JUNIORS TO WATCH

Heading into the summer AAU season, these are the 10 most intriguing uncommitted recruits from the nation's Class of 2012
May 15, 2011

ANDRE DRUMMOND

C, 6'10", 275 lbs.

Middletown, Conn. (St. Thomas More)

Drummond is the elite big man of this class, and he could be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft if he keeps developing. "From a pure prospect standpoint, his mix of size and athleticism is unbelievable," says Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels. UConn is assumed to be Drummond's top choice, but he's been tight-lipped about his recruitment.

SHABAZZ MUHAMMAD

G-F, 6'6", 205 lbs.

Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman)

The lefty is an attacking wing who, according to Rivals.com analyst Jerry Meyer, "almost seems more athletic when he's in traffic." Muhammad has the ability to become a go-to guy as a freshman. Although his high school coach is the brother of new UNLV coach Dave Rice, the recruiting finalists are more likely to be UCLA, North Carolina and Duke.

RODNEY PURVIS

G, 6'4", 185 lbs.

Raleigh (Upper Room Christian)

The combo guard backed out of a verbal commitment to Louisville on May 2 after the assistant who recruited him, Tim Fuller, left for Missouri during the off-season. Purvis, a prolific scorer, says the Cardinals are still an option, but he is expected to consider Mizzou, Duke and N.C. State, among other schools.

RICARDO LEDO

G, 6'6", 180 lbs.

Providence (Notre Dame Prep)

Ledo is the best pure scorer in his class, but the shooting guard has jumped among three high schools in eight months, raising some red flags for recruiters. He also gave Providence a verbal commitment and then backed off. Ledo's talent, though, is unmistakable: "He has the makings of a legitimate NBA shooting guard if he stays focused," says Rivals.com's Meyer.

KALEB TARCZEWSKI

C, 7-feet, 220 lbs.

Claremont, N.H. (St. Mark's)

He's an on-the-rise big man—and key Kansas and North Carolina target—who's been working with former Celtics coach John Carroll on developing low-post moves. "He's shown some strong offensive improvement this spring, with a hook shot over his left shoulder that's extremely tough to guard," says Scout.com's Daniels.

GARY HARRIS

G, 6'4", 195 lbs.

Indianapolis (Hamilton Southeastern)

Every Big Ten team would love to land Harris, a polished combo guard who is thought to be the best prospect in Indiana—and the last elite Hoosier-state player still on the board. Tom Crean is hoping Harris will complete a monster 2012 class at IU, but Michigan State is thought to still be a serious contender.

JARNELL STOKES

PF, 6'8", 250 lbs.

Memphis (Central)

The latest big-time prospect to emerge from Memphis may be difficult to pry away from Josh Pastner's Tigers, who've had the city on lockdown. But new Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has made Stokes, a post player in the Corliss Williamson mold, a top recruiting priority.

KYLE ANDERSON

G-F, 6'7", 210 lbs.

Fairview, N.J. (St. Anthony)

While some consider him to be the top point guard in his class, Anderson is nicknamed Slow-Mo (which describes the speed at which he runs an offense), making him more likely to play point forward in college. Georgetown would be thrilled to put him in the middle of its hybrid Princeton offense, but it will have to fend off other Big East suitors.

DAJUAN COLEMAN

C, 6'10", 280 lbs.

DeWitt, N.Y. (Jamesville-DeWitt)

Coleman, a space-clearing beast with advanced footwork for his size, plays just 10 minutes east of the Carrier Dome and won a state title alongside current Syracuse guard Brandon Triche. The Orange isn't guaranteed to land him, though; Kentucky and Ohio State, two schools known for big-time post players, are also in the mix.

BRANDON ASHLEY

PF, 6'8", 210 lbs.

Oakland (Bishop O'Dowd)

Ashley is the No. 1 California prospect in a down year for the state; he's viewed as an athletic forward with excellent timing around the basket who's still growing into his long frame and broad shoulders. He could be the best 2012 recruit to land in what will be the Pac-12. He has offers from all of the league's current schools.

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