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2015 Class Rankings
Sean Miller's recruiting success has been well documented and he doesn't appear to be slowing down. Three more five-stars in 2015 -- all ranked among the top 20 -- and the Wildcats aren't done.
Louisville's 2015 class began assembling in July. Adel has terrific size and athleticism for a wing. Mitchell was arguably the most improved player of the summer. He's versatile, tough & athletic. Spalding, at 6-10, has tremendous upside.
Only two top 10 players have made decisions and Duke reeled in one of them -- Chase Jeter. At 6-10, he has a go-to hook and an improved offensive game. Kennard is a skilled guard that can heat up from three.
Syracuse has the most top 100 commitments at this stage. Richardson is a scorer, Howard is skilled & can pass, while Diagne is an active, energy guy and Lydon is a fluid runner and impressive athlete.
Key verbals: SF Malachi Richardson (#28 ), PF Moustapha Diagne (#68 ), SG Franklin Howard (#70 ), PF Tyler Lydon (#77 )
Lorenzo Romar is off to a quick start with two top 50 recruits and another four-star prospect. Murray, a perimeter player, & Chriss, a power forward, are both long versatile athletes. Crisp is a high-level shooter.
Thad Matta is filling needs in a big way with his 2015 class. Grandstaff will help as a perimeter scorer. The addition of Giddens adds shot blocking, rebounding and toughness. Harris brings speed and passing to the PG spot.
#7 UCLA Bruins
Since landing at UCLA, Steve Alford has landed four five-star recruits and three four-star players. They already have a pair of top 50 recruits in Holiday and Ali and they have their eyes set on the nation's top prospect -- Jaylen Brown.
#8 LSU Tigers
LSU has the highest rated commitment in the 2015 class. Ben Simmons, who has had a longstanding relationship with LSU assistant David Patrick, is a dynamic 6-8 forward with impressive skill, feel and driving ability.
Key verbals: SF Ben Simmons (#2 )
The Gators are filling needs in 2015 and they certainly aren't done. Allen is an athletic guard with potential on defense and an improving shot. With Dickerson & Hayes, the Gators have a pair of post prospects that can help. Dickerson is skilled, while Hayes is a long, mobile and a good athlete.
#10 USC Trojans
Andy Enfield has been focused on keeping the top local talent at home. Last year they snagged three local top 100 prospects and thus far they have two in 2015. Metu and Boatwright are both legit four-star players that will help their program. Metu is an impressive PF prospect with mobility and athleticism, while Boatwright is one of the top shooters in the class.
#11 Auburn Tigers
From 2010 to 2014 Auburn reeled in two top 100 recruits. In a three day period, Bruce Pearl and Auburn secured a pair of top 100 recruits -- Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer. Auburn is off to a great start in 2015.
#12 Georgetown Hoyas
John Thompson III focused on reeling in some size in 2015. Mission Accomplished. Govan is a thick, but skilled post player, while Derrickson is a step out four-man that can really shoot the ball.
Steve Wojciechowski's first true class is off to a great start. Both of his commitments are top 100 recruits. Heldt was one of the surprises of July and moved into the 50's when we updated rankings. Noskowiak is a talented guard that can make shots.
It was a good thing Michigan State locked up Davis early, as he was one of the biggest breakout names of the spring. They also hold a commitment from 6-4 athletic wing Kyle Ahrens
John Groce has two in-state prospects already on board. Williams is an intriguing forward with skill & versatility. Jordan has a reputation as a shooter.
OTHERS: Texas A&M, Connecticut, Minnesota, San Diego State, Creighton,