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Final Georgia rankings for Class of 2017

Final 2017 Georgia Rankings
6, Apr 2017

Final Georgia rankings for Class of 2017

The class of 2017 is a month away from turning the tassel and starting a new journey of their respective basketball careers. With that, our final rankings for Georgia's 2017 class are now complete. 

FINAL 2017 RANKINGS

TRIPLE HEADED MCDONALD'S MONSTER

It was a historic year in the Peach State. There were three McDonald's All-Americans from Georgia's 2017 class - our No. 1, 2 and 3 ranked players in the state. 

1. Wendell Carter, Pace Academy, Duke
2. Collin Sexton, Pebblebrook, Alabama
3. MJ Walker, Jonesboro, Undecided 

The state hasn't produced three McDonald's All-Americans since 1991. 

MR. GEORGIA BASKETBALL, AND MR. STAYING HOME

Interestingly enough, the title of Mr. Georgia Basketball didn't go to any of the All-Americans. That distinction goes to our No. 4 ranked player in the state - Auburn-bound forward Chuma Okeke of Westlake High School. 

Rounding out the top 5 is Rayshaun Hammonds, the only player inside the top 25 to stay in-state and play for a home school. See below for more on this interesting note. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • There are nine players in the final top 40 from a Cobb County school. That leads the state this year. Gwinnett County is second with eight players on the list. Fulton County checks in at No. 3 with six players on the list. Dekalb County has four players inside the top 40. 
  • As deep as this class is, the in-state schools didn't secure a lot of the talent. There are only four players who are staying home. Rayshaun Hammonds (No. 5/Norcross/Georgia), Kane Williams (No. 26/South Paulding/Georgia State), Josh Linder (No. 36/Veterans/Georgia State) and Tyshaun Crawford (No. 37/Griffin/Georgia Southern). 
  • There are currently nine players that remain uncommitted to a school. MJ Walker (No. 3/Jonesboro) leads the way. His recruitment has been one of the toughest to gauge nationally in the class of 2017. He may visit UCLA soon. Georgia Tech remains a player, too. Jordan Tucker (No. 9/Wheeler) will visit Syracuse, Oregon and Georgia Tech. Al Durham (No. 15/Berkmar) signed with Indiana but asked for a release when Tom Crean was let go. He is reconsidering his options. Also open are: Justin Forrest (No. 22/Greenforest), Evan Cole (No. 25/South Forsyth), Isaiah Miller (No. 30/Newton), Jacori Wilson (No. 32/South Paulding), Jay Estime (No. 35/Berkmar) and Bebe Iyola (No. 38/Greenforest). 
  • Roughly 10 percent of the national rankings are made up from players from Georgia. That leads the nation in the class of 2017. 

Justin Young
Editor-in-Chief

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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