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ESPN and Scout Release Updated 2016 Basketball Top-100 Recruit Rankings

Both ESPN and Scout.com released their updated top-100 rankings for the 2016 basketball recruiting class on Wednesday. Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson are in both services top three, albeit with a sight variation.

Giles, a 6’10” power forward from Winston, Salem, North Carolina (Oak Hill Academy), is ranked as the top recruit by both services.

ESPN (you can see the whole list here) has Giles, Tatum (who is headed to Duke) and Jackson in order as their top three, while Scout has Giles No.1, Jackson at No. 2 and Tatum at No.3. ESPN’s top-five rounds out with point guard Dennis Smith, who recently went down with a torn ACL, at No.4 and shooting guard Malik Monk at No. 5. Meanwhile, Scout’s top-five (you can see the whole list here) is rounded out by point guard De’Aaron Fox at No.4 and power forward Thon Maker at No. 5.

It should be noted that ESPN doesn’t have Maker in their rankings. Maker recently reclassified to the 2016 class.

The rest of ESPN’s top-10 has power forward Edrice Adebayo at No. 6, Fox at No.7, small forward Miles Bridges at No.8, small forward Jonathan Isaac (who is committed to Florida State) at No. 9 and shooting guard Terrance Ferguson (who’s committed to Alabama) at No. 10. Scout’s top-10 is rounded out by Monk at No.6, combo guard Markelle Fultz (who recently committed to Washington) at No.7, Smith at No.8, Isaac at No.9 and power forward Wenyen Gabriel at No.10.

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