Updated 2014 Class Rankings

Updated 2014 Class Rankings

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke sit at the top of the updated 2014 class rankings, knocking Kentucky off the top spot for the first time since 2008.

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This is without question the top recruiting class in the country. Okafor is a dominant force inside, Jones is a heady lead guard with a high IQ, Winslow is a do-it-all wing, while Allen brings athleticism and toughness to the class.
Key verbals: C Jahlil Okafor (#1 ), PG Tyus Jones (#9 ), SF Justise Winslow (#12 ), SG Grayson Allen (#22 )
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This is the first time since 2008 that Kentucky hasn't ended up No. 1 on this list. Regardless, John Calipari has a great class with two impact big men and two highly touted guards.
Key verbals: C Karl Towns (#4 ), PF Trey Lyles (#11 ), PG Tyler Ulis (#20 ), SG Devin Booker (#29 )
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Steve Alford did a terrific job molding a good group of post players together. Looney, Welsh & Bolden are impact players from the get-to. The Bruins should be set in the post for quite some time.
Key verbals: PF Kevon Looney (#15 ), C Thomas Welsh (#17 ), PF Jonah Bolden (#25 ), C Gyorgy Goloman (#NR )
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Alexander brings athleticism, toughness and rebounding, while fellow top 10 prospect Oubre comes in with a reputation as a big athlete that can shoot. Toss in Graham, a late pick up, and the Jayhawks have a dynamic floor general that could start from day one.
Key verbals: C Cliff Alexander (#6 ), SF Kelly Oubre (#7 ), PG Devonte' Graham (#NR )
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This is a strong class that fills needs for Arizona. Johnson, an elite prospect, is the headliner, but Cartwright, Victor, Ristic and Allen are likely early contributors. Sean Miller isn't slowing down and continues to be relentless on the recruiting trail.
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Dave Rice has his best class at UNLV this go around. Vaughn, a top 10 player, is arguably the top one-on-one scorer in the class, while Morgan, a terrific athlete, and Okonoboh, who is one of the best shot blockers in the class, are freshman impact players as well.
Key verbals: SG Rashad Vaughn (#8 ), SF Dwayne Morgan (#26 ), C Goodluck Okonoboh (#49 ), SG Pat McCaw (#NR )
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After a year out of the top 10, UNC is back among the top recruiting classes in the country. The Tar Heels are adding an efficent scorer (Jackson), a heck of an athlete and wing defender (Pinson) and a heady lead guard (Berry) with their 2014 class.
Key verbals: SF Justin Jackson (#10 ), SG Theo Pinson (#19 ), PG Joel Berry (#34 )
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Rick Pitino filled a lot of needs with his 2014 class. Aaron is a high-level scorer and Snider is a heady PG that can really shoot the ball. Of the bigs, Onuaku is the most ready to contribute, as he's strong, physical and will be a force on the glass.
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Shooting was clearly a priority for Mark Turgeon. Trimble, Wiley and Nickens are all consistent long-range shot makers. Trimble and Nickens made our list of top 10 shooters in the 2014 class. Reed is a lengthy shot blocker, while Cekovsky has some skill and will help on the interior.
Key verbals: SG Romelo Trimble (#30 ), SG Dion Wiley (#45 ), SF Jared Nickens (#83 ), C Trayvon Reed (#95 ), C Michal Cekovsky (# NR)
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Thad Matta has a pair of five-star prospects headed his way. Russell will play on and off the ball for Matta and his impact to be significant. Bates-Diop and Tate will help bolster their interior and should see big minutes as freshmen.
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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Robinson made a major move in our final player rankings. He's a very good long-range shooter and a forward with versatility. Francis and Chiozza are highly skilled guards both ranked among Scout.com's top 50. Another great class for the Gators.
Key verbals: PF Devin Robinson (#16 ), SG Brandone Francis (#44 ), PG Chris Chiozza (#59 )
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Four top 100 prospects are headed to Georgetown next season. Copeland is the highest rated, as he's coming off a tremendous senior season. The other three will likely play big minutes as freshman as well.
