Updated Top 25 Basketball Class Rankings

Arizona, Kentucky and Texas A&M still sit at the top of the refreshed 2015 class rankings, but with recent commitments at Arkansas, Ohio State and Georgetown there was some movement in the updated list.

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Sean Miller's recruiting success since he arrived at Arizona has been well documented. The past four years his recruiting class has been ranked in the top 5. That will continue this year. To date, the Wildcats have the best class in the country with three five-stars and a top 50 recruit. The scary thing is they are still in the hunt for five-star big men Stephen Zimmerman and Ivan Rabb.
Key verbals: SF Ray Smith (#16 ), SG Allonzo Trier (#20 ), PG Justin Simon (#27 ), C Chance Comanche (#48 )
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It shouldn't be a surprise to see the Wildcats near the top of this list. Kentucky reeled in Labissiere and Briscoe the day after the signing period started and those pledges moved them up the list. They're primed to make a run at No. 1 in the spring … again.
Key verbals: C Skal Labissiere (#1 ), PG Isaiah Briscoe (#13 ), SG Charles Matthews (#80 )
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With the addition of Elijah Thomas & Admon Gilder, Billy Kennedy has compiled his best recruiting class yet. Thomas & Tyler Davis are two of the best center prospects in the class, while D.J. Hogg and Admon Gilder can both fill it up from the perimeter. Things are rolling in College Station.
Key verbals: C Tyler Davis (#33 ), C Elijah Thomas (#50 ), SF D.J. Hogg (#38 ), SG Admon Gilder (#NR )
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This is one of the better recruiting classes Rick Pitino has assembled. Perimeter players -- Mitchell & Adel -- can help them from day one, while Spalding, a 6-10 big man, has tremendous upside and his best days are ahead.
Key verbals: SF Deng Adel (#23 ), SG Donovan Mitchell (#17 ), PF Raymond Spalding (#31 ), SG Ryan McMahon (#NR )
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Steve Wojciechowski and his staff got things off to a terrific start in Milwaukee. Ellenson -- a top 10 recruit -- gives them some star power out of the gate. Heldt has upside and the two guard commitments are versatile and can score. Great group for the Golden Eagles
Key verbals: PF Henry Ellenson (#7 ), C Matt Heldt (#76 ), SG Haanif Cheatham (#96 ), SG Sacar Anim (#NR )
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Last season Thad Matta added a stud perimeter player in D'Angelo Russell. He's adding another major perimeter threat in Grandstaff next season. Giddens adds shot blacking and toughness, while Harris brings speed and passing to the PG spot.
Key verbals: PG JaQuan Lyle (#49 ), SG Austin Grandstaff (#60 ), C Daniel Giddens (#57 ), PG A.J. Harris (#93 ), SF Mickey Mitchell (#NR )
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LSU has the highest rated commitment in the 2015 class. Ben Simmons, who has had a longstanding relationship with LSU assistant David Patrick, is a dynamic 6-8 forward with impressive skill, feel and driving ability. But the Tigers also have another five-star prospect in Blakeney, who has the reputation of one of the nation's top scorers.
Key verbals: PF Ben Simmons (#2 ), SG Antonio Blakeney (#21 )
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The Blue Devils have secured pledges from two players among Scout's top 25 recruits. Jeter, a 6-10 center, has a go-to hook and an improved offensive game. Kennard is a skilled guard that can heat up from three.
Key verbals: C Chase Jeter (#15 ), SG Luke Kennard (#22 )
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Lorenzo Romar's 2015 class is arguably Washington's best recruiting class in school history. They have four top 100 recruits on board, plus a pair of three-star prospects that can help. Romar and his staff have targeted recruits that fit their system and it's paid off.
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Syracuse has four top 100 recruits on board in 2015. Richardson is a scorer, Howard is skilled & can pass, while Diagne is an active, energy guy and Lydon is a fluid runner and impressive athlete.
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Dwayne Bacon gives Florida State some star power and is one of the better all around scorers in the 2015 class. Throw in Beasley who is wired up to get buckets, plus Mann, a defensive specialist, and the Seminoles are adding talent to their perimeter. Chris-Koumadje is intriguing because of his size, mobility and shot blocking ability.
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Dedric Lawson surprised many when he opted to reclassify up to the 2015 class. The move gives Memphis a pair of '15 commits. Both are long, lanky and versatily forwards that can score it. And they both happen to be brothers.
Key verbals: PF Dedric Lawson (#46 ), SF K.J. Lawson (#65 ), SG Randall Broddie (#NR )
