Looking Back: 2001 HS Recruiting Class

We started this series off with the 2000 High School Basketball Recruiting Class. Time to move onto the 2001 High School Basketball Recruiting Class. (Rankings according to RSCIhoops)

TOP 10

#1 Eddy Curry

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College: None / Thornwood High School

NBA Draft: 4th pick in 2001 Draft (by the Chicago Bulls)

NBA Resume: ‘12 NBA Champion (Miami Heat) | 0 Playoff Appearances (didn’t play for Miami in playoffs during their title run) | 11 Seasons (2001-2010;2011-2013)

Notable Career Rankings (All-Time): 54.5 FG% (29th) | 527 Games Played (66th)

#2 Kelvin Torbert

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College: Michigan State (4 years)

College Stats: 9.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 46.2 FG%, 37.3 3P% in 26.5 MPG (129 Games)

NBA Draft: Undrafted

NBA Resume: None

Notable Career Rankings: None | 0 Games Played

#3 Dajuan Wagner

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College: Memphis (1 year)

College Stats: 21.2 PPG, 3.6 APG, 41.0 FG% in 31.8 MPG (36 Games)

NBA Draft: 6th pick in 2002 Draft (by the Cleveland Cavaliers)

NBA Resume: 0 Playoff Appearances | 4 Seasons (2002-2005;2006-2007)

Notable Career Rankings: None | 103 Games Played

#4 Tyson Chandler

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College: None / Dominguez High School

NBA Draft: 2nd pick in 2001 Draft (by the Los Angeles Clippers)

NBA Resume: ‘11 NBA Champion (Dallas Mavericks) | 1x All-Star (2013) | ‘12 Defensive Player of the Year | ‘12 All-NBA 3rd Team | ‘13 All-Defensive 1st Team | 2x All-Defensive 2nd Team (2011;2012) | 10 Playoff Appearances | 19 Seasons (2001-2020…not officially retired)

Notable Career Rankings (All-Time): 10,467 Rebounds (34th) | 9.0 Rebounds per game (91st) | 1,335 Blocks (47th) | 59.8 FG% (4th) | 1,160 Games Played (55th)

#5 Ousmane Cisse 

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College: None / Montgomery Catholic High School

NBA Draft: 47th pick in 2001 Draft (by the Denver Nuggets)

NBA Resume: None

Notable Career Rankings: None | 0 Games Played

#6 Kwame Brown 

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College: None / Glynn Academy

NBA Draft: 1st pick in 2001 Draft (by the Washington Wizards)

NBA Resume: 4 Playoff Appearances | 12 Seasons (2001-2013)

Notable Career Rankings: None | 607 Games Played

#7 Julius Hodge 

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College: NC State (4 years)

College Stats: 15.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 3.5 APG, 47.3 FG% in 33.0 MPG (129 Games)

NBA Draft: 20th pick in 2005 Draft (by the Denver Nuggets)

NBA Resume: 0 Playoff Appearances | 2 Seasons (2005-2007)

Notable Career Rankings: None | 23 Games Played

#8 DeSagana Diop 

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College: None / Oak Hill Academy

NBA Draft: 8th pick in 2001 Draft (by the Cleveland Cavaliers)

NBA Resume: 2 Playoff Appearances | 12 Seasons (2001-2013)

Notable Career Rankings: None | 601 Games Played

#9 Rick Rickert 

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College: Minnesota (2 years)

College Stats: 14.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 46.9 FG%, 36.1 3P% in 29.4 MPG (63 Games)

NBA Draft: 55th pick in 2003 Draft (by the Minnesota Timberwolves)

NBA Resume: None

Notable Career Rankings: None | 0 Games Played

#10 David Lee

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College: Florida (4 years)

College Stats: 11.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 58.1 FG% in 25.0 MPG (127 Games)

NBA Draft: 30th pick in 2005 Draft (by the New York Knicks)

NBA Resume: ‘15 NBA Champion (Golden State Warriors) | 2x All-Star (2010;2013) | ‘13 All-NBA 3rd Team | 5 Playoff Appearances | 12 Seasons (2005-2017)

Notable Career Rankings: 7,320 Rebounds (94th) | 8.8 Rebounds per game (98th) | 53.6 FG% (39th) | 829 Games Played



NOTABLES OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

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-Channing Frye (Ranked 87th): 8th Overall Pick in 2005. Played 890 NBA Games. ‘06 All-Rookie 1st Team. ‘16 NBA Champion (Cleveland Cavaliers). Career 38.8% from 3 (86th All-Time)

-Ben Gordon (Ranked 41st): 3rd Overall Pick in 2004. Played 744 NBA Games. ‘05 All-Rookie 1st Team. ‘05 Sixth Man of the Year. Career 1,171 3s Made (77th All-Time). Career 40.1% from 3 (43rd All-Time). Career 85.7% from the free-throw line (48th All-Time)

-Chuck Hayes (Ranked 46th): Undrafted. Played 644 NBA Games.

-Jason Maxiell (Ranked 32nd): 26th Overall Pick in 2005. Played 618 NBA Games.

-Emeka Okafor (Ranked 99th): 2nd Overall Pick in 2004. Played 616 NBA Games. ‘05 Rookie of the Year. ‘05 All-Rookie 1st Team. Career 9.7 RPG (64th All-Time). Career 1,003 Blocks (97th All-Time). Career 1.6 BPG (45th All-Time). Career 51.2% from the field (90th All-Time)

-T.J. Ford (Ranked 17th): 8th Overall Pick in 2003. Played 429 NBA games. ‘04 All-Rookie 2nd Team. Career 5.8 APG (68th All-Time)

-Josh Childress (Ranked 18th): 6th Overall Pick in 2004. Played 391 NBA Games. ‘05 All-Rookie 2nd Team

-Will Bynum (Ranked 53rd): Undrafted. Played 360 NBA Games.

-Alan Anderson (Ranked 30th): Undrafted. Played 330 NBA Games.

-Josh Powell (Ranked 65th): Undrafted. Played 316 NBA Games. 2x NBA Champion (‘09,’10 Los Angeles Lakers)

-David Harrison (Ranked 13th): 29th Overall Pick in 2004. Played 189 NBA games.

-Wayne Simien (Ranked 20th): 29th Overall Pick in 2005. Played 51 NBA games. ‘06 NBA Champion (Miami Heat)