Recruiting Update: Recapping a Busy Offseason

The 2018-2019 College Basketball season may not have started yet, but many teams are already focused on next year, thanks to early commitments from top prospects. Here is a recap of some of the future college stars decisions, and where the undecided stars are considering signing.

Teams:

Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats made a big splash early, signing two top 10 recruits early. Kahlil Whitney, the #7 recruit according to 247 Sports, picked Kentucky over Georgetown early August. He is the highest recruit to commit so far. They also received a commitment from Tyrese Maxey, the #10 recruit. They currently have the #3 recruiting class in the country.

Arizona Wildcats

Wildcats fans know that this year will be an off year after a lack of talent signing with the team amid the Sean Miller crisis. They have little to worry about next year however, as they have already signed two top 15 recruits. Josh Green, who goes to basketball powerhouse IMG Academy, chose Arizona over UNC and other top basketball programs. He is a top 10 recruit, and will be joined by Arizona native Nico Mannion. Mannion is the top true point guard in the class, and will pair well with Green.

Florida Gators

The Gators have struggled to put together a strong recruiting class the last few years, but this year that looks to change. They first received a commitment from Tre Mann, a very underrated 5 star point guard with lots of potential. They then made their big splash, getting Scotty Lewis to commit in early October, stealing him away from an already stacked Kentucky team. Gators have the 4th ranked recruiting class in the country.

Players:

James Wiseman

Wiseman, the #1 recruit in the 2019 class, has put out his final 5 list. On that list are Kentucky, Memphis, Kansas, Vanderbilt and Florida State. Wiseman has visited all 5 schools, and it seems as if the decision will come down to Memphis or Kentucky. There is no timetable for his announcement.

Jaden McDaniels

McDaniels comes in at the #4 prospect, and has announced his final 5. On that list are Washington, UCLA, Kentucky, Texas, and San Diego State. His decision seems to be between Texas and SDSU.

Cole Anthony

Cole Anthony’s list isn’t quite as cut down as the two listed above, however the #3 recruit has announced his Top 12. On the list are Kansas, UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Oregon, Villanova, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Miami. There isn’t a clear favorite at the moment, but a shorter list should be expected soon.

2019 Team Recruiting Rankings:

  1. USC
  2. Louisville
  3. Kentucky
  4. Florida
  5. Ohio State
  6. Villanova
  7. Auburn
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Arizona
  10. Gonzaga

 

 

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