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VirginiaPreps Class of 2011 Top Basketball Prospects

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1James McAdooF
Norfolk, VANorfolk Christian School

A 5-star prospect by!
Scouting ReportLong and skilled, McAdoo has a bright future as a hybrid forward. Defensively, McAdoo is an adept shot-blocker and rebounder. Offensively, he scores with his back to the basket but also has face-up skills. McAdoo is great finisher in transition and a good all-around big man.

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5 stars6'8"205N. Carolina
#2Quinn CookG
Washington (D.C.), VAOak Hill Academy

At 6-foot tall Cook has the size of a point guard, but the skill set of a combo guard. Equally adept with shooting and ball handling skills. Will be heading to Duke for his college ball!

4 stars6'1"180Duke
#3Dorian Finney-SmithF
Portsmouth, VANorcom

The 6-foot-7 multi-skilled forward Dorian Finney-Smith is taking his talents to Blacksburg. Finney-Smith committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies and Coach Seth Greenberg from the ACC before a crowd of over 200 students, faculty and media at a press conference at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth last September. Named the Group AAA Virginia State Player of the Year as a junior as he led the Greyhounds to their first Eastern Region Championship in 37 years and first ever state title, Finney-Smith chose Virginia Tech over Florida and Old Dominion.

4 stars6'7"185Virginia Tech
#4P.J. HairstonF
Greensboro (N.C.), VAHargrave Military Academy

Boy oh boy has life changed for P.J. Hairston. Last year, the 6-5, 225 pound wing was attending Dudley High School in his hometown of Greensboro (N.C.). This past year, he attended Hargrave Military Academy. A year ago he led the USA South to a Nike Global Challenge championship over the USA Midwest, earning MVP for his efforts. Hairston lit it up for 41 points in the 123-115 South win. He shot 13-of-28, 2-of-8 from behind the arc and made 13-of-14 free throws. He will join McAdoo at UNC!

5 stars6'4"230N. Carolina
#5Michael GbinijeF
Richmond, VABenedictine School

A year ago Duke commitment Michael Gbinije was one of the standouts in the second session of the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. Gbinije displayed an attribute shared by all great wing scorers. He produced points from all three levels. A terrific finisher at the rim in transition, Gbinije also knocked down shots from the midrange and from behind the arc, finishing with 16 points. He measures 6-foot-7, and with his mature and smooth game he looks destined to be an impact player at Duke.

4 stars6'6"194Duke
#6Adjehi BaruC
Richmond, VAThe Steward School

Baru's energy level and activeness are rare for a post player as he is relentless in running the floor or persuing the ball off the glass. He is surprisingly skilled and is a good passer that can make plays facing up or with his back to the basket. Will head to the College of Charleston in the fall!

4 stars6'9"225Charleston
#7Sidiki JohnsonF
Brooklyn, NYWadleigh

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound 2011 New York power forward, who prepped at Oak Hill Academy, has established himself as one of the top fours in his class. Over the past year, the Arizona commit has been working hard to prove himself this summer. "I got a lot stronger and I learned now to play harder," Johnson said. "Now I've been playing well. I've been dominant and proving myself to everyone out there."

4 stars6'8"220Arizona
#8Dezmine WellsF
Raleigh (N.C.), VAHargrave Military Academy

What Dezmine Wells, from Raleigh, does as well as anyone is get to the foul line. He is so strong with his drives that he invites contact, and if he doesn't finish through contact he has a chance to earn points from the charity stripe. Xavier got a good one here!

4 stars6'4"220Xavier
#9C.J. BarksdaleF
Danville, VAHargrave Military Academy

Last year 6-foot-8, 225 junior forward averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds. He was All-Northwest Region and All-Western Valley District 1st Team as well as Virginiapreps.Com 3rd team All-State. Barksdale played at Hargrave this season, will head to Virginia Tech in the fall!

4 stars6'7"190Virginia Tech
#10Marquis RankinG
Charlotte (N.C.), VAHargrave Military Academy

Rankin, who is 5-feet-11 and 170 pounds has proven to be one of the premier floor generals in the country, and is on the cusp of being a five-star talent. That ability translated into offers from Clemson, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and others. Rankin decided to stay close and will play his college ball at Virginia Tech.

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3 stars5'11"170Virginia Tech

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