The Official 2017 Flo40 Rankings

Michael Porter Jr. Keeps Tight Reins On 2017's Final No. 1 S...

Just when everyone thought it was safe to move past the sensational 2017 class, the time has come to revisit this game-changing group one final time.

With the recent news of Marvin Bagley III (2018 Flo40 No. 1, Duke) and Jontay Porter (2018 Flo40 No. 9, Missouri) reclassifying and big man Mitchell Robinson re-opening his recruitment, the buzz is simply inescapable.

So what does that mean for the Flo40 rankings? Nothing and everything all at the same time. There were three additions (Bagley, Porter, and Arizona freshman Emmanuel Akot) and three subtractions.

The hot-button topic, of course, is which prospect finishes at No. 1: Nathan Hale (WA) star and Missouri small forward Michael Porter Jr. or Bagley from Sierra Canyon (CA)?

The debate is intriguing. Adding an elite talent like Bagley to the mix certainly makes it such.

Yet, at the end of the day, this class has belonged to Porter Jr. from the jump, and not even Bagley, who had an incredible junior season and summer, could dethrone him. Not to mention, Porter got the best of Bagley in a head-to-head matchup in the Les Schwab Invitational championship game.

It might be a matter of preference to some, and the debate will undoubtedly continue through the 2018 NBA Draft. But it is that simple here at the moment: Porter Jr. is the top player in a class full of stars.

NEWCOMERS

No. 2: Marvin Bagley III - Sierra Canyon (CA), Duke
No. 21 Jontay Porter - Nathan Hale (WA), Missouri
No. 33 Emmanuel Akot - Wasatch Academy (UT), Arizona

DROPPED OUT

Matt Coleman - Oak Hill Academy (VA), Texas (No. 38)
Chaundee Brown - First Academy (FL), Wake Forest (No. 39)
Kezie Okpala - Esperanza (CA), Stanford (No. 40)

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