USA TODAY High School Sports composite basketball player recruiting rankings

USA TODAY High School Sports composite basketball player recruiting rankings

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USA TODAY High School Sports composite basketball player recruiting rankings

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Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy is the No. 1 player in the composite basketball recruiting rankings (Photo: Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY Sports)

Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy is the No. 1 player in the composite basketball recruiting rankings (Photo: Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY Sports)

With the high school basketball season complete and almost all the elite players having made their college choices, the four major recruiting services have issued final – or close to final – rankings for the Class of 2015.

Much as we did in football, USA TODAY High School Sports has taken the rankings from 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout and averaged them to rank the top 50 players.

LSU signee Ben Simmons from Montverde, Fla., has been considered the consensus No. 1 player in the country, but the final Rivals.com rankings have that designation going to Kentucky signee Skal Labissiere. Scout.com ranks Jaylen Brown from Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) as No. 1. Both Rivals and Scout have Simmons as No. 2.

With two No. 1 rankings and two No. 2 rankings, Simmons ends up as No. 1 overall.

One note, ESPN.com does not rank Orangeville Prep center Thon Maker in the Class of 2015 because he has yet to officially reclassify. Scout.com rankings do not include Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton, who intends to reclassify and has committed to Duke. Their averages were based on the three services that included them.

Rank
Name
School
State
College
247
ESPN
Rivals
Scout
Avg.
1
Ben Simmons
Montverde
FL
LSU
1
1
2
2
1.5
2
Skal Labissiere
Lausanne
TN
Kentucky
2
2
1
3
2
3
Jaylen Brown
Wheeler
GA
Undecided
5
4
3
1
3.25
4
Brandon Ingram
Kinston
NC
Duke
3
3
4
13
5.75
5
Diamond Stone
Dominican
WI
Marlyand
8
6
6
4
6
6
Chieck Diallo
Our Savior New American
NY
Undecided
4
7
5
10
6.5
7
Ivan Rabb
Bishop O’Dowd
CA
Cal
10
8
7
5
7.5
8
Malik Newman
Callaway
MS
Miss State
7
10
8
8
8.25
9
Thon Maker
Orangeville Prep
ON
Undecided
11
N/A
9
6
8.7
10
Henry Ellenson
Rice Lake
WI
Marquette
23
5
11
7
11.5
11
Stephen Zimmerman
Bishop Gorman
NV
UNLV
15
12
15
9
12.75
12
Allonzo Trier
Findlay Prep
NV
Arizona
6
18
12
17
13.25
13
Isaiah Briscoe
Roselle Catholic
NJ
Kentucky
16
13
10
18
14.25
14
Chase Jeter
Bishop Gorman
NV
Duke
20
11
16
12
14.75
15
Dwayne Bacon
Oak Hill
VA
Florida State
9
14
22
15
15
16
Derryck Thornton
Findlay Prep
NV
Duke
18
17
14
N/A
16.3
17
Antonio Blakeney
Oak Ridge
FL
LSU
14
15
13
24
16.5
18
Caleb Swanigan
Homestead
IN
Michigan St.
30
9
19
11
17.25
19
Ray Smith
Las Vegas
NV
Arizona
12
29
17
14
18
T20
Jalen Brunson
Lincolnshire
IL
Villanova
28
16
20
19
20.75
T20
Carlton Bragg
Villa Angela-St. Joe
OH
Kansas
25
21
21
16
20.75
22
Thomas Bryant
Huntington Prep
WV
Indiana
13
20
27
33
23.25
23
Luke Kennard
Franklin
OH
Duke
21
24
25
25
23.75
24
Jalen Adams
Brewster Acad.
NH
UConn
29
25
23
28
26.25
25
Deyonta Davis
Muskegon
MI
Michigan St.
32
22
26
30
27.5
26
Jawun Evans
Kimball
TX
Oklahoma St.
19
33
36
26
28.5
27
Tyler Dorsey
Maranatha
CA
Oregon
24
38
18
35
28.75
28
Dedric Lawson
Hamilton
TN
Memphis
36
26
33
22
29.25
29
P.J. Dozier
Spring Valley
SC
South Carolina
22
19
37
43
30.25
30
Tyler Davis
Plano West
TX
Texas A&M
43
27
28
27
31.25
31
D.J. Hogg
Plano West
TX
Texas A&M
17
35
38
37
31.75
32
Justin Simon
Brewster Acad.
NH
Arizona
49
37
24
20
32.5
T33
Donovan Mitchell
Brewster Acad.
NH
Louisville
34
43
31
23
32.75
34
Malachi Richardson
Trenton Catholic
NJ
Syracuse
48
23
35
29
33.75
35
Deng Adel
Victory Rock Prep
FL
Louisville
37
32
47
21
34.25
36
Jalen Coleman-Lands
La Lumiere
IN
Illinois
33
34
39
40
36.5
37
Chimezie Metu
Lawndale
CA
USC
38
40
41
31
37.5
38
Malik Beasley
St. Francis
GA
Florida State
27
28
43
63
40.25
39
Prince Ali
Sagemont
FL
UCLA
57
41
30
38
41.5
40
Elijah Thomas
Lancaster
TX
Texas A&M
73
31
29
36
42.25
41
Raymond Spalding
Trinity
KY
Louisville
26
55
63
32
44
42
Derrick Jones
Archbishop Carroll
PA
UNLV
31
30
49
69
44.75
43
Dejounte Murray
Rainier Beach
WA
Washington
61
49
46
39
48.75
44
K.J. Lawson
Hamilton
TN
Memphis
54
44
54
45
49.25
T45
Jessie Govan
Wings Acad.
NY
Georgetown
42
65
40
53
50
T45
Daniel Giddens
Fairfax
CA
Ohio State
40
57
51
52
50
47
Eric Davis
Arthur Hill
MI
Texas
53
45
59
47
51
48
Austin Grandstaff
Rockwall
TX
Ohio State
63
50
44
48
51.25
49
Ted Kapita
Huntington Prep
Wva
Arkansas
41
69
53
44
51.75
50
Chance Comanche
Beverly Hills
CA
Arizona
39 91 32 46 52

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