 in the Future150 rankings is Boston super-athlete Wayne Selden. The 6'4", 200-pound shooting guard is one of the most physically impressive players in high school basketball right now. He is an explosive athlete, and one of the best dunk artists in America. His shooting has really improved over the past year, and he could easily move up in the rankings by the end of summer AAU play.

Rounding out the top five is Memphis White Station High School (TN) small forward Leron Black. The 6'7" prospect has had a monster offseason thus far, using his athleticism and long-range shooting to show that he is one of the elite players in his class.

Number six in the rankings is another physically imposing big man, 6'10" New Jersey native Dakari Johnson. Indiana Hoosier commitment and 6'8" power forward Trey Lyles checks in at #7. The #8 player in the Future150 rankings is Noah Vonleh. The 6'7" small forward has incredible length on the defensive end, which he uses to his advantage when swatting away shots at ease and getting into passing lanes. He also possesses advanced ball-handling skills and is rapidly improving his jump shot.

Emmanuel Mudiay comes in at #9 in the rankings, and is the second best point guard prospect in the class. He is a high-upside player who has superior height for the position at 6'4". He also is and elite athlete with an explosive first step.

Rounding out the top 10 is small forward Justin Jackson. The wiry athlete is one of the best in the class at attacking the rim, and is a consistent shooter. Once he grows into his body, the sky is the limit for him.

With the new rankings, their are several players who have improved their stock dramatically. 6'1" point guard Joel Berry is one of the fastest rising prospects in the class, and he jumped from #18 up to #13 in the country. Don't be surprised if by the end up summer, he is inside the top 10.

Houston small forward Justise Winslow jumped from #26 up to #19 with his strong play this spring. The 6'5" athlete is always in attack mode and plays with a fearless demeanor.

Ahmed Hill comes out of nowhere to land at #26 in the national rankings. In our last update, he wasn't even in the top 100, but the elite 6'4" athlete plays like a young Dwyane Wade, making him impossible to ignore nationally.

Other prospects making their debut in the national rankings are Daniel Hamilton (No.28), Malik Pope (No.35), Adonys Henriquez (No.33), Trevon Blueitt (No.46), Stavian Allen (No.64) Tyquone Greer (No.86), DeAngelo Allen (No.89), Louis Sullivan (No.90), Kendall Crute (No.93) and Jarvis Calhoun (No.96). Each of these prospects used their respective high school seasons and spring AAU play to show their worth on the national level.

The next two months is an extremely important time for the class of 2014. Their play will dictate if their lofty rankings bestowed upon them is well deserved, or if other candidates will rise into the rankings. Will Andrew Wiggins continue to further himself from the pack? Can Wayne Selden break into the top 3 nationally? Will Jahlil Okafor move to the second spot in the rankings? There are a lot of questions, and the month of July will give us the answers we are looking for. Stay tuned to Future150.

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