After spending more than half of July on the road watching hoops from cities across the country, we are ready to release our post-July 2012 top 100.
The top two spots in the new batch of rankings stayed the same, as Shabazz Muhammad checks in at No. 1 and 6-foot-11 big man Andre Drummond checks in at No. 2 overall.
Muhammad, a 6-foot-5 wing, is a strong and athletic forward that continues to improve his all around ball skills and scoring ability. He’s consistent with his effort and is arguably the most dominant player in high school basketball.
The nation’s top big man -- Drummond -- had it working in July, especially in Las Vegas. He won head-to-head match ups with a number of top post prospects and is as athletic and mobile as any big man in recent memory.
After the top two spots there have been a handful of changes in the top 10.
Mitch McGary jumped from No. 5 overall up to No. 3 after a very strong summer, where he led the SYF Players to a championship at the NY2LA Summer Jam in Milwaukee.
Brandon Ashley moved up to No. 4 from No. 8. The 6-foot-8 power forward is skilled, athletic and aggressive. His scoring package continues to improve and he’s scoring it at a high level around the basket.
Closing out the top five is Kyle Anderson, who moved into the top 10. A truly unique and special prospect, Anderson, at 6-foot-8, is as skilled a prospect in the class of 2012 and possesses terrific vision and passing ability, but also has improved his mid-range game.
Isaiah Austin checks in at No. 6, while fellow Texas native Cameron Ridley comes in at No. 7. Following those two is foreign big man Steven Adams.
Adams, a native of New Zealand, is making the move to Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep for his final year of high school ball. He made a statement at adidas Nations and jumps from outside the top 50 to into the top 10.
Kaleb Tarczewski and Anthony Bennett close out the top 10.
Prince Ibeh, who was No. 100 in the pre-July rankings, was the biggest riser this time around. The 6-foot-11 big man jumped 45 spots and is now ranked No. 55.
Outside of Ibeh, Brice Johnson, Dominic Artis, Glenn Robinson, Kris Dunn, Andrew White and Gabe York made the biggest moves in the rankings.
The post-July rankings also contain three new five-star prospects. Adams, Warren and Grant Jerrett all worked their way into five-star territory.