Scout.com Top 25 Class Rankings

Mike Krzyzewski

With the addition of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, Duke now has the best recruiting class in the country. Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina and Kansas round out the updated top five.

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With the addition of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, Duke now has the best 2014 recruiting class. Okafor is the best post player in high school basektball, while Jones is an elite lead guard with a tremendous feel. Throw in Grayson Allen, a very good athlete, and Duke has a a terrific three-man class.
Key verbals: C Jahlil Okafor (#1 ), PG Tyus Jones (#9 ), SG Grayson Allen (#22 )
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This is becoming a yearly thing. Kentucky tops our list with a pair of five-star prospects and two productive guards that can help them early, but will be multi-year players. Lyles is the highest rated of the bunch and the No. 1 power forward in the class. They'll likely look to add at least two more players to their class.
Key verbals: PF Trey Lyles (#11 ), C Karl Towns (#4 ), PG Tyler Ulis (#20 ), SG Devin Booker (#29 )
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Every year Sean Miller reels in an elite recruit and this go around he snagged Johnson. A 6-foot-6 wing, Johnson is strong, athletic and skilled. Victor gives them post depth, while Jackson-Cartwright has great poise and feel for the game. Another quality class for Miller.
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UNC's three-man class consists of a high IQ point guard in Berry, a scoring wing in Jackson and a tough, athletic wing in Pinson. UNC needed to bring in some firepower on the perimeter and they did just that with this 2014 haul.
Key verbals: SF Justin Jackson (#10 ), PG Joel Berry (#34 ), SG Theo Pinson (#19 )
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Kansas got huge news during signing when Alexander pledges. He's a tough, physical and explosive post player with a major upside. Oubre, an elite wing, is one of the best shooters in the 2014 class. Bill Self has two top 10 recruits.
Key verbals: C Cliff Alexander (#6 ), SF Kelly Oubre (#7 )
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Russell and Bates-Diop are five-star recruits and immediate contributors. Russell is a versatile guard with a high skill level, while Bates-Diop is a long, athletic combo forward with a major upside. Toss in a tough, defensive-minded wing in Tate and its' a great class.
Key verbals: SG D'Angelo Russell (#13 ), SF Keita Bates-Diop (#24 ), SF Jae'sean Tate (#56 ), C Dave Bell (#NR )
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Friday was a big day for Rick Pitino, as Louisville flipped Snider from Illinois back to Louisville. He's a high-level PG with a great feel and shot making ability. From Terrence Williams to Peyton Siva, Louisivlle has had plenty of success recruiting Seattle. They'll add Aaron, who is a high level shooter, from the area this go around. They also focused on recruiting post prospects in their 2014 class. Johnson is a 6-8 athlete with some skill, while Onuaku is a beast on the glass.
Key verbals: PG Quentin Snider (#35 ), SF Shaqquan Aaron (#27 ), PF Jaylen Johnson (#79 ), C Chinanu Onuaku (#54 )
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What sticks out about this class is the amount of shot makers Mark Turgeon reeled in. Wiley, Trimble and Nickens are all very good shooters with range. Reed, while not developed offensively, has a big upside and a lot of potential as a shot blocker.
Key verbals: SG Dion Wiley (#45 ), SG Romelo Trimble (#30 ), C Trayvon Reed (#95 ), SF Jared Nickens (#83 )
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Copeland and White are the prized recruits. Both are versatile combo forwards with athleticism and shot making ability. Peak, a native of South Carolina, is an accomplished scorer, while Campbell has combo guard qualities.
Key verbals: PF Isaac Copeland (#38 ), PF Paul White (#61 ), SG L.J. Peak (#63 ), PG Tre Campbell (#88 )
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Three top 50 recruits are headed to Gainesville. Robinson has the most potential. At 6-8, he's skilled and a very good shooter off the catch. Francis, a 6-4 combo guard, and Chiozza will add to an already talented backcourt.
Key verbals: PF Devin Robinson (#16 ), SG Brandone Francis (#44 ), PG Chris Chiozza (#59 )
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Kevin Willard has the best scorer in the country -- Whitehead -- headed to campus. To go with Whitehead, Delgado is a high level rebounder and one of the best PF's in the country. This is Willard's best class since landing at Seton Hall and their best class in recent memory.
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In 2012 and 2013 San Diego State managed a top 100 commit in each class. This go around San Diego State has three. Pope is rated the highest and at 6-8 the combo forward has major potential. Cheathem brings strength & athleticism, while Kell is a high-level shooter.
Key verbals: SF Malik Pope (#37 ), PF Zylan Cheatham (#70 ), SG Trey Kell (#71 ), SG Kevin Zabo (#NR )
