Best ClassAll it took was the hiring of a single assistant coach and the Memphis Tigers were able to reel in the top recruiting class in the league. When Memphis hired Keelon Lawson, that sealed the deal for his two sons, K.J. Lawson and Dedric Lawson.
3. Central Florida
7. South Florida
10. East Carolina
Other WinnersA lot of the recruiting classes in the AAC are small, but a few other schools managed very solid groups. Coming in second with the chance to definitely leap frog to the top spot is Connecticut. Kevin Ollie is coming off of a national title and used that momentum to land a pair of four-star targets in Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch. Each hail from New England and bring upside and athleticism to the table. Along with those two, the Huskies are considered in the top three with Tevin Mack, Diamond Stone, and Isaiah Briscoe. Mack and Briscoe are expected to decide on Thursday, though Connecticut is considered to have a much better chance with Mack than with Briscoe. Stone, a five-star target, will wait until the spring to make his decision. Landing any of the three likely gives Connecticut the top class in the league. Also you have to look at Cincinnati, SMU, and UCF who all brought in solid classes. UCF added two four-star interior players in Chad Brown and Tacko Fall. Both are a little bit raw, but each has major upside, and the 7-foot-5 Fall is one of the most unique players in the class given how he can change a game with his presence. Cincinnati dipped into the state of Louisiana and nabbed top 100 wing Jacob Evans. Evans is a very solid scorer and someone capable of doing about everything with his versatility. Also Justin Jenifer and Tre Scott give Mick Cronin a very solid class, and a group of players in a style that works well for him and his staff. SMU landed a four-star wing in Shake Milton who had a lot of other offers, and then he is complemented with a solid floor leader in Sedrick Barefield as well as Jarrey Foster. This is a solid three-man class for Larry Brown.
Who Will Help The Most As A Freshman?
|Top AAC Prospects|
|Top Prospect:||Dedric Lawson, Memphis|
|Best Scorer:||Jalen Adams, Connecticut|
|Best Passer:||Sedrick Barefield, SMU|
|Best Shot Blocker:||Ernest Aflakpui, Temple|
|Most Versatile:||Jacob Evans, Cincinnati|
|Best Rebounder:||Chad Brown, Central Florida|
|Best Shooter:||Trey Lowe, Temple|