- Paul Biancardi, Basketball Recruiting
Whenever we launch our rankings, there is always a heavy discussion over the final few spots. There are always more candidates than available spots when you're ranking the top 100 from more than 1,000 eventual Division I players. With the list released, the hard work is now just beginning for those who earned their way into the ESPN 100 -- being ranked never guarantees success, it just means we’ve noticed the strong performances and potential.
Below we take a closer look at five very good players and prospects who were on the cusp last time and will be monitored and evaluated with a careful eye for when our rankings are updated: