Ranking the top 25 men’s basketball recruiting classes on nationwide

Nov 9, 2022 Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting expert. Signed up with ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State

  • College basketball’s early signing period begins
  • Wednesday. It’s expected to be a busier week than it was the previous couple of years, with numerous first-class potential customers set to announce decisions– and that’s after four top-50 employees already revealed commitments in the last couple of days.Isaiah Collier(No. 6), Cody Williams (No. 14)and Baye Fall( No. 20 )are all expected to reveal choices in the next week, while D.J. Wagner(No. 1)and A.J. Johnson( No. 25 )could opt to choose quickly as well.Since our preliminary class rankings were released in early

    October, the greatest movers were Memphis (unranked to No. 8), Kansas( unranked to No. 10), Stanford (unranked to No. 11)and North Carolina(unranked to No. 14). However depending on how the dominoes fall during the early signing period, these rankings could look significantly different a week from now.Let’s have a look at 4 possible movers: Kentucky Wildcats: The Wildcats are sitting at No. 2 today, just behind Duke, but they have 3 top-10 potential customers and another ranked inside the top 30. Duke has four first-class prospects and another top-40 recruits. Any addition to John Calipari’s class likely presses them over the top

    to No. 1– especially if it’s top-ranked prospect D.J. Wagner. Wagner would give the Wildcats their fourth top-10 hire and potentially their finest class since the historically good 2013 group that saw Calipari attract five players ranked inside the leading nine.USC Trojans: The Trojans are considered the favorites for uncommitted point player Isaiah Collier, the second-best offered player in the class. As it stands, Andy Enfield’s program doesn’t discover itself inside the leading 25 of the class rankings, but Collier would send them skyrocketing. He would sign up with a group that includes his high school and AAU colleague Arrinten Page, an ESPN 100 center, and four-star guard Silas Demary.Arkansas Razorbacks: After a cycle in which Eric Musselman reeled in 3 first-class prospects and the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, the Razorbacks currently discover themselves outside the top 25 with just one pledge: top-25 guard Layden Blocker. Despite losing Ron Holland to Texas last weekend, however, the Razorbacks might wind up with a borderline top-10 class quickly. They’re considered the favorites for luxury center Baye Fall and colleague Assane Diop, an ESPN 100 forward.LSU Tigers: Matt McMahon got things started early, landing a promise from four-star point player Mike Williams over the weekend. That provides the Tigers a set of 2023 devotes, with Williams joining ESPN 100 forward Corey Chest. There’s plenty left to play out with LSU’s class, nevertheless. The Tigers are one of two front-runners for first-class wing Cody Williams, with Colorado their primary competitors, and they are likewise one of 2 primary choices for top-25 prospect A.J. Johnson– if Johnson chooses to make a commitment quickly.

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