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Top 10 NCAA Basketball Recruiting Classes For 2015-’16


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    The dust has settled on another tough NCAA recruiting offseason and for the 2nd consecutive season, the Duke Blue Devils have secured the #1 rated recruiting class.

    Last season, reeling in top player Jahlil Okafor, along with othe Top 100 ranked prospects Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones, and Grayson Allen played a huge factor in winning the program’s 5th National Title.

    Following Duke is the Kentucky Wildcats, who have had a Top 1 or 2 ranked class for 5 straight seasons, which has led to amazing success and high NBA Draft picks for the UK program.

    Rounding out the Top 5 are LSU, who has this season’s top ranked recruit Ben Simmons, always potent Arizona, and fellow PAC-12 power California.

    Other teams with Top 10 ranked classes include Kansas, Texas A&M, Florida State, Louisville, and UNLV.

    Just missing our Top 10 but also had stellar recruiting classes were Ohio State, Memphis, Texas, Syracuse, Marquette, and Auburn.

    Check out the Top 10 NCAA Recruiting Classes For 2015-2016………


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    C Stephen Zimmerman(15)
    SF Derrick Jones(32)
    PG Jalen Poyser
    PF Tyrell Belot-Green(JC)

    Coach Dave Rice continues to recruit well, this time convincing the much sought after 7 foot Zimmerman to stay home and be the focal point of the Rebels next season. He’s a potential one-and-done talent that has skills like a young Pau Gasol. Rice also reeled in Philly native Jones, arguably one of the most athletically gifted players in the nation, winning multiple HS dunk contests during his HS career. Poyser is a Top 100 ranked floor general that excels in scoring off the dribble. Bellot-Green is a highly touted junior college transfer adding depth to the frontcourt.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SG Donovan Mitchell(31)
    SF Deng Adel(47)
    PF Raymond Spalding(64)
    SG Ryan McMahon

    Coach Pitino will be losing some talent this offseason, most noticeably leading scorers Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier, and although he lost out on a few key recruits, he reels in another Top 10 rated class led by the high flying Mitchell and Adel. Mitchell is a high level scorer, great distributor, and an above average defender, which is a must for a Pitino coached player. Adel is an excellent mid range scorer that could play some time at the 4 and McMahon is a smooth, sneaky good shooting guard.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SF Dwyane Bacon((22)
    SF Malik Beasley(43)
    SG Terrance Mann(98)
    C Jean Marc Koumadje
    SG Benji Bell(JC)

    Leonard Hamilton has always been a sneaky good recruiter, landing high volume scorer Xavier Rathan-Mayes last year. This time around, his Top 10 rated class is led by 5 star, elite SF Dwyane Bacon, a McDonald’s All American and Malik Beasley and Mann, yet another pair of high scoring wings that should play major minutes as a freshman. Koumadje is an intriguing 7’4 center with mobility and Bell is a valuable perimeter scorer off the bench.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    C Tyler Davis(28)
    PF Elijah Thomas(29)
    SF DJ Hogg(38)
    SG Admon Gilder(65)

    Coach Billy Kennedy brings in a stellar class, hoping to close the gap between the Aggies and Kentucky in the SEC. Davis has the potential to be one of the SEC’s best big men with a deft scoring touch and elite rebounding, along with Thomas in the frontcourt. Hogg, a HS teammate of Davis is ranked in the Top 20 of some rankings as a talented inside-out player with outstanding size(6’8) and a deadly jumpshot. Gilder is a talented 2 guard that excels on the defensive end.


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    2015 Commits(National Top 100 Ranking)

    PF Cheick Diallo(5)
    PF Carlton Bragg(21)
    SG LaGerald Vick(33 in 2016)

    Coach Self brings in a talented 3 man class that will be trying to offset the loss of Cliff Alexander up front. Diallo was as productive as any this offseason, taking home MVP honors in both the McDonald’s All American and Jordan Brand Classic Games. Bragg also could make an instant impact as an athletic big with face up skills while Vick has chosen to reclassify to 2015 and could be one of the top shooting guards in the nation.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SF Jaylen Brown(3)
    PF Ivan Rabb(7)
    SG Tyson Jolly(73)
    SF Davon Dillard

    In his first season at Cal, new coach Cuonzo Martin has flexed his recruiting muscle, adding a Top 5 class bolstered by not one, but 2 game changing players in Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown. He lured Brown, a crafty, physical slasher and high volume scorer out of Georgia and outbid other high majors to keep Rabb, an athletic and physical forward with bounce to stay home in California. Jolly and Willard will provide tons of toughness and depth on the perimeter.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SG Allonzo Trier(12)
    SF Ray Smith(17)
    SG Justin Simon(24)
    PF Chance Comanche(32)

    Sean Miller and his staff has put together another monster class for 2015, reeling in 4 players ranked among the Top 35 ballers in the country. He loses 3 starters to either graduation or the NBA but Arizona should once again be a PAC-12 power as Trier could be one of the top freshman scorers in the country. Smith is a fellow high flying recruit but his stock slipped a bit after missing his senior year due to an ACL injury. Simon is a valuable utility guard, capable of playing both wing positions while the 6’9 Comanche is a slender face to the basket post player that oozes potential.


  • ben simmons and antonio blakeney

    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SF Ben Simmons(1)
    SG Antonio Blakeney(13)
    SG Brandon Sampson(42)

    Head coach Johnny Jones hit the motherload on the recruiting trail, securing a commitment from top ranked high school player Ben Simmons. The 6’9 forward has the potential to be a one-and-done player if he so chooses and could be in the running for National Player of the Year as a freshman. Fellow McDonald’s All American Blakeney can score as well as any 2 guard in the nation, as Sampson is an elite wing reeled in after decommitting from St. John’s.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    C Skal Labissierre(2)
    PG Isaiah Briscoe(10)
    SG Charles Matthews(42)
    SG Mychal Mulder(JC)

    Coach Cal missed out on several top tier recruits this offseason but still retained a Top 2 recruiting class for the 5th consecutive year, proving he remains one of the top recruiters in the nation. Kentucky will lose upwards of 7 players in the Draft but bring in arguably the top freshman inside-out duo in the country in Skal Labissierre and Isaiah Briscoe, the top ranked big man and point guards in the senior class. Labissierre is amulti-talentid big that reminds many of Anthony Davis but with a better offensive game to this point. Briscoe is a physical, scoring guard that can play both perimeter positions and is a proven winner in high school. Matthews is a deadly perimeter shooter with size that could be on campus for a couple seasons while Mulder is a high profile floor general with elite 3 point potential.


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    2015 Commits(Top 100 National Ranking)

    SF Brandon Ingram(4)
    PG Derryck Thornton(14)
    C Chase Jeter(16)
    SG Luke Kennard(25)
    C Antonio Vrankovic

    Coach K relied heavily on his stud freshman class last serason to help win the 5th National Title in Duke program history. But after losing 3 players a 1st Round draftees this June, the Blue Devils will quickly reload by nabbing the #1 recruiting class for the 2nd consecutive season. The gem of the class is talented scorer Ingram, one of the top offensive players in the class, who chose Duke over rival North Carolina. Jeter is a dominating 7 footer that is a little more defensive minded than his predecessor Okafor, while Thornton is a ball on a string point guard who reclassified early and reminds many of former Duke product Kyrie Irving. Kennard is a deadly perimeter threat that scored more points in Ohio than Lebron James in high school while Vrancovic is a space eating big man with soft hands.


 

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