Hoop Group Alumni Honored in ESPN’s Top Rankings

With the high school basketball season in full swing, and McDonald’s All-American players selected this week, we would like to recognize the Hoop Group alumni who have been ranked in the top of their class by ESPN.com. ESPN broke down the sophomore, junior and senior class and rated the top players in the country for each class. Check out the Hoop Group alumni in who made it:

Class of 2017

ESPN ranks the top 25 players in the Sophomore class. Of these 25, one-fifth are Hoop Group alumni. The top rated alumni in this class is Trevon Duval, who we most recently saw at the Fall Jam Fest when his NJ Playaz AAU team won the Open Division.

#15 Trevon Duval | Wilmington, DE | St. Benedict’s Prep

#19 M.J. Walker | Jonesboro, GA | Jonesboro High School

#20 D.J. Harvey | Hyattsville, MD | Dematha Catholic High School

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#22 Mohammed Bamba | Harlem, NY | Westtown High School

#24 Jermaine Samuels | Franklin, MA | The Rivers School

Class of 2016

In the ESPN Top 60 of the class of 2016, one-third of the prospects are Hoop Group Alumni. Currently, there are only 2 alumni who are committed to schools. The top alumni in the junior class is Josh Jackson, who ESPN has as the third ranked player in his class.

#3 Josh Jackson | Southfield, MI | Prolific Prep

#9 Terrance Ferguson | Dallas, TX | Home School

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#15 Tyus Battle | Edison, NJ | Gill St. Bernard’s School

#17 Omari Spellman | North Royalton, OH | The MacDuffie School

#18 Dewan Huell | Miami, FL | Miami Norland High School

# 22 Tony Bradley | Bartow, FL | Bartow Senior High School

#23 Mustapha Heron | West Haven, CT | Sacred Heart High School (Committed to Pittsburgh)

#24 Juwan Durham | Tampa, FL | Tampa Prepatory School

#26 Maverick Rowan | For Lauderdale, FL | Cardinal Gibbons High School

#30 Justin Jackson | Scarborough, Ont, CAN | Findlay College Prep (Committed to UNLV)

#39 Temple Gibbs | Scotch Plains, NJ | Seton Hall Prep

#40 Seventh Woods | Columbia,SC | Hammond School

#42 Cameron Lard | Natchitoches,LA | Natchitoches Central High School

#49 Derek Funderburk | Lakewood, OH | Saint Edward High School

#50 Nick Marshall | Lexington, TN | Lexington High School (Committed to Memphis)

#53 Curtis Jones | Highland Springs, VA | Huntington Prep

#55 Markelle Fultz | Upper Marlboro, MD | Dematha Catholic High School

#56 Seth Towns | Columbus, OH | Northland High School

#57 Sedee Keita | Greenville, SC | 22ft Academy

#58 Matthew Moyer | Columbus, OH | Lincoln High School (Committed to Syracuse)

Class of 2015
ESPN ranked the top 100 seniors in the country. 41 of these players have been to a Hoop Group event. The top rated #HGAlum is Malik Newman, who is ranked as the fourth best player in the country. Of these 41, 36 are already signed or committed to a Division 1 school!

#4 Malik Newman | Jackson, MS | Callaway High School

#7 Diamond Stone | Milwaukee, WI | Dominican High School

#11 Chieck Diallo | Centereach, NY | Our Savior New American School

#13 Isaiah Briscoe | Union, NJ | Roselle Catholic High School (Committed to Kentucky)

#15 Allonzo Trier | Seattle, WA | Findlay College Prep (Committed to Arizona)

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#19 Malachi Richardson | Hamilton, NJ | Trenton Catholic Academy (Committed to Syracuse)

#21 Carlton Bragg | Cleveland, OH | Villa Angela_St. Joseph (Committed to Kansas)

#22 Thomas Bryant | Rochester, NY | Huntington Prep

#24 Jalen Adams | Roxbury, MA | Brewster Academy (Committed to UCONN)

#25 P.J. Dozier | Columbia, SC | Spring Valley High School (Committed to South Carolina)

#27 Derrick Jones | Philadelphia, PA | Archbishop Carroll High School (Committed to UNLV)

#37 Justin Simon | Temecula, CA | Brewster Academy (Committed to Arizona)

#39 Brandon Sampson | Baton Rouge, LA | Madison Prep Academy (Committed to St. John’s)

#41 Prince Ali | Pembroke Pines, FL | The Sagemont School (Committed to UCLA)

#42 Charles Matthews | Chicago, IL | Saint Rita High School (Committed to Kentucky)

#43 Donovan Mitchell | Greenwich, CT | Brewster Academy (Committed to Louisville)

#47 Tevin Mack | Columbia, SC | Dreher High School (Committed to VCU)

#52 Chris Clarke | Virginia Beach, VA | Cape Henry Collegiate School (Committed to Virginia Tech)

#53 Kevaughn Allen | Little Rock, AR | North Little Rock High School (Committed to Florida)

#55 Moustapha Diagne | Sparta,NJ | Pope John XXII High School (Committed to Syracuse)

#57 Marquese Chriss | Elk Grove, CA | Pleasant Grove High School (Committed to Washington)

#59 Horace Spencer | Warminster, PA | Findlay College Prep (Committed to Auburn)

#64 Tyler Lydon | Pine Plains, NY | New Hampton School (Committed to Syracuse)

#68 Doral Moore | Locust Grove, GA | Motverde Academy (Committed to Wake Forest)

#69 Glynn Watson | Westchester, IL | Saint Joseph High School (Committed to Nebraska)

#70 Josh Reaves | Fairfax, VA | Oak Hill Academy (Committed to Penn State)

#71 Danjel Purifoy | Centerville, AL | Hargrave Military Academy (Committed to Auburn)

#72 Jimmy Whitt | Columbia, MO | Hickman High School (Committed to Arkansas)

#78 Aaron Falzon | Newton, MA | Northfield-Mt. Hermon School (Committed to Northwestern)

#81 Kenny Williams | Chesterfield, VA | Lloyd C. Bird High School (Committed to VCU)

#82 Haanif Cheatham | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Pembroke Pines Charter School (Committed to Marquette)

#86 Mike Watkins | Philadelphia, PA | The Phelps School Committed to Penn State)

#87 Josh Sharma | Lexington, MA | Northfield-Mt. Hermon School (Committed to Stanford)

#88 Tres Tinkle | Missoula, MT | Missoula Hellgate High School (Committed to Oregon State)

#90 Chance Comanche | Beverly Hills, CA | Beverly Hills High School (Committed to Arizona)

#91 Franklin Howard | Suitland, MD | Paul VI High School (Committed to Syracuse)

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#92 Markis McDuffie | Jersey City, NJ | St. Anthony High School (Committed to Wichita State)

#93 Levan Alston | Haverford, PA | The Haverford School (Committed to Temple)

#97 Joseph Toye | Chicago, IL | Whitney Young High School (Committed to Vanderbilt)

#99 Steven Enoch | Norwalk, CT | St. Thomas More School (Committed to UCONN)

#100 Kaleb Johnson | Martinsville, VA | Carlisle School

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