2004 Fall Class Rankings

Texas, Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina and Arkansas top our list of top recruiting classes. Rankings are subject to change but it'll be tough to break into the Top Five.

NOTE: These rankings are subject to change. They'll be updated upon completion of the period. Significant weight was placed on Top 100 prospects with an emphasis on quality over quantity in most cases.

2004 Top 100

1. TEXAS
Total Recruits (5):No. 6, 15, 18, 41, 89
Recruits:PF Lamarcus Aldridge, PG Daniel Gibson, PF Mike Williams, SF Dion Dowell, C Connor Atchley
Comment:Three Top 20 prospects hooks Horns top slot
2. INDIANA
Total Recruits (5):No. 5, 12, 44, 48, 61
Recruits:SF Josh Smith, PF D.J. White, SG Robert Vaden, SG A.J. Ratliff, SG James Hardy
Comment:Davis convinces three best Indiana natives to sign
3. LOUISVILLE
Total Recruits (5):No. 8, Elite JC, 28, 45 (2003), NR
Recruits:PG Sebastian Telfair, SF Donta Smith, PF Brian Johnson, SG Lorenzo Wade, C Terrence Farley
Comment:Studs galore and watch for Wade to score in bunches
4. NORTH CAROLINA
Total Recruits (4):No. 4, 13, 50, 62
Recruits:PF/SF Marvin Williams, SG J.R. Smith, PG Quentin Thomas, SG JamesOn Curry
Comment:The swagger returns to Chapel Hill in a big way
5. ARKANSAS
Total Recruits (5):No. 3, 33, 45, 62 (2003), NR (walk-on)
Recruits:PF Al Jefferson, C Steven Hill, PF/SF Charles Thomas, C Darian Townes, SF Marcus Monk
Comment:2003's class brought athletes, 2004 brings size
6. DUKE
Total Recruits (3):No. 2, 23, 47
Recruits:PG Shaun Livingston, SG DeMarcus Nelson, SF David McClure
Comment:Devils backcourt among the best they've recruited
7. CONNECTICUT
Total Recruits (3):No. 10, 22, Transfer
Recruits:SF Rudy Gay, PG A.J. Price, PF Ed Nelson
Comment:Two H.S. all-americans and a former ACC ROY
8. MEMPHIS
Total Recruits (6):No. 19, 26, 75, NR , NR , NR (walk-on)
Recruits:SF Shawne Williams, PG/SG Darius Washington, SF Robert Dozier, PF Kareem Cooper, PF Richard Dorsey, PG Andre Allen
Comment:Williams, Washington have legit star power
9. KANSAS
Total Recruits (3):No. 16, 31, 65
Recruits:C Alexander Kaun, SG Russell Robinson, PF Darnell Jackson
Comment:Self's first effort at KU yields big timers
10. UCLA
Total Recruits (4):No. 25, 35, 70, 100
Recruits:PG Jordan Farmar, SG Arron Afflalo, PF Lorenzo Mata, SG Josh Shipp
Comment:Howland moved quickly to land future backcourt
11. FLORIDA
Total Recruits (4):No. 20, 55, 57, NR
Recruits:SF Corey Brewer, PF Al Horford, PF Joakim Noah, PG Taurean Green
Comment:Two big men could develop into prime timers
12. MISSOURI
Total Recruits (4):No. 49, 60, 92, 97
Recruits:PG Jason Horton, C Kalen Grimes, SF Marshall Brown, SG Glen Dandridge
Comment:Synder's patience with Horton paid off in the end
13. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Total Recruits (4):No. 21, 78, 82, Transfer
Recruits:PF Cedric Simmons, PF Andrew Brackman, SF Gavin Grant, PG Tony Bethel
Comment:Much-needed size on its way to Raleigh
14. ALABAMA
Total Recruits (3):No. 43, 51, 83
Recruits:PG Ronnie Steele, SG Albert Weber, SG/PG Glenn Miles
Comment:Tide had to sweat out Weber but he's worth it
15. USC
Total Recruits (4):No. 7, 91, NR (2003), NR (2003)
Recruits:C Robert Swift, PG/SG Gabriel Pruitt, SF Nick Young, PF Emanuel Willis
Comment:Young, Willis are Top 100 type talents
16. OREGON
Total Recruits (3):No. 53, 79, 93
Recruits:SG Bryce Taylor, PF Maarty Leunen, SG Chamberlain Oguchi
Comment:Everybody coming in can shoot the basketball
17. GEORGIA TECH
Total Recruits (4):No. 42, 90, 99, NR
Recruits:PF Ra'Sean Dickey, SG Zam Frederick, SG/SF Anthony Morrow, PF Jeremis Smith
Comment:Trio from our Top 100 headed to the Hive
18. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Total Recruits (4):No. 33 (2003), 56, NR, NR
Recruits:C Jackie Butler, PF Charles Rhodes, SF/PF Jerrell Houston, PG Charlie White
Comment:Rhodes looks like the big key; Houston could surprise
19. BYU
Total Recruits (4):No. 81, NR, NR, NR
Recruits:SG Lee Cummard, PF Chris Miles, PF Trent Plaisted, PF David Burgess
Comment:Too much good size to ignore this collection
20. FLORIDA STATE
Total Recruits (2):No. 29, 39
Recruits:PG/SG Isaiah Swann, SG Jason Rich
Comment:If you like guards, you'll love this athletic bunch
21. XAVIER
Total Recruits (4):No. 72, Transfer, NR (2003), NR
Recruits:PF Josh Duncan, PF Brian Thornton, SG Stanley Burrell, PG Churchill Odia
Comment:Talented bunch gives "X" a great foundation
22. MICHIGAN STATE
Total Recruits (3):No. 37, No. 76, NR
Recruits:PF Marquise Gray, PG Drew Neitzel, C Goran Suton
Comment:Two Top 100 players earn early minutes
23. ARIZONA
Total Recruits (3):No. 36, 38, NR
Recruits:SG Jawann McClellan, PF Mohamed Tangara, SG Daniel Dillon
Comment:Cats still looking for a big to complete the class
24. OHIO STATE
Total Recruits (3):No. 73, 77, NR (2003)
Recruits:PF Matt Terwilliger, PG Jamar Butler, PF/SF Jermyl Jackson-Wilson
Comment:Ohio boys give Buckeyes solid foundation
25. CLEMSON
Total Recruits (3):No. 85, 87, NR
Recruits:PF/SF James Mays, SF/SG Cheyenne Moore, SF Sam Perry
Comment:Purnell won't be lacking in athletes next year

Knocking On The Door (alphabetical order): Boston College, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Iowa, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Richmond, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin.


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