Conference Breakdown: No. 1 SEC

The SEC had a banner year on the recruiting trail, as nine Top 25 players will head to the conference.

Best Class?

John Calipari has done it again.

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His first two recruiting classes were ranked as not only the best in the SEC, but the best in the country. And his third recruiting class at Kentucky sits in the same position.

It's ridiculous to think about the amount of talent headed to Lexington (Ky.). They'll bring in the nation's top player – Anthony Davis – as well as top 10 players – Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague – and top 20 prospect Kyle Wiltjer.

Davis, of Chicago (Ill.) Prospective, has a unique, but quite effective game. At 6-foot-9 he has extreme length, impressive mobility and an impressive skill set.

Gilchrist, who used to sit atop the rankings, has one of the best motors in high school basketball and will be an instant impact player on the wing, while Wiltjer brings a different aspect to the post, as he's one of the better shootsers in the country.

Teague will continue Calipari's long line of major point guard talents. Ranked as the top lead guard in the country, Teague uses his athleticism and speed to break down defenders and he's an impressive passer.

Other Winners?

It's safe to say that Arkansas reeled in the second best class in the conference.

SEC Rankings
1.  Kentucky
2.  Arkansas
3.  Alabama
4.  Vanderbilt
5.  Mississippi State
6.  Georgia
7.  LSU
8.  Florida
9.  Tennessee
10.  Auburn
11.  South Carolina
12.  Mississippi
John Pelphrey and his staff put together a five-man group that consists of one of the best lead guards in the 2011 class – B.J. Young – as well as highly regarded big man Hunter Mickelson and Rashad Madden, Aaron Ross and DeVonta Abron.

Young, a 6-foot-4 floor general, is one of the best drivers in all of high school basketball. He has great speed, a strong handle and the athleticism to finish above the rim once he's there.

Mickelson and Madden are both prospects that we see being impact contributors for the Razorbacks right away as well. Alabama is ranked No. 3 with the four-man class. Levi Randolph is the top prospect, but Nick Jacobs is a top 100 player and will be a fact inside. They also have Rodney Cooper and Moussa Gueye on board.

How did the SEC stack up?

Top SEC Prospects
Top Prospect:Anthony Davis, Kentucky
Best Scorer:Brad Beal, Florida
Best Passer:Marquis Teague, Kentucky
Best Shot Blocker: Anthony Davis Kentucky
Best Floor General: Marquis Teague, Kentucky
Best Post Player: Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky
Best Shooter:Brad Beal, Florida
Best Rebounder: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
Best Athlete:B.J. Young, Arkansas
The SEC will get a major influx of high-level talent with the 2011 group headed their way.

They'll bring in nine of the nation's top 25 prospects, including four of the top 10. With guys like Davis, Teague, Gilchrist and Beal headed to the SEC there should be some entertaining league games.

To go with the nine five-star prospects, the league will also bring in 11 four-star recruits and eight three-star prospects. <a href="" target="_new" title="">Scout: SEC Recruiting Recap</a>

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