It shouldn’t be a surprise that Andrew Wiggins is No. 1 our 2014 rankings yet again.
In fact, with his effort this spring with CIA Bounce, Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 wing prospect out of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, has established himself as the top prospect in the country regardless of class.
Over the past year Wiggins has developed his long-range shot and his overall scoring package. His range extends to 23-feet, he’s capable of pulling up for mid-range jump shots, plus is still great at attacking the basket and finishing inside.
Through 14 games with CIA Bounce this summer, Wiggins, an elite athlete, not only has the Canadien squad undefeated, but is also averaging 18 points and six rebounds a game, while shooting nearly 60-percent from the field.
Like Wiggins, Okafor held on to his same spot – No. 2.
A 6-foot-9, 255-pounds, Okafor is a massive post prospect with great hands, footwork and touch. Arguably the top post scorer in the class, Okafor has added go-to moves and counters to his arsenal over the past year.
Okafor is as efficient as they come on the block and that’s evident by his numbers in the EYBL. Through 13 games he’s shooting 72-percent from the field, while averaging nearly 13 points and five rebounds per outing.
Noah Vonleh, a 6-foot-8 prospect out of New Hampton (N.H.) Prep, comes in at No. 3 in the 2014 recruiting class rankings.
A versatile combo forward, Vonleh impacts the game in a few different ways. His off the catch jump shot has improved and extends to 22-feet, but he’s also quite effective in the paint and rebounds the ball well.
Dakari Johnson, who has clearly spend time in the weight room in the off season, finished No. 4 in the updated rankings.
At 6-foot-10, 250-pounds, Johnson is a talented center that has improved his conditioning and his scoring ability around the basket. He has a nice set of hands and controls his area from a rebounding standpoint.
Johnson leads the EYBL in rebounding at 9.6 boards a game and is top 10 in scoring at 17 per contest.
Tyus Jones, an elite lead guard, finished the updated rankings at No. 5 overall and No. 1 at the point guard position.
Jones’ feel and basketball IQ are top notch, but he’s also a more than capable scorer. Playing for Howard Pulley this spring, Johnson has had his passing ability on display, averaging 6.6 assists per game in the EYBL.
Wayne Selden, Trey Lyles, Emmanuel Mudiay, Cliff Alexander and Chris McCullough close out the 2014 top 10.
The 2014 ranking consist of just four committed prospects. Indiana has Lyles and James Blackmon on board, while Louisville has Quentin Snider as a commit and Virginia has an early pledge from B.J. Stith.