Mike Kzyzewski and his Duke staff added three of the top six players in the Class of 2018 to take the number one spot in fall recruiting!

But, the Blue Devils can’t rest on their laurels, as nipping at their heels are strong classes from Kansas, Oregon and Kentucky, as well as Vanderbilt (especially if they can close on a couple studs they are involved with) as potential challengers for the top spot.

This is a year where, no less than eleven top fifty talents, including three top ten talents are still available, and able to affect our final rankings this spring.  So with that in mind, here’s our final rankings of the fall edition of college basketball recruiting, as we rate the FutureStars Top 30 Recruiting Classes:

FutureStars Fall Top 30 Recruiting Classes

  1. Duke (3) recruits: R.J. Barrett 6’7 WF Montverde (Academy) FL; Cameron Reddish 6’6 SG Norristown (Westtown School) PA; Tre Jones 6’2 PG Apple Valley (H.S.) MN.
  2. Kansas (4) recruits: Quentin Grimes 6’4 SG The Woodlands (College Park) GA; Devon Dotson 6’1 PG Charlotte (Providence Day) NC; David McCormack 6’10 C Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA; Silvio De Sousa 6’8 CF Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL.
  3. Oregon (4) recruits: Bol Bol 7’1 C/PF Henderson (Findlay Prep) NV; Louis King 6’6 WF Jersey City (Hudson Catholic) NJ; Will Richardson 6’4 SG Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA; Miles Norris 6’8 CF San Diego (Helix) CA.
  4. Kentucky (3) recruits: Keldon Johnson 6’5 SG Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA; Immanuel Quickly 6’4 SG Bel Air (John Carroll) MD; Tyler Herro 6’5 SG Greenfield (Whitnall) WI.
  5. Vanderbilt (3) recruits: Simisola Shittu 6’8 PF Saxon River (Vermont Academy) VT; Darius Garland 6’1 PG Nashville (Brentwood Academy) TN; Aaron Nesmith 6’5 WF Charleston (Porter Gaud) SC.
  6. North Carolina (5) recruits: Nassir Little 6’6 WF Orlando (Christian Prep) FL; Coby White 6’3 CG Wilson (Greenfield) NC; Rechon Black 6’5 SG Concord (Cox Mill) NC.
  7. Michigan State (5) recruits: Marcus Bingham 6’9 PF Grand Rapids (Central Catholic) MI; Foster Loyer 5’11 PG Clarkston (H.S.) MI; Gabe Brown 6’8 CF Bellevue (H.S.) MI; Aaron Henry 6’6 WF Indianapolis (Ben Davis) IN; Thomas Kithier 6’8 PF Macomb (Dakota) MI.
  8. Louisiana State (3) recruits: Nazreon Reid 6’9 C/PF Asbury Park (Roselle Catholic) NJ; Javonte Smart 6’4 CG Baton Rouge (Scotlandville) LA; Darius Days 6’7 WF Gainesville (Rock School) FL.
  9. Southern Cal (3) recruits: Taeshon Cherry 6’8 PF San Diego (St. Augustine) CA; Elijah Weaver 6’5 SG Oldsmar (Christian) FL; Kevin Porter 6’4 CG Seattle (Rainier Beach) WA.
  10. Maryland (3) recruits: Jalen Smith 6’9 PF Baltimore (Mt St. Joseph) MD; Aaron Wiggins 6’6 WF High Point (Wesleyan Christian) NC; Eric Ayala 6’3 CG Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL.
  11. Notre Dame (5) recruits: Nate Laszewski 6’7 WF Northfield (Mount Hermon) MA; Prentiss Hubb 6’2 SG Washington (Gonzaga) DC; Dane Goodwin 6’4 SG Columbus (Upper Arlington) OH; Robby Carmody 6’4 SG Mars (Mars Area) PA; Chris Doherty 6’8 PF Marlborough (H.S.) MA.
  12. Michigan (5) recruits: Ignas Brazdeikis 6’8 CF Orangeville (Athlete’s Institute) ON; Brandon Johns 6’9 PF East Lansing (H.S.) MI; Colin Castleton 6’10 PF Daytona Beach (Father Lopez) FL; David Dejulius 6’1 PG Detroit (East English Village) MI; Adrian Nunez 6’5 WF Oakdale (St. Thomas More) CT.
  13. Wake Forest (4) recruits: Jaylen Hoard 6’8 WF High Point (Wesleyan Christian) NC; Isaiah Mucius 6’8 CF St. James (School) MD; Jamie Lewis 6’2 PG Atlanta (Westlake) GA; Sharone Wright 6’4 SG Florence (West Florence) SC.
