The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday the four finalists for the 2012 Naismith High School Boy's Basketball Player of the Year. The four players happen to be the top four prospects in the ESPNU 100.
Led by freshman forward Mickey Mitchell's game-high 19 points and eight rebounds, Prestonwood Christian Academy knocked off Grace Prep (Arlington, Tex.) 62-42 on Wednesday in the City of Palms Classic championship.
Sometimes you lose track of guys. At the 2010 National Prep Showcase, I graded out Anthony Cortesia (Venezuela/Montverde) as a potential high-major player. "Venezuelan kid has ball skills; moves well, doesn't finish yet, wingspan and jumper will come.
There aren't many guys who absolutely know they are going to play in the NBA. Without question, Isaiah Austin (Arlington, Tex./Grace Prep) will be an NBA draft pick. He's over 7-feet tall and is supremely skilled.