Best Available in 2011

The early signing period is set to come to an end on Wednesday, and even though most of the top level talent will sign, here are a few prospects left on the board.

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Quick Take: McLemore looks like he is going to wait until the spring to sign his letter of intent. A big time athlete, McLemore emerged on the wing this summer, and is one of the better players remaining. After long being a Kansas lean, Missouri has done an excellent job of getting themselves right into the thick of the mix in his recruitment. This is a battle that could come down to the very end. Some close to McLemore seem to favor KU and others like Missouri. Kansas could still have the slight edge, but this one is very close.

Recruiting: Kansas or Missouri

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Quick Take:After committing to Texas very early in the process, Daniels decided to re-open his recruitment at the end of the summer. As one of the best big wings in the country, Daniels has loads of schools taking a close look at him. Currently he is at IMG Academy working on his game and shoring up his grades in order to be eligible right away as a freshman. Daniels is keeping a close lid on things with his recruitment at the moment, so it is tough to say who might have the inside track, but he will definitely have no shortage of interest.

Recruiting: Kansas, Memphis, Texas, Georgetown, Florida, Washington, NC State, Oregon, West Virginia

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Quick Take:In a class with very few quality big men, Baru is one of the best, and one of the few still available. Early on the Maryland Terrapins seemed to be the decisive leader, but since then North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and the College of Charleston have all emerged as legitimate candidates to land his signature. It is still possible that Baru could decide before the end of the early signing period, but absolutely no information has been coming out of this camp for months. With his natural size and shot blocking ability, Baru could be an immediate impact guy on the defensive end as his offensive game continues to be refined.

Recruiting: North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Maryland, College of Charleston

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Quick Take:After a strong summer with Dream Vision, Chol is now on the path to searching for his future school. He has always had the intention of waiting until the spring signing period, and that is still the plan. Chol will make his decision on February 17, and will take visits to North Carolina, Washington, and Arizona leading up until that time. Currently no one really has emerged for Chol as a significant leader, but this is the time where all five schools are working to make their push to land the athletic power forward.

Recruiting: North Carolina, Alabama, Washington, Arizona, Kansas

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Quick Take: Coming into the spring most felt that Garrett was a baseball prospect who could also play some quality basketball. Now he is a basketball prospect who also happens to play basketball. An excellent athlete with a high motor, Garrett was one of the more productive players on the West Coast. At the moment the main two schools involved with Garrett are Oregon and St. John's. For a long time the Red Storm were considered the leader, but already they have numerous wings in their 2011 class. Still Garrett seems very high on St. John's, but the Ducks are making things very tough.

Recruiting: Oregon or St. John's

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Quick Take: Very few players opened more eyes this summer than Lacey did. The shooting guard showed an impressive ability to score, and that really raised the level of his recruitment. At the moment most feel that the two in-state teams, Auburn and Alabama, are the schools to beat, but never count out a school like Kentucky considering the recruiting run that they are on. Right now Lacey doesn't have much of a timetable on his recruitment, but he knows he wants to take some more time.

Recruiting: Auburn, Alabama, UConn, Kansas, Kentucky

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Quick Take: Chandler has one of the weirdest recruitments in the entire 2011 class. At first he committed to Louisville, but then he de-committed. After that he committed to Xavier, only to choose on signing day not to sign with the Musketeers. Now most feel that the Huskies of Connecticut are the team to beat. They have a commitment from his AAU teammate and friend Ryan Boatright. On the floor Chandler is one of the better low post players in the class when motivated. He needs to bring energy more consistently, but the raw ability is clearly there.

Recruiting: UConn, DePaul, Xavier, Oregon

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Quick Take: One of the more versatile players still left on the board is Langford. He has good size, and also an ability to really handle the basketball. With that he could play almost any position in the backcourt. Currently Auburn, Georgia, and Illinois are battling it out for his services, and Langford isn't giving away many hints. Being from the south some may think that the SEC schools have the edge, but the Illini have really come on strong in this recruitment. He has already made official visits, so it is simply a matter of Langford figuring out the best place for him going forward.

Recruiting: Auburn, Georgia, Illinois

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Quick Take: Parks is one of the more interesting cases in the class. He spent a few years in Memphis, but now he finds himself Philippines to finish out his high school career. Parks was born in the country when his dad was playing professionally there, and is comfortable down there. Because of his current state of residence, Parks is tough to track down, but at this point a spring decision does seem likely, and Louisville, New Mexico, and Georgia Tech are the trio of schools that have shown him the most love.

Recruiting: Louisville, New Mexico, Georgia Tech

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Quick Take: Clearly Hubert is one of the best shot blockers in the entire class. He has good natural timing, big time athleticism, and long arms. Unfortunately to date Hubert hasn't added much weight, and hasn't developed his offensive game. Still he could be an impact player in the way that Jarvis Varnardo was in college. Maryland might have the edge in this recruitment, but Hubert is a good poker player, and this one could be up for grabs.

Recruiting: Wake Forest, Maryland, Villanova, Princeton, Georgia Tech

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