LeBron: Top 40 Rankings

Malik Monk (left) and Dedric Lawson were two of the best players at their respective position at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Malik Monk (left) and Dedric Lawson were two of the best players at their respective position at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy. Photo: Ronnie Flores

We attended the first three of four evaluation days at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas and broke down our notes to rank the top forty players in attendance. 

The following rankings are based on evaluations from all the workout sessions and camp games of the first three days of the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy. We will not evaluate the bracket games on Saturday, July 12. The rankings are based on performance at the camp only, not on performance combined with previous honors, national or state ranking. Some players did not play in every session of the camp and in some instances, but not all, that changed that particular player’s ranking. This camp was loaded with quality front court players but the point guard position lacked elite, college-ready talent. Of the nation’s consensus Top 50 national prospects, this camp was missing approximately 15-20 of those players. There were four camp games played at one time and the rankings likely were influenced on which game one focused on among the four courts at the Cashman Center. We did, however, evaluate every camp team at least twice.

1Ben Simmons20156-8SFMontverde Academy (FL)
2Cheick Diallo20156-9PFOur Savior (NY)
3DeAndre Ayton20177-0CBalboa School (CA)
4Malik Monk20166-3.5SGBentonville (AR)
5Ivan Rabb20156-10PFBishop O'Dowd (CA)
6Djery Baptiste20156-11.5CPrestonwood Christian (TX)
7Thomas Bryant20156-10PFHuntington Prep (WV)
8Malik Beasley20156-4SFSt. Francis (GA)
9Moustapha Diagne 20156-8.5PFPope John XXIII (NJ)
10V.J. King20166-6SFSVSM (OH)
11Antonio Blakeney20156-4SGOak Ridge (FL)
12Daniel Giddens20156-10CWheeler (GA)
13Stephen Zimmerman20157-0CBishop Gorman (NV)
14Dedric Lawson20166-8PFArlington Country Day (FL)
15Jalen Coleman20156-3.5PGLa Lumiere (IN)
16Caleb Swanigan20156-8PFHomestead (IN)
17Esa Ahmad20156-7SFShaker Heights (OH)
18K.J. Lawson20156-6SFArlington Country Day (FL)
19Jayson Tatum20166-8SFChaminade (MO)
20Jalen Brunson20156-2PGStevenson (IL)
21Montaque Gill-Ceasar20156-5.5SGHuntington Prep (WV)
22DeJounte Murray20156-5PGRainier Beach (WA)
23Tyler Davis 20156-9CPlano West (TX)
24DeAaron Fox20166-3.5PGCypress Lakes (TX)
25Deyonta Davis20156-9.5PFMuskegon (MI)
26Marques Bolden20166-11CDeSoto (CA)
27Cody Riley20166-8PFSierra Canyon (CA)
28Noah Dickerson20156-8PFMontverde Academy (FL)
29Matthew McQuaid20156-4SGDuncanville (TX)
30Prince Ali20156-3.5SGSagemont (FL)
31Ted Kapita20156-8.5PFHuntington Prep (WV)
32Henry Ellenson20156-10.5CRice Lake (WI)
33Shake Milton20156-5SGOwasso (OK)
34Rex Pflueger20156-5.5SGMater Dei (CA)
35Malachi Richardson20156-5.5SFTrenton Catholic (NJ)
36Kevaughn Allen20156-2.5SGNorth Little Rock (AR)
37Troy Brown 20176-6PGCentennial (NV)
38Jamal Murray20166-5SGOrangevile (CAN)
39Austin Grandstaff20156-5SGRockwall (TX)
40Trevon Duvall20176-2PGSt. Benedict's (NJ)

Editor’s Note: Guards Malik Newman and Isaiah Briscoe did play on the camp’s first day, but suffered injuries and did not complete the second day or play thereafter. Therefore they are not ranked here.

Ronnie Flores is the editor of StudentSportsBasketball.com. He can be reached at ronnie@studentsports.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

Updated: July 11, 2014

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