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Future150 National Rankings Update: Class of 2016
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (3:06 PM CT, Thu September 26, 2013)
De'Aaron Fox now sits at #5 in the national rankings in 2016
De'Aaron Fox now sits at #5 in the national rankings in 2016
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Nashville, TN (Future150) -- The national class of 2016 has the makings of a very strong class, and it shows in Future150's rankings update. Tonight, we unveil our list of the current top 100 sophomores in the country, and the strength at the top is dangerous.

The Updated Future150 Top 5 in 2016:

1.) Thon MakerThe 7-foot big man had a tremendous summer playing with Boo Williams, and more than held his own against older competition at the NBA Players Camp. The sky is the limit for the post prospect.

2.) Josh JacksonThe 6-foot-6 wing from Detroit, Michigan had the most impressive AAU season of any 2016 prospect. He plays with an endless motor, and destroyed everyone in his path by slashing to the basket or dropping long range bombs.

3.) Harry Giles - After suffering at torn ACL this summer, you won't be hearing his name much until next year. However, don't forget about just how dominant he was until the injury. Look for him to come back stronger.

4.) De'Ron DavisThe Colorado native is more skilled than the majority of prospects in the class, which should not be overlooked at this point. He's been a consistent performer over the past year, always putting up numbers, regardless how big the stage.

5.) De'Aaron FoxThe 6-foot-4 southpaw is one of the most explosive guards in the class, and his game is improving every time we see him take the floor. Look for a big sophomore season from the Cypress Lakes (TX) standout.

Next in Line...

6.) Jayson Tatum - The 6-foot-5 wing already boasts offers from powerhouse programs such as Florida, Kentucky, Memphis, and Missouri. Very skilled prospect.

7.) Dedric LawsonThe Memphis Hamilton (TN) small forward has vastly improved his game, now making him the most coveted sophomore in the city of Memphis, which might be more impressive than his national rank.

8.) Joshua Langford - Memphis is the latest school to offer the Alabama product, who was one of the few underclassmen to be selected to participate in the NBA Players Camp in 2013.

9.) Mario Kegler - The latest star from the city of Jackson, Mississippi had a big summer circuit playing with MBA Hoops, starring at shooting guard and even running point guard for his 6-foot-7.

10.) Jaylen Fisher The best perimeter defender in his class, Jaylen already holds scholarship offers from Baylor, Memphis, and Tennessee. Excellent point guard with blinding speed.

Prospects Who Improved Their Ranking:

There were several prospects who improved their national status with big AAU seasons. Here are a few of the most improved...

#22 Caleb Swanigan
#24 Juwan Durham
#32 T.J. Leaf

New in the Rankings:

Here are a few prospects who are new to the rankings since our last update...

#30 Udoka Azubuike
#39 Tyree Crump
#50 Terrell Brown
#62 Dewan Huell

#78 Quintez Cephus

For the complete listing of Future150's updated class of 2016 rankings, Click Here.


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Chazz Griffith / Guest

My top 5 for the Class of 2016 class:

1. Thon Maker
2. Harry Giles
3. Josh Jackson
4. Jayson Tatum
5. De’Ron Fox

I’ve watched them all more than once besides Fox…but those are my top 5 in the Class of 16’. What does anyone else think?

Posted: 10:20 PM UTC, Thu September 26, 2013

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