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HOOP SCOOP'S FINAL RANKING OF THE NATION'S TOP 100 SENIORS
CLASS OF 1997

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Position Player Height Class Hometown (High School) State College

First Team

PF Chris Burgess 6'10 97 Irvine (Woodbridge) CA Duke
PF Lamar Odom 6'9 97 Troy (Redemption) NY UNLV
WF Tracy McGrady 6'8 97 Durham (Mt. Zion Christian) NC NBA
2G Anthony Perry 6'3 97 Jersey City (St. Anthony) NJ Georgetown
PG Baron Davis 6'2 97 Santa Monica (Crossroads) CA UCLA
Second Team
C Elton Brand 6'8 97 Peekskill (H.S.) NY Duke
PF Shane Battier 6'8 97 Birmingham (Detroit County Day) MI Duke
PF Ryan Humphrey 6'7 97 Tulsa (Booker T. Washington) OK Oklahoma
WF Dion Glover 6'4 97 Decatur (Cedar Grove) GA Georgia Tech
PG Kenneth Brunner 5'9 97 Compton (Dominguez) CA Fresno State
Third Team
C Jason Collins 6'11 97 North Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA Stanford
C Melvin Ely 6'10 97 Harvey (Thornton) IL Fresno State
PF Jarron Collins 6'10 97 North Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA Stanford
2G Ricky Davis 6'6 97 Davenport (North) IA Iowa
WF Ron Artest 6'6 97 New York (La Salle) NY St. John's
Fourth Team
PF Marcus Griffin 6'8 97 Peoria (Manual) IL Illinois
PF Jumaine Jones 6'8 97 Camilla (Mitchell Baker) GA Georgia
2G Luke Recker 6'5 97 Waterloo (DeKalb) IN Indiana
2G Mark Karcher 6'5 97 Baltimore (St. Francis) MD Temple
PG Edwin Daniels 6'0 97 New Orleans (Cohen) LA UNLV
Fifth Team
C Brendon Haywood 7'0 97 Greensboro (Dudley) NC North Carolina
PF Terrance Morris 6'8 97 Frederick (Thomas Johnson) MD Maryland
PF Tyrus Boswell 6'8 97 Mountain Brook (H.S.) AL Mississippi State
WF Britton Johnsen 6'8 97 Murray (H.S.) UT Utah
PG Larry Hughes 6'5 97 St. Louis (Christian Brothers) MO St. Louis
Sixth Team
C Eric Chenowith 7'1 97 Villa Park (H.S.) CA Kansas
C Chris Mihm 6'11 97 Austin (Westlake) TX Texas
PF Chris Owens 6'7 97 Duncanville (H.S.) TX Tulane
WF Marcus Fizer 6'7 97 Arcadia (H.S.) LA Iowa State
PG Erick Barkley 6'1 97 Middle Village (Christ the King) NY Maine Ctl. Inst.
Seventh Team
PF Brindley Wright 6'8 97 Miami (Senior) FL Florida
WF Myron Ransom 6'5 97 Birminghan (West End) AL UAB
2G Byron Mouton 6'5 97 Rayne (H.S.) LA Tulane
WF Sergio McClain 6'4 97 Peoria (Manual) IL Illinois
PG Arch Miller 5'9 97 Beaver Falls (Black Hawk) PA N.C. State
Eighth Team
C Ron Kelly 6'10 97 Emory (Rains) TX N.C. State
WF Reggie Jessie 6'6 97 Brooklyn (Bishop Loughlin) NY St. John's
2G Max Owens 6'5 97 Durham (Mt. Zion Christian) NC North Carolina
2G Charlie Bell 6'3 97 Flint (Southwestern) MI Michigan State
PG Dean Oliver 5'11 97 Mason City (H.S.) IA Iowa
Ninth Team
C Elton Tyler 6'10 97 West Roxbury (H.S.) MA Miami-FL
WF Cameron Stephens 6'7 97 Fort Wayne (South Side) IN Purdue
2G Maurice Evans 6'5 97 Wichita (Collegiate) KS Wichita State
PG Nick Irvin 6'2 97 Chicago (Carver) IL Fresno State
PG Tony Harris 5'11 97 Memphis (East) TN Tennessee
Tenth Team
PF Mark Vershaw 6'8 97 East Peoria (H.S.) IL Wisconsin
2G Michael Johnson 6'5 97 Seattle (Ballard) WA Washington
2G Kenny Gregory 6'4 97 Columbus (Independence) OH Kansas
PG Travis Spivey 6'2 97 Durham (Mt. Zion Christian) NC Georgia Tech
