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Las Vegas: Top 65 Rankings

Mekhi Long (left) and Ricky Lindo helped DC Premier capture both the 17U UAA Finals and Las Vegas Fab 48 championship. Long had 16 points and four rebounds in the Fab 48 championship game win over The Truth EYBL while Lindo finished with 18 points (including 14 in the second half) and eight rebounds. Lindo finished ranked No. 9 in our list of the Top 65 performers during the third live eval period in Las Vegas. Photo: Ronnie Flores

We evaluated each day of the final July NCAA evaluation period in Las Vegas between July 25-29 and broke down our notes to rank the top 65 players we saw between the Las Vegas Fab 48, Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic, UAA Finals, and Rebound Hoops Las Vegas Finals.

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 25-29 was better than in 2017 and ended up being much better than the summer of 2016, which was the worst we’ve seen in Vegas in many years. All the tournaments this year had high level talent, but high level games during pool play were concentrated to the Las Vegas Fab 48. 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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1Evan Mobley20206'11FRancho Christian (Temecula, CA/Compton Magic)
2Anthony Edwards20206'5FHoly Spirit Prep (Atlanta, GA/Atlanta Express)
3Jeremy Roach20206'2GPaul VI/Fairfax, VA/Team Takeover EYBL)
4Onyeka Okongwu20196'8FChino Hills (Chino Hills, CA/Compton Magic)
5Mahki Mitchell20196'9FBishop McNamara (Forestville, MD/DC Premier)
6Armando Bacot20196'10CTrinity Episcopal (Richmond, VA/Team Takeover EYBL)
7Jaden Shackelford20196'3GHesperia (Hesperia/The Truth EYBL)
8Isaiah Mobley20196'9FRancho Christian (Temecula, CA/Compton Magic)
9Ricky Lindo20186'7FWilson (Washington, DC/DC Premier)
10Scottie Barnes20196'7GUniverstiy School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/E1T1)
11Wendell Moore20196'5FCox Mill (Concord, NC/Team CP3)
12Vernon Carey20196'10FUniverstiy School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/E1T1)
13E.J. Liddell20196'7FBelleville West (Belleville, IL/Bradley Beal Elite)
14Jordan Brinson20196'3GWestchester (Los Angeles, CA/Cali Stars)
15Khalil Whitney20196'6FRoselle Catholic (Roselle, NJ/Mac Irvin Fire)
16Desi Carton20196'2GBettendorf (Bettendorf, IA/Quad City Elite)
17Cole Anthony20186'3GOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA/PSA Cardinals)
18Jaden McDaniels20196'9FFederal Way (Federal Way, WA/Seattle Rotary)
19Sherif Kenney20196'4GFindlay Prep (Henderson, NV/DC Premier)
20Jalen Green20206'4GSan Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, CA/EBO)
21Issac McBride20196'1GBaptist Preparatory (Little Rock, AR/Joe Johnson Hawks)
22Cassius Stanley20196'4GSierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA/Team Why Not EYBL)
23Zach Freemantle20196'9CBergen Catholic (Bergen, NJ/NJ Playaz)
24Johnny Juzang20206'6GHarvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, CA/Compton Magic)
25Scottie Lewis20196'5GTanney School (Tinton Falls, NJ/Team Rio National)
26Precious Achiuwa20196'7FSt. Benedict's Prep (Newark, NJ/New Heights)
27Qudus Wahab20196'10CFlint Hill School (Oakton, VA/We R1)
28Markese Jacobs20195'11GUplight (Chicago, IL/Mac Irvin Fire)
29Isaac Johnson20196'10FAmerican Fork (American Fork, UT/Exum Elite)
30Will Baker20196'11CWestlake (Austin, TX/Texas Hard Work)
31Justin Winston20196'7FPutnam Science Academy (Putnam, NJ/NJ Playaz)
32Terrence Williams20206'7FGonzaga College (Washington, DC/Team Takeover EYBL)
33Drew Timme20196'11CJJ Pearce (Dallas, TX/Drive Nation EYBL)
34Devonta Davis20206'2GLighthouse (Jacksonville, AR/The Woodz Elite 16U EYBL)
35Rodrique Ruffin20215'10GCallaway (Jackson, MS/MEBO Team Hood)
36Paolo Banchero20216'8FO'Dea (Seattle, WA/Seattle Rotary)
37Isiaih Mosley20196'6FRock Bridge (Columbia, MO/Mokan Elite)
38David Roddy20196'5FBreck School (St. Paul, MN/Howard Pully Panthers)
39Ziarie Williams20206'8FNotre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA/BTI Select)
40R.J. Hampton20206'5GLittle Elm (Little Elm, TX/Mudiay Elite)
41Eric Dixon20196'7FAbington Senior (Abington, PA/We R1)
42Allen Flanigan20196'5GParkview (Little Rock, AR/Joe Johnson Hawks)
43Scottie Pippen Jr.20196'0GSierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA/Oakland Soldiers)
44Nimari Burnett20206'3GProlific Prep (Napa, CA/Team Why Not EYBL)
45Zaon Collins20215'11GBishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV/Vegas Elite 2020 EYBL)
46N'Faly Dante20206'11CSunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, KS/Mokan Elite)
47Tyson Etienne20196'1GLong Island Lutheran (Glenhead, NY/PSA Cardinals)
48Devin Askew20216'2GMater Dei (Santa Ana, CA/Mater Dei)
49Micah Peavy20206'8FDeKaney (Houston, TX/Texas Hard Work)
50Terrence Shannon Jr.20186'7FLincoln Park (Chicago, IL/Mac Irvin Fire)
51Caleb Love20196'3GChristian Brothers (St. Louis, MO/Bradley Beal Elite)
52Daishen Nix20206'3GTrinity International (Las Vegas, NV/Simply Fundamental)
53Brandon Newman20196'3GValparaiso (Valparaiso, IN/Meanstreets)
54Christian Wilbourn20196'6FNormal Community (Normal, IL/Quad City Elite)
55Jahmius Ramsey20196'5GOak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA/PSA Cardinals)
56Boubacar Coulibaly20206'10CSan Gabriel Academy (San Gabriel, CA/Dream Vision 16U)
57Richard Springs20206'9FMacDuffie School (Granby, MA/PSA Cardinals)
58Jamie Jaquez20196'6FCamarillo (Camarillo, CA/EBO)
59James Keefe20196'6FLoyola (Los Angeles, CA/Cali Stars)
60Keshad Johnson20196'8FEnvision Academy (Oakland, CA/The Truth EYBL)
61Mikey Wiliams20236'3FSan Ysidro, CA (North Coast Blue Chips)
62Marshall Kearing20196'7FWA Country (Pinjarra, Australia (Aussie Prospects 17U)
63Justin Lewis20196'7FPoly (Baltimore, MD/Team Melo)
64Charles Weber20196'7FBishop O'Connell, Fairfax, VA/6th Man Warriors DC)
65Bernardo Da Silva20196'9FWasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT/Utah Mountain Stars)

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@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

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