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adidas Gauntlet: Ranking justifiers

AJ Oliver
25, Apr 2016

adidas Gauntlet: Ranking justifiers

One of the great things about the spring live period is seeing results. In recruiting, opinions rule the realm but production is generally the greatest ruler of right or wrong. There were three guys that justified their spot in our national top 100 ranking for the class of 2017 at the adidas Gauntlet Atlanta stop. 

We ranked these players higher than the norm and all three guys justified their position in the HoopSeen 100

Gill, MA

Class
2017
Position
PG
Height
6' 4"
Weight
165 lbs
Travel Team
National
46
State
2

Kellan Grady, PG, New England Playaz: The Davidson commit was one of the trending players from the adidas Gauntlet Atlanta stop, making believers every step along the way. We currently have the 6-foot-3 point guard as the No. 42 overall player in the class of 2017. Compare that to his No. 164 composite ranking nationally. We like where Grady sits in our ranking and wouldn’t be surprised to see his composite number jump dramatically in the next national update. He’s a steal for Davidson, no doubt, but also one of the top overall point guards nationally. Don’t be fooled by an early commit to Bob McKillop’s program. Grady is the real deal. 

Central, SC

Class
2016
Position
SG
Height
6' 5"
Weight
175 lbs
School Team
Travel Team
National
77
State
NR


AJ Oliver, SG, Upward Stars: The Clemson commit is the No. 74 on the composite list and No. 52 nationally on our rankings. We like we have our Fall Preview co-MVP on the list. In fact, we may slide him inside our top 50 ranking next go round. Oliver has to the tools to be a multi-year leading scorer for the Tigers. He’s a great shooter and shined on the perimeter. His Upward Stars are undefeated in Gauntlet play and led the league in defense. Oliver is a major piece to that success. 

Jackson, MS

Class
2017
Position
PG
Height
6' 1"
Travel Team
National
22
State
1

Nick Weatherspoon, CG, MBA Hoops: As noted yesterday, the Mississippi native was brilliant at the Atlanta Gauntlet stop. He led the event in scoring, posting 25.8 points a game. We have him ranked at No. 46 overall nationally and the industry has him at No. 97 composite. Truth be told, he has five-star ability. Weatherspoon could be a guy that we start to see in the McDonald’s All-American game.


Justin Young
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Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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