The (Updated) SLAM Fresh 50 — 2008

by August 31, 2007

by Aggrey Sam

I don’t do the star system and I don’t rank hundreds of kids. I rank who I see and I see who I rank. Why is your favorite high school baller not considered fresh? Maybe he doesn’t play hard enough for my taste. Maybe I think he’s selfish. Maybe he looks good on his high school or AAU team, but I don’t think it will translate to the next level. Do I value production over potential? Yes, but that second P-word can hold a lot of weight with me, too. I played high school ball, hit the AAU circuit, went to a few camps. I definitely wasn’t a superstar, but I played against a few in my day. Despite all that, you know the old saying: opinions are like…