The SLAM Fresh 10 – 2011
The best crop since ’07. Yeah, the current NBA rookies.
by Aggrey Sam
This group could be one of those classes people talk about for years. The high school class of 2011, like most years, has some unbelievable talent. But it’s not just that. It’s a feeling. A feeling that some of these kids will be household names for a long time. It’s the same feeling people got about the 2007 class, and we’re seeing how those guys are turning out. I could be wrong, but people have been hearing me say this for about two years now: 2011 is the future.
|1||Michael Gilchrist||6-7||SF/PF||St. Patrick (NJ)||Conservatively speaking, he has a chance to be a very special player for years to come.|
|2||Austin Rivers||6-3||SG/PG||Winter Park (FL)||Doc’s son, an early Florida commit, is a prolific scorer with a ridiculous basketball IQ.|
|3||Tony Wroten||6-4||PG/SG||Garfield (WA)||Athleticism, quickness, defense and court vision are off the charts.|
|4||LaQuinton Ross||6-8||SF/SG||Murrah (MS)||Highly-developed wing has remarkable scoring tools and size.|
|5||LeBryan Nash||6-6||SF||Lincoln (TX)||Strong, athletic wing has added more polish to his game.|
|6||Mike Shaw||6-8||PF/SF||De La Salle (IL)||Outrageous talent give opponents problems inside and outside.|
|7||Marquis Teague||6-2||PG/SG||Pike (IN)||Little brother of Wake’s Jeff might be best in the fam when it’s all said and done.|
|8||Myck Kabongo||6-0||PG||St. Benedict’s (NJ)||Jet-quick future Longhorns floor general has improved his decision-making and D significantly.|
|9||Julian Royal||6-8||PF/SF||Milton (GA)||Tremendous skillset for a young player with his size.|
|10||Mychal Ammons||6-5||SF/SG||Vicksburg (MS)||Smooth wing’s frame, stroke and overall approach are very intriguing|