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Myles Turner up to No. 2 and Mudiay passes Jones in’s updated rankings

Myles Turner entered the class of 2014 rankings for the first time in the spring, and now he’s all the way up to No. 2 on the list. Holding down that top spot is Jahlil Okafor, followed by Turner, Emmanuel Mudiay, Tyus Jones and Cliff Alexander. Mudiay is now the top-ranked point guard over Jones. Karl Towns is still ranked No. 10.

A look at the top ten…

1. Jahlil Okafor, Center
Previous rank: 1
Considering: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State

2. Myles Turner, Center
Previous rank: 5
Considering: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas

3. Emmanuel Mudiay, Point Guard
Previous rank: 3
Considering: Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, and Baylor

4. Tyus Jones, Point Guard
Previous rank: 2
Considering: Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State

5. Cliff Alexander, Center
Previous rank: 6
Considering: Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, DePaul, Indiana, Memphis, Baylor and Arizon

6. Stanley Johnson, Small Forward
Previous rank: 8
Considering: Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Oregon, Duke, UCLA, and USC

7. Trey Lyles, Power Forward
Previous rank: 4
Considering: Butler, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville

8. Justin Jackson, Small Forward – Committed to North Carolina
Previous rank: 7

9. Justice Winslow, Small Forward
Previous rank: 13
Considering: Arizona, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA

10. Karl Towns, Center – Committed to UK
Previous rank: 10


Other notables:

11. Kelly Oubre
13. Rashad Vaughn
29. Tyler Ulis
30. Devin Booker
56. James Blackmon Jr.

[Updated 2014 rankings]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Myles Turner up to No. 2 and Mudiay passes Jones in’s updated rankings

  1. Biglaw Dawgin'
    1:58 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    The top 7 recruits are all considering UK. That’s pretty awesome.

  2. 01Cat
    2:02 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    crazy how we are listed in all uncommitted, would have loved to be listed by anyone in the top 50 just six years ago…thank you Cal…thank you

  3. Hey 1
    2:03 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    To piggy back on that, 9/10 are considering or committed to uk.

  4. chris
    2:04 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    is okafor that much better than Towns?

  5. me
    2:10 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    Okafor is considered the best NBA-style traditional center prospect in a long time.

    He’s drawn close comparisons to Chris Webber by some analysts – Webber was the best player of his generation coming out of highschool.

    Towns is extremely good, but he’s not a traditional center. It’s difficult to compare his skillset to that of Okafor.

  6. Tennesse Wildcat
    2:16 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    Could we compare Towns to more of a Sam Bowie type player in that he has a decent mid to longer range jump shot? If we could get Okafor to go along with him and Trey Lyles and Stanley Johnson, wow, that would be an awesome front line!

  7. cracka
    2:21 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    they also updated their football rankings it looks like

    turner seems more like a uk player than okafor imo, but i wouldn’t turn either away … pretty easy to make a wish list out of these guys

    one guy i really like is oubre, i’m glad 247 and scout both bumped him up a lot, he looked like the best player on the court in that usa game a week or so ago

  8. Limited-edition holographic flat-top
    2:42 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    What up #1 pg! I just hope he picks UK and doesn’t have eligibility problems because of how new prime prep academy is. Or whatever is going on there.

  9. catlogic15
    2:52 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think the people wait to see who Cal and staff offer, then rank the players.

  10. Bobbum man
    6:06 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    Still amazing looking at the top 10 year after year and seeing just about every kid considering kentucky, I dread the day Cal leaves, it will then really set in how unprecedented this is

  11. bigcatstanding
    7:44 pm August 21, 2013 Permalink

    #10 believe me I think about that often you hit that one dead on. We will just be able to look back and see what it was, it will take some time getting use to it for sure.

  12. Jordan
    10:38 am August 22, 2013 Permalink

    Even though there is a player going to UNC in the top 10, it’s crazy that not 1 other guy on this list even has NC as a consideration. Schools like Baylor, Depaul, and even SMU along with a few others are on lists. Also, Indiana has 1 guy who has them on a list (Alexander) and there is NO WAY

  13. Jordan
    10:38 am August 22, 2013 Permalink

    he’s going there