Updated 2019 Rankings: Top 5

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Posted On: 02/28/18 8:03 PM

Recently we updated our 2019 rankings. This update was mainly to account for previously under-the-radar seniors who’ve had a breakout year or for middle of the pack players who’ve elevated their game to the next level. Our top-5 remains unchanged from the last update, however, in the case that you missed it the first time, here’s a look at the top-5 ranked players in the 2019 class:

Romeo Weems (#1, New Haven)

Weems is one of the top juniors in the country, so it isn’t a surprise he’s the top ranked junior in the state. He’s already won a gold medal running with Team USA this past summer and has received more than his fair share of high major offers. Weems has managed to improve since last season, solidifying his spot at the top.

Rocket Watts (#2, Old Redford)

Watts is averaging nearly 30 points per game this year and has led his team to a conference title. He’s one of the most explosive scorers in the country – all it takes is for 1 or 2 shots to fall and he’s red hot. He’s capable of taking over and winning games all by himself. Watts is also one of the premiere shooters in the country, seemingly having no limit to his range.

Harlond Beverly (#3, Southfield Christian)

Beverly blew up last year and has been trending up since. He’s 6’5″ and possibly still growing, with length to match his height. He’s improved his 3-point shot a ton since last AAU season, making him a complete player on the offensive side of the ball. Beverly already holds offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Baylor, Xavier plus more and will surely add to that list come AAU season.

 

Donavan Moore (#4, West Bloomfield)

Moore moved to Michigan from Illinois this year and immediately inserted himself into the top 5. There are few guards who can match his physical abilities – he’s 6’4″ with long arms that have some muscle to them and is one of the best athletes in the state. Nearly unguardable in transition, Moore thrives attacking the basket and playing at or above the rim. He has numerous D1 offers and will surely add more this AAU season.

Carrington McCaskill (#5, Renaissance)

McCaskill is arguably the best dunker in the state. He’s 6’7″ with one of the best leaping abilities in the country. He also matches his abilities with a fearlessness attacking the rim – this same toughness allows him to be one of the best offensive rebounds in the state as well. He’s already super productive, but the most interesting part about his game is that he still has a ton of areas he could improve. McCaskill has his fair share of offers, most notably a VCU offer which he picked up this season.