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What were the 1st round draft picks ranked coming out of High School?

Published on June 29, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   1 Comment

To do that I looked at Scout.com and saw what they ranked each player coming out of high school. For the most part Scout did a pretty good job. There was 7 players that went in the first round that weren’t ranked in the top 100 for that given year. Note international players are not ranked. The rankings are below.

No. 1  Kyrie Irving (No. 2 overall, #1 PG – 2010) Duke

No. 2 Derrick Williams (No. 95 overall, #32 SF – 2009) Arizona

No. 3 Enes Kanter (No. 3 overall, #1 C – 2010) Kentucky

No. 4 Tristan Thompson (No. 10 overall, #3 PF – 2010) Texas

No. 5 Jonas Valanciunas (N/A International Player)

No. 6 Jan Veseley (N/A International Player)

No. 7 Bismack Biyombo (N/A International Player)

No. 8 Brandon Knight (No. 6 overall. #3 PG – 2010) Kentucky

No. 9 Kemba Walker (No. 12 overall, #2 PG – 2008) UConn

No. 10 Jimmer Fredette (Not ranked) – 2007 BYU

No. 11 Klay Thompson (No. 45 overall, #9 SF – 2008) Washington State

No. 12 Alec Burks (Not Ranked, # 33 SG – 2009) Colorado

No. 13 Markieff Morris (No. 62 overall, #12 C – 2007) Kansas

No. 14 Marcus Morris (No. 3 overall, #6 SF – 2007) Kansas

No. 15 Kawhi Leonard (No. 71 overall, #16 SF – 2009) San Diego State

No. 16 Nicola Vucevic (Not Ranked – 2008) USC

No. 17 Iman Shumpert (No. 18 overall, #5 SG – 2008) Georgia Tech

No. 18 Chris Singleton (No. 15 overall, #9 PF – 2008) Florida State

No. 19 Tobias Harris (No. 7 overall, #1 PF – 2010) Tennessee

No. 20 Donatas Motiejunas (N/A International Player)

No. 21 Nolan Smith (No. 26 overall, #& SG – 2007) Duke

No. 22 Kenneth Faried (Not Ranked – 2007) Morehead State

No. 23 Nikola Mirotic (N/A International Player)

No. 24 Reggie Jackson (No. 92 overall, #24 SG – 2008) Boston College

No. 25 Marshon Brooks (Not Ranked – 2007) Providence

No. 26 Jordan Hamilton (No. 14 overall, #2 SF – 2009) Texas

No. 27 JaJuan Johnson (No. 47 overall, #11 PF – 2007) Purdue

No. 28 Norris Cole (Not Ranked – 2007) Cleveland State

No. 29 Cory Joseph (No. 14 overall, #4 PG – 2010) Texas

No. 30 Jimmy Butler (Not Ranked – 2007) Marquette

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  1. b says:

    No. 14 Marcus Morris (No. 3 overall, #6 SF – 2007) Kansas

    Yeah. That was a strange year for ranking and ranking systems.




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