Rivals updated its basketball prospect rankings for the 2017 and 2018 classes this week, and there are a number of in-state players included.
Rivals named Michael Porter Jr., a 6-9 Washington recruit, as the No. 1 player in the 2017 class. Former Park Tudor star Jaren Jackson Jr., now a senior at La Lumiere, moved up to No. 10 in the class. He is a Michigan State recruit.
Former Southport standout Paul Scruggs, now attending Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., is No. 33. The 6-3 Scruggs is a Xavier recruit.
The top recruit to an in-state program, so far, is Dematha’s D.J. Harvey. The 6-7 Harvey, headed to Notre Dame, is No. 52 on the list. Nojel Eastern, a 6-5 guard from Evanston, Ill., is No. 73 and has committed to Purdue.
Bloomington North’s Musa Jallow, a 6-5 forward, is ranked No. 75 in the 2018 class. Tindley 6-3 guard Eric Hunter is No. 78. Damezi Anderson, a 6-5 forward from South Bend Riley, is No. 97. Lawrence North 6-6 forward Kevin Easley Jr., is No. 120. McCutcheon 6-foot guard Robert Phinisee is No. 134. All of the 2018 in-state players are uncommitted.
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