Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon lead the few remaining players left from the class of 2013 yet to commit to a college program.
Julius Randle missed the majority of the season and fell down the rankings as a result, but jumped straight back into most major boards’ top five after playing the last five games of the season, scoring 35 points per game in those contests. Randle will make his decision Wednesday, leaving just four players from top 50 yet to make a decision.
Gordon is ranked only slightly behind Randle as the nation’s top power forward prospect, and while it seemed as if Wiggins and Gordon were waiting each other out, the latter announced Monday his decision will come April 3 at the McDonald’s All-American game.
We pegged Gordon as the next Blake Griffin earlier in the week and he deserves the hype. A super athletic big man with a multitude of (hopefully) still developing skills should turn Gordon into a college star. The scary thing about the Archbishop Mitty product is he is further ahead of Griffin at the same stage of their respective careers.
Wiggins surpassed Jabari Parker as the top prospect from this class in the past year and he’s deserving of the title. Wiggins in an all-round talent with NBA athleticism who can kill opposing defenses in a number of ways, and which school he’ll end up attending is anyone’s guess.
Finally, Rysheed Jordan, ranked by ESPN as the No. 22 player from the class of 2013, has gone under the radar mostly due to the amount of star point guards his age already being ranked higher. Jordan is an athletic and big point guard and flew up the rankings this season. He is deciding between St. John’s, Temple and UCLA.