For the past four years, Kentucky has compiled the best recruiting class in the country and their 2013 class is on pace to keep the run going.
The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 1 overall and sit at the top of the SEC.
John Calipari’s current class consists of three top 10 recruits – Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison & James Young.
The Harrison twins give Kentucky what could arguably be the best backcourt in college basketball next year.
Andrew plays on the ball and does it quite effectively at 6-foot-5. He’s physical, athletic, fast and a tremendous creator. While Andrew impacts the game on the ball, his brother – Aaron – is arguably the best all around scorer in the 2013 class. His range is deep and he’s capable of scoring from all three levels.
Young, who ranks No. 10 overall, is a slashing wing that made a major jump in the rankings after a strong spring and summer. He’s a good scorer that can knock down jumpers, but also is known for his ability to rebound and his defend his position.
Kentucky’s class also consists of four-star big man Marcus Lee and local recruit Derek Willis. Lee is an effective shot blocker and rebounder, while Willis is a versatile power forward that impresses with his skill and shot making ability.
Despite already holding five commitments, Kentucky’s 2013 class isn’t complete. They are still recruiting three top 10 prospects – Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon – plus Scout.com’s No. 15 prospect Dakari Johnson.
While Kentucky clearly has the best class in the SEC, there are plenty of other winners in the SEC this year.
Florida checks in at No. 2 in the conference with a pair of top 10 recruits – Kasey Hill & Chris Walker. Both are immediate contributors and guys that will impact the Gators as soon as they get to campus.
Hill is the No. 2 ranked lead guard. He’s great in great in transition, can create opportunities for his teammates and is also capable of putting up points if needed. Walker is a force on the interior with his ability to swat away shots and rebound his position.
Just behind Florida is LSU, who ranks No. 7 overall in the 2013 recruiting class rankings.
Johnny Jones’ first recruiting class is impressive. He currently has elite power forward Jarell Martin on board, as well as top 100 recruits Jordan Mickey and Tim Quarterman.
Between UK, Florida and LSU, they’ll sign six of the top 13 players in the country. Three other schools -- Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina – will sign a five-star prospect on Wednesday.
How did the SEC stack up?
Last year the SEC was ranked sixth of the big six schools in the early signing period. This time around, the SEC ranks No. 1.
|Top SEC Prospects|
|Top Prospect:||Andrew Harrison, Kentucky|
|Best Scorer:||Aaron Harrison, Kentucky|
|Best Passer:||Andrew Harrison, Kentucky|
|Best Shot Blocker:|| Chris Walker Florida |
|Best Floor General:|| Andrew Harrison, Kentucky|
|Best Post Player:|| Chris Walker, Florida|
|Best Shooter:||Aaron Harrison, Kentucky|
|Best Rebounder:|| Jarell Martin, LSU|
|Best Athlete:||Derrick Griffin, Texas A&M|
Currently there are three SEC school ranked among the top seven class and seven schools are rated in Scout.com’s 2013 top 25 recruiting class rankings.
Schools in the SEC are expected to sign nine five-star prospects on Wednesday. 10 four and three-star recruits are also expected to sign with SEC schools as well.