Rivals releases end of summer top 150

Rivals.com released their end of the summer recruiting period updates today. Read the entire rankings here. Here are the changes to Minnesota players (and others of note) from the last period (July 1, 2008).

Minnesota Players
  • Royce White #19, Minnesota (down from #18)
  • Trent Lockett #73, Arizona State (down from #53)
  • Rodney Williams Jr #95 (down from #28)
  • Sam Dower #119 (up from #130)
  • Mike Bruesewitz #124, Wisconsin (up from #125)
Wisconsin Players
  • Jeronne Maymon #46, Marquette (down from #42)
  • Jamil Wilson #93 (down from #60)
  • Johnny Lacy #110, Prep School (down from #97)
Other players who appeared locally this year
  • DeMarcus Cousins #2, UAB
  • DJ Richardson #57, Illinois (up from #74)
  • Naji Hibbert #88, Texas A&M (up from #142)
  • Darius Smith #113 (down from #80)
  • Joseph Bertrand #116, Illinois (down from #81)
  • Diamond Taylor #118, Wisconsin (down from #86)
  • Michael Dixon #130, Missouri (down from #100)
U of M targets Eric Bledsoe and Matt Vogrich come in at #67 and #131 respectively.

The drop of Rodney Williams is totally shocking (read why here). Sam Dower was the only Wisconsin or Minnesota player to make a noteworthy move upward.

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