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March 13, 2011

Top 10: Midrange scorers

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Each week, Rivals.com recruiting analysts Jerry Meyer and Eric Bossi break down the top 10 in a different category. This week, they take a look at the top midrange scorers from the 2011 Rivals150.

1. Austin Rivers
School: Winter Park (Fla.) High School
The Buzz: His ability to score is the primary reason Rivers is the top prospect in 2011, and his knack for hitting creative and tough shots in the midrange is impressive.

2. Brad Beal
School: St. Louis (Mo.) Chaminade
The Buzz: Right with Rivers is Beal who will score a lot of points for Florida inside the arc.

3. Levi Randolph
School: Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones
The Buzz: The first thing that comes to mind with Randolph, who is an Alabama signee, is his midrange scoring game.

4. Jabari Brown
School: Oakland (Claif.) High School
The Buzz: Brown, an Oregon signee, has the physical strength to utilize his shooting stroke inside the arc.

5. Maurice Harkless
School: South Kent (Conn.) Prep
The Buzz: St. John's will add a dangerous weapon next year with Harkless' midrange scoring ability.

6. Wayne Blackshear
School: Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park
The Buzz: A Louisville signee, Blackshear has put up huge scoring numbers the last couple years, largely because of his midrange scoring.

7. Sheldon McClellan
School: Houston (Texas) Bellaire
The Buzz: Texas hopes McClellan can use his pull up game to score points for them like Jordan Hamilton has done.

8. Rodney Hood
School: Meridian (Miss.) High School
The Buzz: Long and crafty with the ball, Hood, a Mississippi State signee, does his best work in the midrange area.

9. LaQuinton Ross
School: Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy
The Buzz: He is a lethal long-range shooter, but Ross will also score points for Ohio State in the midrange.

10. Dorian Finney-Smith
School: Portsmouth (Va.) Norcom
The Buzz: Virginia Tech is excited about the various skills of Finney-Smith, including his midrange scoring.



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