October 13, 2006

Elite Team: Second Team

ELITE TEAM SECOND TEAM
Over the past two weeks, you've been introduced to the third-and second-team rosters of Rivals.com's first-ever Elite Team - the nation's top high school lineups heading into the 2006-07 season. Here's a recap of the second team.
6-5, 215, Huntington, W.Va.
A combo guard with the total package, Mayo has a physical and imposing presence on the court that resembles Chauncey Billups. Despite how fast he plays, he is constantly under control, and he is capable of creating scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates practically at will. He is also a difference-maker defensively, where he uses his instincts, quickness and strength to constantly threaten the ball.
6-3, 185, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha
Freeman has deceptive explosiveness, a pure shooting stroke and point guard handles. With impeccable body control, Freeman is a master at improvising in the mid-range and making difficult finishes, even with his left hand. He also has a patented hop back three-pointer. As good as Freeman is offensively, the one concern about his game is his lateral quickness defensively.
7-0, 240, Houston Christian Life Center
A long athletic lefty, Jordan can make a big impact in the paint on both ends of the court. Still a developing talent, he has the coordination and feet to be a quality back to the basket scorer. Also has the ability to play facing the basket, but he gets the bulk of his points off offensive rebounds. Making big strides in his emotional development, Jordan is on course to be a lottery pick.
6-6, 220, Cincinnati North College Hill
An elite athlete on any level, Walker has the potential to be a big time NBA small forward. His power and explosing make him unstoppable around the basket. His skills with the ball are steadily improving, and he has the tools to be a multiposition defensive stopper. His play without the ball is the area of his game that needs the most work.
6-8, 228, Huntington, W.Va.
A top-notch athlete with a super motor, Patterson competes from baseline to baseline. Offensively, he is best in the mid-range as a shooter and post feeder. He also scores out of the low post and as a rebounder. Defensively, he moves his feet well laterally and can block shots. His ball handling is the weaker area of his game.
6-8, 228, Huntington, W.Va.
A top-notch athlete with a super motor, Patterson competes from baseline to baseline. Offensively, he is best in the mid-range as a shooter and post feeder. He also scores out of the low post and as a rebounder. Defensively, he moves his feet well laterally and can block shots. His ball handling is the weaker area of his game.
PG Derrick Rose
Chicago Simeon
6-4, 185
SG Eric Gordon
Indianapolis North Central
6-4, 205
C Kevin Love
Lake Oswego, Ore.
6-9, 240
SF Kyle Singler
Medford (Ore.) South Medford
6-8, 210
PF Michael Beasley
Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep
6-9, 235
PG Nick Calathes
Winter Park (Fla.) Lake Howell
6-5, 185
SG Jerryd Bayless
Phoenix St. Mary's
6-3, 193
C Kosta Koufos
Canton (Ohio) GlenOak
7-0, 252
SF Donte Green
Baltimore Towson Catholic
6-9, 217
PF J.J. Hickson
Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler
6-8, 220




 

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