I was just checking out the NBADraft.net high school player rankings...here's who they have as the top 5 NBA prospects from the Class of 2009:
1. John Wall 6-4 182 PG Word of God (Raleigh, NC)
2. Xavier Henry 6-6 200 SG Putnam City (Oklahoma City, OK)
3. Derrick Favors 6-9 225 PF South Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
4. DeMarcus Cousins 6-10 250 PF Erwin (Birmingham, AL)
5. John Henson 6-10 190 PF Round Rock (Round Rock, TX)
Only selection I disagree with is Henry...dude just doesn't seem that explosive and he's got kind of a herky-jerky jumper that I think he'll have trouble getting off in college (let alone the NBA). Reminds me of Clarence Weatherspoon, and that's not a complement. At 6-6, two bills it also looks like he's grown and filled out about as much as he's going to...has to be a huge advantage in HS compared to guys like Henson that'll bulk up considerably before they get a shot at The League. I'm sure he'll be plenty solid under Calipari...just don't see him having a position at the next level.
What does anyone else think of the list? Who are your top-five?
Holy Ghost Prep out of PA has some good prsopects. I heard they brought in a big talent fresh out of college to help with the tryouts, give the kids the feel of playing against some top talent.
Kenny Boynton from American Heritage FL is big time. He is a guard from and scouts say is the most clutch player in the state. He has averaged 30 plus per game for the last years. He plays like Allen Iverson.
Kenny Boynton is a big time player who seems to improve every year and rise in the rankings. As for Holy Ghost Prep rumor i heard that is true they rule district 1 and are always challengers in the state tournament. Their coach is approaching 700 wins and in 2004 they went 31-1 and only loss was in state final. Tradition never graduates that at high institution.