  14. Mississippi State (3) recruits: Reginald Perry 6’9 PF Thomasville (H.S.) GA; Robert Woodard 6’5 WF Columbus (H.S.) MS; D.J. Stewart 6’4 SG Avon (Riverside) MS.
  15. Texas (4) recruits: Gerald Liddell 6’6 WF Cibolo (Steele) TX; Kamaka Hepa 6’8 PF Portland (Jefferson) OR; Brock Cunningham 6’8 CF Austin (Westlake) TX; Jaxson Hayes 6’9 PF Cincinnati (Moeller) OH.
  16. North Carolina State (5) recruits: Derek Funderburk 6’7 WF Northwest Florida CC FL; Immanuel Bates 6’10 C Fayetteville (Northwood Temple) NC; Saddiq Bey 6’7 WF Washington (Sidwell Friends) DC; Jericole Hellems 6’6 WF St. Louis (Chaminade) MO; Ian Steere 6’9 C/PF High Point (Wesleyan Christian) NC.
  17. Syracuse (3) recruits: Darius Bazley 6’9 CF Cincinnati (Finneytown) OH; Jalen Carey 6’2 PG Montclair (Immaculate Conception) NJ; Buddy Boeheim 6’5 SG Wolfeboro (Brewster Academy) NH.
  18. Providence (4) recruits: A.J. Reeves 6’5 SG Chestnut Hill (Brimmer & May) MA; David Duke 6’3 PG Ashburnham (Cushing Academy) MA; Jimmy Nichols 6’7 WF Conway (H.S.) SC; Kris Monroe 6’6 WF Raleigh (St. David’s) NC.
  19. Ohio State (4) recruits: Luther Muhammad 6’3 SG Jersey City (Hudson Catholic) NJ; Jaedon LeDee 6’7 WF Houston (Kinkaid) TX; Justin Ahrens 6’5 WF Versailles (H.S.) OH; Duane Washington 6’3 SG Grand Rapids (Christian) MI.
  20. Arkansas (6) recruits: Ethan Henderson 6’8 CF Little Rock (Parkview) AR; Keyshawn Embery 6’2 CG Midwest City (H.S.) OK; Isaiah Joe 6’1 PG Fort Smith (Northside) AR; Reginald Chaney 6’8 PF Henderson (Findlay Prep) NV; Jordan Phillips 6’7 WF Conway (H.S.) SC; Desi Sills 6’3 SG Jonesboro (H.S.) AR.
  21. Florida (3) recruits: Andrew Nembhard 6’4 PG Montverde (Academy) FL; Noah Locke 6’2 CG Owings Mills (McDonough) MD; Keyontae Johnson 6’4 SG Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL.
  22. UCLA (3) recruits: Jules Bernard 6’5 SG Los Angeles (Windward) CA; David Singleton 6’4 SG Torrance (Bishop Montgomery) CA; Kenneth Nwumba 6’9 C Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA.
  23. Indiana (4) recruits: Jerome Hunter 6’7 WF Pickerington (North) OH; Danezi Anderson 6’5 WF South Bend (Riley) IN; Robert Phinisee 5’11 PG Lafayette (McCutcheon) IN; Jake Forrester 6’9 PF Norristown (Westtown School) PA.
  24. Wichita State (6) recruits: Alex Lomax 6’0 PG Memphis (East) TN; Jaime Enchenique 6’11 C Trinity Valley CC TX; Chance Moore 6’7 WF Beckley (Prep) WV; Isaiah Poor Bear Chandler 6’9 C Omaha (Central) NE; Morris Udeze 6’9 PF Montverde (Academy) FL; Erik Stevenson 6’4 SG Laney (Timberline) WA.
  25. Arizona (2) recruits: Shareef O’Neal 6’10 PF Santa Monica (Crossroads) CA; Brandon Williams 6’2 CG Encino (Crespi) CA.
  26. Villanova (2) recruits: Cole Swider 6’7 WF Barrington (St. Andrew’s) RI; Brandon Slater 6’5 SG Fairfax (Paul VI) VA.
  27. Northwestern (4) recruits: Pete Nance 6’8 PF Richfield (Revere) OH; Miller Kopp 6’6 WF Houston (Christian) TX; Jordan Lathon 6’4 SG Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL; Ryan Young 6’10 C Stewartsville (Bethlehem Catholic) NJ
  28. Iowa State (4) recruits: Talen Horton-Tucker 6’5 WF Chicago (Simeon) IL; Zion Griffin 6’5 WF Hinsdale (South) IL; George Conditt 6’9 C/PF Chicago (Corliss) IL; Tyrese Haliburton 6’4 CG Oshkosh (North) WI.
  29. California (3) recruits: Matt Bradley 6’4 SG San Bernardino (H.S.) CA; Jacobi Gordon 6’7 WF Houston (Global Leadership Village); Andre Kelly 6’8 CF Stockton (Lincoln) CA.
  30. Texas Christian (4) recruits: Kaden Archie 6’7 WF Midlothian (H.S.) TX; Kendric Davis 5’10 PG Houston (Sam Houston) TX; Russell Barlow 6’10 C Richardson (Berkner) TX; Angus McWilliam 6’11 C Christchurch NZ.

