Best Available: The Nation’s Elite

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Posted On: 12/18/18 5:34 PM

Position by position Prep Hoops gives you the elite players in the nation that remain unsigned heading into the holiday season. 

Point Guard.  Cole Anthony is the nation’s top unsigned/uncommitted player and thus far he has taken official visits to North Carolina, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Georgetown. Wake Forest will be the next school to receive and official visit.  Miami is the final school in his final six.  Many feel that North Carolina is the favorite.  Cole leads the group of top available point guards. 

  1. Cole Anthony (VA)
  2. Scotty Pippen JR (CA)
  3. Deuce Dean (SC)
  4. Ismael Cruz (CA)
  5. Pierre Crockrell Jr (WA)
  6. Nah’Shon Hyland (DE)
  7. Noah Williams (WA)
  8. Marsei Caston (FL)
  9. Noah Hutchins (NY)
  10. Thomasi Gilgeous-Alenxander (FL)

Shooting Guard. Since reclassifying to the 2019 class the top shooting guard in the 2019 class has put together a final eight of Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. Florida State and Georgia have both received recent visits from Edwards.  If you school misses on Edwards there are several quality shooting guards still available. 

  1. Anthony Edwards (GA)
  2. Cassius Stanley (CA)
  3. Lester Quinones (NY)
  4. Isiaih Mosley (MO)
  5. Harlond Beverly (FL)
  6. Damion Baugh (TN)
  7. RJ Blakney (MD)
  8. Anwar Gill (DC)
  9. Myles Baker (IL)
  10. Damari Monsanto (FL)

Small Forward.  The top available power forward in the nation is Matthew Hurt out of Rochester, Minnesota.  Last weekend Matthew Hurt made 14 of 21 shots scoring 55 points and the next morning he was officially visit North Carolina.  Hurt has also been to Kentucky (John Carlipari will see Hurt play tonight).  Visits to Duke and Kansas are also coming soon with Minnesota and Memphis also considered for potential trips.  The list of top ten available small forwards is strong.

  1. Matthew Hurt (MN)
  2. Precious Achiuwa (NY)
  3. Keion Brooks (IN)
  4. Trendon Watford (AL)
  5. Christian Brown (GA)
  6. Terrence Shannon (IL)
  7. Gerald Drumgoole (IN)
  8. Sherif Kenney (NV)
  9. Emmanuel Taban (AZ)
  10. Majok Deng (AZ)

Power Forward.  Washington, Texas, and Kentucky are the schools that have seen top available four man Jaden McDaniels most recentlyJaden’s recent final five was San Diego State, Texas, Kentucky, Washington, and UCLA.  Here are the other names on the list of nest ten available power forwards. 

  1. Jaden McDaniels (WA)
  2. Isaiah Stewart (NY)
  3. Qudus Wahab (VA)
  4. Kenyon Martin Jr (CA)
  5. Mahamadou Diawara (VA)
  6. Kuany Kuany ((FL)
  7. Karim Coulibaly (PA)
  8. Raymond Hawkins (CA)
  9. Issa Muhammad (GA)
  10. Myron Gardner (MI)

Center.  The nation’s top available center is Kofi Cockburn out of New York and now he’s at a prep school in Virginia.  UCONN, Illinois, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and St. John’s are the final five for Cockburn.  Here is the Prep Hoops best available ten center prospects. 

  1. Kofi Cockburn (VA)
  2. Chol Marial (AZ)
  3. Tre Mitchell (CT)
  4. Carl Lewis (CA)
  5. Jason Jitoboh (TN)
  6. Rick Issanza (AZ)
  7. Ibahima Diallo ((FL)
  8. Charles Coleman (MA)
  9. Emmanuel Tshimanga (AZ)
  10. Sam Freeman (TX)