Andrew Wiggins is still the top prospect in the 2014 class and that likely won’t change any time soon.
Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 wing out of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, is an explosive athlete (44-inch vertical) defends multiple positions, rebounds the ball with ease and can score from all three levels.
His improvements on the offensive end are noticeable. His ball handling is much improved, but it’s the development of his jump from behind the three-point stripe that has been particularly impressive.
Wiggins is followed in the rankings by a pair of post prospects from Chicago.
Whitney Young standout Jahlil Okafor is slotted at No. 2 overall. The 6-foot-9, 255-pound big man is arguably the top post scorer in the class. As a junior-to-be he’s equipped with go-to moves and tremendous scoring touch in the paint.
Curie product Cliff Alexander jumps from No. 9 overall up to No. 3 with his remarkable spring effort. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound big man is explosive around the rim, rebounds at a high level and plays with terrific effort every time he touches the floor.
The No. 4 spot is yet another post player – Dakari Johnson. Johnson, a standout at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, is a high level rebounder, which was proved during the Nike EYBL where he reeled in 192 boards in 18 league games. He’s also developed a couple of post moves and will contest shots inside.
Closing out the top five in the updated 2014 rankings is Tyus Jones. A true lead guard, Jones is a set up man with impressive feel and passing ability. He’s currently the top rated point guard in the class.
Noah Vonleh checks in at No. 6 in the new rankings, while Emmanuel Mudiay and Indiana commit Trey Lyles finish No. 7 and No. 8 respectively.
Kevon Looney made his first appearance in the top 10 with his dominant spring. The 6-foot-8 face up forward is a great rebounder. He locks in on his area and is quick reacting to the ball off the rim. He’s also a pretty good scorer that likes to face up defenders and attack off the bounce.
Justise Winslow, a wing out of Houston, closes out the top 10. Winslow is strong and versatile. He’s effective with the ball in his hands, is a talented passer and a guy that can make plays in transition.
The new list consists of 10 new prospects to the rankings. Ahmed Hill made the biggest jump, as he moved from unranked to No. 26 overall. Kameron Chatman also made a significant move in the rankings, as he jumped up to No. 42 overall.