Where did NYs RSCI top-100 players go to college?

Kelly Kline/ Under Armour

While we wait for Isaiah Whitehead's decision, a look at where RSCI Top-100 ballers since 1998 have chosen to attend college.

We're waiting for "the Decision" - Isaiah Whitehead's announcement of his college destination. Whitehead, who had looked at schools around the country, is said to want to stay home, and visited St. John's yesterday. Many of the hoops recruiting punditry thought Steve Lavin had closed late on another New York star, given Whitehead's desire to stay home and his mother's warm words about the St. John's program.

But rumors are swirling that the Lincoln High star, and best player in the city, may be announcing for Seton Hall.

So while we wait for the 2:30PM announcement at Lincoln (broadcast by MSG Varsity), let's take a look at where the top New York men's hoops players have gone. Data is gathered from the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI), compiling the rankings from Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and various other services.

247Sports - which also does consensus rankings - has Whitehead at 20th. St. John's has been in on many of the top-100 players, with notable wins (Maurice Harkless) and misses (Tobias Harris, JayVaughn Pinkston, Lance Stephenson, Sylven Landesberg).

Going back to 1988, a sortable table of NY (and LI/ Westchester) players. Seton Hall - St. John's main rival for Isaiah Whitehead's services today, according to reports that say he's a Pirate lean - has snagged two of the 54 players on this list.

St. John's has gotten commitments from five. Connecticut has received commitments from six on the list, Villanova four.

(Note any mistakes? Leave a note in the comments.)

RSCI Name Height Pos City College Year
39 Omar Calhoun 6'4" G Middle Village, NY Connecticut 2012
84 Melvin Johnson 6'3" G Bronx, NY Miami (FL)/ VCU 2012
38 Moe Harkless 6'6" F Queens, NY St. John's 2011
85 Jabarie Hinds 5'11" PG Mount Vernon, NY West Virginia 2011
5 Tobias Harris 6'7" PF Dix Hills, NY Tennessee 2010
46 Jayvaughn Pinkston 6'6" PF Brooklyn, NY Villanova 2010
83 Kadeem Jack 6'8" PF Manhattan, NY Prep/ Rutgers 2010
8 Lance Stephenson 6'5" F Brooklyn, NY Cincinnati 2009
33 Durand Scott 6'5" G New York, NY Miami (FL) 2009
15 Kemba Walker 6'1" PG New York, NY Connecticut 2008
30 Devin Ebanks 6'8" F Queens, NY West Virginia 2008
33 Sylven Landesberg 6'7" F Flushing, NY Virginia 2008
46 Mookie Jones 6'6" F Peekskill, NY Syracuse 2008
47 Kevin Jones 6'8" PF Mount Vernon, NY West Virginia 2008
52 John Riek 7'2" C Centereach, NY Cincinnati 2008
79 Erving Walker 5'7" PG Middle Village, NY Florida 2008
31 Corey Fisher 5'11" PG Bronx, NY Villanova 2007
79 Justin Burrell 6'8" PF Bronx, NY St. John's 2007
23 Paul Harris 6'4" F Niagara Falls, NY Syracuse 2006
30 Curtis Kelly 6'9" PF New York, NY Connecticut 2006
46 Taj Gibson 6'8" PF Brooklyn, NY USC 2006
55 Edgar Sosa 6'2" PG New York, NY Louisville 2006
87 Jon Mitchell 6'7" PF Mount Vernon, NY Florida 2006
42 Danny Green 6'5" F Manhassett, NY North Carolina 2005
34 Theo Davis 6'9" C Bayside, NY Iowa State 2005
58 Tyrell Biggs 6'8" PF Nanuet, NY Pittsburgh 2005
6 Sebastian Telfair 6'1" PG Brooklyn, NY NBA 2004
16 Juan Diego Palacios 6'8" PF Centereach, NY Louisville 2004
24 A. J. Price 5'11" PG Amityville, NY Connecticut 2004
31 Russell Robinson 6'2" G New York, NY Kansas 2004
72 Joakim Noah 6'8" PF New York, NY Florida 2004
81 Keith Benjamin 6'3" G Mt. Vernon, NY Pittsburgh 2004
94 Rahshon Clark 6'7" F Far Rockaway, NY Iowa State 2004
95 Brian Laing 6'5" G Bronx, NY Seton Hall 2004
18 Charlie Villanueva 6'9" F Queens, NY Connecticut 2003
29 Chris Taft 6'9" C Brooklyn, NY Pittsburgh 2003
48 Shagari Alleyne 7'3" C Manhattan, NY Kentucky 2003
84 Sammy Mejia 6'5" F Cornwall on Hudson, NY DePaul 2003
92 Daon Merritt 5'10" PG Bronx, NY Richmond 2003
5 Jason Fraser 6'8" PF Amityville, NY Villanova 2002
25 Lenny Cooke 6'6" G-F Brooklyn, NY NBA (undrafted) 2002
39 Allan Ray 6'2" PG-G Bronx, NY Villanova 2002
94 Gary Ervin 5'11" PG Brooklyn, NY Prep/ Miss. State 2002
7 Julius Hodge 6'5" G-F Bronx, NY NC State 2001
41 Ben Gordon 6'1" G-PG Mount Vernon, NY Connecticut 2001
10 Taliek Brown 6'1" PG Astoria, NY Connecticut 2000
12 Omar Cook 6'1" PG Middle Village, NY St. John's 2000
15 Andre Barrett 5'9" PG New York, NY Seton Hall 2000
63 Kyle Cuffe 6'8" C-PF New York, NY St. John's 2000
13 Kenny Satterfield 6'2" G New York, NY Cincinnati 1999
23 Majestic Mapp 6'1" PG Bronx, NY Virginia 1999
65 Brian Woodward 6'2" G Bayside, NY Rhode Island 1999
23 Anthony Glover 6'5" PF New York, NY St. John's 1998
72 Desmond Herod 6'5" F Brooklyn, NY UNLV 1998
100 Brian Brown 6'3" F Brooklyn, NY Ohio State 1998

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