247Rating Explanation

247Rating Explanation

247Sports has one of the industry’s largest and most recognized national recruiting staffs. Led by industry veterans J.C. Shurburtt, Gerry Hamilton and Jerry Meyer (basketball), 247Sports employs a staff of more than 50 reporters, analysts and evaluators that rank the nation’s elite high school football and basketball recruits from multiple class years.

247Sports Rating Explanation

Each recruit we evaluate is assigned a numerical rating as well as a star rating. Ratings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation, and input from our network of scouts.

Players are first grouped qualitatively with a star rating, then given a numerical rating based on their future potential, and finally ranked according to these numerical ratings.

110 - 101 = Franchise Player. One of the best players to come along in years, if not decades. Odds of having a player in this category every year is slim. This prospect has "can’t miss" talent.

100 - 98 = Five-star prospect. One of the top 30 players in the nation. This player has excellent pro-potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career.

97 - 90 = Four-star prospect. One of the top 300 players in the nation. This prospect will be an impact-player for his college team. He is an All-American candidate who displays pro-potential.

89 - 80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top 10% players in the nation. This player will develop into a reliable starter for his college team and is among the best players in his region of the country.

79 - below = Two-star prospect. This player makes up the bulk of Division I rosters. He may have little pro-potential, but is likely to become a role player for his respective school.

The list below ranks players by 247Sports Rating
Name Pos Ht Wt 247Sports Rating Team
1
2
Harry Giles Harry Giles
Wesleyan Christian (High Point, NC)
PF 6-10 210 100 15
2
1
Josh Jackson Josh Jackson
Voyageur Consortium (Detroit, MI)
SG 6-6 165 100 9
3
3
Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum
Chaminade College Prep School (Saint Louis, MO)
SG 6-8 190 100 16
4
4
Thon Maker Thon Maker
Carlisle School (Martinsville, VA)
PF 7-0 205 99 13
5
6
Dennis Smith Dennis Smith
Trinity Christian School (Greenville, NC)
PG 6-3 180 99 16
6
5
Malik Monk Malik Monk
Bentonville (Bentonville, AR)
SG 6-3.5 171 99 7
7
10
Derryck Thornton Derryck Thornton
Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)
PG 6-2 165 99 21
8
26
Abdul Ado Abdul Ado
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, TN)
C 6-11 200 99 6
9
14
De'Aaron Fox De'Aaron Fox
Cypress Lakes (Katy, TX)
CG 6-3 170 99 13
10
7
Dedric Lawson Dedric Lawson
Hamilton (Memphis, TN)
SF 6-8 195 99 7
11
16
Tyus Battle Tyus Battle
Gill St Bernard S School (Gladstone, NJ)
SG 6-5 190 99 24
12
9
Terrance Ferguson Terrance Ferguson
Prime Prep Academy (Dallas, TX)
SG 6-7 180 99 13
13
8
Udoka Azubuike Udoka Azubuike
The Potter's House Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)
C 6-11 265 99 6
14
11
Edrice Adebayo Edrice Adebayo
Northside (Jacksonville, NC)
C 6-9 220 98 9
15
17
Juwan Durham Juwan Durham
Tampa Preparatory School (Tampa, FL)
PF 6-9 200 98 16
16
20
Mustapha Heron Mustapha Heron
Sacred Heart (Waterbury, CT)
PG 6-4 200 98 Pittsburgh
17
12
Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball
Chino Hills (Chino, CA)
PG 6-4 165 98 UCLA
18
15
Josh Langford Josh Langford
Madison Academy (Madison, AL)
CG 6-6 200 98 17
19
13
V.J. King V.J. King
St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)
SF 6-5 175 98 20
20
24
Marques Bolden Marques Bolden
DeSoto (DeSoto, TX)
C 6-10 235 97 5
21
29
Jarrett Allen Jarrett Allen
St. Stephen's Episcopal (Austin, TX)
PF 6-9 210 97 4
22
22
De'Ron Davis De'Ron Davis
Overland (Aurora, CO)
PF 6-9.5 235 97 16
23
18
T.J. Leaf T.J. Leaf
Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA)
PF 6-9 210 96 16
24
31
Braxton Blackwell Braxton Blackwell
C.P.A. (Nashville, TN)
SF 6-8 220 96 22
25
19
Kobi Simmons Kobi Simmons
St. Francis (Alpharetta, GA)
PG 6-5 170 96 19
26
25
Justin Jackson Justin Jackson
Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)
SF 6-7 195 96 7
27
55
Jamal Murray Jamal Murray
Athlete Institute Basketball Academy (Toronto, ON)
PG 6-5 180 96 11
28
21
Miles Bridges Miles Bridges
Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV)
SF 6-6 210 96 8
29
32
MJ Cage MJ Cage
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)
PF 6-9 215 96 8
30
23
Seventh Woods Seventh Woods
Hammond School (Columbia, SC)
CG 6-1 175 96 5
31
27
Mario Kegler Mario Kegler
Callaway (Jackson, MS)
SF 6-7 195 96 1
32
33
Amir Coffey Amir Coffey
Hopkins (Hopkins, MN)
SG 6-7 180 96 11
33
43
Vance Jackson Vance Jackson
St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)
SF 6-8 220 96 9
34
30
Dewan Huell Dewan Huell
Norland (Miami, FL)
PF 6-10 206 96 8
35
35
Cassius Winston Cassius Winston
University Of Detroit Jesuit H (Detroit, MI)
PG 6-0 165 94 11
36
114
Zach Collins Zach Collins
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
PF 6-9 210 93 12
37
41
Derek Funderburk Derek Funderburk
St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
C 6-9 210 93 10
38
36
Devearl Ramsey Devearl Ramsey
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA)
PG 5-11 175 93 3
39
34
Rawle Alkins Rawle Alkins
Christ The King Regional (Middle Village, NY)
SG 6-4 190 93 15
40
95
Kassoum Yakwe Kassoum Yakwe
Our Savior New American School (Centereach, NY)
PF 6-7 220 93 13
41
38
Frank Jackson Frank Jackson
Lone Peak (American Fork, UT)
PG 6-1 180 93 Brigham Young
42
81
Trent Forrest Trent Forrest
Chipley (Chipley, FL)
SG 6-3 185 93 15
43
39
Eron Gordon Eron Gordon
North Central (Indianapolis, IN)
PG 6-2 170 93 12
44
93
Mark Vital Mark Vital
Washington-Marion (Lake Charles, LA)
SF 6-6 180 93 Baylor
45
37
Payton Pritchard Payton Pritchard
West Linn (West Linn, OR)
PG 6-0 188 93 17
46
40
Sedee  Keita Sedee Keita
Vermont Academy (Saxtons River, VT)
PF 6-9 225 93 3
47
28
Omari Spellman Omari Spellman
MacDuffie School (Granby, MA)
PF 6-8 270 93 14
48
46
Howard Washington Howard Washington
Canisius (Buffalo, NY)
PG 6-2 150 93 8
49
104
Lamonte Turner Lamonte Turner
Arlington Country Day School (Jacksonville, FL)
PG 6-2 170 93 22
50
42
Bruce Brown Bruce Brown
Vermont Academy (Saxtons River, VT)
SG 6-3 185 93 9
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