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LaMelo Ball and the top 5 new faces in the ESPN 100

LaMelo Ball appears highly unlikely to play college basketball due to eligibility concerns, but is a top prospect. Liusjenas Kulbis/AP Photo

When high school seniors make a jump in the ESPN 100 rankings, it's natural to assume it's because they had a big game. Although individual performances are meaningful, a recruit's body of work, work ethic and impact in important games plays a larger role.

The ranking process has a four-prong approach (performance, production, potential, projection) in which a prospect's athleticism, physicality, skill, basketball IQ and "winning traits" are examined.

Based on that criteria, we've identified five players whose stocks have risen in the senior class.