2007 RSCI: The One and Doners

2007 RSCI: The One and Doners
Jun 02, 2011, 03:09 pm
The 2007 high school class took a while to develop, but its prospects ended up becoming a terrific group of NBA players. Now that four years has passed and the dust has settled on the recruiting rankings, we look back at the '07 class to see how it panned out and what affect it might have on the 2011 NBA draft.

The chart below is based on the Recruiting Services Consensus Index's final rankings of the 2007 class. The RSCI is a calculation of the average rankings of all the major high school recruiting services.

- It is presumed, unless otherwise stated in the “college” column, that a player stayed all four seasons in college and graduated with his 2007 classmates.

- --> = Player transferred schools, forcing him to sit out a season (unless the transfer was to JUCO or Division II)

Color Coding:

Green- Player was drafted and is in the NBA

Turquoise- Player transferred or redshirted and still has NCAA eligibility remaining

Orange- Player is considered a 2011 draft prospect

Gray- Player went undrafted

RSCINameCollegePro DestinationDraft Year
1O.J. MayoSouthern California [one year]NBA (#3) Pick2008
2Kevin LoveUCLA [one year]NBA (#5) Pick2008
3Eric GordonIndiana [one year]NBA (#7) Pick2008
4Michael BeasleyKansas State [one year]NBA (#2) Pick2008
5Derrick RoseMemphis [one year]NBA (#1) Pick2008
6Kyle SinglerDukeProjected Late 1st/Early 2nd Round Pick
7Bill WalkerKansas State [two years]NBA (#47) Pick2008
8Jerryd BaylessArizona [one year]NBA (#11) Pick2008
9Donte GreeneSyracuse [one year]NBA (#28) Pick2008
10J.J. HicksonNorth Carolina State [one year]NBA (#19) Pick2008
11Patrick PattersonKentucky [three years]NBA (#14) Pick2010
12Nick CalathesFlorida [two years] --> Drafted by Mavs --> GreeceNBA (#45) Pick2009
13Kosta KoufosOhio State [one year]NBA (#23) Pick2008
14DeAndre JordanTexas A&M [one year]NBA (#35) Pick2008
15Austin FreemanGeorgetownProjected Undrafted
16Anthony RandolphLSU [one year]NBA (#14) Pick2008
17Blake GriffinOklahoma [two years]NBA (#1) Pick2009
18James HardenArizona State [two years]NBA (#3) Pick2009
19Nolan SmithDukeProjected Late 1st/Early 2nd Round Pick
20Gani LawalGeorgia Tech [three years]NBA (#46) Pick2010
21Johnny FlynnSyracuse [two years]NBA (#6) Pick2009
22Corey FisherVillanovaProjected Undrafted
23Cole AldrichKansas [three years]NBA (#11) Pick2010
24E'Twaun MoorePurdueProjected Second Round Pick
25Solomon AlabiFlorida State [three years]NBA (#50) Pick2010
26Jamelle HorneArizonaProjected Undrafted
27Corey StokesVillanovaProjected Undrafted
28Taylor KingDuke --> Villanova --> Concordia (NAIA)5th Year Senior Next Season
29James AndersonOklahoma State [three years]NBA (#20) Pick2010
30Gary JohnsonTexasProjected Undrafted
31Durrell SummersMichigan StateProjected Undrafted
32Chris Wright (Georgetown)GeorgetownProjected Undrafted
33Herb PopeNew Mexico State --> Seton Hall [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
34Jai LucasFlorida - Texas [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
35Austin DayeGonzaga [two years]NBA (#15) Pick2009
36Kalin LucasMichigan StateProjected Undrafted
37DeJuan BlairPittsburgh [two years]NBA (#37) Pick2009
38Lacedarius DunnBaylorProjected Undrafted
39Alex LegionKentucky --> Illinois --> Florida InternationalQuit Basketball?
40Chandler ParsonsFloridaProjected Second Round Pick
41Chris AllenMichigan State --> Iowa5th Year Senior Next Season
42Dar TuckerDePaul [two years] --> NBA Draft Early Entry --> UndraftedD-LeagueUndrafted 2009
43Manny HarrisMichigan [three years] --> NBA Draft Early Entry --> UndraftedUDFA, Signed by Cavs2010
44Scott MartinPurdue --> Notre Dame [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
