Today we take a look at guys like Andrew Wiggins and the future as we unveil our new national player rankings for the 2014 class. We're only going to list the top 50 and this is very early in the entire process so it stands to reason that there will be a lot of movement in the coming years. Neverthless, this is a good start and the 2014 class already has a number of talented young players who've made their presence felt nationally. With that being said, here's a glimpse at the top 5 in the new 2014 Player Rankings from NY2LASPORTS.COM posted on our middle school area at PHENOMNATIONHOOPS.COM today...
#1 Joel Berry - 6-0 - G - Casselberry, FL
One of the most explosive and talented young prospects on the rise in the 2014 class, Berry is skilled, athletic, and has the ability to take over games whenever he wants. Already has a major rep across the country and is quickly becoming a houselhold name in the proces. Another strong perimeter talent on the rise in the Sunshine state who looks the part of a big time dude as he reaches his potential. May very well be one of the exciting and electric perimeter talents on the rise in the coming years if it all comes together.
#2 Andrew Wiggins - 6-6 - SF - Creedmoor, NC
A canadian citizen, Wiggins is the son of former NBA talent Mitchell Wiggins and Olympic track star Marita Payne. Bottom line, Wiggins is the truth on a number of levels and could arguably be the #1 player in the class when its all said and done. Explosively athletic, can finish off the bounce, has excellent size, etc. Wiggins is a major talent on the rise and has the upside and pedigree to blossom into that dude when its all said and done.
#3 Tony Upchurch - 6-4 - F/C - Pearland, TX
A beast on both ends, Upchurch has been one of the most dominant talents on both ends in the 2014 class. He's got excellent size, a nice skill package, can score in the paint, etc. He is one of the true measuring sticks in the class and with continued growth and development he looks the part of a high major prospect on the rise.
#4 Craig Victor - 6-6 - C - New Orleans, LA
Upside and size is the deal here as Victor has both. An excellent physical prospect, this young talent continues the trend of solid young bigs out of the state of Louisiana and he has a big time future if it all comes together. Excellent size, nice length, good frame, solid instincts, and the potential to be a dominant physical talent on both ends, Victor has a bright future if it all comes together for him.
#5 James Blackmon - 6-0 - PG - Ft. Wayne, IN
One of the most skilled instinctive talents on the board, Blackmon is an excellent playmaking talent who sees the floor well, can create in transition and the half court, and makes his team better whenever he takes the floor. Solid handles, good size, nice passing skills, and the ability to score as well, Blackmon is an excellent young perimeter talent with nice upside as he continues to develop.
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