Las Vegas: Top 60 Rankings

Point guard Tyler Harris (Cardona, Tenn./Team Thad) joined the likes of Jabari Brown, Frank Mason, Melo Trimble, and Josh Jackson as MOP of the Las Vegas Fab 48 Tournament. Photo: Ronnie Flores

We evaluated each day of the final July NCAA evaluation period in Las Vegas between July 26-30 and broke down our notes to rank the top 60 players we saw between the Las Vegas Fab 48, adidas Uprising Summer Championship and Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic. 

The following rankings are based on evaluations from the three major Las Vegas events that run simultaneously during the third NCAA July evaluation period. The rankings are based on performance, not college potential, or performance combined with previous honors, national or state ranking. The overall level of talent we had an opportunity to evaluate July 26-30 was better than we anticipated after the first two days of evaluation and ended up being better than the summer of 2016, which was the worst we’ve seen in Vegas in many years. All three tournaments this year had high level talent, but high level games were a bit sporadic. With over 2,000 teams and over 20,000 players spread all over town during a five-day period, it’s an impossible task to be everywhere at once. These rankings are based on what we saw and obviously would be alot different from another evaluators’ list based on which games and which event one focused on at any particular time during the five days. Our evaluations are based on all-around performance within the context of winning basketball. We also took into account statistics provided at each event and a player’s class.

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No.PlayerClassHTPOSSchool
1Tyler Harris20186'2GCordova(Memphis, TN/Team Thad)
2Jalen Smith20186'9FMt. St. Joseph's (Baltimore, MD/Team Takeover)
3Anfernee Simons20186'4GEdgewater (Orlando, FL/Team Breakdown)
4Zion Williamson20186'7FDay (Spartanburg, SC/SC Supreme)
5Rasir Bolton20186'3GPrep (Huntington, WV/Team Loaded Virginia)
6Charles Bassey20196'11CSt. Anthony's (San Antonio, TX/Yes II Success)
7Precious Achiuwa20196'9FSt. Benedict's (Newark, NJ/New Heights NYC)
8Scottie Lewis20196'5GRanney School (Tinton Falls, NJ/Team Rio National)
9Reggie Perry20186'9FThomasville (Thomasville, GA/Arkansas Hawks)
10Vernon Carey Jr.20196'9FNSU (Southwest Ranches, FL/Nike Team Florida)
11Mathew Hurt20196'9CJohn Marshall (Rochester, MN/D1 Minnesota)
12David McCormack20186'9COak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Team Loaded Virgina)
13Josh Christopher20206'4GMayfair (Lakewood, CA/Cal Supreme 17U EYBL)
14Ayo Dosunmu20186'3GMorgan Park (Chicago, IL/Mac Irvin Fire EYBL)
15Luther Muhammad20186'3GCatholic (Hudson, NJ/New York Rens)
16Myles Dread20186'4GGonzaga Prep (Washington, DC/Team Takeover)
17Jules Bernard20186'6GWindward (Los Angeles, CA/Compton Magic Elite)
18Immanuel Quickley20186'3GJohn Carroll (Bel Air, MD/Team BBC)
19Robert Woodard20186'6FColumbus (Columbus, MS/Team Thad)
20Justin Ahrens20186'6FVersailles (Versailles, OH/C2K Elite 2018)
21Riley Battin20186'9FOak Park (Oak Park, CA/Earl Watson Elite)
22Will Richardson20186'4GOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA/E1T1 17U)
23Onyeka Okongwu20196'9CChino Hills (Chino Hills, CA/Compton Magic Elite)
24Marvin Coleman II20186'3GFoothill (Henderson, NV/Las Vegas Prosepects)
25Matt Bradley20186'5FWasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT/Team Eleate 17s)
26Bryce Hamilton20186'4GPasadena (Pasadena, CA/Belmont Shore)
27Ja'Vonte Smart20186'4GScotlandville Magnet (Baton Rouge, LA/Houston Hoops)
28Tyrese Maxey20196'4GSouth (Garland, TX/RM5 Elite 17U)
29Louis King20186'6FCatholic (Hudson, NJ/Team Final)
30Logan Johnson20186'3GSt. Francis (Mountain View, CA/Tyler Joohnson Elite)
31Christopher Doherty20186'8FMarlborough (Marlborough, MA/New England Playaz
32Casey Morsell20196'2GSt. John's (Washington, D.C./Team Takeover Black 16U)
33Emmitt Williams20186'8FIMG Academy (Bradenton, FL/E1T1 17U)
34Michael Devoe20186'4GOak Ridge (Orlando, FL/Nike South Beach)
35Maka Ellis20186'5GSierra Vista (Las Vegas, NV/Vegas Elite 2018)
36Jalen Suggs20206'3GMinnehaha Academy (St. Paul, MN/Grassroots Sizzle)
37Nathan Laszewski20186'10FMt. Hermon (Northfield, MA/New England Playaz)
38James Akingo20186'0GSalesian (Richmond, CA/Oakland Soldiers)
39Tre Jones20186'2GApple Valley (Apple Valley, MN/Howard Pulley)
40La'Melo Ball20196'3GChino Hills (Chino Hills, CA/Big Ballers)
41Quentin Grimes20186'4GCollege Park (The Woodland, TX/Basketball University)
42Jaden Springer20206'4FRocky River (Charlotte, NC/B. Maze Elite 16U)
43Moses Brown20187'1CArchbishop Malloy (Queens, NY/New Heights)
44Jordan Brown20186'10CWoodcreek (Roseville, CA/Play Hard Play Smart)
45Jaime Jaquez Jr.20196'6FCamarillo (Camarillo, CA/The Truth 16U EYBL)
46Nico Mannion20206'1GPinnacle (Scottsdale, AZ/Earl Watson Elite 16U)
47Moses Wood20186'6FGalena (Reno, NV/Las Vegas Prospects)
48Cassius Stanley20196'5GSierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA/Earl Watson Elite)
49Tavin Lovan20186'4GHargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA/Team Thad)
50Kiyon Boyd20186'5FH.D. Woodson (Fairfax, VA/Team Loaded Virigina)
51Jalen Johnson20206'6GSun Prairie (Sun Prairie, WI/Wisconsin Playground Warriors 15U)
52Armando Bacot20196'9FTrinity Episcopal (Richmond, VA/Team Loaded VA)
53Kahlil Whitney20196'7FCatholic (Roselle, NJ/Mac Irvin Fire)
54Nathan Mensah20186'10CProlific Prep (Napa, CA/Coastal Elite)
55Jahvon Quinerly20186'1GCatholic (Hudson, NJ/NJ Playaz)
56Romeo Langford20186'5GNew Albany (New Albany, IN/Twenty Two Vision)
57Leandro Bolmaro20186'7GDalmacio Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)
58Musa Jallow20186'5FNorth (Bloomington, IN/Team Blaze Select)
59Jordan McCabe20186'0GKaukauna (Kaukauna, WI/Wisconsin Playground Warriors)
60Adam Hess20186'5GSt. Thomas More (Oakdale, CT/BTI Select)

Editor’s Note: We did not reward highly-regarded players who did not play in the championship rounds, took games off or departed Vegas early for other grassroots events.

Ronnie Flores is the Publisher and Editor of GrassrootsHoops.net. He can be reached at ronlocc1977@yahoo.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores


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