45Senario HillmanAlabamaProjected Undrafted
46Mac KoshwalDePaul [three years] --> NBA Draft Early Entry --> UndraftedSpain LEB GoldUndrafted 2010
47James JohnsonWake Forest [two years]NBA (#16) Pick2009
48JaJuan JohnsonPurdueProjected Second Round Pick
49Jeff RobinsonMemphis --> Seton HallProjected Undrafted
50Matthew Bryan-Amaning WashingtonProjected Undrafted
51Antonio (Scoop) JardineSyracuse [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
52Craig BrackinsIowa State [three years]NBA (#21) Pick2010
53Evan TurnerOhio State [three years]NBA (#2) Pick2010
54Alex TyusFloridaProjected Undrafted
55Rico PickettAlabama --> Manhattan --> Ukraine --> D-LeagueProjected Undrafted
56Jeff TeagueWake Forest [three years]NBA (#19) Pick2010
57Chris Wright (Dayton)DaytonProjected Undrafted
58Jon DieblerOhio StateProjected Undrafted
59Anthony McClainCincinnatiProjected Undrafted
60Chace StanbackUCLA --> UNLV [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
61Rick JacksonSyracuseProjected Undrafted
62Robbie HummelPurdue [medical redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
63Marcus MorrisKansas Projected Lottery Pick
64Tyrel ReedKansasProjected Undrafted
65Tracy SmithNorth Carolina StateProjected Undrafted
66Demetri McCameyIllinoisProjected Second Round Pick
67Jeff JonesVirginia --> Rider [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
67Rakim SandersBoston College --> Fairfield [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
69Corey ChandlerRutgers [two years] --> Dismissed --> Binghamton --> DismissedOut of basketball?
70Braxton DupreeMaryland --> Towson [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
72Dorenzo HudsonVirginia Tech [medical redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
73Eddie RiosMiami (FL) --> Texas State [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
74Julian VaughnFlorida State --> Georgetown [NCAA transfer waiver]Projected Undrafted
75Malcolm DelaneyVirginia TechProjected Undrafted
76Dallas LauderdaleOhio StateProjected Undrafted
77Jason HenryArkansas [one year] --> Dismissed Out of basketball?
78Gus GilchristMaryland --> South Florida [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
79Dominique SuttonKansas State --> North Carolina Central [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
80Beas HamgaUNLV --> Weatherford College [JUCO] --> UAB [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
81Jeremy PriceGeorgiaProjected Undrafted
81Justin BurrellSt. John'sProjected Undrafted
83Clint ChapmanTexas [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
84Jeff AllenVirginia TechProjected Undrafted
85George GoodeLouisville [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
86Jeff BrooksPenn StateProjected Undrafted
87Ravern JohnsonMississippi StateProjected Undrafted
88Maurice MillerGeorgia TechProjected Undrafted
89Jon LeuerWisconsinProjected Second Round Pick
90Brad WanamakerPittsburghProjected Undrafted
91Eli HolmanIndiana --> Detroit [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
92Trevor MbakweMarquette --> Minnesota [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
93Markieff MorrisKansasProjected Lottery Pick
94Brandon McGeeIndiana --> Wabash Valley [JUCO] --> Georgia State [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
95Martavius AdamsOklahoma State --> Arkansas State [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
96Darnell GantWashington [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
97Mike HolmesSouth Carolina --> Dismissed --> Coastal Carolina --> Dismissed???
98Mamadou DiarraUSC --> Chaminade [redshirt] --> NBA Early-EntryProjected Undrafted
99Tyrone ShelleySan Diego State [redshirt] --> Georgetown College (NAIA)5th Year Senior Next Season
