SLAM Fresh 10 – 2014
Next in line.
by Franklyn Calle / @FrankieC7
After highlighting the top players from the 2012 and 2013 classes, the time has come for us to introduce to you—for the very first time—the Class of 2014! Although still three years away from college, some of these guys have already proven themselves among the upperclassmen. It’s too early right now for anyone to declare an undisputed top player for this class but we gave the edge to Andrew Wiggins because of his versatility and ability to kill it from multiple positions. But by the time January hits, this list could be looking a little/a lot different. We’ll be keeping a close eye on them for you.
Meet America’s top-10 sophomores.
|1||Andrew Wiggins||6-7||SF||Huntington (WV)||Athletic wing who can play anything from shooting guard to power forward.|
|2||Jahlil Okafor||6-9||C||Whitney Young (IL)||A legit center who uses his strength to dominate the post and the boards.|
|3||Theo Pinson||6-5||SF||Oak Ridge Military (NC)||Pure scorer who can put up points in all types of ways.|
|4||Noah Vonleh||6-7||PF||New Hampton (NH)||Tremendous upside who is a mixed of speed, power and ability to play out on the perimeter.|
|5||Emmanuel Mudiay||6-4||SG||Grace Prep (TX)||An expert at slashing to the hole.|
|6||Tyus Jones||6-0||PG||Apple Valley (MN)||A true point guard who sets up for teammates.|
|7||Dakari Johnson||6-10||C||Montverde (FL)||Strong big man with lots of upside.|
|8||Chris McCullough||6-8||PF||Salisbury (CT)||Athletic forward who uses his agility and speed to do damage at the rim.|
|9||Wayne Selden||6-4||SG||Tilton (NH)||Constantly in attack mode, Wayne is one of the toughest shooting guards to contain.|
|10||Trey Lyles||6-8||PF||Arsenal Technical (IN)||Dominant in the post, but can also face the basket, put the ball on the floor, and knock down mid-rangers.|