2011 Rankings Expanded – Maine
December 30th, 2010
New England Recruiting Report
Purdue bound big man Donnie Hale sits atop Maine’s class of 2011.
Maine is always one of New England’s best sources for recruiting steals and this year is no different as 16 of the top 20 ranked players in the class of 2011 remain uncommitted.
Two exceptions lie among the top three players in the country as Bridgton Academy big man Donnie Hale arrived in New England having already committed to Purdue. Third ranked Khristian Smith was committed to Cincinnati when he opted to head to MCI, but now looks like a steal for Indiana State.
Lee Academy’s Keith Coleman remains the best available prospect in the state. While undeniably still a work in progress, the physically gifted big man has seen his recruitment soar upwards with the limited number of post prospects still left on the board in 2011. Teammate D.J. Peterson is the state’s fourth ranked prospect while Bridgton’s other big man Ryan Martin debuts at fifth following a strong performance at the National Prep Showcase.
The rest of the top ten includes MCI’s sharp-shooting swingman Omari Grier and big man Rafael Maia at six and seven, Lee Academy’s international post duo of Chen Cai and Youssou Ndoye at eight and nine, and a third Bridgton big man with Daniel Franca.
Other notables in the top twenty include Wells High School’s Alex Furness at 12, Camden Hills High School’s Tyler McFarland at 13, Hampden Academy’s Graham Safford at 16, Thornton Academy’s Andrew Shaw at 17, and Camden Hills High School’s Keegan Pieri at 20.