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TBC Fall Top 40 Recruiting Classes - Kentucky jumps to No.1 spot

November 24th, 2015 | by Van Coleman
TBC Fall Top 40 Recruiting Classes – Kentucky jumps to No.1 spot
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Heading into the Fall signing period it looked like Duke had the top spot all locked up, but Kentucky had a huge signing week nailing down our No.4, 5, and 10th rated seniors to jump the Blue Devils and grab the top spot once again in national recruiting. With 92 of our top 100 already  signed you wouldn’t think that there would be much shake up to the rankings in the spring, but there is more potential to that than you might think. Why? Because, six of the eight unsigned talents rank in our top twenty-five nationally and that group can definitely make major changes to the top ten rankings. if they pick the right schools already in the rankings or possibly make a big run for say a Kansas that is involved with five of that six. Couple that with a deep group of next hundred talent and a large number of the nation’s top juco talent and we will see movement throughout our top forty between now and the spring. But, for now the fall period has ended and we feel it is time to reveal who comprise the nation’s top fall recruiting classes. Our Fall Top Forty as we see it today:

THE BASKETBALL CHANNEL FALL 2015 TOP 40 RECRUITING CLASSES

  1. Kentucky 6 recruits - Wenyen Gabriel, 6’10, PF, Wilbraham (Wilbraham & Monson) MA; Sasha Killeya-Jones, 6’10, PF, Lynchburg (Virginia Episcopal) VA; Tai Wynyard, 6’10, C, Auckland, New Zealand; De’Aaron Fox 6’4, PG Katy, TX Cypress Lakes; Bam Adebayo 6’9 PF High Point (Christian Academy) NC; Malik Monk 6-4 SG Bentonville (H.S.) AR.
  1. Duke 4 recruits - Henry Giles 6’9, WF Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA; Jayson Tatum, 6’8, WF, St. Louis (Chaminade) MO; Frank Jackson, 6’3, 2G, Highland (Lone Peak) UT; Javin DeLaurier, 6’9, PF, Charlottesville (St. Annes-Belfield) VA.
  1. Michigan State 4 recruits - Miles Bridges, 6’6, WF, Huntington (Prep) WV; Josh Langford, 6’5, 2G, Huntsville (Madison Academy) AL; Cassius Winston, 6’0, PG, Detroit (University of Detroit Jesuit) MI; Nick Ward, 6’8, C, Gahanna (Lincoln) OH.
  1. Mississippi State 6 recruits - Lamar Peters, 6’1, PG, New Orleans (Landry) LA; Eli Wright, 6’5, 2G, Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL; Mario Kegler 6’8, WF, Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA; Schneider Herard 6’11 C, Plano (Prestonwood Christian) TX; Abdul Akim Ado 6’9 PF, Chattanooga (Hamilton Heights Christian) TN; Tyson Carter 6’4 PG, Starkville (Academy) MS.
  1. UCLA 4 recruits - T.J. Leaf 6’10 PF, El Cajon, CA Foothills Christian; Lonzo Ball, 6’5, PG, Chino Hills (H.S.) CA; (6) Ike Anigbogu, 6’10, C, Corona (Centennial) CA; (2) Kobe Paras, 6’5, WF, Los Angeles (Cathedral) CA.
  1. Connecticut 4 recruits - Juwan Durham, 6’9, C, Tampa (Prep) FL; Alterique Gilbert, 6’0, PG, Lithonia (Miller Grove) GA; Mamadou Diarra, 6’8, PF, Woodstock (Academy) CT; Vance Jackson 6-8 SF, Napa, CA Prolific Prep.
  1. Virginia 4 recruits - Kyle Guy, 6’2, 2G, Indianapolis (Lawrence Central) IN; Ty Jerome, 6’3, PG, New Rochelle (Iona Prep) NJ; DeAndre Hunter, 6’7, WF, Wynnewood (Friends Central) PA; Jay Huff, 6’9, PF, Durham (Voyager Academy) NC.
  1. Florida State 3 recruits - Jonathan Isaac, 6’9, WF, Bradenton (IMG Academy) FL; Trent Forrest, 6’4, 2G, Chipley (H.S.) FL; C.J. Walker, 6’0, PG, Indianapolis (Tech) IN.
  1. North Carolina 3 recruits - Seventh Woods 6-1 SG, Columbia (Hammond School) SC; Brandon Robinson, 6’6, 2G, Douglasville (Douglas County) GA; Tony Bradley, 6’10, C, Bartow (H.S.) FL.

