Monday, October 12, 2009

Alex Schwartz's Top 45 in Jersey

Alex Schwartz of the Northstar Basketball Blog released his list of the top 45 upperclassmen in the state of New Jersey today. The names up top (Mike Gilchrist and Kyrie Irving) are no surprise at all. Many of the names on the list are of some interest to Hawk fans. And here they are:

10- Daryus Quarles (SJU verbal...can sign his LOI a month from yesterday)

15- Ronald Roberts (has been listing the Hawks as one of his top schools)

Both Quarles and Roberts are seniors and members of the 2010 class

17- Desmond Hubert (one of the big men targeted by the staff in the 2011 class)

18-Derrick Randall (another 2011 big who lists the Hawks as having offered...pictured above)

23- Myles Davis (a 2011 guard who has already visited Hawk Hill. High school and AAU teammates with Roberts)

27- Vaughn Gray (2011 small forward who claims to have an SJU offer)

Other names on there have been linked to SJU as well, but to a lesser degree. Names like Shawn Valentine and Jarrod Davis.

New Jersey, year in and year out, is a state deep in basketball talent. To be so involved with so many of the state's top players has to be viewed as a positive sign.

A link to the Schwart article is below:

Schwartz Top 45 in NJ


  1. Great list. Michael and Kyrie definitely #1, and 1a this year. They are 2 of the Top 5 players in the nation in my book.

  2. I wish I could take credit for that list since it is such a good one. When you look over that list, it's incredible to see how much talent there is in the state. When you have players like Sterling Gibbs and Desmond Hubert in the teens, wow.