2013 Class Rankings
John Calipari
John Calipari
Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 23, 2013
Evan Daniels


Kentucky scores their fifth straight No. 1 recruiting class with six top 25 recruits. Kansas, who picked up the nation's top player, and Duke check in at No. 2 and No. 3 overall.

2013 Top Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Kentucky

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kentucky class: The Wildcats have another No. 1 recruiting class. Their 2013 group is big in quantity and in quality. The class fills their needs and gives them plenty of firepower both on the perimeter and in the paint.
Julius Randle (2)
Andrew Harrison (5)
Aaron Harrison (6)
James Young (11)
Dakari Johnson (17)
Marcus Lee (24)
2 Kansas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kansas class: Kansas already had a loaded class, but adding the nation's best player -- Andrew Wiggins -- sets it over the top. To go with him on the wing, Selden, Greene & Frankamp give them three legit perimeter prospects that can make shots. Plus Joel Embiid's best days are ahead of him.
Andrew Wiggins (1)
Wayne Selden (12)
Joel Embiid (23)
Brannen Greene (41)
Conner Frankamp (46)
Frank Mason
3 Duke

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Duke class: Coach K has a great group that includes the No. 3 player -- Jabari Parerk -- and a pair of top 30 recruits. Jones is a lights out shooter and Ojeleye will bring toughness, defense and rebounding.
Jabari Parker (3)
Matt Jones (25)
Semi Ojeleye (26)


4 Arizona

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arizona class: Outside of John Calipari, Sean Miller has recruited as well as anyone the past few seasons. For the second year in a row he's reeled in mulitple top 10 recruits. Both Gordon and Jefferson are impact performers from the time they step on campus.
Aaron Gordon (4)
Rondae Jefferson (10)
Elliot Pitts


5 Memphis

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Memphis class: Josh Pastner is building a strong fence around Memphis. King, Nichols & Crawford are all Memphis natives. He has four top 100 recruits and is collecting impressive talent.
Nick King (28)
Austin Nichols (36)
Kuran Iverson (53)
Rashawn Powell (77)
Markel Crawford
6 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: Indiana has a signature recruit in Vonleh. Throw Vonleh in with a pair of top 100 recruits and it's a solid class for the Hoosiers.
Noah Vonleh (7)
Stan Robinson (59)
Troy Williams (67)
Luke Fischer (79)
Devin Davis
Colin Hartman
7 Florida

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida class: Two top ten recruits are headed to Gainesville. The AAU teammates will make quite the inside/outside duo in college.
Chris Walker (8)
Kasey Hill (9)



8 Louisville

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Louisville class: Rick Pitino's four-man class is strong and covers their needs. Rozier has emerged as a five-star guard, Jones is arguably the top JUCO player in the country and Gill can score it.
Terry Rozier (15)
Chris Jones (JC)
Anton Gill (48)
Akoy Agau

9 LSU

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
LSU class: Johnny Jones isn't wasting much time in Baton Rouge. This is a great class that will boost their front line. Martin is a difference maker, whil Mickey and Quarterman can help LSU early as well.
Jarell Martin (14)
Jordan Mickey (37)
Tim Quarterman (80)
Brian Bridgewater
John Odoh
Darcy Malone
10 Marquette

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Marquette class: Buzz Williams has three top 100 prospects and an elite level Junior College recruit on board. He's adding some impressive athletes and this class will help them on the perimeter.
Jajuan Johnson (32)
Deonte Burton (54)
Duane Wilson (71)
Jameel McKay (JC)
John Dawson
11 Syracuse

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Syracuse class: Ennis, Roberson and Johnson are all top 100 prospects and guys that can help the Orangemen. Ennis is the highest rated of the bunch and their point guard of the future.
Tyler Ennis (22)
Tyler Roberson (55)
B.J. Johnson (89)
Ron Patterson
Chinoso Obokoh
12 N.C. State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
N.C. State class: Mark Gottfried has had instant success on the recruiting trail. He pulled a pair of five-stars last year, this year he has one in Barber and a pair of top 100 post prospects that can help them.
Anthony Barber (21)
BeeJay Anya (60)
Kyle Washington (92)
Lennard Freeman
Desmond Lee
13 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: Isaiah Hicks the crown jewel of this class. He's athletic, active and keeps improving. Meeks is a big post with good hands and touch that will be able to help in time.
Isaiah Hicks (18)
Kennedy Meeks (68)
Nate Britt


