Hoophall stock raisers

Numerous ranked prospects hit the court during last weekend’s Hoophall Classic. Here are five of those prospects who will be moving up in the rankings later this week.

Jahlil Okafor can dominate inside.

Jahlil Okafor


(Ranked #8 247Sports/#3 247Composite)
2014, 6-11, 270-pounds, center, Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young

A huge presence inside, Okafor is playing with an athletic explosiveness that he didn’t have on the travel team circuit. His footwork in the post is advanced, he finishes with a soft touch and he is composed with the basketball anywhere on the court. His 247Sports ranking needs to match or surpass his 247Composite ranking.

Christian Wood


(Ranked #61 247Sports/#50 247Composite)
2013, 6-8, 200-pounds, power forward, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep

Wood has always been an intriguing prospect with his length, mobility and pure shooting stroke. Nowa he is beginning to broaden his game with more physical play and his ability to attack with the dribble. A UNLV signee, Wood is tapping into his potential and beginning to look like a prospect who can make a good living playing this game.

Nigel Williams-Goss


(Ranked #58 247Sports/#65 247Composite)
2013, 6-3, 185-pounds, point guard, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep

Williams-Goss, who signed with Washington, has always been known as a skilled and heady player with a penchant for winning games. The question about his game has been his foot speed. At the Hoophall he proved that the reports of his improved quickness were accurate.

Wayne Selden


(Ranked #27 247Sports/#18 247Composite)
2013, 6-5, 213-pounds, shooting guard, Tilton (N.H.) School

An imposing physical specimen, Selden is one of those perimeter players who can truly play three positions. He has a complete game and is a solid athlete who needs to be ranked in the five-star range. Think Roosevelt Jones of Butler, but Selden, who is headed to Kansas, is a better athlete and outside shooter than Jones.

Devin Williams


(Ranked #84 247sports/#78 247Composite)
2013, 6-9, 225-pounds, power forward, Montverde (Fla.) Academy

Williams has been a double-double machine this high school season. He plays with an intensity and relentless energy which few of his opponents can match. A West Virginia signee, Williams takes his game to the rim but can also score on the midrange jumper. His 16 point, 15 rebound effort against Findlay Prep was impressive but not atypical.

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