100Leonard WashingtonSouthern California --> Wyoming [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
101Steven GrayGonzagaProjected Undrafted
102Sam MuldrowSouth Carolina --> Coastal CarolinaProjected Undrafted
102Eshaunte JonesNebraksa [medical redshirt] --> Left TeamOut of basketball?
102Talor BattlePenn StateProjected Undrafted
105Darnell DodsonMiami-Dade [JUCO] --> Kentucky --> Southern Miss [redshirt] --> Dismissed???
105Courtney FortsonArkansas [two years] --> NBA Draft Early Entry --> UndraftedRomania
107Omondi AmokeCalifornia [redshirt] --> Cal State Fullerton5th Year Senior Next Season
108Justin HolidayWashingtonProjected Second Round Pick
108Jeremy HazellSeton HallProjected Undrafted
110D'walyn RobertsTexas TechProjected Undrafted
110Michael SanchezArkansas [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
112Isaiah ThomasWashingtonProjected Second Round Pick
113Drew VineyOregon --> Loyola Marymount [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
114Kodi AugustusMississippi StateProjected Undrafted
115Denzel BowlesTexas A&M --> James MadisonProjected Undrafted
115Keaton NankivilWisconsinProjected Undrafted
117Eric WallaceOhio State --> DePaul [redshirt / medical redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
118P'Allen StinnettCreighton [three years] --> Missouri Western UniversityProjected Undrafted
119Jamelle McMillanArizona StateProjected Undrafted
120Boubacar SyllaAuburn --> Wyoming [redshirt] --> Medically disqualifiedOut of basketball?
121Daniel HackettSouthern California [three years] --> NBA Draft Early Entry --> UndraftedItaly
122Marcus SimmonsSouthern CaliforniaProjected Undrafted
122Alexis WangmeneTexas [medical redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
124Papa DiaSouthern MethodistProjected Undrafted
125John RobersonTexas TechProjected Undrafted
126Adam AllenFlorida [medical reshirt]Two Seasons of Eligibility Remaining
127Malcolm GrantVillanova --> Miami (FL) [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
128Alvin MitchellCincinnati [two years] --> Dismissed --> Transferred to Mountain State --> Shot eight times5th Year Senior Next Season
128Jeremy JacobGeorgia [medical redshirt] --> Chipola [JUCO] --> Oregon [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
130Darington HobsonCollege of Eastern Utah (JUCO) --> New Mexico [one year]NBA (#37) Pick 2010
130Justin KnoxAlabama --> North Carolina [Grad Student Transfer Waiver]Projected Undrafted
130Blake HoffarberMinnesotaProjected Undrafted
130Mike ScottVirginia [medical redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
134Michael CoburnRutgersProjected Undrafted
134Cliff TuckerMarylandProjected Undrafted
134Matt HowardButlerProjected Undrafted
137Lucca StaigerIowa State [two years] --> GermanyGermany2010
138Jenirro BushArkansas Ft. Smith [JUCO] --> Jackson State [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
139Venoy OvertonWashingtonProjected Undrafted
139Mustapha FarrakhanVirginiaProjected Undrafted
141Demontez StittClemsonProjected Undrafted
141Teeng AkolOklahoma State --> Western Kentucky [redshirt]Two Seasons of Eligibility Remaining
143Adrian BowieMarylandProjected Undrafted
143Keegan BellVanderbilt --> UT-Chattanooga [redshirt]5th Year Senior Next Season
145B.J. HolmesTexas A&MProjected Undrafted
146Ibrahima ThomasOklahoma State --> Cincinnati [redshirt]Projected Undrafted
147Gary ClarkWake ForestProjected Undrafted
147Chris BarnesGeorgiaProjected Undrafted
149Zach GrahamMississippiProjected Undrafted
150A.J. StewartKentucky --> Dismissed --> Texas State [redshirt] --> Dismissed???
153Jacob PullenKansas StateProjected Undrafted
154Jamine PetersonProvidence [two years] --> Greece --> D-LeagueAutomatically Eligible for 2011 NBA Draft