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John Groce needed to upgrade his perimeter play and that's what he'll do with this class. Coleman is a knock down shooter from three, Williams is a 6-7 with his best days in front of him and Jordan can score it.
Key verbals: SG Jalen Coleman-Lands (#42 ), SF D.J. Williams (#47 ), SF Aaron Jordan (#NR )
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Deyonta Davis, a mobile and athletic forward, is the big name in this group, but McQuaid (a lights out long-range threat) and Ahrens will give their perimeter a boost. This class fills needs and will get on the court early in East Lansing.
Key verbals: PF Deyonta Davis (#34 ), SG Matt McQuaid (#75 ), SF Kyle Ahrens (#NR )
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Steve Alford has reeled in four five-star prospects and three four-star players since taking over at UCLA. Holiday and Ali can and will impact their program as freshman and they also have their sights set on Jaylen Brown, Ivan Rabb, Stephen Zimmerman and Brandon Ingram.
Key verbals: PG Aaron Holiday (#40 ), SG Prince Ali (#41 )
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Andy Enfield has had success recruiting locally and that's certainly continuing with his 2015 class. Metu is an impressive PF prospect with mobility and athleticism, while Boatwright is one of the top shooters in the class.
Key verbals: PF Chimezie Metu (#30 ), PF Bennie Boatwright (#59 )
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Jalen Adams is a perfect fit for Connecticut's system. A 6-3 scoring guard, Adams can put up points with the best of them in the 2015 class. He's skilled, can create his own shot opportunities and is capable of big scoring outings. Enoch is a talent in his own right and has major upside for a post player.
Key verbals: SG Jalen Adams (#18 ), C Steven Enoch (#44 )
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Mike Anderson and his staff secured a strong two-man class. Kapita is the latest to commit and the strong, physical post player will boost their interior from a rebounding and enforcing standpoint. Whitt is a skilled scorer that can fufill a role playing both on and off the ball.
Key verbals: C Ted Kapita (#NR ), SG Jimmy Whitt (#72 )
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With the addition of Brunson, Villanova has a top 20 class. Brunson is arguably the best PG in the class and has a tremendous feel for the game. Divincenzo is regarded as a four-star prospect and Delaney is known for his skill
Key verbals: PG Jalen Brunson (#26 ), SG Donte Divincenzo (#NR ), PF Tim Delaney (#NR )
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From 2002 to 2014, Oregon State pulled in just two top 100 prospects. They currently have three in their 2015 recruiting class. Thompson is a wiry scorer. Tinkle is a combo forward with offensive ability. Eubanks is an emerging post prospect with upside, while Bruce is a wiry PG that keeps getting better.
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Bill Self has just one pledge so far (that wiill change), but it's a big one. Bragg, a five-star recruit, is an athlete that can score both inside and out. The Jayhawks are still actively pursuing six uncommitted prospects in Scout's 2015 top 10.
Key verbals: PF Carlton Bragg (#35 )
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From 2010 to 2014 Auburn reeled in two top 100 recruits. In a three day period, Bruce Pearl and Auburn secured a pair of top 100 recruits -- Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer. Williams sat out the summer with an injury, but he's a dynamic athlete.
Key verbals: SF Danjel Purifoy (#67 ), C Horace Spencer (#79 ), SG New Williams (#NR ), SG T.J. Dunans (#), PG Bryce Brown (#NR )
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The Gators are filling needs in 2015. Allen is an athletic guard with potential on defense and an improving shot. With Dickerson & Hayes, the Gators have a pair of post prospects that can help. Dickerson is skilled, while Hayes is a long, mobile and a good athlete. Stone, who will likely move up when we update final rankings, brings length, versatility and scoring.
Key verbals: SG Kevaughn Allen (#71 ), C Noah Dickerson (#88 ), SF Keith Stone (#73 ), PF Kevarrius Hayes (#NR )
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This three-man recruiting class is exactly what Buzz Williams needed to get the ball rolling at Virginia Tech. Clarke is a perfect fit for the Hokies with his athleticism and motor. Robinson is a true lead guard that can really pass, while Blackshear is a good area rebounder wtih some skill.
Key verbals: SF Chris Clarke (#81 ), PG Justin Robinson (#63 ), PF Kerry Blackshear (#NR )
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John Thompson III needed size in 2015. Govan is a thick, but skilled post player, while Derrickson is a step out four-man that can really shoot the ball.
Key verbals: C Jessie Govan (#52 ), PF Marcus Derrickson (#98 ), SF Kaleb Johnson (#NR )
OTHERS: Wake Forest, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas, Baylor.

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