SPK Big East Recruiting Rankings

SPK's Annual Big East Recruiting finds that the juice rises to the top with the Orange bringing in this year's top haul.

Here are my annual rankings of the Big East recruiting classes for 2007. Quality as well as quantity counts in my rankings. I do not consider JUCO players very highly. My rankings appear first and then a short blurb about each team follows.



School Name Ht. Pos. My Rank Rank

1 Syracuse

Donte Greene 6'9" F 10

Johnny Flynn 5'11" G 35

Antonio Jardine 6'1" G 50

Rick Jackson 6'9" F 100

Sean Williams 6'10" C 300

Kristol Ongenaet 6'8" F JC

2 Georgetown

Austin Freeman 6'3" G 25

Chris Wright 6'0" G 25

Omar Wattad 6'6" F 500

3 Villanova

Corey Fisher 6'1" G 35

Corey Stokes 6'5" G 50

Malcolm Grant 6'0" G 150



4 Cincinnati

Jason Henry 6'7" F 150

Anthony McClain 6'11" C 150

Alvin Mitchell 6'5" G 150

Kenny Belton 6'8" F 200

Larry Davis 6'3" G 200

Rashad Bishop 6'6" F 300



5 Pittsburgh

DeJuan Blair 6'7" F 75

Bradley Wanamaker 6'4" G 150

Gary McGhee 6'10" C 150

Darnell Dodson 6'7" F 200

Cassin Diggs 6'10" C JC



6 Seton Hall

Jeremy Hazell 6'5" G 100

Michael Glover 6'6" F 150

Mike Davis 6'9" F/C 150

Brandon Walters 6'9" F 200

Chris Smith 6'3" G 300

Augustine Okosun 6'10" F JC



7 St. John's

Justin Burrell 6'7" F 100

Ayodele Coker 6'10" C 150

Malik Boothe 5'9" G 200

DJ Kennedy 6'5" G 200

Paris Horne 6'3" G 300

Sean Evans 6'5" G 500

Mike Cavataio 6'4" G 500



8 Depaul

Darquavis Tucker 6'5" G 50

Mac Koshwal 6'9" F 75

Mario Stula 6'7" F 500

Mike Bizoukas 6'1" G 500

Matija Poscic 6'9" F JC



9 Louisville

George Goode 6'8" F 100

Clarence Holloway 7'1" C 200



10 Rutgers

Corey Chandler 6'1" G 75

Mike Coburn 6'0" G 200

Earl Pettis 6'5" G 500

Justin Sofman 6'4" G 500



11 Marquette

Trevor Mbakwe 6'7" F 75

Scott Christopherson 6'2" G 300

Damian Saunders 6'8" F 300

Patrick Hazel 6'7" F 500



12 Providence Jamine Peterson 6'6" F 75

Marshon Brooks 6'5" G 500

Alex Kellogg 6'7" F 500



13 West Virginia

John Flowers 6'7" F 150

William Thomas 6'4" G 500



14 Notre Dame

Tyrone Nash 6'7" G 200

Carlton Scott 6'8" F 300

Ty Proffitt 6'4" G 500

Tim Abromaitis 6'7" F 500



15 South Florida

Dominique Jones 6'4" G 300

Aaron Holmes 6'5" G 500

Orane Chin 6'6" F 500

BJ Ajayi 6'10" C JC



16 Connecticut

Donnell Beverly 6'4" G 300





Syracuse – Great class top to bottom. Got the difference maker in Dontae Green and surrounded him with top talent. Has to be highly ranked nationally.

Georgetown – 2 Top 25 players really help their backcourt. Need some of their younger front court players to step up.

Villanova – All guards but Fisher and Stokes are top notch.

Cincinnati – A good, deep class. No stars though but enough talent to work with. McClain's development goes a long way towards determining how good a class this is.

Pittsburgh – Blair is a beast and Wanamaker can play. Some have him more highly rated than I do. A lot of frontcourt fill-in as well.

Seton Hall – Filled holes such as a deep shooter in Hazel and much frontcourt help. Gonzo can play a real game now.

St. John's – Gets this rating mostly on quantity. Burrell can play but needs to take charge more often. Coker will be good but may need some time to develop.

DePaul – Two REALLY good players in Koshwal and Tucker but the rest is very BE iffy. I could see this class being higher just due to those two players.

Louisville – Goode is, well, good. Holloway is the invisible man.

Rutgers – Chandler can play, is a real 2-guard who was forced to play bigger in high school. Coburn is a solid guard, the other two are questionable BE talents.

Marquette – Really like Trevor Mbwake, he could be the sleeper of this class. The rest are ho-hum.

Providence – Jamine Peterson will fit right in with what PC does, I really like him. The others are a stretch.

West Virgina – Flowers is a nice player, Huggins got in too late to make a difference though.

Notre Dame –Nash is the best of this class but is he really that good???

South Florida – Ho hum, Heath will do better next time around but they have a long ways to go.

Connecticut – One player and he's not that good.

Go ahead, flame away!!!

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