Kyle Anderson, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
The heralded leader of the nation’s defending national champs, the 6-foot-7 Anderson features a smooth, versatile game that has earned him the nickname “Slow-Mo.” But don’t get it twisted, the UCLA commit can blow by defenders and have them co-starring in his next YouTube mixtape. Anderson displayed his versatility last winter, averaging 14.4 points, 7.5 boards and 4.2 dimes from his point guard spot.
Nerlens Noel, Tilton (Tilton, N.H.)
Challenging “The Eraser” at the rim usually has the same result: a ball swatted into the stands and fans in the crowd wagging their fingers Dikembe Mutombo-style. Blessed with an Oden-like 7-4 wingspan and impeccable timing, Noel has the rare ability to dominate a game without needing to score. But the Massachusetts native can do that, too. Noel averaged 15 points per game last winter.
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