Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Philly All Over SLAM Fresh 75

Check out SLAM's Fresh 75 2009 ranking the freshmen entering college basketball for the 2009-10 season. Philly is all over this thing:

11 Mouphtaou Yarou 6-10 PF/C Montrose Christian (MD) Villanova “Mouph” is the man in the middle ‘Nova has been missing seemingly forever under Jay Wright.

14 Maalik Wayns 6-2 PG Roman Catholic (PA) Villanova Wayns may have to wait his turn to run the show, but even with all of the guards in the rotation, he should be heard from often as a freshman.

18 Aaric Murray 6-10 C/PF Glen Mills (PA) La Salle An under-the-radar recruit going to an under-the-radar program, but Murray shouldn’t be anonymous for long.

20 Dominic Cheek 6-6 SF/SG St. Anthony (NJ) Villanova After playing on a deep and talented high school national championship team as a junior, Cheek will know how to make the most of his opportunities.

45 Dalton Pepper 6-6 SG/SF Pennsbury (PA) West Virginia Pepper, a tough, rugged and versatile scorer, is an excellent fit for Bob Huggins’ team, and should be a player opposing Big East fans love to hate.

67 Rahlir Jefferson 6-7 SF/PF Chester (PA) Temple Jefferson’s athleticism and tenacity on the defensive end are the hallmarks of his game, but his upside indicates he could become much more than a role player for the Owls.

69 Isaiah Armwood 6-9 PF Montrose Christian (MD) Villanova Armwood’s size, athleticism and versatility allow him to keep up the pace with Nova’s quick guards and still have an effect in the paint.

Philly is representing for sure.

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  1. Born Ready being #2 on this list is blasphemy.

  2. Ha, I don't know man. It's so tough to gauge. John Wall is a beast too. Hard to go wrong with either one. But the word on the street is Wall may be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, so hard to not have him in the top spot if that's the case.

  3. Wall's a monster indeed, so I can concede on that one. Born Ready though?? Ehhh, I don't know. I mean, he's GOOD, but still. I think there has to be more to him not picking a school. Can we can I be PC about it??? Is he a...NEANDERTHAL, perhaps?? I don't know; maybe it's because there are Born Ready's in every class, but I'm just not as crazy about this cat as I was, say, earlier this year.

  4. I heard the murmurs about him, but every time I saw him play (admittedly only about a dozen times), he was a beast. I'd take him.