Top 25 Class Rankings

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Sean Miller and Arizona have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Kentucky moves up to No. 2, while Indiana checks in at No. 3.

2012 Top 25 Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Arizona

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arizona class: Sean Miller continues to reel in the top talent from the west coast. With the addition of Ashley, Tarczewski and Jerrett, Miller has his frontcourt of the future, while York will provide immedicate scoring
Brandon Ashley (3)
Kaleb Tarczewski (9)
Grant Jerrett (23)
Gabe York (42)

2 Kentucky

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kentucky class: Calipari is at it again. Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress anchor the bunch, but Willie Cauley is a terrific prospect in his own right. More firepower is on the way to Lexington
Archie Goodwin (13)
Alex Poythress (16)
Willie Cauley (28)


3 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: With three players in the top 40 overall, Tom Crean has the top class in the country. He's locking down kids in Indiana and that has led to the success
Hanner Perea (31)
Yogi Ferrell (32)
Jeremy Hollowell (36)
Ron Patterson
Peter Jurkin
4 Texas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Texas class: Reeling in Ridley, a top 10 recruit, was a big deal, but so was pulling in a commitment from one of the top shot blockers -- Prince Ibeh -- and top 100 lead guard Javan Felix
Cameron Ridley (6)
Prince Ibeh (54)
Javan Felix (65)
Connor Lammert
Ioannis Papapetrou
5 NC State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
NC State class: Mark Gottfried stayed local and brought in three talented perimeter players. Purvis and Warren can score it, while Lewis is one of the best passers in high school basketball
Rodney Purvis (15)
T.J. Warren (22)
Tyler Lewis (61)


6 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: With the Joel James commitment, UNC now has a trio of top 100 prospects. Paige, a true lead guard, is the highest rated of the bunch, but James and Tokoto are impressive players in their own right.
Marcus Paige (29)
Brice Johnson (46)
Joel James (70)
J.P. Tokoto (86)

7 Michigan State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan State class: Gary Harris is a difference maker. The five-star prospect announced on Signing Day. He joins a pair of top 100 prospects in Costello and Kaminski
Gary Harris (12)
Matt Costello (81)
Kenny Kaminski (95)
Denzel Valentine

8 Michigan

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan class: The pick up of Mitch McGary was huge. He's an instant impact performer in the post. Toss in his AAU teammate and ever improving wing prospect Glenn Robinson and knock down shooter Nick Stausakas and it's a great class
Mitch McGary (2)
Glenn Robinson (38)
Nick Stauskas


9 Providence

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Providence class: Ed Cooley has a pair of top 30 prospects in his backcourt. Dunn is regarded as the top PG in the class, while Ledo is among the top scorers in the country
Ricardo Ledo (25)
Kris Dunn (26)
Josh Fortune


10 Baylor

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Baylor class: For the third year in a row Baylor has a five-star prospect in their recruiting class. Austin is one of the top post prospects and has a ridiculous ceiling. Throw in top 75 lead guard and the Bears have a quality group
Isaiah Austin (5)
L.J. Rose (66)
Chad Rykhoek


11 Syracuse

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Syracuse class: Syracuse had to keep Coleman home and they did just that. Jerami Grant is a strong get too, as both should help the frontcourt as soon as they get to campus
Dajuan Coleman (11)
Jerami Grant (50)



12 Maryland

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Maryland class: Mark Turgeon is off to a great start as the Maryland head coach. They worked Cleare and Layman hard and were able to reel in both top 50 prospects. Toss in local talent Seth Allen and the Terps are rolling
Shaquille Cleare (37)
Jake Layman (41)
Seth Allen


13 Wake Forest

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Wake Forest class: Jeff Bzdelik now has a trio of top 100 prospects, plus a pair of solid big men. Moto is the highest rated, but Miller-McIntyre and Rountree aren't too far behind.
Arnaud Moto (58)
Codi Miller-McIntyre (67)
Aaron Rountree (85)
Andre Washington
Devin Thomas
Tyler Cavanaugh
14 UCLA

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: Kyle Anderson is an elite recruit and Jordan Adams is a top 100 prospect that can score it. Now their focus turns to the nations top recruit Shabazz Muhammad
Kyle Anderson (4)
Jordan Adams (73)



15 Pittsburgh

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Pittsburgh class: The emergence of Steven Adams has Pitt firmly in the top five, but they also have a lead guard with winning attributes in James Robinson
Steven Adams (7)
James Robinson (93)



16 Oklahoma State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Oklahoma State class: Travis Ford pulled a major coup picking up Marcus Smart and his teammate Phil Forte. Smart is the ultimate winner, while Forte is a lights out shooter. Kamari Murphy is a guy that really built his rep during the summer as well
Marcus Smart (14)
Phil Forte
Kamari Murphy


17 Houston

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Houston class: James Dickey has Houston fans fired up. A pair of top 100 prospects will stay at home and play for the Cougars. Danuel House is a potential All-American, while Knowles is an improving big man
Danuel House (27)
Danrad Knowles (71)
Valentine Izundu


18 Memphis

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Memphis class: Josh Pastner's Tuesday pick up of Shaq Goodwin was a big deal. He's a bouncy forward that will help in the post right away. Damien Wilson will provide scoring help on the perimeter
Shaq Goodwin (24)
Damien Wilson (91)



19 Villanova

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Villanova class: Nova finds itself in the top five because of a pair of top 50 recruits. Ochefu is an improving and active big man, while Arcidiacono knows how to run a team
Daniel Ochefu (45)
Ryan Arcidiacono (48)



20 Virginia

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Virginia class: With three top 100 prospects, Virginia is firmly in the top 10. Anderson is a high level athlete, Nolte is a knockdown shooter and Tobey is an improving big man
Justin Anderson (60)
Evan Nolte (79)
Mike Tobey (94)
Teven Jones

21 Purdue

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Purdue class: Ronnie Johnson is the headliner,But they have some beef inside with the recent addition of A.J. Hammons and the word is Jay Simpson is starting to put it together. Toss in Raphael Davis and it's a good group
Ronnie Johnson (76)
A.J. Hammons (83)
Jay Simpson
Raphael Davis

22 Florida

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida class: Ogbueze is a scoring lead guard with plenty of talent, while Frazier will provide help on the wing with his long range stroke
Braxton Ogbueze (39)
Michael Frazier (87)
Dillon Graham


23 Colorado

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Colorado class: For the first time in over a decade, Colorado has a top 100 prospect. In fact, they have two -- Johson & Scott -- and another guy that could move in -- Wesley Gordon.
Josh Scott (80)
Xavier Johnson (82)
Wesley Gordon
Chris Jenkins

24 Iowa

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Iowa class: Picking up Adam Woodbuy was significant as they Hawkeyes needed to keep him home. Toss in AAU teammate Mike Geselle and the Iowa staff has a pair of top 100 guys.
Adam Woodbury (47)
Mike Gesell (89)
Kyle Meyer
Patrick Ingram
Anthony Clemmons
25 Duke

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Duke class: Duke has had some good guards in recent years and this year they'll add another five-star guard that shoots it at a high level from behind the stripe
Rasheed Sulaimon (10)






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