A long July on the road crisscrossing the country has led to once again updating the rankings. In the 2013 class stuff is pretty stable at the top of list, however several new players have entered the rankings. This time there are ten fresh faces in the updated top 100.
Making the biggest jump into the top 100 was Zak Irvin who checks in at No. 62. The future Michigan Wolverine had an inconsistent high school season, but responded by picking things up in April and May, and then took his game to new levels in July. At just shy of 6-foot-7 he is someone who can really put points on the board when he gets going, and is refining his game in terms of playing better within the team concept and making plays off the bounce.
Irvin was instrumental in the Eric Gordon All-Stars advancing deep into tournaments during the entire month of July. Now his consistency has made him a solid four-star prospect.
After Irvin is Eric Mika and Tim Quarterman. Both prospects are now in the top 80. Mika is a physical center who is headed to BYU. The future Cougar showed his ability to score and rebound against top players all July long, and boosted his stock. Quarterman ran with the Atlanta Celtics all during July and his athleticism and overall skill set really shined. He has the size to play nearly every position in the backcourt and the skill set to be tough to handle.
On the West Coast Darin Johnson and Marcus Allen both jumped into the rankings. Johnson is an athletic scorer with good size who had an excellent July. He really opened up eyes during the first evaluation period and then continued it in Las Vegas. Now the Pac 12 is all over him, and he is someone whose profile is really on the rise.
Allen, along with his twin brother, shined during the open evaluation period. A combo guard who is at his best on the ball, Allen is a good athlete and someone who can make plays. With good size and athleticism, Allen is now pulling in high-major looks, and could become one of the hottest commodities in the West.
A point guard who made a huge move was Rashawn Powell. “Pookie” is a score first player who also plays on the ball. During July he put up some absolutely ridiculous scoring numbers while cutting down on his turnovers and improving his shot selection. Coming off of ball screens, Powell is a problem for defenses since he can get into the lane or make shots.
Also entering the ranking was Terry Rozier. A Louisville commitment at point guard, Rozier was originally in the 2012 class, but has since moved to 2013.
The final three making their way in are Steve Vasturia, Demetrius Henry, and Vince Hunter. Hunter was in the rankings before June, and proved again that his athleticism, motor, length, and versatility is impressive. Not the most skilled shooter, Hunter is a face-up power forward who was super productive all month long.
With Vasturia, who is headed to Notre Dame, and Henry, they get it done different ways. Vasturia is one of the most skilled wings in the country. He can make shots from deep, is a good passer, and has an unreal understanding of the game. Henry is a long and athletic four-man who rebounds and blocks shots to go with a developing skill set on the offensive end.
Overall the 2013 class has proven to be very deep and talented. Numerous players played their way into the rankings with people who dropped out doing nothing but play well. Overall these eight did enough to get in, and this class should have a lot of very good players in the back end of the rankings.