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National Rankings Update: 2018 VIP
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (9:22 PM CT, Sun May 17, 2015)
Jason Pratt
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Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

The live Spring viewing period is now over and the month of May is off to a hot start on the AAU Circuit.  Future150 takes a look at its updated 2018 National Rankings.  Many new faces now file in behind the former top player.

Arizona's player of the year CF Marvin Bagley III takes over as the new #1 player in the country after a very short time at two.  He is probably the most versaitle player in this class with the ability to play four different positions.  The more we see him play the more skilled he gets.  He has made the transition to the wing where his off the dribble moves are scary at times.  

Let's not forget he is 6-foot-10 inches, and loves punishing players on the block and with his face up game.  He is the most polished player we've seen at this age in a long time.  Bagley reminds us of former-MVP Kevin Durant on the wing, but can also punish on the the low block.  Its scary how good he really is. The freshman topped off this month with a Kentucky offer.

At #2 is PF Nazreon Reid out of New Jersey.  After watching him on the UA Association, he left no doubt he was the second best player in the class.  His skill level has increased and he is a monster on the board. SF EJ Montgomery out of Florida checks in at #3 on the list.  He is a skilled face up four man who can stretch the floor to the 3-point line.  At 6-foot-9 inches, long, athletic and someone who can play inside and out he is a nightmare to guard.

Checking in at #4 is Simi Shittu out of Ontario, CA. Big-time scorer from the wing position who can do it all.  The top point guard in the class at #5 hails from Louisiana and his name is Javonte Smart.  At 6-foot 4 inches, he's smooth, long and can flat out score the rock.His court vision sets him apart from the rest of the pack.

The California PF Jordan Brown is at #6 on our list.  He's long, athletic and a force in paint.  At #7 and new to the top 10 is the New Jersey PG Jahvon Quinerly of Sports U.  He is a smooth operator who plays under control and runs his team to precision.  He can score as well from all three levels.  The Houston product PG Jaedon LeDee is the talest PG in the class at 6-foot-7 inches.  He is aggressive, smart and knows how to finish at the rim.  

Rounding out the last two spots in the top ten is SG Cameron Reddish out of Pennsylvania.  He is a big time scorer who can score on a three levels and makes it look easy.  At number ten is CF Brandon Johns out of Michigan.  He is Mr.Fundamental but has good athleticism.  His skill level is what jumps out at you when you see him play.

Newcomers

Rankings releases are always a celebratory event.  This class sparkles just a little bit brighter than most, largely because of the newly discovered athletes. 

Whether it be Future150 Camps, Future150 Tournaments, or LIVE period evaluations this was an excellent spring to see skilled youngsters.

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