   10. UNLV 4 recruits - Justin Jackson, 6’7, WF, Concord (Hill Academy) ON; Jaylen Fisher, 6’1, PG, Arlington (Bolton) TN; Christian Vital, 6’2, 2G, Oakdale (St. Thomas More) CT;  Carlos Johnson, 6’4, PF, Henderson (Findlay Prep) NV.

  1. Penn State 4 recruits - Tony Carr, 6’4, PG, Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA; Lamar Stevens, 6’6, PF, Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA; Joe Hampton, 6’7, PF, Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA; Nazeer Bostick, 6’4, WF, Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA.
  1. Harvard 7 recruits - Chris Lewis, 6’8, PF, Alpharetta (Milton) GA; Bryce Aiken, 6’0, PG, Elizabeth (The Patrick School) NJ; Seth Towns, 6’7, WF, Columbus (Northland) OH; Robert Baker, 6’9, PF, Marietta (Walker School) GA; Justin Bassey, 6’3, 2G, Denver (Colorado Academy) CO; Christian Juzang, 6’2, PG Calabasas (Viewpoint) CA; Henry Welsh 7-0 C Los Angeles (Loyola Academy).
  1. Oregon 3 recruits - Peyton Pritchard, 6’0, PG, West Linn (H.S.) OR; Michael Cage, 6’9, C, Santa Ana (Mater Dei) CA; Keith Smith, 6’7, WF, Seattle (Rainier Beach) WA.
  1. Miami-FL 3 recruits - Dewan Huell 6-10 PF Miami (Norland) FL; Bruce Brown 6-3 SG Saxton River (Vermont Academy) VT; Rodney Miller 7-0 C Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA.
  1. Oklahoma 4 recruits - Darrion Strong, 6’2, PG, Coffeyville (JC) KS; Kameron McGusty, 6’5, 2G, Katy (Seven Lakes) TX; Kristian Doolittle, 6’8, PF, Edmond Memorial) OK; Matt Freeman, 6’9, PF, Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. Alabama 3 recruits - Terrence Ferguson, 6’6, 2G, Dallas (Advanced Prep International) TX, (6) Ar’mond Davis, 6’5, WF, Southern Idaho (JC) ID; Braxton Key 6’8 PF, Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill Academy) VA.
  1. Auburn 3 recruits - Mustapha Heron, 6’5, 2G, Waterbury (Sacred Heart) CT; Jared Harper, 5’10, PG, Mableton (Pebblebrook) GA; Anfernee McLemore, 6’8, PF, Sylvester (Worth County) GA.
  1. Gonzaga 4 recruits - Zach Collins, 6’10, C, Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman) NV; Killian Tillieon, 6’8. PF, Paris, France; Zach Norvell 6’5 SG, Chicago (Simeon) IL; Jacob Larsen 6’9 PF Copenhagen (SISU Basketball Klub) Denmark.
  1. Iowa 4 recruits - Tyler Cook, 6’9, PF, St. Louis (Chaminade) MO; Jordan Bohannon, 5’10, PG, Marian (Linn-Mar) IA; Cordell Pemsl, 6’7, PF Dubuque (Wahlert Catholic) IA: Ryan Kreiner 6’9 PF Spirit Lake (H.S.) IA.
  1. Indiana 3 recruits - De’Ron Davis 6-9 PF Aurora (Overland) CO; Curtis Jones, 6’4, 2G, Huntington (Prep) WV; (3) Grant Gelon, 6’5, 2G, Crown Point (H.S.) IN.
  1. Syracuse 2 recruits - Tyus Battle, 6’5, 2G, Metuchen (St. Joseph) NJ; Matt Moyer, 6’8, PF, South Kent (Prep) CT.
  1. Michigan 4 recruits - Xavier Simpson, 5’11, PG, Lima (Senior) OH; Jon Teske, 6’9, C, Medina (H.S.) OH; Austin Davis, 6’10, C, Onsted (H.S.) MI; Ibi Watson, 6’4, 2G, Pickerington (Central) OH,
