Guy’s basketball recruiting: New five-stars, risers and prospects on the
Paul Biancardi, Basketball RecruitingAug 31, 2023, 01:00 PM ET
- National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com
- 18 years of coaching experience at Department I level
- Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State
The summertime grassroots basketball circuit is over, meaning it’s time to upgrade ESPN’s player recruiting rankings throughout all classes after an essential evaluation period for scouts, college coaches and NBA front workplace personnel.Some of the biggest names in the country either increased or strengthened their stock throughout the eight-week stretch.Cooper Flagg headings the top of the 2024 class after reclassifying from the junior class on Aug. 11. He stressed his dominant EYBL project with an excellent showing at Peach Jam and turned heads every step of the method. Flagg is very versatile and plays with a competitive, winning style. He built on his skillset and played like he was on a mission all summer.Cameron Boozer has a company grip on the No. 1 area in the 2025 class, continuing to show an unrivaled
level of excellence. Boozer was called MVP of the Team U.S.A. 16U National Team that went 6-0 at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Mexico. His high school group, Christopher Columbus( FL), won the section occasion in Phoenix. Boozer raked through camp and circuit play with stellar efficiency. A.J. Dybantsa stays No. 1 in the 2026 class after leading the U17 Peach Jam in scoring. He made his presence felt, averaging 25.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Dybantsa finished the summer season by appearing at multiple camps run by NBA players, consisting of Chris Paul and Steph Curry, and gained prestige working out together with LeBron James.We’re diving deep on both the biggest standouts and newbies to the ranking, consisting of evaluating the very best 3-point shooters in the class, such as Leading 100 newbies Jackson McAndrew and Cole Certa, as well as shot-makers who climbed up the list like Cooper Koch and Kon Knueppel. Listed below, find our evaluation of players earning five-star grades, others who made a dive within the rankings and a number of who debuted for the first time.The full recruiting rankings can be discovered here: 2024, 2025 and 2026.