Notable 2007 High School Prospects Outside of RSCI Top 150

NameCollegePro Projection
Larry SandersVCU [three years]NBA (#15) Pick [2010]
Dominique JonesSouth Florida [three years]NBA (#25) Pick [2010]
Jordan CrawfordIndiana --> Xavier [redshirt] --> NBA Early-EntryNBA (#27) Pick [2010]
Armon JohnsonNevada [three years]NBA (#34) Pick [2010]
Jimmer FredetteBYUProjected mid-1st rounder
Kenneth FariedMorehead StateProjected mid-1st rounder
Marshon BrooksProvidenceProjeced mid to late first rounder
Justin HarperRichmond Projected Late 1st/Early 2nd Round Pick
Charles JenkinsHofstraProjected Late 1st/Early 2nd Round Pick
Keith BensonOaklandProjected 2nd round pick
Jimmy ButlerTyler [JUCO] --> MarquetteProjected 2nd round pick
Ben Hansbrough Ole Miss --> Notre DameProjected 2nd round pick
Norris ColeCleveland StateProjected 2nd round pick
Malcolm ThomasPepperdine --> San Diego City College --> San Diego StateProjected 2nd round pick
Andrew GoudelockCollege of CharlestonProjected 2nd round pick
Diante GarrettIowa StateProjected 2nd round pick
Josh Harrellson Southwestern Illinois College [JUCO] --> KentuckyProjected Undrafted

A Loaded Class

The 2007 high school class is one of the strongest we've seen in quite some time. No fewer than 13 players have been drafted in the lottery thus far, and more are coming. The Morris twins (who are juniors but went to prep school for a year before enrolling at Kansas) and Jimmer Fredette are all potential lottery picks this year.

Thirty-two players have already been drafted into the NBA from this class, and 21 more members are projected to be picked on June 23. In contrast, 42 players were drafted in the 2006 high school class, up from 36 in 2005.

It's unlikely any class will contend with the 2004 crop, though, which produced an astounding 57 NBA draft picks in total.

To get a better handle on the evolution of this class and how it stacks up historically, we spoke with the most respected talent evaluator in the high school recruiting industry: ESPN's Dave Telep, who has been in the business for almost 15 years.

Telep has a unique perspective on this group of players because of how closely he followed them from such a young age. This makes him the perfect person to comment on how this group has developed.

“It's a joke how good a group this is,” Telep said. “This was an exceptional group of guys. All these guys are in the league or going to be in the league. 21 of the top 25 ranked players are already in the NBA, and the rest aren't far behind them.

“This is a very good and a very deep class. But what makes it unique is the star power at the top. We knew there were five players who were fantastic—O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Eric Gordon and Derrick Rose. It was a matter of personal preference. We knew they were all going to be big time players. Every class has a couple of superstars in it, but most classes don't have five guys. We didn't get the order exactly right necessarily, but I don't know if we ever had anyone else in the top five in the last 18 months of projecting that class.”

Measuring the Cream of the Crop

The two best prospects in this class weren't deemed future NBA superstars out of high school.

Derrick Rose (#5) played second fiddle to O.J. Mayo (#1), Michael Beasley (#2), Kevin Love (#3) and Eric Gordon (#4) (depending on which rankings you trust), but he ended up developing into the #1 pick in the 2008 draft after a single season at Memphis.

Telep: “This is going to sound completely ludicrous, but there was a point in time where I watched Derrick Rose and wondered how aggressive a scorer he'll become. Hindsight is 20/20 in this case, but things came so easy for Rose because he was so humble. He had a nice high school team and a good AAU team and, instead of drawing attention to himself, he wanted to set everyone up. For me to have that thought cross my mind I probably sound like an idiot, but I wondered if he was ever going to be a guy who will get numbers. The others in the top four were getting big numbers.

“It wasn't a function of his game, but rather a function of his personality. He could have done it whenever he wanted, but his personality was to bring everyone along with him. Other guys were dominant point scorers. He wanted to be best set-up guy… At the end of day, he just got better. He kept working.”

While most people felt that Rose was going to be a surefire NBA starter, Blake Griffin took longer to develop, both physically and from a skills perspective.

Griffin was named a McDonald's All-American when all was said and done, but he was deemed just the 17th best prospect in his class. Nevertheless, he ended up being selected with the #1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft and was named both Rookie of the Year and an NBA All-Star after being forced to sit out the entire 2009-10 season with an injury.