  1. Arizona State 2 recruits - Sam Cunliffe, 6’6, WF, Seattle (Rainier Beach) WA; Jethro Tshisumpo, 6’10, C, DALLAS (Mountain Mission) TX.
  1. Washington 2 recruits - Markelle Fultz, 6’5, 2G, Hyattsville (DeMatha) MD; Sam Timmons, 6’10, C, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  1. Minnesota 3 recruits - Amir Coffey, 6’7, WF, Minnetonka (Hopkins) MN; Eric Curry, 6’7, PF, Little Rock (Southwest Christian Academy) AR; Michael Hurt, 6’7, PF, Rochester (John Marshall) MN.
  1. Butler 4 recruits - Joey Brunk, 6’10, C, Indianapolis (Southport) IN; Howard Washington, 6’2, PG, Montverde (Academy) FL; Kamar Baldwin, 6’2, PG, Winder (Appalachee) GA; Henry Baddley, 6’6, WF, Akron (St. Vincent-St. Mary’s) OH.
  1. Xavier 3 recruits - Eddie Ekiyor, 6’9, PF, New Hampton (Prep) NH; Quentin Goodin, 6’3, 2G, Campbellsville (Taylor County) KY; Tyrique Jones, 6’7, PF, Saxton’s River (Vermont Academy) VT.
  1. Villanova 2 recruits - Omari Spellman, 6’8, PF, Oakdale (St. Thomas More) CT; Dylan Painter, 6’9, C, Hershey (H.S.) PA.
  1. Northwestern 3 Recruits - Barret Benson, 6’10, C, Hinsdale (South) IL; Rapolas Ivanauskas, 6’9, PF, Wolfeboro (Brewster Academy) OH.; Isiah Brown, 5’11, PF, Lynnwood (Lakeside) WA.
  1. Missouri 3 Recruits - Mitchell Smith, 6’9, C, Van Buren (H.S.) AR; Reed Nikko, 6’8, C, Maple Grove (H.S.) MN; Willie Jackson, 6’5, WF, Garfield Heights (H.S.) OH.
  1. Ohio State 2 recruits - Derek Funderburk, 6’9, C, Chatham (Hargrave Military) VA; Micah Potter, 6’9, C, Montverde (Academy) FL
  1. Texas A&M 2 recruits - J.J. Caldwell, 5’11, PG, Cypress (Cypress Woods) TX; Robert Williams, 6’8, PF, Vivian (North Caddo) LA.
  1. Marquette 2 recruits - Brendan Bailey 6’8 WF, American Fork (H.S.), UT; Sam Hauser 6-6 SG Stevens Point (Area Senior) WI.
  1. BYU 4 recruits - Gavin Baxter, 6’7, WF, Provo (Timpview) UT; Yoeli Childs, 6’7 PF, South Jordan (Bingham) UT; Connor Harding, 6’5, 2G, Pocatello (Highland) ID; Steven Beo, 6’2, 2G, Richland (H.S.) WA.
  1. USC 3 recruits - Jonah Matthews, 6’1, 2G, Santa Monica (H.S.) CA; De’Anthony Melton, 6’4, 2G, Encino (Crespi Carmelite) CA; Harrison Henderson, 6’10, C, Grand Prairie (South Grand Prairie) TX.
  1. Massachusetts 4 recruits - DeJon Jarrwau, 6’5, 2G, New Orleans (McDonough 35) LA; Unique McLean, 6’1, 2G, Granby (MacDuffie School) MA; Chris Baldwin, 6’8, PF, Fitchburg (Notre Dame) MA; Brison Gresham, 6’9, C, New Orleans (McDonough) LA.
  1. St John’s 2 recruits - Shamarie Ponds, 6’1, 2G, Brooklyn (Thomas Jefferson) NY; Kassoum Yakwe, 6’8, PF, Centereach (Our Savior New American) NY.
  1. Iowa State 3 Recruits - Jakolby Long, 6’5, 2G, Edmond (Mustang) OK; Donovan Jackson, 6’2, 2G, Iowa Western (JC) IA; Emmanuel Malou, 6’9, PF, Yuba (JC) CA.
  1. Texas 2 recruits - Jacob Young, 6’0, 2G, Houston (Yates) TX; James Banks, 6’11, C, La Porte (La Lumiere) IN.
  1. Maryland 2 recruits - Kevin Huerter, 6’5, 2G, Clifton Park (Shenendehowa Central) NY; Anthony Cowan, 6’0, PG, Washington (St. John’s) DC.

