Best ClassThere is absolutely no doubt that Marquette is bringing in the top class in the conference. Last year the Golden Eagles had a solid class at signing day only to see a lot of it disappear following the departure of Buzz Williams, and with those extra scholarships Steve Wojciechowski and his coaching staff absolutely went to work.
9. Seton Hall
10. St. John’s
Other WinnersThis was an odd year for the conference as a lot of folks were working with limited scholarships. The Big East from a quality and quantity perspective brought in a lot in 2014, so 2015 was obviously not going to be as good as a whole, but still a few other schools did an excellent job besides Marquette. Most notable in that is Villanova. Jay Wright is someone who doesn’t like to come close to the 13 scholarship limit, and because of that his classes tend to stay on the smaller side in terms of numbers, but always they have quality. This year the big prize for Wright is Jalen Brunson. The five-star point guard was a huge coup for Wright and his staff, and gives them someone to build around in the backcourt for four years. Also next to Brunson is combo guard Donte Divincenzo who is an athletic and tough player who is capable of scoring from all three levels on the floor. Beyond those two the Wildcats will get help from skilled power forward Tim Delaney who was an early commitment for Nova. Also Georgetown has a solid two-man class in the fold. The Hoyas loaded on skill on the interior with Jessie Govan and Marcus Derrickson. Govan is one of the better back to the basket scorers in the class, and Derrickson is someone who can really stretch the defense with his ability to shoot the basketball. Both are also big bodies with length who can be effective in Georgetown’s defensive system. Finally you have to look to Creighton who secured the commitment of one of the best sleepers in the class in Justin Patton. The local product picked the Bluejays before blowing up at the end of the summer, and he has a chance to be one of the best post players in the class before it is all said and done with his ability to run the floor and tremendous length.
Who Will Help The Most As A Freshman?This is really a two man race between Ellenson and Brunson. Both are elite at their position, both should come in and should get immediate playing time, and both are smart and well-schooled players who should transition very easily to the college game.
|Top Big East Prospects|
|Top Prospect:||Henry Ellenson, Marquette|
|Best Scorer:||Nick Noskowiak, Marquette|
|Best Passer:||Jalen Brunson, Villanova|
|Best Shot Blocker:||Justin Patton, Creighton|
|Best Post Player:||Jessie Govan, Georgetown|
|Most Versatile:||Haanif Cheatham, Marquette|
|Best Rebounder:||Alex Owens, Providence|
|Best Shooter:||Sean McDermott, Butler|