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Two Baton Rouge prospects in ESPN 100

5/24/2012

With the 2013 ESPN 150 released and thoroughly dissected, it's time to take a look at this year's ESPN 100, which was released on Thursday.

After the disappointment of seeing only four Louisiana prospects on the ESPN 150, this year's list of elite basketball prospects offers up some tantalizing possibilities for LSU. Two of the 100 players listed -- No. 17 prospect Jarrell Martin and No. 71 Damian Jones -- don't just hail from Louisiana, but from the Baton Rouge area.

With talent like that located at such a close proximity to LSU, it seems like a no-brainer that Johnny Jones needs to have his eyes on his area this summer and fall. Martin will begin his second high school season with Madison Prep this fall, while Jones is at Scotlandville. Both players have enjoyed a big upswing in exposure this past spring, and that looks likely continue as basketball season approaches.

The full ESPN 100 is here. The ESPN 60 for the class of 2014 also came out Thursday, as did the 2015 ESPN 25.