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College Basketball Player Watch

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 23:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball during the game against the Long Beach State 49ers at Rupp Arena on December 23, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Colin MeansCorrespondent IDecember 25, 2009

I haven't written in a while, but I am now starting a "College Basketball Player Watch".

This is a ranking of college basketball players by class. At the end of the year I plan on doing a "Top 150 College Basketball Players" ranking as I did at the end of last season.

I will start out by ranking the top twelve players of each class (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) in college basketball along with an honorable mention.

The rankings will be based off of performance and production as well as talent. A player must have played in a minimum of eight games to qualify for the rankings.

I welcome any thoughts and comments, so please don't hold back.

Freshmen

  1. John Wall—Kentucky
  2. Xavier Henry—Kansas
  3. Avery Bradley—Texas
  4. Derrick Favors—Georgia Tech
  5. DeMarcus Cousins—Kentucky
  6. Lance Stephenson—Cincinnati
  7. Maurice Creek—Indiana
  8. Jordan Hamilton—Texas
  9. Alex Oriakhi—Connecticut
  10. Elias Harris—Gonzaga
  11. Eric Bledsoe—Kentucky
  12. Derrick Williams—Arizona

Honorable Mention: Kenny Boynton—Florida:

Sophomores

  1. Willie Warren—Oklahoma
  2. Ed Davis—North Carolina
  3. Greg Monroe—Georgetown
  4. Al-Farouq Aminu—Wake Forest
  5. Klay Thompson—Washington State
  6. Luke Babbitt—Nevada
  7. Elliot Williams—Memphis
  8. Terrico White—Ole Miss
  9. Isaiah Thomas—Washington
  10. Gordon Hayward—Butler
  11. Kemba Walker—Connecticut
  12. Sylven Landesberg—Virginia

Honorable Mention: Trey Thompkins—Georgia

Juniors

  1. Evan Turner—Ohio State
  2. Cole Aldrich—Kansas
  3. Manny Harris—Michigan
  4. Wesley Johnson—Syracuse
  5. Craig Brackins—Iowa State
  6. Patrick Patterson—Kentucky
  7. Kyle Singler - Duke
  8. Gani Lawal—Georgia Tech
  9. James Anderson—Oklahoma State
  10. Robbie Hummel—Purdue
  11. Kalin Lucas—Michigan State
  12. Charles Garcia—Seattle

Honorable Mention: Talor Battle—Penn State

Seniors

  1. Luke Harangody—Notre Dame
  2. Trevor Booker—Clemson
  3. Sherron Collins—Kansas
  4. Damion James—Texas
  5. Artsiom Parakhouski—Radford
  6. Aubrey Coleman—Houston
  7. Quincy Pondexter—Washington
  8. Jon Scheyer—Duke
  9. Jarvis Varnado—Mississippi State
  10. Stanley Robinson—Connecticut
  11. Jerome Randle—California
  12. Landry Fields—Stanford

Honorable Mention: Dexter Pittman—Texas

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