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These high school seniors still have one more years to go in high school, but they won’t have a quiet year, as it’s time to decide what college they’ll attend. Of course, every senior has to go through this, but as a top 100 prospect, college teams have probably been chasing you since you were about 14 years old.

No. 1 – James Wiseman – Undeclared

Wiseman has been the No. 1 prospect for about two years now. Recently, he narrowed down his list of possible colleges down to eight different schools: Arizona, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, Texas and VanderBilt, but though he has said he’s favoring Kentucky and Memphis, everyone is sure he’ll choose Memphis. The coach of the Memphis Tigers is Penny Hardaway, and he was formerly the coach of Wiseman’s AAU team. This wouldn’t be the first time Wiseman chose for Hardaway’s team, as he also transferred to a different high school as Hardaway was appointed as one of the coaches there.

The 7’0 feet power forward has definitely earned his sport as the No.1 prospect in the nation. He averaged 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. This weekend at the SLAM tournament, Wiseman again showed everyone in attendance that he was the No.1. pick.

No. 2 – Vernon Carey Jr. – Undeclared

Carey is a 6’10 power forward who currently still is considering five different schools. Contrary to Wiseman, everyone thinks that Carey’s recruitment is still wide open and all five schools on his final list have the chance to land him for their program.

This is slightly different than last year, as Carey was close to commiting to Duke, but as he still hasn’t made a decision, that means that they haven’t been able to convince him, so all options are possible. As of now, he has only planned a visit with Duke and Michigan State, so those two still seem the top runners.

No. 3 – Cole Anthony – Undeclared

Anthony has decided to transfer to a different school for his senior season, and he had enough choice as the highest rated point guard of the class of 2019. He is the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony, and that helps him focus a lot, as his father takes care of talking to all the coaches. So far, Anthony is recruited by a lot of schools, but he hasn’t narrowed his list down yet, though it’s expected that North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and Oregon can be found on that list. He already made an unofficial visit with the Tarheels this summer, when he was participating in a camp nearby, but he hasn’t planned any official visits yet.

He has said that his primary goal for now is to win a national championship in high school. As his chances weren’t that big in New York, he made the choice to transfer to Oak Hill.

No. 4 – Jaden McDaniels – Undeclared

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McDaniels is a very versatile player, especially for a 6’11 power forward, and that is exactly what you need to be a great fit for the modern NBA. His team even allowed him to play the point on several occasions, which shows the possibilities and potential McDaniels has. This can definitely be of importance when the big men in the NBA keep getting more chances at showing their ball handling and point guard skills. McDaniels has already shown that if he continues to grow, he’ll be able to do the same. A couple of months ago, McDaniels could still be found at the bottom of the top 100, but in a short amount of time, he managed to go up 79 spots. That means he also got the mentality to keep improving himself.

Right now, McDaniels still has six offers on the table, including one from San Diego State, the school where his older brother is currently playing. But, as his father is handling all the recruitments, McDaniels won’t be convinced by pretty words, but the schools will have to convince them with actions and just a good program overall.

Photo: Federal

These high school seniors still have one more years to go in high school, but they won’t have a quiet year, as it’s time to decide what college they’ll attend. Of course, every senior has to go through this, but as a top 100 prospect, college teams have probably been chasing you since you were about 14 years old.

No. 1 – James Wiseman – Undeclared

Wiseman has been the No. 1 prospect for about two years now. Recently, he narrowed down his list of possible colleges down to eight different schools: Arizona, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, Texas and VanderBilt, but though he has said he’s favoring Kentucky and Memphis, everyone is sure he’ll choose Memphis. The coach of the Memphis Tigers is Penny Hardaway, and he was formerly the coach of Wiseman’s AAU team. This wouldn’t be the first time Wiseman chose for Hardaway’s team, as he also transferred to a different high school as Hardaway was appointed as one of the coaches there.

The 7’0 feet power forward has definitely earned his sport as the No.1 prospect in the nation. He averaged 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. This weekend at the SLAM tournament, Wiseman again showed everyone in attendance that he was the No.1. pick.

No. 2 – Vernon Carey Jr. – Undeclared

Carey is a 6’10 power forward who currently still is considering five different schools. Contrary to Wiseman, everyone thinks that Carey’s recruitment is still wide open and all five schools on his final list have the chance to land him for their program.

This is slightly different than last year, as Carey was close to commiting to Duke, but as he still hasn’t made a decision, that means that they haven’t been able to convince him, so all options are possible. As of now, he has only planned a visit with Duke and Michigan State, so those two still seem the top runners.

No. 3 – Cole Anthony – Undeclared

Anthony has decided to transfer to a different school for his senior season, and he had enough choice as the highest rated point guard of the class of 2019. He is the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony, and that helps him focus a lot, as his father takes care of talking to all the coaches. So far, Anthony is recruited by a lot of schools, but he hasn’t narrowed his list down yet, though it’s expected that North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and Oregon can be found on that list. He already made an unofficial visit with the Tarheels this summer, when he was participating in a camp nearby, but he hasn’t planned any official visits yet.

He has said that his primary goal for now is to win a national championship in high school. As his chances weren’t that big in New York, he made the choice to transfer to Oak Hill.

No. 4 – Jaden McDaniels – Undeclared

Photo: Federal

McDaniels is a very versatile player, especially for a 6’11 power forward, and that is exactly what you need to be a great fit for the modern NBA. His team even allowed him to play the point on several occasions, which shows the possibilities and potential McDaniels has. This can definitely be of importance when the big men in the NBA keep getting more chances at showing their ball handling and point guard skills. McDaniels has already shown that if he continues to grow, he’ll be able to do the same. A couple of months ago, McDaniels could still be found at the bottom of the top 100, but in a short amount of time, he managed to go up 79 spots. That means he also got the mentality to keep improving himself.

Right now, McDaniels still has six offers on the table, including one from San Diego State, the school where his older brother is currently playing. But, as his father is handling all the recruitments, McDaniels won’t be convinced by pretty words, but the schools will have to convince them with actions and just a good program overall.

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