 

Potential Breakthroughs & Best of the Rest:

NC State 1 recruits - Dennis Smith, 6’2, 2G, Fayetteville (Trinity Christian) NC.

Georgia 2 recruits - Tyree Crump, 6’2, 2G, Bainbridge (H.S.) CA; Jordan Harris, 6’3, 2G, Donalsonville (Seminole County) GA;.

Louisville 2 recruits - V.J. King, 6’7, WF, Fairfax (Paul VI) VA; Frankie Hughes 6’4 SG, Garfield Heights (H.S.) OH.

Cincinnati 2 recruits - Jaaron Cumberland, 6’4, 2G, Wilmington (H.S.) OH; Nysier Brooks, 6’9, C, Dallas (Advanced Prep International) TX.

Arkansas 3 Recruits - Jaylen Barford, 6’3, PG, Motlow State (JC) TN; Ted Kapita, 6’8, PF, Geneva (Spire Institute) OH; Daryl Macon, 6’1, 2G, Holmes County (JC) MS.

Notre Dame 2 Recruits - Temple Gibbs, 6’0, PG, West Orange (Seton Hall Prep) NJ; John Mooney, 6’8, PF, Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley) FL.

Rhode Island 4 Recruits - Michael Tertsea, 6’0, C, Bel Air (John Carroll) MD; Mike Layssard, 6’9, C, Shreveport (Northwood) LA; Jeff Dowtin 6’3, 2G, Washington (St. John’s) DC; Cyril Langevine, 6’8, PF, Elizabeth (The Patrick School) NJ.

Utah 2 Recruits - Jayce Johnson, 6’11, C, Santa Monica (H.S.) CA; JoJo Zamora, 6’3, 2G, Yuba (JC) CA.

LSU 2 Recruit - Wayde Sims, 6’6, PF, Baton Rouge (University Lab) LA.; Skylar Mays, 6’3, 2G, Henderson (Findlay Prep) NV.

Wake Forest 3 Recruits - Donovan Mitchell, 6’7, PF, Fresno (Buchanan) CA; Brandon Childress, 6’0, PG, High Point (Wesleyan Christian) NC; Richard Washington, 6’5, WF, Williamsburg (Walsingham Academy) VA.

Oklahoma State 3 Recruits - Cameron McGriff, 6’7, WF, Grand Prairie (South Grand Prairie) TX;  Tre Evans, 6’1, PG, Oklahoma City (Putnam City West) IA;  Thomas Dziagwa, 6’4, PG, Tampa (Catholic) FL.

West Virginia 3 Recruits - Macie Bender, 6’10, C, Grundy (Mountain Mission) VA; Sagaba Konate, 6’8, PF, Hermitage (Kennedy Catholic) PA; Chase Harler, 6’3, 2G, Wheeling (Central Catholic) WV.

Wichita State 2 Recruits - Daishon Smith, 6’0, PG, Tallahassee (JC) FL; C.J. Keyser, 6’3, 2G, Wolfeboro (Brewster Academy) NH.

South Florida 2 Recruits - Troy Baxter, 6’8, WF, Oldsmar (Christian) FL; Malik Fitts, 6’5, 2G, Wolfeboro (Brewster Academy) NH.

North Texas 2 Recruits - A.J. Lawson, 6’4, 2G, Bryan (H.S.) TX; Curtis Hollis, 6’5, 2G, Mansfield (Summit) TX.

Baylor 1 Recruit - Mark Vital, 6’6, WF, Dallas (Advanced Prep International) TX,

We realize there will still be a few schools who will have late Letters-of-Intent delivered over the next two weeks (during an allowed period by the NCAA) that were signed during the past week. Let us know if we missed a key signing, we will update these rankings in December once all the LOI’s are accounted for…Van

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