’06 ACC BBall Recruiting Rankings

The Fayetteville Observer has definitely earned their keep in recent weeks with some valuable information and articles. (This article/entry from earlier in the week was very well received)

A few weeks ago, the Observer adjusted the 2006 ACC Basketball recruiting rankings for recent defections to all programs. (Link) As you will see, NC State’s class of one player (before Sidney Lowe landed to in-fill players) ended up near the bottom of the league at #10. Since Degand is not even eligible for next season, he won’t count in the Pack’s 2006 class, therefore not creating any impact.

When Les Robinson left NC State…he had recruited in a manner that set up Herb Sendek to retain Top 75 player, Damon Thornton. New Coach Sidney Lowe unfortunately was not set up so nicely for his transition to Raleigh.

Additionally, David Glenn lists every signee from the classes and paints every ACC School’s scholarship picture in this detailed entry. Relatedly, this link to the ACC Area Sports Journal includes information on all of the 2006 signees as well as serves as a “recruiting board” of sorts for potential 2007 targets.

The following is from the Fayetteville Observer:

Florida State has rescinded the scholarship of Jon Kreft, who was arrested earlier this month and charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession. Kreft, a 7-footer from Parkland (Fla.) Douglas, signed with the Seminoles in November. He is ranked No. 50.

Jeff Allen, a 6-7 power forward from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy, has not qualified for freshman eligibility. The No. 177 senior, who signed with Virginia Tech in the fall, will attend Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy next year with plans to play for the Hokies in 2007-08.

Following are the new prepstar.com rankings of the high school seniors who are headed to the ACC:

(1) NORTH CAROLINA – Wayne Ellington (3), Tywon Lawson (5), Brandan Wright (7), Alex Stepheson (29), Deon Thompson (43), William Graves (67).

(2) DUKE – Gerald Henderson (9), Brian Zoubek (22), Lance Thomas (26), Jonathan Scheyer (28).

(3) GEORGIA TECH – Thaddeus Young (6), Javaris Crittenton (20), Zach Peacock (156), Brad Sheehan (171).

(4) WAKE FOREST – Anthony Gurley (38), Jamie Skeen (39), Ishmael Smith (89), L.D. Williams (90), Casey Crawford (124), Chas McFarland (224).

(5) MARYLAND – Greivis Vasquez (74), Eric Hayes (111), Landon Milbourne (113), Jerome Burney (227).

(6) FLORIDA STATE – Josue Soto (70), Aaron Holmes (144).

(7) VIRGINIA – Will Harris (65), Solomon Tat (76), Jamil Tucker (82).

(8) MIAMI – Dwayne Collins (87), James Dews (98).

(9) VIRGINIA TECH – Nigel Munson (58), Tyrone Appleton (66), Lewis Witcher (162).

(10) N.C. STATE – Dennis Horner (176).

(11) CLEMSON – David Potter (138), Trevor Booker (161), Karolis Petrukonis (190), A.J. Tyler (214).

(12) BOSTON COLLEGE – Shamari Spears (127), Tyler Roche (182), Daye Kaba (210).

Basketball Recruiting General

5 Responses to ’06 ACC BBall Recruiting Rankings

  1. sautz 07/09/2006 at 12:01 PM #

    “When Les Robinson left NC State…he had recruited in a manner that set up Herb Sendek to retain Top 75 player, Damon Thornton. New Coach Sidney Lowe unfortunately was not set up so nicely for his transition to Raleigh.”

    Just a minor correction… Les Robinson didn’t leave NC State when Sendek arrived, he was the athletic director so obviously he was in a better position to retain Thornton as Sendek came in as he was still here.
    Lowe was set up to have Werner and Davis. He rehired Caoch Harris which should have at least helped some in retaining those recruits, but did not. I think Lowe’s main disadvantage in recruiting this year was the manner in which the coaching search was handled by Fowler and the time (and negative ammunition) it gave other schools to pursue our signees.

  2. StateFans 07/09/2006 at 1:04 PM #

    It’s pretty obvious what was meant by the comment about Robinson “leaving” – ie leaving the head coaching position.

  3. redfred2 07/09/2006 at 7:07 PM #

    I don’t quite understand the ratings showing NCSU with a recruiting class of ONE, ranked at #176 nationally, yet still being placed above two other programs, both with players ranked higher? What’s up with that?

  4. tooyoungtoremember 07/09/2006 at 11:51 PM #

    I agree. And it seems like Virginia should be ranked ahead of FSU and possibly even Maryland.

  5. StateFans 08/13/2006 at 2:46 PM #

    SuperPrep.com rated State’s class No. 9 in the ACC and gave it a grade of B-minus when Davis, Werner and Horner were included. In revised rankings after the defections of Davis and Werner, SuperPrep.com rated the class as the ACC’s worst and did not assign a letter grade.

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