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A real look at the 2006 Freshman Class

A loyal reader recently emailed me a listing that I had not seen before. It comes from Basketball Today, a recruiting service that bills itself as the “#1 Recruiting Evaluation Service for College Basketball.” I am not sure what the criteria for this ranking is, but I have seen the writer (Michael White) at some events and it seems that college coaches are fans of the site’s work.

This site gives an interesting take on the 2006 freshman….one that may be of interest to Kentucky fans. The site rates Derrick Jasper and Jodie Meeks very highly.:

POINT GUARDS
BEST NBA PROSPECTS
Tywon Lawson, North Carolina
Derrick Jasper, Kentucky
Kevin Galloway, USC (WILL PLAY MANY POSITIONS)
Jeremiah Rivers, Georgetown
Doug Wiggins, Connecticut

TOP POINT GUARD SLEEPERS
Landry Fields, Stanford
Marcus Lawrence, UNLV
Josue Soto, Florida State
Malik Alvin, UTEP
Stephen Curry, Davidson

COLLEGE SUPER STARS
Michael Conley, Ohio State
Sherron Collins, Kansas
Tywon Lawson, North Carolina
Derrick Jasper, Kentucky
Doug Wiggins, Connecticut

POINT GUARDS WHO WILL S TRUGGLE
D.J. Augustin, Texas
Nic Wise, Arizona
Demond Carter, Baylor
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova
Jerome Randle, California

SHOOTING GUARDS
BEST NBA PROSPECTS
Javaris Crittenton, Georgia Tech
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
L.D. Williams, Wake Forest
Daequan Cook, Ohio State
Gerald Henderson, Duke

TOP SHOOTING GUARD SLEEPERS
Adrion Graves, Xavier
Osiris Eldridge, Illinois State
Cameron Tatum, Undecided
Ernest Williams, Utah State
Cam Thoroughman, West Virginia

COLLEGE SUPER STARS
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
Javaris Crittenton, Georgia Tech
Jon Scheyer, Duke
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky
Paul Harris, Syracuse

SHOOTING GUARDS WHO WILL STRUGGLE
Willie Kemp, Memphis
Obi Muonelo, Oklahoma State
Jerry Smith, Louisville
Jonathon Peoples, Notre Dame
Larry Davis, Seton Hall

SWING FORWARDS
BEST NBA PROSPECTS
Chase Budinger, Arizo na
Kevin Durant, Texas
Thaddeus Young, Georgia Tech
Stanley Robinson, Connecticut
Earl Clark, Louisville

TOP SWING FORWARD SLEEPERS
Anjuan Wilderness, Charlotte
Jarrel Smith, Colorado State
Leon Freeman, Undecided
Arbury Butler, Wichita State
Michael Tveidt, North Dakota State

COLLEGE SUPER STARS
Chase Budinger, Arizona
Kevin Durant, Texas
Thaddeus Young, Georgia Tech
Phil Nelson, Washington
Damion James, Texas

SWING FORWARDS WHO WILL STRUGGLE
Lance Thomas, Duke
Isaiah Dahlman, Michigan State
Will Graves, North Carolina
Rob Thomas, Saint John’s
Gary Flowers, Oklahoma State

POWER FORWARDS
BEST NBA PROSPECTS
Darrell Arthur, Undecided
Spencer Hawes, Washington
Brandan Wright, North Carolina
Vernon Macklin, Georgetown
Curtis Kelly, Connecticut

TOP POWER FORWARD SLEEPERS
Bryan Davis, Texas A&M
Lewis Witcher, Virginia Tech
Kenny Lawson, Creighton
Jeremy Williams, Colorado
Matt Heramb, Auburn

COLLEGE SUPER STARS
Spencer Hawes, Washington
Brandan Wright, North Carolina
Ryan Anderson, California
James Keefe, UCLA
Brook Lopez, Stanford

POWER FORWARDS WHO WILL STRUGGLE
Derrick Caracter, Louisville
Keith Clark, Oklahoma
Pierre Niles, Memphis
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
Richard Semrau, Illinois

CENTERS
BEST NBA PROSPECTS
Greg Oden, Ohio State
Robin Lopez, Stanford
Brian Carlwell, Illinois
Matt Hill, Texas
John Mandledove, Connecticut

TOP CENTER SLEEPERS
Brad Sheehan, Georgia Tech
Will Foster, Gonzaga
Emilio Lebolo, Wofford
Javalle McGhee, Nevada
Steven Hess, William & Mary

CENTERS WHO WILL STRUGGLE
Hamidy N’Diaye, Rutgers
Mitchell Carter, South Carolina
Derek Oestreicher, New Mexico
Xavier Crawford, Bradley
Franklin Jones, UTEP

Basketball Today

Article written by Matt Jones