November 12, 2008

Top Dogs: Best at each position

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Rivals.com recruiting analysts pick the best prospect at each position headed to each conference.

Top Dogs: Best at each position
ACC

Top Player: John Henson
Point guard: Dexter Strickland, North Carolina
Shooting guard: Glen Rice, Georgia Tech
Small forward: Ari Stewart, Wake Forest
Power forward: John Henson, North Carolina
Center: Cadarian Raines, Virginia Tech
Big 12

Top Player: Jordan Hamilton
Point guard: Elijah Johnson, Kansas
Shooting guard: Avery Bradley, Texas
Small forward: Jordan Hamilton, Texas
Power forward: Thomas Robinson, Kansas
Center: Andrew Fitzgerald, Oklahoma
Big East

Top Player: Mouphtaou Yarou
Point guard: Maalik Wayns, Villanova
Shooting guard: Dalton Pepper, West Virginia
Small forward: Jeronne Maymon, Marquette
Power forward: Mouphtaou Yarou, Villanova
Center: Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut
Big Ten

Top Player: Royce White
Point guard: Darius Morris, Michigan
Shooting guard: Brandon Paul, Illinois
Small forward: Royce White, Minnesota
Power forward: Mike Bruesewitz, Wisconsin
Center: Garrick Sherman, Michigan State
Pac-10

Top Player: Abdul Gaddy
Point guard: Abdul Gaddy, Washington
Shooting guard: Roberto Nelson, Oregon State
Small forward: Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA
Power forward: Reeves Nelson, UCLA
Center: Joe Burton, Oregon State
SEC

Top Player: Kenny Boynton
Point guard: Ramon Galloway, South Carolina
Shooting guard: Kenny Boynton, Florida
Small forward: Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss
Power forward: Marshawn Powell, Arkansas
Center: Daniel Orton, Kentucky
Atlantic 10

Top Player: Aaric Murray
Point guard: Carl Jones, St. Joseph's
Shooting guard: Freddie Riley, UMass
Small forward: Kevin Parrom, Xavier
Power forward: Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Center: Aaric Murray, LaSalle
Big West

Top Player: Chris Brew
Point guard: Chris Brew, UC Santa Barbara
Shooting guard: Raymond Cody, Pacific
Small forward: None
Power forward: Jules Montgomery, Long Beach State
Center: Lin Chang, Long Beach State
CAA

Top Player: Rashanti Harris
Point guard: Ben Eblen, Virginia Commonwealth
Shooting guard: Rashaad Whack, George Mason
Small forward: Paris Bennett, George Mason
Power forward: Johnny Williams, George Mason
Center: Rashanti Harris, Georgia State
Conference USA

Top Player: DeMarcus Cousins
Point guard: Myron Strong, UTEP
Shooting guard: Nolan Dennis, Memphis
Small forward: Darnell Dodson, Memphis
Power forward: DeMarcus Cousins, UAB
Center: Hassan Whiteside, Marshall
Horizon

Top Player: Andrew Smith
Point guard: Brandon Wood, Valparaiso
Shooting guard: Tyler Koch, Wright State
Small forward: Chris Halvorsen, Valpo
Power forward: Andrew Smith, Butler
Center: John Hoskins, Detroit
Mid-American

Top Player: Zeke Marshall
Point guard: D.J. Cooper, Ohio
Shooting guard: Tony Nixon, Northern Illinois
Small forward: Marquis Horne, Ohio
Power forward: Drew Kelly, Miami
Center: Zeke Marshall, Akron
Missouri Valley

Top Player: Kenny Manigault
Point guard: Kenny Manigault, Wichita State
Shooting guard: Justin Clark, Illinois State
Small forward: Ben Simons, Drake
Power forward: John Ekey, Illinois State
Center: None.
Mountain West

Top Player: Kawhi Leonard
Point guard: Jamaal Fenton, New Mexico
Shooting guard: Anthony Marshall, UNLV
Small forward: Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
Power forward: Carlos Lopez, UNLV
Center: Trevor Williams, Colorado State
Southern Conference

Top Player: J.P. Kuhlman
Point guard: None.
Shooting guard: J.P. Kuhlman, Davidson
Small forward: Charlie Reddick, Furman
Power forward: Torelyn Fitzpatrick, Georgia Southern
Center: Collin Reddick, Furman
Sun Belt

Top Player: Brandon Reed
Point guard: Carl Blair, New Orleans
Shooting guard: Brandon Reed, Arkansas State
Small forward: Jontaveous Sulton, Middle Tennessee State
Power forward: Terrance Beasley, Florida International
Center: Trevor Ottley, Middle Tennessee State
WAC

Top Player: Mark McLaughlin
Point guard: Aalim Moor, San Jose State
Shooting guard: Mark McLaughlin, Nevada
Small forward: Jerry Brown, Fresno State
Power forward: Devonte Elliott, Nevada
Center: Greg Smith, Fresno State
West Coast Conference

Top Player: Terrell Vinson
Point guard: Patrick McCollum, San Diego
Shooting guard: Tim Harris, Saint Mary's
Small forward: Terrell Vinson, Loyola Marymount
Power forward: Sam Dower, Gonzaga
Center: Edgar Garibay, Loyola Marymount
BEST OF THE REST: Top signee by conference
American East: SF Luke Apfeld, Vermont
Atlantic Sun: C Milos Kleut, Lipscomb
Big Sky: PF Eric Hutchison, Montana
Big South: SG Robbie Dreher, Winthrop
Ivy League: PF Ian Hummer, Princeton
MAAC: PF OD Anosike, Siena
MEAC: PG Tyvon Williams, South Carolina State
Northeast: PF Jamee Jackson, Quinnipiac
Ohio Valley: PF Edward Daniel, Murray State
Patriot: PG Blake Jolivette, American
Southland: PG Kendric Robinson, Texas-San Antonio
Summit: SG Charles Winborne, Centenary
SWAC: C Will Clark, Texas Southern




 

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