Updated 2012 Class Rankings

Ben Howland

Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad impacted the 2012 recruiting class rankings in a big way. Noel has Kentucky at No. 1 overall, while UCLA jumped into the top five after snagging a commitment from Muhammad.

2013 Top Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Kentucky

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kentucky class: Surprise! Surprise! The Wildcats are at the top of the recruiting world again. With the addition of the nation's top player -- Nerlens Noel -- Uk has moved to the top of the list.
Nerlens Noel (1)
Archie Goodwin (15)
Alex Poythress (17)
Willie Cauley (35)

2 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 can provide scoring from the perimeter
Brandon Ashley (5)
Kaleb Tarczewski (8)
Grant Jerrett (16)
Gabe York (47)

3 UCLA

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: With the addition of Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA has catapulted into the top five. Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams should be a big time trio for the Bruins.
Shabazz Muhammad (2)
Kyle Anderson (3)
Jordan Adams (74)


4 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: Tom Crean locked down his state. Four of the five recruits are from Indiana, with three ranked among the top 40 recruits in the country
Jeremy Hollowell (26)
Hanner Perea (32)
Yogi Ferrell (33)
Ron Patterson
Peter Jurkin
5 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 L.J. Rose and the Bears have a quality group
Isaiah Austin (3)
Ricardo Gathers (42)
L.J. Rose (67)
Chad Rykhoek

6 NC State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
NC State class: WIth a pair of top 30 prospects and another recruits ranked among the top 50, Mark Gottfried has a great group. Warren & Purvis should add plenty of perimeter scoring
Rodney Purvis (18)
T.J. Warren (26)
Tyler Lewis (46)


7 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 (8)
Prince Ibeh (60)
Javan Felix (81)
Connor Lammert
Ioannis Papapetrou
DeMarcus Holland
8 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: While there isn't an elite prospect in this group, UNC has a solid four-man class that fits needs at just about every position. Paige is highest rated of bunch, while Johnson appears to have most potential
Marcus Paige (29)
Brice Johnson (48)
Joel James (68)
J.P. Tokoto (90)

9 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 (21)
Glenn Robinson (28)
Nick Stauskas (84)
Spike Albrecht


10 Providence

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Providence class: Ed Cooley has a pair of top 25 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 (14)
Kris Dunn (23)
Josh Fortune


11 Michigan State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan State class: Gary Harris is the stud of the group and a guy that keeps improving. Costello & Kaminski will help on the interior, while Valentine is a utility guard that can play a few different spots
Gary Harris (11)
Matt Costello (92)
Kenny Kaminski (98)
Denzel Valentine

12 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 (10)
Jerami Grant (50)



13 Kansas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kansas class: Ellis is the big get, but the Jayhawks added the perimeter scorer they needed in White. Toss in a talented and athletic guard in Adams plus Lucas and Peters will give the post some depth.
Perry Ellis (35)
Andrew White (43)
Anrio Adams
Landen Lucas
Zach Peters
14 Pittsburgh

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Pittsburgh class: The emergence of Steven Adams is a big deal for Pitt. He's an impact recruit and an elite center in the 2012 class. Robinson is improving and he's sliced weight from his frame. Terrific two-man class for Jamie Dixon
Steven Adams (6)
James Robinson (78)
Chris Jones


15 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 get both. Cleare should impact the post right away, while Layman and Allen will help in the scoring department
Shaquille Cleare (40)
Jake Layman (59)
Seth Allen
Charles Mitchel
Demonte Dodd
16 Xavier

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Xavier class: Semaj Christon is one of two top 25 PG's. He's an impact lead guard with great speed. Reynolds is a top 100 post and he'll have help from Farr inside. Davis is one of the best shooters in the 2012 class
Semaj Christon (23)
Jalen Reynolds (82)
Myles Davis
James Farr

17 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
A.J. Hammons (70)
Ronnie Johnson (80)
Raphael Davis (99)
Jay Simpson (100)

18 Georgia Tech

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Georgia Tech class: Brian Gregory got his signature recruit in Robert Carter, one of the top low post scorers in the country. Hunt and Bolden are solid pick ups and in-state prospects that should help the Yellow Jackets
Robert Carters (19)
Marcus Hunt
Chris Bolden


19 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 (13)
Phil Forte
Kamari Murphy


20 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 legit perimeter scorer, while Knowles is a versatile forward with a lot of raw ability
Danuel House (32)
Danrad Knowles (73)



21 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 is close in Wesley Gordon.
Josh Scott (64)
Xavier Johnson (63)
Wesley Gordon
Chris Jenkins
Xavier Talton
Eli Stalzer
22 Wake Forest

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Wake Forest class: Jeff Bzdelik now has a pair of top 100 prospects, plus a versatile swingman and a trio of solid big men. Miller-McIntyre is highest rated, but Moto is a talented wing prospect that can really defend
Arnaud Moto (88)
Codi Miller-McIntyre (87)
Aaron Rountree
Andre Washington
Devin Thomas
Tyler Cavanaugh
23 Virginia

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Virginia class: With three top 100 prospects, Virginia is firmly in the top 25. Anderson is a high level athlete, Nolte is a knockdown shooter and Tobey is an improving big man
Justin Anderson (57)
Evan Nolte (78)
Mike Tobey (94)
Teven Jones

24 Villanova

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Villanova class: Nova finds itself in the top 25 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 (50)
Ryan Arcidiacono (53)



25 Florida State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida State class: Brandon has established himself as a hardnosed, tough wing prospect and has worked his way into the top 60. Thomas is a terrific perimeter scorer and will be an impact guy for the 'Noles because of his long range shooting
Montay Brandon (55)
Aaron Thomas (66)
Devon Bookert
Robert Gilchrist



HONORABLE MENTION: Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas A&M.

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