Heading into July is the perfect time to extend our 2013 rankings out to 100.
So we did just that.
While the lower half of the rankings had a number of changes, the top did not. Jabari Parker held on to the No. 1 in the class.
Parker, who revamped his body prior to the spring, was MVP at the FIBA Americas U16’s. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, while shooting an impressive 41-percent from three-point range.
From the small forward position, Parker, a junior-to-be at Chicago (Ill.) Simeon) has it all. From great size to terrific athleticism to an impressive all around skill set.
Julius Randle, who once held the top spot, has certainly made a push of his own. A prospect that plays with energy and effort, Randle has exactly what college coaches are looking for in a post prospect.
He’s one of the best low posts scorers not only in the class of 2013, but also in the country, and rebounds in and out of his area.
Aaron Gordon, the brother of current New Mexico forward Drew Gordon, jumped to No. 3. He’s had a fantastic spring that included averaging 17 points and 11.2 at the FIBA Americas U16s.
A 6-foot-7 combo forward, Gordon is among the hardest playing prospects in the entire class. He brings energy every time he steps on the floor and he’s especially effective when attacking the basket.
Nerlens Noel checks in at No. 4. Known for his defensive ability, Noel managed to affect games at the prestigious NBA Players Association camp and more than held his own as the event wore on.
Florida native Chris Walker closes out the top five. Much like, Noel the 6-foot-10 big man had his moments at NBA Camp. He runs the floor well, is a terrific athlete and spends time getting on the glass.
Chris Thomas, Andrew Harrison, Kuran Iverson, Troy Williams and Jabari Bird close out the top 10.
Of the top 100 prospect, just nine have made a verbal commitments. Purdue has the most top 100 prospects with three commitments – Derek Willis, Kendall Stephens and Bryson Scott – among the group.