NPH 2015 Top 10 National Player Rankings – November 2013
It only gets stronger from here. The 2015 Canadian class initiates another surge of top Canadian basketball prospects. Another year has passed and North Pole Hoops mileage has sky rocketed from the amount of tracking done across North America.
What we’ve learned throughout the summer and preseason is that nobody’s spot is safe, as these prospects continue to develop at different rates.
Montaque Gill-Caesar currently owns the number one spot, followed by Dillon Brooks and Munis Tutu at spots two and three respectively. The gap between their game and that of everyone that follows is further than just a number in rankings. The top three are legitimate prospects that have the ability to make significant impact at the next level.
Many changes have been made due to the development and performances of the Nation’s top basketball student-athletes.
Chris Egi’s reclassification into the 2014 class pushes Montaque Gill-Caesar to the number one spot in 2015. This Huntington Prep wing will now attempt to fill the void left by Canadian basketball phenom Andrew Wigggins.
MGC’s production over the course of the summer has earned him this spot. From the EYBL circuit, to the Nike Global Challenge with the Canadian team; he has been nothing short of stunning. As his game on the wing continued to develop, Gill-Caesar showed a tighter handle and improved perimeter shooting.
In this November 2013 release, four new prospects have entered the NPH Top 10.
The highest climb has been by Quebec’s Joseph Chartouny of Jean de Brebeuf. Chartouny has completely transformed his body over the year and has been committed to a change in nutrition. An increase in athleticism, flexibility and speed have all been results of the changes in his regimen. Chartouny has jumped 11 spots while continuing to gain interest from NCAA programs.
Russell Baker, Devonte Campbell & Elijah Long are also new entries in the NPH top 10. Baker and Campbell had a strong summer with Team Ontario, while Elijah Long was an impact player for CIA Bounce every time he stepped on the floor.
Baker is arguably the best slasher in the country, thanks to his quick first step, explosiveness and aggression. If defenders are not paying attention, they could end up on a poster with a full head of steam behind Baker. We will continue tracking the 6’3 guard at Oakwood this season.
Campbell is a big guard that can handle the rock on the perimeter, and has great scoring versatility. Currently at Culver in Indiana, the North Pole Hoops team will need to make a trip across the border to check in this season.
As for Eli Long, he has basketball in his genes. Older brother Naz Long is currently a sophomore at Iowa State, and the younger brother shares the same intangible traits in his motor, leadership, and communication. He doesn’t possess the size that Naz has, but nevertheless is a ball hawk on defence, and has a great change of pace on the offensive end to get where he wants on the floor.
By no means is this list written in stone. There is a lot of basketball to catch this season, where we will learn more about players across the country. Some will rise & some will fall.
As always, North Pole Hoops will be out to witness the progress of Canada’s top prospects.
NPH 2015 Top 10 National Player Rankings
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