Telep: ”Griffin's development speaks to the character and work ethic he possesses. Do you think I would put Griffin at #16 if I knew how athletic he is now? He was athletic back then. Now he is super human. He's bulked up and gotten more explosive. I remember sitting with Billy Donovan, just the two of us in a back gym in Houston. Blake did something crazy, like he's doing now. We looked at each and both said ‘I've never seen him do something like that.' He didn't do that all the time. He learned how to use that consistently later on.

“If you look at this class, it has a bunch of alpha male personalities. Those top five guys, Rose sometimes, because he blended in--pushed the other guys back. Those dudes ran the show and no one else could break into that five.”

This class also developed a pair of #2 overall picks in Michael Beasley and Evan Turner. Their trajectories could not possibly have been any different, though.

Beasley was a can't miss player from Day One, an incredible talent who could only be held back by off-court concerns.

Turner, on the other hand, was a bigger surprise. He was considered a good college prospect -- #53 in the RSCI – but made a major jump midway through his college career that allowed him to emerge as the consensus best player in the NCAA as a junior. He joined the likes of Emeka Okafor (#99) and Hasheem Thabeet (#64) as the only non-top 50 RSCI college basketball players drafted in the top two in the last 10 years. That club will likely add another member on June 23 in Derrick Williams (#100).

Another success story is DeJuan Blair. Blair was ranked 37th overall in the RSCI (but 19th by Telep) before being drafted 37th by the San Antonio Spurs. He significantly outplayed both his recruiting ranking and draft position thanks to his killer rebounding instincts , gregarious personality and a terrific work ethic.

Telep: ”I can tell you DeJuan Blair stories all day. I loved being around him. I would sit there courtside and we'd talk. I'd say ‘Let's get 15 rebounds today' and he'd say ‘Count ‘em for me.' Then he'd finish with 23. It was awesome. The guy is a total trip. I loved watching him. His AAU team was something else. It was him, [Ohio State quarterback] Terrelle Pryor, Herb Pope, D.J. Kennedy and two team managers named ‘Chicken' and ‘Onion'.”

Exceeding Expectations

Turner and Griffin aren't the only ones who developed into better than expected prospects.

The same can be said for Austin Daye (#35), James Johnson (#47), Jeff Teague (#56), Larry Sanders (unranked) and Craig Brackins (#52)– all top 20 draft picks who were not amongst the 24 players invited to the 2007 McDonald's All-American game.

Marcus Morris (#63) and Markieff Morris (#93) will soon join them in that discussion, although both players can also be considered members of the 2008 class due to playing a year of prep school ball. That didn't do much to move the needle on their recruiting rankings, though, as they were both borderline top 50 recruits in that class as well. There's no question they developed better than expected at Kansas, with much of the credit for that going to head coach Bill Self and assistant Danny Manning.

Telep: ”At that point we didn't really know how to handle all these post-grad and prep school guys, and that's why their rankings are skewed. Both Morris twins had a big summer the following year. There was once a larger gap between Marcus and Markieff, but that's narrowed. Usually with twins you find that the gap widens, but in this case it shrunk. Marcus was very diverse with his offense. He was a point forward kind of guy, a very creative small forward. Markieff was a straight 5 man. He's making threes now, but he wasn't doing that in high school and AAU. He was someone you could draw a line around the basket and know that that's his area.”

Jimmer Fredette and Kenneth Faried made even bigger leaps. Both went from not being consensus top 100 high school recruits to potential lottery picks later this month.

Fredette and Faried are similarly accomplished, but they took divergent paths to get to where they are now.

Telep: ”I wrote a blog entry about this topic. I thought [Jimmer Fredette] was just a solid basketball player at the time. He was the third rated player on his own AAU team behind Dele Coker [St. John's] and Talor Battle [Penn State]. His AAU coach said it best: he went to the right level at the right time. He might not have had the green light anywhere else. I saw him dozens of times, and said ‘mid-major.' Not even mid-major plus. He might be the hardest guy in the draft for NBA teams to evaluate now. I was swearing on a stack of bibles that Fredette was a mid-major prospect, but now he's a lottery pick. We couldn't have met in the middle even. I get down on myself in making mistakes like this. But guys get better.

“About Kenneth Faried…I never saw him in high school. I went through every note I could go through. In 2007 I saw 986 potential division one players, but he wasn't one of them. I don't know how that happened.”

