LSU Basketball finishes with No. 5 Class

LSU Basketball finished with the No. 5 signing class nationally, its highest finish in the rankings since at least 2005.

LSU's three-man signing class of Ben Simmons, Antonio Blakeney and Brandon Sampson finished the 2015 recruiting cycle ranked as the No. 5 class nationally, according to

This is the highest final ranking for an LSU basketball class since at least 2005, the first year in Scout's database. It's only the fourth time the Tigers have landed a Top 25 recruiting class since 2005. Click here for the complete breakdown of the Top 25 recruiting classes.'s Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels said this about LSU's class:

"Johnny Jones reeled in a top 5 recruiting class and the second best group in the SEC. Ben Simmons is an elite prospect and the Tigers better enjoy him because he's sure to be one and done. The addition of wings Antonio Blakeney and Brandon Sampson is significant and will give the Tigers a scoring jolt on the perimeter."

The Tigers' three signees all ranked in the Top 60 nationally among all recruits.

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