ESPN Basketball Recruiting Update (UM Ranked 14)

Submitted by Jedelman11 on August 24th, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Apparently its behind a paywall, but it looks like ESPN has updated their class rankings and UM's 2012 class is #14 in the country ...…

with Mitch McGary being the #1 PF to ESPN we could potentially jump into the 10 should he go blue.

P.S. [insert comments about ESPN being the least capable recruiting service etc, etc, etc]



August 24th, 2011 at 4:59 PM ^

Remember, basketball teams only get like 3 recruits per year. Getting a top 5 player on top of a top 15 class could vault us very close to the top of the rankings, not just up 4 spots.

turd ferguson

August 24th, 2011 at 5:05 PM ^

That's true.  It also means that getting a top 100 kid means much less in basketball than it does in football, though.  The Dukes of the basketball world might take two or three top 100 kids off the board, but a Texas-type football program could take 10+.  There's more to go around in college basketball.


August 24th, 2011 at 5:14 PM ^

You also have to take into account that about half of ESPN's top 100 players are uncommitted. So there will be all kinds of changes to the rankings by the time this is all said and done. Kentucky, for example, doesn't have a single 2012 commitment, but about a dozen of the top 50 are considering them.