Updated 2013 Class Rankings
This story originally published on ScoutHoops.com
Marcus Lee
Marcus Lee
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 19, 2013


Kentucky leads the way in our updated 2013 class rankings. Duke, Kansas, Memphis and Indiana round out the top five.

2013 Top Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Kentucky

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kentucky class: The Wildcats have another No. 1 recruiting class. The Harrison twins will give them arguably the best backcourt in the country next year, plus they have a top 10 wing -- Young -- and two top 25 big men in Johnson and Lee.
Andrew Harrison (3)
Aaron Harrison (4)
James Young (10)
Dakari Johnson (18)
Marcus Lee (21)
Derek Willis
2 Duke

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Duke class: Coach K has a great group that includes the No. 2 player -- Jabari Parker -- and a pair of top 25 recruits. Jones is a lights out shooter and Ojeleye will bring toughness, defense and rebounding.
Jabari Parker (2)
Matt Jones (24)
Semi Ojeleye (25)


3 Kansas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kansas class: Bill Self is bringing in quite the backcourt in the 2013 class. This group will help them on the perimeter and the class is full of guys that can make shots.Throw in Embiid, an emerging big man, and this is a terrific class.
Wayne Selden (13)
Brannen Greene (40)
Conner Frankamp (44)
Joel Embiid (61)
Frank Mason
4 Memphis

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Memphis class: Josh Pastner is building a strong fence around Memphis. King, Nichols & Crawford are all Memphis natives. He has four top 100 recruits and is collecting impressive talent.
Nick King (27)
Austin Nichols (34)
Kuran Iverson (52)
Rashawn Powell (78)
Markel Crawford
5 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: Indiana has a signature recruit in Vonleh. Throw Vonleh in with a pair of top 100 recruits and it's a top five class for Tom Crean and the Hoosiers.
Noah Vonleh (7)
Stan Robinson (59)
Troy Williams (66)
Luke Fischer
Devin Davis
Colin Hartman
6 Florida

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida class: Two top ten recruits are headed to Gainesville. The AAU teammates will make quite the inside/outside duo in college.
Kasey Hill (8)
Chris Walker (9)



7 Louisville

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Louisville class: Rick Pitino's four-man class is strong and covers their needs. Rozier has emerged as a five-star guard, Jones is arguably the top JUCO player in the country, Gill can score it and Agau will provide depth in the post.
Terry Rozier (15)
Chris Jones (JC)
Anton Gill (46)
Akoy Agau

8 LSU

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
LSU class: Johnny Jones isn't wasting much time in Baton Rouge. This is a great class that will boost their front line. Martin is a difference maker, while Mickey and Quarterman can help LSU early as well.
Jarell Martin (14)
Jordan Mickey (36)
Tim Quarterman (80)
John Odoh
Deng Deng
9 Marquette

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Marquette class: Buzz Williams has three top 100 prospects and an elite level Junior College recruit on board. He's adding some impressive athletes and this class will really help them on the perimeter.
Jajuan Johnson (31)
Deonte Burton (54)
Duane Wilson (71)
Jameel McKay (JC)
John Dawson
10 Syracuse

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Syracuse class: Ennis, Roberson and Johnson are all top 100 prospects and guys that can help the Orangemen. Ennis is the highest rated of the bunch and their point guard of the future.
Tyler Ennis (23)
Tyler Roberson (55)
B.J. Johnson (90)
Ron Patterson
Chinoso Obokoh
11 N.C. State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
N.C. State class: Mark Gottfried has had instant success on the recruiting trail. He pulled a pair of five-stars last year, this year he has one in Barber and a pair of top 100 post prospects that can help them.
Anthony Barber (16)
BeeJay Anya (60)
Kyle Washington (93)


12 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: With the recent addition of Meeks, Carolina has a nice post tandem in 2013 and two guys that complement each other well. Toss in a solid lead guard in Britt and the Heels have a nice group headed to Chapel Hill.
Isaiah Hicks (20)
Kennedy Meeks (50)
Nate Britt


13 Arkansas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arkansas class: Portis and Kingsley are high level pick ups for Arkansas. Portis is aggressive on both ends of the floor, while Kingsley is an active shot blocker with toughness.
Bobby Portis (17)
Moses Kingsley (39)



14 Notre Dame

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Notre Dame class: Jackson is the crown jewel of Notre Dame's class. N.D. fought off some powers to keep him home. Beachem and Vasturia are both big wings that can make shots from long-range.
Demetrius Jackson (28)
V.J. Beachem (69)
Steve Vasturia (96)
Austin Torres

15 Michigan

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan class: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnall are all top 100 prospects and players that can help John Beilein early in their careers. Walton and Irvin had huge July's and are getting better at just the right time.
Derrick Walton (42)
Zak Irvin (49)
Mark Donnall (95)


16 UCLA

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: LaVine is one of the best prospects on the West Coast. He's a newly minted five-star prospect. Freeman is a combo as well that can put up points in a hurry.
Zach Lavine (26)
Allerik Freeman (62)
Noah Allen


17 Arizona

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arizona class: Jefferson is the headliner here. A competitor and tough wing prospect, he'll likely start from day one. Pitts gives them a talented shooter from both mid to long range.
Rondae Jefferson (11)
Elliot Pitts



18 California

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
California class: Bird's commitment was massive for Cal. He's one of the better scorers in the 2013 class and is a legacy recruit. Matthews is a shooter and Singer will impress with his skill.
Jabari Bird (12)
Jordan Matthews
Sam Singer


19 Cincinnati

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Cincinnati class: Cincinnati picked up their most talented recruit since Lance Stephenson when Lawrence opted for the Bearcats. He's an immediate contributor and a guy that will boost their talent at the forward spot.
Jermaine Lawrence (19)
Kevin Johnson
Deshaun Morman
Troy Caupain
Jamaree Strickland
20 Illinois

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Illinois class: John Groce and his staff have focused on the state of Illinois. Nunn and Hill are very good pick ups that should impact their team early on.
Kendrick Nunn (51)
Malcolm Hill (72)
Austin Colbert
Jaylon Tate
Maverick Morgan
21 BYU

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
BYU class: Eric Mika and Nick Emery are legit top 100 players and guys that will immediately impact BYU. Mika is a physical post player, while Emery is one of the best shooters in the 2013 class.
Eric Mika (37)
Nick Emery (79)
Braiden Shaw
Jakob Hartstock

22 Missouri

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Missouri class: Reeling in Williams was a significant pick up for Frank Haith. He's a talented low post scorer. Clark is an improving PG prospect that plays well in an uptempo environment.
Johnathan Williams (32)
Wes Clark (86)
Torren Jones
Keanau Post

23 UTEP

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UTEP class: UTEP is the surprise class. During signing week, the Miners managed to score a five-star recruit and a four-star prospect, giving them a top 25 overall class.
Isaac Hamilton (30)
Vince Hunter
Andre Spight
Josh Brown

24 Washington

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Washington class: Williams-Goss is now a top 50 recruit and UW's starting PG of the future. Johnson is an athletic wing with a lot of raw ability
Nigel Williams-Goss (48)
Darin Johnson (85)
Jahmel Taylor


25 West Virginia

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
West Virginia class: Williams moved up in Scout's latest rankings to No. 57. He's on the rise and impresses with his activity level, rebounding and improved scoring
Devin Williams (57)
Elijah Macon (99)
Nathan Adrian
Brandon Watkins



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