14 Arkansas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arkansas class: Portis and Kingsley are high level pick ups for Arkansas. Portis is aggressive on both ends of the floor, while Kingsley is an active shot blocker with toughness.
Bobby Portis (16)
Moses Kingsley (40)



15 Notre Dame

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Notre Dame class: Jackson is the crown jewel of Notre Dame's class. N.D. fought off some powers to keep him home. Beachem and Vasturia are guys that will help them. Both are capable of making shots at a high level.
Demetrius Jackson (29)
V.J. Beachem (65)
Steve Vasturia (95)
Austin Torres

16 Michigan

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan class: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnall are all top 100 prospects and players that can help John Beilein early in their careers. Walton and Irvin had huge July's and are getting better at just the right time.
Derrick Walton (43)
Zak Irvin (51)
Mark Donnall (94)


17 California

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
California class: Bird's commitment was massive for Cal. He's one of the better scoresr in the 2013 class and is a legacy. Matthews is a shooter and Singer will impress with his skill.
Jabari Bird (13)
Jordan Matthews
Sam Singer
Kameron Rooks
Roger Moute A Bidias
18 Cincinnati

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Cincinnati class: Cincinnati picked up their most talented recruit since Lance Stephenson when Lawrence opted for the Bearcats. He's an immediate contributor and a guy that will boost their talent at the forward spot.
Jermaine Lawrence (19)
Kevin Johnson
Deshaun Morman
Troy Caupain
Jamaree Strickland
19 UCLA

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: LaVine is one of the best prospects on the West Coast. He's a newly minted five-star prospect. Freeman is a combo as well that can put up points in a hurry.
Zach Lavine (27)
Noah Allen
Bryce Alford


20 Illinois

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Illinois class: John Groce and his staff have focused on the state of Illinois. Nunn and Hill are very good pick ups that should impact their team early on.
Kendrick Nunn (52)
Malcolm Hill (72)
Austin Colbert
Jaylon Tate
Maverick Morgan
21 BYU

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
BYU class: Eric Mika and Nick Emery are legit top 100 players and guys that will immediately impact BYU. Mika is a physical post player, while Emery is one of the best shooters in the 2013 class.
Eric Mika (38)
Nick Emery (78)
Braiden Shaw
Jakob Hartstock
Luke Worthington
22 Missouri

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Missouri class: Reeling in Williams was a significant pick up for Frank Haith. He's a talented low post scorer. Clark is an improving PG prospect that plays well in an uptempo environment.
Johnathan Williams (34)
Wes Clark (86)
Torren Jones
Keanau Post
Shane Rector
23 South Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
South Carolina class: Frank Martin signed a big class, as he currently has 7 recruits headed his way. Thornwell is a tremendous scorer and USC's highest rated recruit. Henry, a native of southern Florida, will help their frontcourt right away.
Sindarius Thornwell (30)
Demetrius Henry (91)
Desmond Ringer
Justin McKie
Duane Notice
Jaylen Shaw
24 SMU

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
SMU class: SMU kept home a big time scorer in Keith Frazier. Throw in wing Sterling Brown and Larry Brown has two top 100 prospects headed to campus.
Keith Frazier (33)
Sterling Brown (82)
Ben Moore
Yanick Moreira

25 Baylor

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Baylor class: Freeman and Wainright give Baylor two very different perimeter players. Freeman impresses with his skill and ability to make shots, while Wainright is a tough, athletic wing that defends, rebounds and plays well in transition
Allerik Freeman (61)
Ismail Wainright (62)
Jonathan Motley
Kenny Chery



HONORABLE MENTION: Florida State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Tennessee, UNLV, UTEP, Villanova, Washington, West Virginia.



Related Stories
Martin: "I'm More Confident"
 -by PackPride.com  May 23, 2013
Perkins sets up two visits
 -by ScoutHoops.com  May 23, 2013
Pinson: 'I'm A Tar Heel'
 -by InsideCarolina.com  May 22, 2013

Contact Evan Daniels
for Media requests at:
edaniels@scout.com
MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ScoutHoops.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.