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Canadian Class of 2012: Top 50 by Position (May 16)
By: Barry Hayes
Updated:
Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett
As the Class of 2012 draws to a close, a combination of current talent and future potential has been careful weighed to create the Top 50 Canadians by Position. All prospects were reviewed via in person at a gym, live webcast, and/or archived video. Similar to past analyses, the best Canadian prospects were first classified into a specific position and then placed in order next to their peers.

Year of high school or CEGEP is listed after each prospect’s unofficial height. No overaged players were included. This is not an equivalent to the top 50 overall prospects in the Class of 2012. Any commitments, both signed and verbal, have been designated in BOLD next to the prospect’s name. To view more commitments from this year’s group, please consult the HoopStars Canada Recruiting Update.
















HoopStars Canada rankings - Class of 2012 by Position

Centres

1. Matthew Willms 7'0" (5), Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) via Leamington ON - UTEP (NCAA D1)
2. Braxston Bunce 6'11" (4), Kelowna Secondary (Kelowna, BC) - Cornell (NCAA D1)
3. Matt Nelson 6'9" (5), Adam Scott (Peterborough, ON) - Ottawa (CIS)
4. Richard Peters 6'9" (5), Westwind (Phoenix, AZ) via Pickering, ON - Tallahassee JuCo (NJCAA)
5. Malcolm Henderson 6'7" (5), Vanier (Montreal, QC) - Missouri State-West Plains JuCo (NJCAA)
6. Andrew Van Camp 6'8" (5), Kiski Prep (Saltsburg, PA) via Port Perry, ON - Western (CIS)
7. Kenneth Monture 6'9" (4), Walnut Grove (Langley, BC) via Terrace, BC - Thompson Rivers (CIS)
8. Ryan Evans 6'11" (5), Earl of March (Ottawa, ON) - Ottawa (CIS)
9. Keegan Dunlop 6'10" (5), Williston Northampton (Easthampton, MA) via St. Catharines, ON - Simon Fraser (NCAA D2)
10. Cameron Hughes 6'10" (5), GL Roberts (Oshawa, ON) - Loyalist College (CCAA)


Power Forwards

1. Anthony Bennett 6'6" (5), Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) via Brampton, ON - UNLV (NCAA D1)
2. Stefan Jankovic 6'10" (5), Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) via Mississauga, ON - Missouri (NCAA D1)
3. Agunwa Okolie 6'7" (4), Denis O'Connor (Ajax, ON) - Harvard (NCAA D1)
4. David Andoh 6'6" (4), IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) via Montreal, QC - San Jose State (NCAA D1)
5. Patrick Steeves 6'7" (3), Hotchkiss (Lakeville, CT) via Montreal, QC - Harvard (NCAA D1)
6. Trevor Severinski 6'7" (4), Pitt Meadows (Pitt Meadows, BC) - Saskatchewan (CIS)
7. Jonathan Alexander 6'6" (5), Our Savior New American (Centereach, NY) via Toronto, ON - Tyler JuCo (NJCAA)
8. Juwon Ogunnaike-Grannum 6'6" (5), REDA (Orangeville, ON) via Mississauga, ON - Ryerson (CIS)
9. Mitch Ligertwood 6'6" (4), Heritage Woods (Port Moody, BC) - Calgary (CIS)
10. Matt Plunkett 6'5" (5), St. Joseph's (Barrie, ON) - Ottawa (CIS)


Small Forwards

1. Dyshawn Pierre 6'6" (5), Anderson (Whitby, ON) - Dayton (NCAA D1)
2. Negus Webster-Chan 6'6" (5), Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) via Toronto, ON - Missouri (NCAA D1)
3. Junior Lomomba 6'4" (4), Madison Memorial (Madison, WI) via Montreal, QC - Cleveland State (NCAA D1)
4. Rodell Wigginton 6'4" (5), Lee Academy (Lee, ME) via Dartmouth, NS - Central Florida JuCo (NJCAA)
5. Connor Wood 6'4" (5), REDA (Orangeville, ON) via Guelph, ON - Carleton (CIS)
6. Conor Morgan 6'8" (4), Mount Douglas (Victoria, BC) - UBC (CIS)
7. Rohan Boney 6'4" (5), St. Ignatius of Loyola (Oakville, ON) - McMaster (CIS)
8. Jean Pierre-Charles 6'8" (5), Maine Central Institute (ME) via Ottawa, ON - Carleton (CIS)
9. Jalyn Pennie 6'5" (5), Christian Faith (Creedmoor, NC) via Ajax, ON
10. Kenny Jean-Louis 6'5" (6), Champlain-St. Lambert (Montreal, QC) - returned to Champlain


Point Guards

1. Olivier Hanlan 6'2" (5), New Hampton (New Hampton, NH) via Gatineau, QC - Boston College (NCAA D1)
2. Jarryn Skeete 6'2" (5), Bridgton (North Bridgton, ME) via Brampton, ON - Buffalo (NCAA D1)
3. Grant Mullins 6'2" (5), Notre Dame (Burlington, ON) - Columbia (NCAA D1)
4. Kaza Keane 6'1" (4), Christian Faith (Creedmoor, NC) via Ajax, ON - Illinois State (NCAA D1)
5. Jermaine Myers 6'1" (5), Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) via Ajax, ON - Fordham (NCAA D1)
6. Olivier-Paul Betu 6'1" (5), Worcester (Worcester, MA) via Montreal, QC - California-Davis (NCAA D1)
7. Jordan Jensen-Whyte 6'5" (5), The Rock Academy (Pickering, ON) via Calgary, AB - UBC (CIS)
8. Jonathan Layne 5'10" (5), Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton (Toronto, ON)
9. Mitch Farrell 6'2" (4), Twin Lakes (Orillia, ON) - NJIT (NCAA D1)
10. Tramique Sutherland 5'10" (5), Father Henry Carr (Toronto, ON) - Hill JuCo (NJCAA)


Shooting Guards

1. Nick Stauskas 6'6" (5), St. Mark's (Southborough, MA) via Mississauga, ON - Michigan (NCAA D1)
2. Nazareth Long 6'3" (5), St. Martin's (Mississauga, ON) - Iowa State (NCAA D1)
3. Manroop Clair 6'1" (4), Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) via Surrey, BC - Hawaii (NCAA D1)
4. Moe Ismail 6'4" (5), Sherwood (Hamilton, ON) - Ottawa (CIS)
5. Shaquille Keith 6'4" (5), REDA (Orangeville, ON) via Brampton, ON - Cape Breton (CIS)
6. Jamal Reynolds 6'3" (4), Pine Ridge (Pickering, ON) - Howard JuCo (NJCAA)
7. Martin Dixon-Green 6'3" (5), REDA (Orangeville, ON) via Toronto, ON - Indian Hills JuCo (NJCAA)
8. Mitch Goodwin 6'2" (4), Kelowna (Kelowna, BC) - UBC-Okanagan (CIS)
9. Joe De Ciman 6'5" (4), Dr. Martin LeBoldus (Regina, SK) - Colorado State (NCAA D1)
10. John "LJ" Hegwood, Jr. 6'2" (4), Bishop Grandin (Calgary, AB) - CC of San Francisco (CCCAA)


(*Photo of Anthony Bennett from SI.com's Robin Alam)