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Chris Mack has three top 100 prospects and two strong three-star recruits in his 2014 class. Bluiett, one of the best pure scoresr in the '14 class, Macura & Sumner give Xavier a boost in the shooting department, while London, an upside forward, and O'Mara will help inside.
Key verbals: SF Trevon Bluiett (#31 ), PF Makinde London (#NR ), SG J.P. Macura (#100 ), SG Edmond Sumner (#98 ), C Sean O'Mara (#NR )", [Player.Position:] [PLAYER.Name:] (#[PLAYER.OverallRanking:])
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This is an impressive haul for Johnny Dawkins. Three top 100 players that will contribute early. Travis and Humphrey form a heck of a post duo, while Cartwright is a tough, shot-making lead guard that can run a team.
Key verbals: PF Reid Travis (#39 ), PG Robert Cartwright (#51 ), C Michael Humphrey (#73 )
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After a year hiatus, UNLV is back in our top 25 recruiting class rankings. Morgan and Okonoboh will help their freshman seasons. Morgan is a 6-8 combo forward with a unique scoring ability while Okonoboh is arguably the top shot blocker in the 2014 class.
Key verbals: SF Dwayne Morgan (#26 ), C Goodluck Okonoboh (#49 )
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Syracuse has a small class, but it fills needs. McCullough is an elite level athlete with a huge upside. At 6-3, Joseph can play both on and off the ball and has the potential to be a good college defender.
Key verbals: PF Chris McCullough (#18 ), PG Kaleb Joseph (#64 )
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Caleb Martin and Abdul Malik-Abu are both immediate contributors for Mark Gottfried. Martin is a wing scorer that can get hot in a hurry. Malik-Abu is a strongly built 6-7 PF that plays with energy and has an improved scoring attacking.
Key verbals: SF Caleb Martin (#67 ), PF Abdul-Malik Abu (#57 ), SF Cody Martin (#68 )
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Travis Ford continues to bring in talent. This go around he has three top 100 prospects all ranked from 77 to 81. Terrell is a scorer. Burton is a combo forward that plays with toughness. Solomon is an emerging big man that saw his stock take off in July. Ford has plenty of talent on campus and he's adding to it in 2014.
Key verbals: SG Jared Terrell (#80 ), SF Joe Burton (#84 ), C Mitch Solomon (#85 ), PG Jeff Newberry (#{})
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For the second year in a row, Marquette has a top 25 recruiting class. Buzz Williams has three top 100 recruits. Hill will bring in a scoring punch, Cohen is a big, skilled guard and Harris is an active and versatile forward.
Key verbals: SG Ahmed Hill (#78 ), SG Sandy Cohen (#89 ), PF Malek Harris (#96 ), SF Marial Shayok (#NR )
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For the third year in a row Providence has a top 100 prospect in their recruiting class. This time they actually have three. Chukwu will help on the interior by way of rebounding, Lindsey is an athletic wing, while Bentil is a 6-8 PF that is active & can make jumpers off the catch.
Key verbals: C Paschal Chukwu (#65 ), SF Jalen Lindsey (#86 ), PF Ben Bentil (#88 )
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Shooting is the theme of Tom Crean's 2014 class. You could make a case that Blackmon and Johnson are the top two shooters in the 2014 top 100. Both are knock down threats from the perimeter. Hoetzel is a pick and pop four-man that's best attribute is also his ability to rip the nets from long-range.
Key verbals: SG James Blackmon (#33 ), SG Robert Johnson (#47 ), PF Max Hoetzel (#NR )
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SMU only has one commitment, but it's a good one. Mudiay is the top point guard prospect in the 2014 class. He has elite physical attributes, is a high-level athlete and a quality passer.
Key verbals: PG Emmanuel Mudiay (#2 )
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Jim Larrañaga used his roots in the northeast to pick up commitments from four-star Newton, a combo guard with an ability to get to the rim, and Palmer, an emerging guard prospect. Sherman is a native of Texas that has developed a nice jump hook over time. Quality class for the Hurricanes.
Key verbals: SG Ja'Quan Newton (#53 ), PF Omar Sherman (#NR ), SG James Palmer (#99 )
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In 2013, Frank Haith picked up a pair of top 100 players. He will reel in the same amount in the initial signing period. Gant is an active & aggressive power forward that plays with energy, while Wright is a 6-5 wing with high-level athleticism and defensive potential.
Key verbals: PF Jakeenan Gant (#60 ), SG Namon Wright (#74 )
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After struggling from three during the 2012 season, Anthony Grant made shooting a priority with his 2014 class. Coleman, Mitchell & Norris give them a major upgrade in that department, as all three have reputations as shooters.
Key verbals: PG Justin Coleman (#60 ), SG Devin Mitchell (#NR ), SF Riley Norris (#NR )

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