Roundtable: Opposition Opinion

Each week, we ask the hoops recruiting team to ruminate on a specific question.

Now that Scout has released its updated rankings for the Class of 2015, here's a question you can answer after the fact: If you were king and could change one player's ranking in either direction, who would it be?

Josh Gershon: Ivan Rabb remains the best prospect I've seen in the 2015 class. While I haven't seen enough live action of Diamond Stone and Ben Simmons this spring to fairly compare, and admitting that Rabb hasn't been the same dominant presence over the last month that he was over the course of this past season, he was so good his junior year that I can't say I've seen a better prospect in 2015.

At 6-foot-10, he has the size for position, athleticism, ambidextrous finishing ability, skill set, motor and upside to be considered the best in the class. If you look at the list of successful power forwards in the NBA, many of them have the same physical tools and style of play as Rabb. Thankfully we have a long time to settle on the No. 1 prospect, and I get the feeling that Rabb will be right there until the end.

Evan Daniels: I feel pretty comfortable with what range we placed most of the players in, there was, however, two player I would have liked to have gotten into the top 100 that didn't quite make.

Chad Brown, a UCF commitment, and Jesse Wade, a Gonzaga commit, were the last two players out of the top 100. Brown is a 6-10 post player who is active, athletic and a good shot blocker. Wade, on the other hand, is a heady point guard who can really pass. He's also a talented shooter. We're keeping an eye on those two and it wouldn't be a major surprise to see them end up in our top 100 at some point.

Brian Snow: For me the player that stands out is Melvin Frazier. I just love the athleticism, length, and energy that Frazier brings to the basketball court every single time out. He stands right around 6-foot-7 and though is undersized, I think he is a top 75 caliber player. There is just so much that he does well on the basketball court that I felt he could be much higher in our rankings.

I do understand the limitations he has given his size and the fact that he doesn't have an advanced skill set, but Frazier continues to get better, is productive, and does a lot of little things to help his team during the course of a game. Even though he doesn't fit into the prototypical box of what a power forward looks like or plays like, I do think he has a lot of value.

Rob Harrington: I wish we could have moved up Kevin Dorsey at least 20 spots. I love the quickness and aggression with which he plays on offense, and I think he'll be at least as good on defense in college. He's also a naturally outgoing court presence and should develop into a tremendous leader for whatever program he chooses.

Part of my admiration for Dorsey's game stems from the fact that he's a point guard. I regard that as the most critical position in the college game, and when in doubt I'll always extend a talent floor general the benefit of the doubt in terms of rankings.

Evan Daniels, Brian Snow, Josh Gershon and Rob Harrington contributed to this report Recommended Stories

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