Unranked high school recruits who developed into NBA lottery picks

2010: Wesley Johnson, Ekpe Udoh, Gordon Hayward, Paul George
2009: Stephen Curry, Jordan Hill
2008: Russell Westbrook, Joe Alexander, Jason Thompson
2007: Jeff Green, Joakim Noah, Acie Law, Al Thornton
2006: Adam Morrison, Tyrus Thomas, Patrick O'Bryant, Hilton Armstrong
2005: None
2004: Devin Harris, Luke Jackson
2003: Dwyane Wade, Chris Kaman, Mike Sweetney, Jarvis Hayes

Not Everyone Panned Out as Expected

As we see in every recruiting class, not every highly-touted prospect ends up developing into a great college player and pro.

Kyle Singler (#6) was, amazingly enough, the only top 10 player in this year's RSCI to not make the jump to the NBA after just one season of college basketball.

Compare that with this year's freshman class, where only five of the 10 top prospects elected to go pro.

Whether Singler was ranked too high in retrospect is a matter of debate, but few will dispute the fact that he's now firmly on the border between the first and second round, something few would have projected four years ago.

Telep: ”You know what? Obviously Kyle Singler didn't play up to his ranking. But he walked out of college as a major success story. All of this is relative. From your perspective as a draft analyst, he probably didn't achieve at the level he was projected to. But from my perspective, he was ACC Tournament MVP, NCAA Tournament Final Four Most Outstanding Player and a national champion. That's a pretty good resume.”

Moving down the list, we find a number of players who came into college with a great deal of fanfare but leave with little to no chance of being drafted on June 23. These players include Austin Freeman (#15), Corey Fisher (#22), Jamelle Horne (#26), Corey Stokes (#27), Taylor King (#28) and Gary Johnson (#30).

King transferred twice, from Duke to Villanova and then again to Concordia college in the NAIA, and will have one more season of eligibility next year. He's just one of many top 100 players to transfer multiple times over the course of his college career.

A Restless Class

Amazingly enough, of the players in the 60-100 range of the RSCI in 2007, only 14 had “normal” college careers, meaning only 14 players played four seasons without transferring, redshirting or being outright dismissed.

Twenty-eight of the top 100 players in the 2007 high school class still have NCAA eligibility remaining at this point, after electing to transfer from their original school.

Telep: “This is when I get ready to bug out, talking about this topic. That number doesn't shock me at all. I can tell you from the research we've done, players ranked from 75 to 100 transfer schools 51% of time. It's a sobering statistic. When you're ranked like that, you have no ability to handle not being the man all of the time. And you have your entourage behind you pumping you up non-stop. When the [stuff] hits the fan, our culture is to transfer. If not good enough, go to the next place. It's a cultural thing.“

Some of these players appear to be completely out of basketball from what we gather, which is sad considering the amount of talent it takes to be considered one of the top 100 prospects in America in a particular age group.

Alex Legion (#39), for example, started his career at Kentucky, but he elected to transfer after just six games. He landed closer to home at Illinois, but wasn't happy in a season and a half there either, prompting him to transfer once again, this time to Florida International. Legion's next tenure under Isiah Thomas only lasted 10 games, as he was dismissed for “a violation of team rules.” Legion has since been tweeting up a storm but there is no news about the next move in his basketball career.

The whereabouts of Corey Chandler (#69), Jason Henry (#77), Mike Holmes (#97), Eshaunte Jones (#102) and Darnell Dodson (#105) are similarly unknown.

Telep: “All those guys have one thing in common: high maintenance, high probability for failure. Am I surprised? Not in the least. All guys who were never as good as they thought they were. Add Keenan Ellis to that list. And Eddie Rios. Those guys were low-hanging fruit. Trouble. I'm not in the least bit surprised. Take the class of 2011 and I'll tell you the guys who will fall into that category. If I'm right you can call me a lawyer. It's like an episode of 'Criminal Minds.' The profile fits. Coaches get excited when they get a commitment from a kid like this, but I just shake my head.”

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Edited by Patrick Crawley, managing editor of Basketball Fiend and a featured contributor for Larry Brown Sports .

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