Key verbals: PF Isaac Copeland (#38 ), PF Paul White (#61 ), SG L.J. Peak (#63 ), PG Tre Campbell (#88 ), PF Trey Mourning (#NR )
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Chris Mack has three top 100 players headed to campus, plus another four-star in London. Xavier is bring in three major perimieter threats in Bluiett, Sumner and Macura. All three shoot the ball well, but all three have some wiggle to the games and can score from mid-range.
Key verbals: SF Trevon Bluiett (#31 ), SG Edmond Sumner (#98 ), SG J.P. Macura (#100 ), PF Makinde London (#NR ), C Sean O'Mara (#NR ), PG Larry Austin (#NR )
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Seton Hall fans are excited and rightfully so. This is Kevin Willard's best class and it's led by Whitehead, a scoring sensation, and Delgado, one of the top rebounders in the 2014 class.
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Chatman and Wilson are both top 100 recruits and should be instant impact guys. Chatman is a skilled forward with versatility, while Wilson is a late blooming big man that really came on during his senior season.
Key verbals: SF Kameron Chatman (#23 ), PF D.J. Wilson (#69 ), C Ricky Doyle (#NR ), SF Aubrey Dawkins (#{})
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Three top 100 prospects are headed to Stanford next year. Travis, a McDonald's All-American, leads the way, but Cartwright is their PG of the future and Humphrey will boost their frontline in a major way.
Key verbals: PF Reid Travis (#39 ), PG Robert Cartwright (#51 ), C Michael Humphrey (#73 ), SG Dorian Pickens (#NR )
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For the first time San Diego State has made Scout.com's top 25 class rankings. Steve Fisher and his staff deserve some major credit for reeling in three top 100 players, as they beat out some heavy hitters to secure their recruiting class.
Key verbals: SF Malik Pope (#37 ), PF Zylan Cheatham (#70 ), SG Trey Kell (#71 ), SG Kevin Zabo (#NR )
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Mark Gottfried will bring in three recruits ranked among the top 75 players in the country in 2014. Abu brings rebounding and toughness, while the Martin twins are impressive perimeter scorers.
Key verbals: PF Abdul-Malik Abu (#57 ), SF Caleb Martin (#67 ), SF Cody Martin (#68 )
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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 ), PG Kyron Cartwright (#NR )
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Dana Altmann's signature recruit in the 2014 class is Lyle. The 6-5 guard is skilled and a talented passer. He'll likely see big minutes as a freshman. Kasongo, Benjamin and Chandler can help them inside, while Benson's skill and shooting will be a help on the perimeter.
Key verbals: PG JaQuan Lyle (#28 ), PF Ray Kasongo (#NR ), PG Casey Benson (#NR ), C Michael Chandler (#{}), SF Dwayne Benjamin (# NR)
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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 ), C Jeremiah April (#NR ), C Tim Priller (# NR)
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Rick Barnes scored a major coup when Turner opted for the Longhorns in late April. Turner is an elite shot blocker and a good perimeter shooter. Turner gives them star power and he's sure to impact their team from the get go.
Key verbals: C Myles Turner (#5 ), SF Jordan Barnett (#NR )
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The strength of Andy Enfield's class is in his future backcourt. McLaughlin is an impressive athlete that can both create shot opportunities for teammates, as well as score when it's needed. Marquetti, another local, is a do-it-all wing that emerged late in his high school career.
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Syracuse's class only consists of two players, but they are two good ones. McCullough has elite athleticism and physical tools, while Joseph is a true combination guard that can fill the role of scorer or facilitator.
Key verbals: PF Chris McCullough (#18 ), PG Kaleb Joseph (#64 )
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Fresh off a National Championship, Kevin Ollie has Hamilton, a five-star wing, headed his way. A 6-5 skilled wing, Hamilton is one of the best pure scorers in the 2014 class.
Key verbals: SF Daniel Hamilton (#21 ), PG Sam Cassell (#{}), PF Rakim Lubin (#NR )
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