Carmelo Anthony-He’s deserving of all the accolades he’s received. Few in the class can match his ability to score. He’s a young man who is going to make a lot of money one day. Outside from Lebron James, he was the best player at the USA Developmental Festival and led the event in scoring.
Chris Paul-Easily one of the best point guards in the Class of 2003. Has an unbelievable presence on the court and makes you instantly realize that he’s a player; a shorter version of Chris Rodgers. Not overly fast, but good with his dribble. Makes clutch 3s. He’s a born leader and a hard-nosed competitor.
Lebron James-Simply one of the best high school players in the last decade. Whatever you have heard about him is true. He’s so gifted it’s scary. As a scorer, his range extends to 3-point land. He’s a terrific passer and is quite unselfish. Simply put: his talents are on another level. We can list schools with him until we are blue in the face, but in the end this is the best high school-to-NBA prospect since it became chic to make the jump. LeBron James is a special basketball player, good enough to don the cover of Sports Illustrated as a junior in high school.
LaMarcus Aldridge-Next great big man to come out of the state of Texas. Draws favorable comparisons to Chris Bosh at the same age, but his game is slightly more advanced at this juncture. Has one of the longest bodies. Sound shot blocker and exceptional rebounder. Versatile enough and can step outside and face up. Texas Blue Chips performer is an elite big timer with a bright future.All-Star at the 2002 ABCD Camp.
Joakim Noah-Son of tennis star Yannick Noah. Plays AAU ball for the Long Island Panthers. Plays with a purpose and goes hard. Like his long term potential, especially if his body fills out.
Dwight Howard-Strengths: How much time do you have? Seriously, though, Howard has almost too many strengths to mention. He’s a beast in the paint offensively, using exceptional footwork and quickness to perform a stunning array of post moves and finish with both hands. But he’s also an excellent passer and capable ball-handler who can step away from the basket and knock down jumpers.
Brook Lopez-Good player; twin brother will go with him to Stanford. Solid body and strong frame. Offensive game will need work but he might not ever be a high point scorer. Does a nice job of rebounding and standing his ground inside. Excellent student-athlete.
Blake Griffin-Good player; twin brother will go with him to Stanford. Solid body and strong frame. Offensive game will need work but he might not ever be a high point scorer. Does a nice job of rebounding and standing his ground inside. Excellent student-athlete.