Top 30 Incoming College Freshmen Class 2004

 

August 26, 2004

 

By Mike Patrick

 

These incoming freshmen will make an immediate impact in their conference. 

Toney Douglas led the nation in scoring:  34 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 4.5 apg.  Douglas clearly was the best combo besides Shaun Livingston.  Douglas has has the total package.  I haven't seen a player such as him who can shoot off the dribble, pull up and knock down the jumper. 

6-11 Dwight Howard was Gatorade Player of the Year and the Naismith Player of the Year.  

6-8 Josh Smith was the most athletic and explosive player in the country.  All three players are from Georgia. 

6-2 Ron Steele is a pure point guard.  He was Alabama Mr. Basketball two consecutive years.

6-10 Randolph Morris is a big physical player and strong re-bounder.

6-4 Aaron Afflalo is a scoring machine.  He has nice size and can put in the basket.

6-9 Cedric Simmons is an athletic big man.  He has unbelievable talent.  

6-8 Mike Williams is a strong athletic physical player.  He is the best hard working player.

 

The Top 30 players were either a McDonald's All-American or Parade All-American.  Our staff predict that these players will be our future NBA players in  two to three years.

 

RK

Player

HT

POS

Hometown (High School)

College

GPA

1

Dwight Howard

6-11

PF

Atlanta, GA (Southwest Atlanta Christian)

NBA

24.0 ppg

2

Shaun Livingston

6-6

PG

Peoria, IL (Central)

NBA

22.0 ppg

3

Josh Smith

6-9

WF

Mouth of Wilson, VA (Oak Hill)

NBA

23.0 ppg

4

Sebastian Telfair

6-0

PG

Brooklyn, NY (Lincoln)

NBA

17.0 ppg

5

Al Jefferson

6-9

C

Prentiss, MS (Prentiss)

NBA

30.0 ppg

6

Robert Swift

7-0

C

Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield)

NBA

19.0 ppg

7

Rudy Gay

6-8

PF

Severn, MD (Archbishop Spalding)

Connecticut

21.0 ppg

8

Marvin Williams

6-9

PF

Bremerton, WA (Bremerton)

North Carolina

22.0 ppg

9

Glen Davis

6-8

C

Baton Rouge, LA (University Lab)

LSU

22.0 ppg

10

Malik Hairston

6-6

WF

Detroit, MI (Renaissance)

Oregon

21.0 ppg

11

Toney Douglas 6-3 CG Jonesboro, GA (Jonesboro)

Auburn

34.0 ppg

12

Daniel Gibson

6-3

PG

Houston, TX (Jones)

Texas

22.0 ppg

13

Randolph Morris

6-10

C

Palmetto, GA (Landmark Christian)

Kentucky

26.0 ppg

13

Jawann McClellan 6-5 WF Houston, TX (Milby) Arizona

21.0 ppg

14

DeMarcus Nelson

6-2

2G

Sacramento, CA (Sheldon)

Duke

26.0 ppg

15

Jordan Farmar

6-2

PG

Woodland, CA (Taft)

UCLA

24.0 ppg

16

Aaron Afflalo

6-4

2G

Compton, CA (Centennial)

UCLA

24.0 ppg

17

Darius Washington 6-2 SG Orlando, FL (Edgewater) Memphis 24.0 ppg

17

LaMarcus Aldridge

6-10

C

Dallas, TX (Seogoville)

Texas

21.0 ppg

18

Rajon Rondo

6-2

PG

Mouth of Wilson, VA (Oak Hill)

Kentucky

18.0 ppg

19

Joe Crawford

6-3

2G

Detroit, MI (Renaissance)

Kentucky

21.0 ppg

20

Robert Vaden

6-5

WF

North Bridgton, ME (Bridgton Academy)

Indiana

22.0 ppg

21

Gabriel Pruitt

6-5

PG

Loa Angeles, CA (Westchester)

Southern Cal

21.0 ppg

22

Corey Brewer

6-7

WF

Portland, TN (Portland)

Florida

19.0 ppg

23

Jason Rich

6-3

2G

Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips)

Florida State

23.0 ppg

24

Cedric Simmons

6-9

PF

Shalotte, NC (West Brunswick)

N. C. State

19.0 ppg

25

Marshall Brown

6-7

WF

Austin, TX (Lyndon B. Johnson)

Missouri

20.0 ppg

26 D. J. White 6-8 PF Tuscaloosa, AL (Hillcrest) Indiana 20.0 ppg
27 Russell Robinson 6-2 SG New York, NY (Rice) Kansas 21.0 ppg
28 Mike Williams 6-8 PF Camden, AL (Wilcox) Texas 20.0 ppg
29 Ron Steele 6-2 PG Birmingham, AL (Birmingham) Alabama 18.0 ppg
30 Jason Harton 6-2 PG Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill) Missouri 19.0 ppg
30 Jamar Butler 6-2 CG Lima, OH (Lima) Ohio State 26.0 ppg

 

NOTE- Jamar Butler was not a Parade All-America or a McDonald's All-American but he deserved it.