ESPN has released their rankings of the 500 current NBA players with a rating on a 0 to 10 scale. Their methodolgy is as follows:
We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player."
To decide which players to rank, we started with every player who played in the league last season, and then eliminated players who had signed overseas contracts that made them ineligible for the 2011-12 NBA season. Then we added the 60 members of the 2011 draft class, eliminating those not likely to play in the NBA by 2012. That left 500 players, according to our best information as of August 15.
Manny Harris comes in with a rating of 2.63/10 good for 405th out of 500. Darius Morris came in lower at 473 with a rating of 1.84/10 only besting 27 other NBA players according to the panel of experts detailed here.
The rankings of 401-500 can be found here.
Obviously this is all subjective, but hopefully they can prove the so-called experts wrong and make an impact next season.
In ESPN’s updated basketball rankings following the July evaluation period, Zak Irvin moved up slightly, from #74 to #70, while Mark Donnal made a similar-sized move in the opposite direction, going from #81 to #84. Derrick Walton Jr. remains outside the ESPN top 100, ranked 25th among point guards. As a point of comparison, Monte Morris has the same “scouts grade” of 91 as Walton but is ranked 99th overall and 21st among point guards. So Walton is just outside ESPN’s top 100.
One other basketball recruiting note: Stefan Jankovic narrowed his list down to five, eliminating Michigan from consideration. His final five are Wake Forest, Georgetown, Missouri, Florida State, and Purdue.
Pretty cool, i have never personally watched the BBall version, is it any good? i think this is cool for UM BBall
It has been announced that ESPN's Gameday will be setting up shop in Ann Arbor for the February 18th matchup against Ohio State. This will be the first time Michigan will host GameDay and the only B1G game that will be featured on it this season.
So maybe the football game lost its shine amid the scandal this year. The hoops version of this rivalry could make up for it. The Buckeyes are at the top of the Big Ten hierarchy in the preseason, but John Beilein’s team isn’t miles behind. Losing Darius Morris hurt the Wolverines, but having Tim Hardaway Jr. back from a team that won a tourney game last season certainly helps. The big question for Michigan, as it is for everyone in the Big Ten, is who will contain Jared Sullinger?
It's never too early to think of sign ideas!