PG Khalid El-Amin 5'10 97 Minneapolis (North) MN Connecticut
Eleventh Team
C Mike Bradley 6'11 97 Worcester (Burncoat) MA Kentucky
WF Ben Perkins 6'6 97 Vinton (H.S.) LA Providence
2G Albert Mouring 6'3 97 Federalsburg (Colonel Richardson) MD Connecticut
PG William Avery 6'2 97 Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA Duke
PG Jermaine Medley 6'1 97 Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA Villanova
Twelfth Team
PF Jamaal Davis 6'8 97 Merrillville (H.S.) IN Purdue
WF Tang Hamilton 6'7 97 Jackson (Lanier) MS Mississippi State
WF Trent Hassell 6'6 97 Clarksville (H.S.) TN Austin Peay
WF Tavorris Bell 6'5 97 Hempstead (H.S.) NY Rhode Island
2G Shannon Crooks 6'3 97 Everett (H.S.) MA St. John's
Thirteenth Team
C Kaspars Kambala 6'9 97 Mequon (Homestead) WI UNLV
WF Luke Axtell 6'9 97 Austin (Westlake) TX Texas
WF Brandon Smith 6'6 97 Amarillo (Palo Duro) TX Michigan
2G Lorenzo Guess 6'3 97 Wayne (Memorial) MI Michigan State
2G Robert O'Kelley 6'0 97 Memphis (White Station) TN Wake Forest
Fourteenth Team
PF Ledaryl Billingley 6'6 97 Chicago (Morgan Park) IL Marquette
2G Johnnie Parker 6'6 97 Webster Groves (H.S.) MO Missouri
WF Brian Wardle 6'5 97 Hinsdale (Central) IL Marquette
PG Kevin Bradley 6'0 97 Los Angeles (Crenshaw) CA Pepperdine
PG James Hall 6'0 97 Waco (H.S.) TX West Virginia
Fifteenth Team
PF Charles Hayward 6'7 97 Alexandria (Peabody) LA UNC-Charlotte
PF Jackie Rogers 6'7 97 Syracuse (Corcoran) NY Winchendon
PF Orlando Melendez 6'7 97 Marion (McDowell) NC North Carolina
2G Marvin O'Connor 6'3 97 Philadelphia (Simon Gratz) PA Villanova
PG Kevin Augustine 5'11 97 Santa Ana (Mater Dei) CA USC
Sixteenth Team
C Jonathan Neeley 6'10 97 Rockingham (Richmond County) NC UNC-Charlotte
PF James Felton 6'9 97 Bayonne (Marist) NJ St. John's
2G Ryan Hogan 6'3 97 Deerfield (H.S.) IL Kentucky
2G Estaban Weaver 6'3 97 Columbus (Independence) OH Tallahassee JC
2G Jamie Roberts 6'3 97 Albany (Dougherty) GA Tennessee State
Seventeenth Team
C Brian Bersticker 6'10 97 Virginia Beach (Kempsville) VA North Carolina
PF Ronell Blizzard 6'9 97 Waterbury (Sacred Heart) CT Massachusetts
PF Jamahl Mosley 6'8 97 Vista (Rancho Buena Vista) CA Colorado
PG Allen Griffin 6'2 97 New York (Paul Robeson) NY Syracuse
PG Dan Dickau 6'0 97 Vancouver (Prairie) WA Washington
Eighteenth Team
PF Matt Baniak 6'9 97 Creve Coeur (De Smet Jesuit) MO St. Louis
PF Brian Williams 6'7 97 Durham (Mt. Zion Christian) NC  
WF Sean Lampley 6'7 97 Chicago (DeSales) IL California
WF Courtney Wallace 6'4 97 Pittsburgh (Perry) PA Duquesne
2G Juan Dixon 6'2 97 Towson (Calvert Hall) MD Maryland
Nineteenth Team
PF Rahim Lockhart 6'7 97 Piney Woods (H.S.) MS Mississippi
2G Jarrett Kearse 6'5 97 Philadelphia (Simon Gratz) PA West Virginia
2G Dennis Nathan 6'5 97 Gresham (H.S.) OR Oregon
2G Blaine Harmon 6'4 97 Rayne (H.S.) LA Southwestern La.
PG Delvon Arrington 5'10 97 Jersey City (St. Anthony) NJ Florida State
Twentieth Team
C Ruben Boboumtje 7'0 97 Washington (Archbishop Carroll) DC Georgetown
PF Lamar Wright 6'9 97 Dallas (Carter) TX Texas
WF Damien Barnett 6'7 97 New Orleans (John F. Kennedy) LA  
WF Jeryl Sasser 6'7 97 Dallas (Kimball) TX SMU
2G Michael Redd 6'4 97 Columbus (West) OH Ohio State