Potential Breakthroughs:  Rutgers (4) recruits; Rhode Island (4) recruits; Minnesota (3) recruits; Virginia Tech (3) recruits; Georgia Tech (3) recruits; Purdue (3) recruits; Iowa (2) recruits; Missouri (3) recruits; Harvard (4) recruits; Georgetown (3) recruits; Connecticut (3) recruits; St. Louis (2) recruits; Utah (3) recruits; Stanford (2) recruits; Arizona State (2) recruits; Clemson (3) recruits.

Best of the Rest:  Illinois (1) recruit; UNLV (2) recruits; Alabama (3) recruits; Creighton (2) recruits; Texas Tech (2) recruits; Penn State (3) recruits; Gonzaga (2) recruits; Marquette (1) recruit; Xavier (3) recruits; Washington (3) recruits; Middle Tennessee State (3) recruits; Mississippi () recruits;  San Diego State (3) recruits; South Florida (3) recruits; Tulsa (3) recruits; Northern Iowa (1) recruit; Houston (2) recruits; St. John’s (2) recruits; Georgia (2) recruits); Santa Clara (3) recruits; Alabama-Birmingham (3) recruits; DePaul (1) recruit; Texas A&M (1) recruit; West Virginia (1) recruit; Baylor (1) recruit; Cincinnati (2) recruits.

Top Available Talent: Players who can have biggest effect to recruiting rankings this coming spring:

  1. Zion Williamson 6’7 PF Spartanburg (Day School) SC – Schools involved: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Clemson.
  2. Romeo Langford 6’4 SG New Albany (H.S.) IN – Schools involved: Indiana, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, UCLA.
  3. Anfernee Simons 6’2 PG Orlando (Edgewater) FL – Schools involved: Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, NBA?
  4. Moses Brown 7’1 C Queens (Archbishop Molloy) NY – Schools involved: Maryland, UCLA, Kentucky, Florida State, Alabama.
  5. Jordan Brown 6’10 PF Napa (Prolific Prep) CA – Schools involved: California, UCLA, St. John’s, Gonzaga, Nevada.
  6. Emmitt Williams 6’7 PF Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL – Schools involved: Recruiting on Hold -Legal Problems.
  7. Jahvon Quinerly 6’0 SG Jersey City (Hudson Catholic) NJ – Schools involved: Villanova, Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, California.
  8. E.J. Montgomery 6’10 PF Marietta (Wheeler) GA – Schools involved: Baylor, Florida State, Miami-FL, North Carolina State, Auburn.
  9. Khavon Moore 6’7 WF Macon (Westside) GA – Schools involved: Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Marquette.
  10. Courtney Ramey 6’3 PG Webster Groves (H.S.) MO – Schools involved: UCLA, Missouri, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas, Villanova, Louisville.
  11. Tyler Harris 5’10 PG Memphis (Cordova) TN – Schools involved: Memphis, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Mississippi, Colorado State.
  12. Jairius Hamilton 6’7 CF Concord (Cannon School) NC – Schools involved: Maryland, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Boston College, Arizona.
  13. Devonaire Doutrive 6’4 SG Inglewood (Birmingham) CA – Schools involved: Arizona State, UNLV, UTEP, Gonzaga, USC, UCLA, CSU-Santa Barbara.
  14. J’Raan Brooks 6’8 PF Seattle (Garfield) WA – Schools involved: St. John’s, Oklahoma, USC, Notre Dame, California, Stanford, Washington, Texas A&M.
  15. Bryan Penn-Johnson 6’11 C Heber City (Wasatch Academy) UT – Schools involved: DePaul, UCLA, Washington, Utah, Illinois, Oregon.

When you combine this group of fifteen top one hundred talents with another twenty-five top two hundred talents, and at least fifteen quality junior college talents (mostly D-1 transfers) that will be available in the spring, you can see that the rankings are going to have some major changes before they are final. We will keep you up to date on those changes throughout the season, right here at thebasketballchannel.net!