Noted recruiting analyst Van Coleman's take on the top players at the 30th annual Beach Ball Classic:
SophomoresJulius Randle, 6-9, power forward, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
| Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-rated sophomore. The left handed, 225-pound low block scorer can also pop out attack off the dribble and finish with highlight dunks. He's nearly unstoppable from 10 feet to the rim. His early considerations include Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Duke, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Missouri, N. C. State, Oklahoma State and Baylor.
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| Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-50 sophomore is a hard working and smart rebounder who can outlet, run the floor and finish with highlight dunk or kiss off the glass. He can knock down an 18-footer or make a pass to cutter. He is hearing from Maryland, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas State and West Virginia.Eric Cooper, 6-2, guard, La Verne Lutheran (Calif.)
| Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-35 sophomore committed to Arizona. He is a long and wiry combo who has tools to become a big scorer and create for himself and others off the dribble.Nate Britt, 6-1, point guard, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
| Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-65 sophomore is a tough lefty who can run the show in transition or from the top of the key. His acceleration and a quick first step allow him to handle pressure. His early considerations includes Duke, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Villanova, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Marquette, Boston College, West Virginia, Seton Hall, and Miami, Fla.
| ESPN's 23rd-ranked sophomore can flat out score from the point guard spot. He has range to the NBA arc and strength to finish in the paint. His early considerations include Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas A&M, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor and Tulsa.
JuniorsZach Peters, 6-9, power forward, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
| The 240-pound Kansas commitment is a Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-50 junior who has the ability to face and pop from 17 feet, can pass and also go by slower big men off the dribble.
| The Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-15 junior is a 275-pound force who has a great set of hands, uses his body to seal and finish with power in the paint, and can also knock down a 15-foot jumper. He has a seven foot wingspan and uses that length to block shots and control boards. His early considerations include Georgia, Georgetown, Georgia tech, Florida, Tennessee, Duke, Ohio State, Alabama, Louisville, N.C. State, Connecticut, Virginia Tech.Grant Jerrett, 6-9, power forward, La Verne Lutheran (Calif.)
| Arizona commitment and top-15 Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops junior is a rangy power forward with great length, soft hands, quick feet and excellent bounce. He can knock down jumper from the arc or off the dribble with pull-up from 12-15 feet.Charles Mitchell, 6-7, power forward, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)
| Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-75 junior is a 245-pound low block talent who uses his body to control space, rebound and finish at the rim while also finding open teammates. His early considerations include Clemson, N.C. State, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Ohio state, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.
SeniorsVinny Zollo. 6-9, power forward, Clark County (Ky.)
| The Western Kentucky signee is a pick and pop four-man who has range to 18 feet, can hit the open man with pass and will attack the glass with the best in the tournament.Jermaine Sanders, 6-5, small forward, Rice Academy (Manhattan, N.Y.)
| The Cincinnati signee is a physical left hander who can knock down a three or attack the hoop. He is a strong rebounder who can start the break and make solid passes in transition.Nigel Snipes, 6-5, small forward, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)
| Western Kentucky signee is at his best knocking down 3-pointers as a set-up shooter, though he's explosive in transition and has worked hard developing the dribble-drive.Malcolm Brogdon, 6-4, shooting guard, Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)
| Virginia signee and Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-100 senior has 3-point range and can attack the hoop off the dribble, and has the strength and quickness to guard the 1-3 spots.Damien Leonard, 6-4, shooting guard, J.L. Mann (Greenville, SC)
| South Carolina signee and Hoopmasters & Hot100Hoops top-50 senior is a prolific scorer with range and the ability to score off the dribble in traffic, and has already put up numbers at the Beach Ball.Michael Taylor, 6-4, shooting guard, Boys & Girls (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
| Rutgers signee blew up this past summer, showing a solid dribble-drive and pull-up game to go with his ability to score off the dribble in transition.K.K. Simmons, 6-3, shooting guard, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)
| UNC-Wilmington signee and lefty lit it up last year at the Beach Ball and could do so again.
Dorrian Williams, 6-3, shooting guard, Douglass (Oklahoma City, Okla.) | Missouri State signee is an athletic combo guard with point guard skills who can knock down a three, hit a pull-up jumper or finish a drive in traffic.Bruce English, 6-1, shooting guard, La Verne Lutheran (Calif.)
| Loyola-Marymount signee is a big-time athlete who can blow by defenders off the dribble and can finish in traffic off the dribble. A solid perimeter jumper sets up the drive.C.J. Cooper, 6-0, point guard, La Verne Lutheran (Calif.)
| UTEP signee is a quick point who loves to push it in transition. He's a stellar passer who can knock down the jumper from around arc to keep a defense honest.