MBB recruiting: The biggest concerns and top 10 classes ahead

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterNov 6, 2023, 07:00 AM ET


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Given the increase in

popularity of the transfer website and programs electing to focus on older players who are ready-made effect players, high school prospects are ending their recruitments earlier and previously. Extremely couple of recruits are deciding to wait around up until the spring, when coaches focus much more on the portal than the high school landscape.There are just around 20 players in the ESPN 100 still offered

, with numerous more expected to come off the board between now and completion of next week.With just a couple of days until the early finalizing period, it’s time to take stock

of the very best recruiting classes in the nation– and the huge stories surrounding the very best of the best.Can anybody catch Duke at No. 1? Duke’s lead for the top recruiting class in the country is going to

be hard to remove, no matter

where the rest of the uncommitted luxury prospects land. Cooper Flagg, the best prospect in the country by some range, just gives the Blue Devils a various quality of player. If Rutgers lands No. 2 recruit Dylan Harper(more on that in a 2nd), the Scarlet Knights will have two of the top three prospects in the nation– which still might not suffice to get rid of Duke’s quintet of top-50 prospects. And if the Blue Devils counter with V.J. Edgecombe, it likely ends the debate for the remainder of the cycle.

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