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Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Center Rankings

H=High major H- = High major Stretch
M+ = Mid-major, higher possibly, M=Mid-major, M- =Mid-major stretch
L+ = Low major, higher possibly, L= Low-major, L- = Low-major stretch
D2=Division 2/NAIA /High Level D3
D3=Division 3

1. Travis Carrol 6’9 Danville H- The big fundamental, range to 17 feet. Weakness=Athleticism. Commit to Purdue
2. Ethan Jacobs 7’0 Tipton H-Long (obviously), good shot to 19 feet, developing post game. Jacobs is getting more aggressive but still has work to do in this area. Commit to Ohio University.
3. Mitchell Patton 6’9 South Knox Committed to IUPUI
4. Kevin Owens 6’9 Indianapolis Cathedral L Good hands, overall good tools, needs to be more aggressive/assertive
5. Leith Hobbs 6’9 Lake Central D2
6. Parker Staufer 6’6 Southwood D2 Smart, tough, good motor. Weakness=height, not a great offensive skill set. Commit to Indiana Wesleyan.

2010 Power Forward Rankings

The power forward position is a deep one for the 2010 class. Led by Deshaun Thomas who has a chance to break the legendary career scoring record of Damon Bailey.

H=High major H- = High major Stretch
M+ = Mid-major, higher possibly, M=Mid-major, M- =Mid-major stretch
L+ = Low major, higher possibly, L= Low-major, L- = Low-major stretch
D2=Division 2/NAIA /High Level D3
D3=Division 3


1. Deshaun Thomas 6’7 Bishop Luers H Complete inside game, developing range, solid handles. Weakness=quicks as a 3 in the Big Ten, Height as a 4 in the Big Ten. Commit to Ohio State
2. Erik Fromm 6’8 Bloomington South M+ Fundamental footwork, strong, finishes very well inside. Weakness=range although improving. Commit to Butler.
3. Donnie Hale 6’7 New Albany M+ Quick, athletic, good rebounder, good shot blocker. Weakness=right hand and perimeter shooting Commit to Purdue
4. Jake Kitchell 6’8 South Central M- Good motor, solid athlete, can rebound out of his area. Weakness= not polished offensively. Commit to Indiana State
5. DeArmond Davis 6’7 Mount Vernon L Okay motor, good athlete, but not a great athlete, raw. Improved since the summer still a lot of skill development to do
6. Greg Miller 6’6 North Miami L- Good motor, strong, smart, range to 16 feet. Weakness=Height and doesn’t play AAU. Commit to Grace College
7. Mike Kibiloski 6’7 Elkhart Memorial L- Solid in the post, good motor/toughness, limited athleticism Commit to IPFW
8. Jake Browne 6’6 Hamilton Southeastern D2 Solid springs, pretty long, has a mid-range jumper, rebounds well.
9. Thomas Anderson 6’7 Terre Haute North D2 Solid frame, decent inside
10. Pete Nicksic 6’6 Andrean D2
11. Reed McLaughlin 6’5 Zionsville D2 Good set shooter, good rebounder
12. Patrick Cutter 6’6 Harrison D2 Great mid-range jumper, long, good weak side defender
13. Zach Vega 6’5 Munster D3 Aggressive rebounder and good defender
14. Billy Clark 6’5 Andrean D3

2010 Small Forward Rankings

The small forward position would be very deep in this class if Domnique Ferguson and Justin Martin would not have transferred. Even with their departure, it is still a deep position for low D1 players and D2 prospects.

H=High major H- = High major Stretch
M+ = Mid-major, higher possibly, M=Mid-major, M- =Mid-major stretch
L+ = Low major, higher possibly, L= Low-major, L- = Low-major stretch
D2=Division 2/NAIA /High Level D3
D3=Division 3


1. Russell Byrd 6’7 Blackhawk Christian H Long-range shooter, solid quicks. Weakness=handles. Commit to Michigan State.
2. Jordan Manual 6’8 Howe M+ Long, streaky shooter, decent athlete. Weakness=motor Commit to Detroit
3. Daniel Turner 6’6 Mount Vernon M Strong, decent athlete, good touch around the basket, good motor. Weakness=range. Commit to Wisconsin-Green Bay
4. Khristian Smith 6’4 Pike M Long, good athlete, streaky shooter. Improving especially since the summer.
5. Neal Beshears 6’6 Winchester L Slasher, good motor, rebounder, solid shooter, very long. Weakness=strength and finishing strong in the lane.
6. Chris Welker 6’4 Zionsville L+ Strong, good motor, fundamental in the post. Weakness=quickness. Commit to Army.
7. Christopher Bond 6’4 Bowman L Can guard a 3 or a 4 because of his length and jumping ability, quick laterally, good off the dribble.
8. Robert Kitzinger 6’6 Carmel L Shooter…ability to handle the ball, but he doesn’t look to attack off the dribble very often.
9. Leland Brown 6’4 Noblesville L- Solid athlete, good penetrater and finisher.
10. Andrew Rudakas 6’5 Wheeler D2 Strong, physical, good motor, decent set shooter. Weakness=quicks, handles.
11. Scott Lascowski 6’4 Carmel L- Kind of long, decent motor. Weakness=handles, shooting..
12. Justin Gill 6’6 Munster D2 Overall solid game, will mix it up, good rebounder
13. Giovantae Hazelett 6’6 Howe D2 Athletic, good finisher around the rim, can rebound out of his area, strong
14. Dzenan Mrkaljevic 6’7 Hamilton Southeastern L/D2 Good jumping ability, good laterally, can handle the ball a little bit, good form on shot, not very aggressive looking to score. Overall good skill set though.
15. Michael Deines 6’3 Noblesville D2 More explosive off the dribble than he looks, strong, can finish inside with power or finesse
16. A.J. Adams 6’4 Jeffersonville D2 Strong body, solid athlete. Needs to improve offensive game.
17. Zach Apolos 6’4 Knightstown D2
18. Dustin DeMuth 6’3 LaPorte
19. Rich Leslie 6’4 LaPorte D3