Friday, October 7, 2016

Reclassification Maximization & Its Impact on College Scholarships

We have had several hundred parents and players contact since the presentation of our rankings; posing question(s) of their long term value and the relevance thereof as it pertains to high school and beyond. Any parents or player who has committed and dedicated themselves to obtaining a college scholarship through basketball at the middle level; it’s imperative that forethought be given to any and all decisions as they can in some cases directly affect the future success of the player.

First and foremost a lot of things can change during the span of middle and high school; a plethora of changes can also occur in prospects recruitment – no longer is it forgone conclusion as to when a player will finish high school and start college. Gone are the days where prep schools where the only option; though still used, they are part of a much larger machine knowledgeable and canny families are using to secure the athletic and academic futures of their children and to allow them to achieve a free education.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

P2BBall.COM 2016 - TRUE 2024 Elite 75 National Player Watchlist Top 100 player rankings for the Class of 2024 will be officially unveiled in approximately one year, but it's never too early to provide a glimpse at some of the names who you will get to know ant that are already getting plenty of consideration from analysis, scouts, and talent evaluators from all across the country.

1 Jerry Easter - Ohio 
2 Christian Jones - Texas 
3 Daquan Davis - Maryland
4 Chance Mallory - Virgina 
5 Jerome Williams - Minnesota 
6 Travis Upchurch - Connecticut  
7 Blake Harper - Washington, DC
8 John Mobley Jr. - Ohio 
9 Jordan Lowery -  Missouri
10 Daveyon Lydner- Pennsylvania 

Monday, September 26, 2016

The 20 best NBA prospects in or just leaving middle school basketball

Contrary to popular belief the world’s best basketball players don’t simple magically appear.  Well in advance of players becoming nationally known names and one-and-done lottery pick in the NBA – they each have been scouted, evaluated and analyzed for years in comparison to the other top players in their respective class.  

In most cases only the most dedicated youth basketball fans follow the recruitment and class rankings at this level; with elite level scouting this is the typically the first insight into who will be the NBA’s next talent.  

It is extremely important that everyone remember that all highly touted players do not follow the same or traditional path to the league.  Yet, in most cases scouting services such as ESPN, Rivals, Scouts, 247Sports, NBA Draft Net and other do a phenomenal job in the identification of the top of the best talent in the respective class.

Looking back at the recent NBA draft classes you will find the large majority of American players taken were considered 5-star prospects and were ranked highly in their respective recruiting class rankings.

Please let’s all stop calling it AAU; and refer to its true moniker; “Grassroots” basketball - with the class ranking recently completed it’s a good time to take stock of the best long-term prospects just leaving and/or currently playing Middle School basketball.  There is a good chance with good health, continue work, and growth – these will be some of the players in the upcoming NBA Drafts.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

P2BBall.COM 2016 - TRUE 2021 Top 120 National Player Rankings


1 Zion Harmon, 5'10, Washington, DC
2 Trey Patterson, 6'8, New Jersey 
3 Ryan Conway, 6'2, Maryland 
4 Chuks Lucky Isitua, 7'0, Texas 
5 Donnell Harris, 6'7, Florida

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rebroadcast: Middle School All-American Game Class of 2021

Middle School All-American Game 2021 MVPs
Ryan Conway (Maryland) & Noah Pebbles (Ohio)

Rebroadcast: Middle School All-American Game Class of 2022

Middle School All-American Game 2022 Co-MVPs
Dee Morton (GA) & Derick Key (Washington, DC)
Carlos Alexander (Maryland) & Jarace Walker (Pennsylvania)

P2BBall.COM 2016 - TRUE 2022 Top 110 National Player Rankings

P2BBall Names Jaden Bradley the Nation #1 Player Class of 2022

1 Jaden Bradley, North Carolina 
2 Emoni Bates, Michigan
3 Bryce Griggs, Texas 
4 Dee Morton, Georgia 
5 Kamari Lands, Indiana