There are always some tough decisions in terms of the top 100 and who gets left out and who makes the final few spots. Here is a look at the top 10 players who just missed the cut of being named to the final Scout.com top 100.
This year the first person left off the list was Michigan State signee Kenny Kaminski. Kaminski unfortunately missed the vast majority of his senior season with a shoulder injury, though he was able to comeback at the end of the year and play a few games.
What put Kaminski in consideration is he is a great shooter. With his size and strength, Kaminski will be a tough matchup for a lot of power forwards since he is so skilled on the perimeter. The question however with Kaminski is will he rebound well enough and also he needs time and space to get his shot off, and will he be able to accomplish that in college.
While Kaminski finished at 101, a pair of wings were also right in the mix. Both Carlos Morris and Michael Frazier were right on the cutline as well. Morris is an athletic and versatile player who can play anywhere from point guard to small forward, and Frazier is one of the best shooters in the class. With Morris his lack of a reliable outside shot kept him out of the rankings and Frazier’s lack of diversity within his offensive game was the issue.
At the forward position there were another four players who were given significant consideration to be in the top 100, but fell just short. They are Jordan Burgess, Daniel Dingle, Wannah Bail, and Zach Auguste.
Burgess is a good athlete and someone who can play either forward spot and has a motor that is impressive. However he doesn’t have a defined perimeter game, and is slightly undersized to bang against legitimate power forwards.
With Auguste and Dingle, both had huge senior seasons and just missed the cut of being top 100. Auguste is a very athletic and active power forward while Dingle is a savvy player with a great motor and an excellent feel for the game.
Bail is the athletic freak who can finish well above the rim, but is lacking a lot of refined skill. Still Bail is someone who could have a very early impact at the college level if focused and playing hard.
In the post Gavin Ware, Chris Washburn, and Wesley Gordon were all right on the border of making the top 100. Ware is a strong player who can score down low and is a solid rebounder. Washburn is a big body that has shown some quality touch out to the mid-range and also has a savvy game down on the block, and Gordon is a long armed athlete who runs the floor very well and can block shots as well as rebound.
Overall it is always tough to make those final few calls at the end of the top 100, and this year was no different. Some very quality prospects missed the cut, and these are 10 who were right on the border.