Scout: Branden Dawson #15 in Class of 2011


So, when Dawson signed, I wrote this: "Scout: 4 stars, #28 nationally, #6 small forward. I would expect that this rating will be rising soon, as Dave Telep, Scout's head basketball recruiting expert, is one of Dawson's biggest proponents." And so it went: in Scout's newly-released rankings, Dawson gains a fifth star and moves up 13 places in the national rankings to #15 (#4 small forward). [EDIT: And Rivals now has moved him from #25 to #13 nationally.] And best of all, he's going to be a Spartan.