Rivals.com released its new rankings for the 2016 class today and there were several names of local note on the list.
Rivals ranked Josh Jackson, a 6-7 Michigan native now at Prolific Prep (Calif.), as its No. 1 player in 2016. Harry Giles, a 6-10 forward from North Carolina, is No. 2, and Jayson Tatum, a 6-8 forward from St. Louis, at No. 3.
A look at the in-state players on the list:
No. 57 – Eron Gordon (the Cathedral guard has offers from Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue)
No. 59 – Kyle Guy (the Lawrence Central guard is committed to Virginia)
No. 120 – Damien Jefferson (the 6-5 East Chicago Central forward has interest from a number of mid- and high-majors)
No. 139 – Joey Brunk (the 6-10 Southport forward has offers from Butler, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Ole Miss, New Mexico, Northwestern, Purdue and Xavier)
No. 149 – C.J. Walker (the Tech point guard recently reopened his recruitment from Purdue)