All-Summer 1st Team
Kyrie Irving – PG / #7 overall – Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick - 2010
ED's Breakdown: The PG spot was a tough choice because there are so many quality options, but what Irving did in July, specifically in Orlando is hard to top. Irving dismantled arguably the top two teams – All-Ohio Red & Team Final – in summer basketball basically by himself. He's got all the tools to be a big-time floor general at the next level, as he's got a terrific feel, knows how to run a team and has exceptional ball-handling and vision.
Will Barton – SG / #9 overall – Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster - 2010
ED's Breakdown: Exploding for a 40-point game is just one of the many things Barton was able to accomplish this summer. The Memphis commit is one of the more unselfish two guards in the 2010 class, and he brings a competitive fire and energy every time he touches the floor. Barton has a complete game where he's capable of attacking the rim or stepping out for deep jumpers.
Harrison Barnes – SF / #1 overall – Ames (Iowa) High - 2010
ED's Breakdown: With the amount of high-level players participating in the Nike Peach Jam, it's tough to lead the event in scoring, but Barnes, a 6-foot-7 wing, did just that, averaging just under 26 points a game. The nation's top prospect is a tireless worker that is consistent with his efforts. His jump shot is quickly becoming his biggest weapon, as it's pure well past the three-point line.
Tobias Harris – PF / #29 overall – Dix Hills (N.Y.) H.H. Hills West - 2010
ED's Breakdown: Easily the most improved player in the country is this Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollows standout. Harris, a 6-foot-8 forward, made big changes to his body and worked his body fat percentage to below eight percent. At the King City Classic, coaches were floored by his skill set and ability to play inside and out. He kept it up at Peach Jam and in Orlando and solidified himself as a near lock for the McDonald's All-American game.
Jared Sullinger – C / #4 overall – Columbus (Ohio) Northland - 2010
ED's Breakdown: There's simply not a more dominant player in all of high school basketball. He may not have the upside that a guy like Barnes does, but "Big Sully" flat out wins and is unstoppable in the paint. He led All-Ohio Red to victories at the Peach Jam and at the AAU Nationals. His size and strength are issues for defenders, as he's an aggressive on both ends and is a force on the glass.
Committed: Ohio State