With July evaluation periods starting, we have updated the Scout.com 2013 player rankings.
Jabari Parker held on to the top spot, but he was pushed more than ever by 6-foot-5 strongly built point guard Andrew Harrison. Both Parker and Harrison are elite prospects and it’ll be a race we examine over the course of the next year.
Parker’s advanced skill set, size and scoring ability won out. While he hasn’t shot the ball as well as he can this spring, his ability to score at the rim, defend, rebound and his improvement on the block all stand out.
Harrison, of Richmond (Tex.) Travis, has all the tools to one day be a major weapon in the NBA. For now, Harrison is dominating the high school level and doing it with ease. He’s a tremendous passer, but also a capable scorer that defenders struggle to keep out of the lane.
Julius Randle, a standout at Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood, finished No. 3 overall. He’s arguably the most physical player in high school hoops and is as aggressive and active in the paint as any prospect in the 2013 class.
Andrew’s brother Aaron Harrison moved up to No. 4 overall after his strong spring performance. One of the top scorers in the class, Harrison scores it from all three levels and is strong, athletic and equipped to put up points in a hurry.
Despite being out with an injury most of the spring, Gordon, a 6-foot-8 versatile forward, finished No. 5 overall. He’s an athletic forward that can play both facing the rim and with his back to it. He’s one we will seek out in July.
Florida commit Kasey Hill and AAU teammate Chris Walker check in at No. 6 and No. 7 respectively. Hill has tremendous speed, is creative in transition and can put up points too. Walker, a 6-foot-10 big man, runs the floor well, contests shots and dunks everything in the paint.
Michigan native James Young finished at No. 8 for the second rankings release in a row. Anthony “Cat” Barber slid up to No. 9 overall, while Rondae Jefferson jumped up to No. 10.
Robert Hubbs made the biggest move in the new rankings jumping to No. 21 overall after previously sitting at the No. 77 spot. His performance at the Best Buy Memorial Day event solidified his big move.
Brandon Randolph, Kameron Williams, Kyle Washington, Damonte Dodd, John Egbunu and Roddy Peters all went from unranked to top 100 players.
Elijah Macon, Devon Hall and Wayne Selden made their first appearances in the 2013 rankings. Macon reclassified back to the 2013 class, while Hall and Selden jumped from 2014 to the 2013 class.