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Geoff Skow Active Trainer Active.com Staff 62 posts since
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Nov 20, 2008 2:57 PM

Top 5 NBA Prospects from HS Class of '09

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?

 

Peace

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