By Joe Henricksen

Where state's top prospects are ranked nationally

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The July evaluation period is right around the corner for college basketball coaches as they get their final close-up look at the Class of 2014 before making final pushes towards the November signing date.

The majority of national evaluators and recruiting sites have released their most recent player rankings, with Rivals.com releasing their top 100 today. Here is where Illinois prospects rank nationally among several national recruiting sites. There are a total of nine players from Illinois ranked in someone's top 100 players nationally.

Rivals.com (released June 27)
1. Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Chicago (Whitney Young)
4. Cliff Alexander, 6-8, PF, Chicago (Curie)
23. Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, WF/PF, Normal (U-High)
49. Tyler Ulis, 5-8, PG, Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)
51. Paul White, 6-8, WF/PF, Chicago (Whitney Young)
69. Josh Cunningham, 6-6, WF/PF, Chicago (Morgan Park)
72. Malek Harris, 6-7, WF/PF, Orland Park (Sandburg)
86. Vic Law, 6-7, WF, Chicago (St. Rita)
96. Larry Austin, 6-1, PG/2G, Springfield (Lanphier)

ESPN.com (released June 12)
1. Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Chicago (Whitney Young)
2. Cliff Alexander, 6-8, PF, Chicago (Curie)
21. Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, WF/PF, Normal (U-High)
38. Tyler Ulis, 5-8, PG, Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)
57. Paul White, 6-8, WF/PF, Chicago (Whitney Young)
66. Vic Law, 6-7, WF, Chicago (St. Rita)
68. Larry Austin, 6-1, PG/2G, Springfield (Lanphier)

Scout.com (released June 25)
1. Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Chicago (Whitney Young)
6. Cliff Alexander, 6-8, PF, Chicago (Curie)
20. Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, WF/PF, Normal (U-High)
41. Tyler Ulis, 5-8, PG, Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)
48. Paul White, 6-8, WF/PF, Chicago (Whitney Young)
70. Vic Law, 6-7, WF, Chicago (St. Rita)
76. Malek Harris, 6-7, WF/PF, Orland Park (Sandburg)

247sports.com (released June 25)
2. Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Chicago (Whitney Young)
10. Cliff Alexander, 6-8, PF, Chicago (Curie)
37. Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, WF/PF, Normal (U-High)
73. Vic Law, 6-7, WF, Chicago (St. Rita)
79. Paul White, 6-8, WF/PF, Chicago (Whitney Young)
81. Tyler Ulis, 5-8, PG, Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)
92. Larry Austin, 6-1, PG/2G, Springfield (Lanphier)

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