Updated 2012 Class Rankings

UCLA, Wake Forest, North Carolina and North Carolina State all made moves in the updated 2012 recruiting class rankings.

2011 Top 20 Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: With three players in the top 40 overall, Tom Crean has the top class in the country. He's locking down kids in Indiana and that has led to the success
Hanner Perea (31)
Yogi Ferrell (32)
Jeremy Hollowell (36)
Ron Patterson
Peter Jurkin
2 Arizona

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arizona class: Sean Miller continues to reel in the top talent from the west coast. With the addition of Ashley and Jerrett, Miller has a dynamic front court and York will provide scoring
Brandon Ashley (3)
Grant Jerrett (23)
Gabe York (42)


3 UCLA

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: UCLA needed a big class and that's exactly what they are putting together. They have three top 100 prospects and are led off by top five prospect Kyle Anderson, who is arguably the best passer in high school basketball
Kyle Anderson (4)
Dominic Artis (63)
Jordan Adams (73)


4 Providence

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Providence class: Ed Cooley has a pair of top 30 prospects in his backcourt. Dunn is regarded as the top PG in the class, while Ledo is among the top scorers in the country
Ricardo Ledo (25)
Kris Dunn (26)
Josh Fortune


5 Baylor

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Baylor class: For the third year in a row Baylor has a five-star prospect in their recruiting class. Austin is one of the top post prospects and has a ridiculous ceiling. Throw in top 75 lead guard and the Bears have a quality group
Isaiah Austin (5)
L.J. Rose (66)
Chad Rykhoek


6 Texas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Texas class: Reeling in Ridley, a top 10 recruit, was a big deal, but so was pulling in a commitment from top 100 lead guard Javan Felix
Cameron Ridley (6)
Javan Felix (65)
Connor Lammert


7 Maryland

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Maryland class: Mark Turgeon is off to a great start as the Maryland head coach. They worked Cleare and Layman hard and were able to reel in both top 50 prospects. Toss in local talent Seth Allen and the Terps are rolling
Shaquille Cleare (37)
Jake Layman (41)
Seth Allen


8 Wake Forest

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Wake Forest class: Jeff Bzdelik now has a trio of top 100 prospects, plus a pair of solid big men. Moto is the highest rated, but Miller-McIntyre and Rountree aren't too far behind.
Arnaud Moto (58)
Codi Miller-McIntyre (67)
Aaron Rountree (85)
Andre Washington
Tyler Cavanaugh
Devin Thomas
9 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: With the Joel James commitment, UNC now has a trio of top 100 prospects. Paige, a true lead guard, is the highest rated of the bunch, but James and Tokoto are impressive players in their own right.
Marcus Paige (29)
Joel James (70)
J.P. Tokoto (86)


10 NC State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
NC State class: With the recent pick up of Rodney Purvis, N.C. State has made their way into the top 10. Purvis is a strong, physical guard that will go well with lead guard Tyler Lewis
Rodney Purvis (15)
Tyler Lewis (61)



11 Oklahoma State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Oklahoma State class: Travis Ford pulled a major coup picking up Marcus Smart and his teammate Phil Forte. Smart is the ultimate winner, while Forte is a lights out shooter. Kamari Murphy is a guy that really built his rep during the summer as well
Marcus Smart (14)
Phil Forte
Kamari Murphy


12 Pittsburgh

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Pittsburgh class: The emergence of Steven Adams has Pitt firmly in the top five, but they also have a lead guard with winning attributes in James Robinson
Steven Adams (7)
James Robinson (93)



13 Houston

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Houston class: James Dickey has Houston fans fired up. A pair of top 100 prospects will stay at home and play for the Cougars. Danuel House is a potential All-American, while Knowles is an improving big man
Danuel House (27)
Danrad Knowles (71)
Valentine Izundu


14 Villanova

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Villanova class: Nova finds itself in the top five because of a pair of top 50 recruits. Ochefu is an improving and active big man, while Arcidiacono knows how to run a team
Daniel Ochefu (45)
Ryan Arcidiacono (48)



15 Virginia

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Virginia class: With three top 100 prospects, Virginia is firmly in the top 10. Anderson is a high level athlete, Nolte is a knockdown shooter and Tobey is an improving big man
Justin Anderson (60)
Evan Nolte (79)
Mike Tobey (94)


16 Iowa

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Iowa class: Picking up Adam Woodbuy was significant as they Hawkeyes needed to keep him home. Toss in AAU teammate Mike Geselle and the Iowa staff has a pair of top 100 guys.
Adam Woodbury (47)
Mike Gesell (89)
Kyle Meyer
Patrick Ingram
Anthony Clemmons

17 Florida

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida class: Ogbueze is a scoring lead guard with plenty of talent, while Frazier will provide help on the wing with his long range stroke
Braxton Ogbueze (39)
Michael Frazier (87)
Dillon Graham


18 Colorado

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Colorado class: For the first time in over a decade, Colorado has a top 100 prospect. In fact, they have two -- Johson & Scott -- and another guy that could move in -- Wesley Gordon.
Josh Scott (80)
Xavier Johnson (82)
Wesley Gordon
Chris Jenkins

19 Duke

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Duke class: Duke has had some good guards in recent years and this year they'll add another five-star guard that shoots it at a high level from behind the stripe
Rasheed Sulaimon (10)




20 Kentucky

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Kentucky class: Kentucky is on the board in 2012 and it's a big one in Archie Goodwin. He's a competitive and relentless attacker that should fit right in at Kentucky.
Archie Goodwin (13)






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