Early 2012 Hoops Class Rankings

As we inch closer to the early signing period, more and more 2012 prospects are making college commitments. Here's our early look at the 2012 recruiting class rankings...

2011 Top 25 Recruiting ClassesNotable Recruits / Scout Rankings
1 Indiana

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Indiana class: With three players in the top 40 overall, Tom Crean has the top class in the country. He's locking down kids in Indiana and that has led to the success
Hanner Perea (31)
Yogi Ferrell (32)
Jeremy Hollowell (36)
Ron Patterson
Peter Jurkin
2 Arizona

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Arizona class: Sean Miller continues to reel in the top talent from the west coast. With the addition of Ashley and Jerrett, Miller has a dynamic front court and York will provide scoring
Brandon Ashley (3)
Grant Jerrett (23)
Gabe York (42)

3 Texas

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Texas class: Reeling in Ridley, a top 10 recruit, was a big deal, but so was pulling in a commitment from top 100 lead guard Javan Felix
Cameron Ridley (6)
Javan Felix (65)

4 Pittsburgh

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Pittsburgh class: The emergence of Steven Adams has Pitt firmly in the top five, but they also have a lead guard with winning attributes in James Robinson
Steven Adams (7)
James Robinson (93)

5 Villanova

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Villanova class: Nova finds itself in the top five because of a pair of top 50 recruits. Ochefu is an improving and active big man, while Arcidiacono knows how to run a team
Daniel Ochefu (45)
Ryan Arcidiacono (48)

6 Virginia

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Virginia class: With three top 100 prospects, Virginia is firmly in the top 10. Anderson is a high level athlete, Nolte is a knockdown shooter and Tobey is an improving big man
Justin Anderson (60)
Evan Nolte (79)
Mike Tobey (94)

7 Florida

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Florida class: Ogbueze is a scoring lead guard with plenty of talent, while Frazier and Graham will bring their ability to strip the nets from long range to the table
Braxton Ogbueze (39)
Michael Frazier (87)
Dillon Graham

8 Wake Forest

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Wake Forest class: Wake Forest recognized Miller-McIntrye's and Rountree's talent early on and it paid off. Throw in Washington and it's a solid three-man group
Codi Miller-McIntyre (67)
Aaron Rountree (85)
Andre Washington

9 North Carolina

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
North Carolina class: In a class that lacks depth at the PG spot, pulling in one of the best is a plus and that's what UNC did. Tokoto is a high level athlete
Marcus Paige (29)
J.P. Tokoto (86)

10 Baylor

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Baylor class: For the third year in a row Baylor has a five-star prospect in their recruiting class. Austin is one of the top post prospects and has a ridiculous ceiling
Isaiah Austin (5)

11 Duke

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Duke class: Duke has had some good guards in recent years and this year they'll add another five-star guard that shoots it at a high level from behind the stripe
Rasheed Sulaimon (10)


Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
UCLA class: UCLA was able to reel in one of the most improved lead guards guard in the 2011 class -- Dominic Artis -- as well as pick up a major scoring threat in Jordan Adams
Dominic Artis (63)
Jordan Adams (73)

13 Michigan State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan State class: With a pair of top 100 prospects, MSU finds it self in the top 15. Costello is a skilled post, while Kaminski is an impressive long range threat
Matt Costello (81)
Kenny Kaminski (95)
Denzel Valentine

14 Xavier

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Xavier class: Semaj Christon is a big get for Xavier coach Chris Mack, but he's rounding out his class with Davis, Reynolds and Farr, who are all solid pick ups
Semaj Christon (57)
Myles Davis
Jalen Reynolds
James Farr

15 Purdue

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Purdue class: Ronnie Johnson is the headliner, but Simpson has plenty of talenta nd upside, while Davis brings scoring to the table
Ronnie Johnson (76)
Jay Simpson
Raphael Davis

16 Providence

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Providence class: Dunn has emerged as the top lead guard in the country and is a massive pick up for the Friars. Could he be the one to get more of the top New Englanders to head to Providence?
Kris Dunn (26)
Josh Fortune

17 Mississippi State

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Mississippi State class: Mississippi State is usually successful recruiting the south and this year is no different. Ware is the top recruit, but Thomas, Gray and Sword have strong reps in the south too
Gavin Ware (98)
Josh Gray
Fred Thomas
Craig Sword

18 Michigan

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Michigan class: Michigan took Robinson early and it paid off, as he's one of the most improved players in the country. They also have a perfect fit in Stauskas, who can rip the nets from long range
Glenn Robinson (38)
Nick Stauskas

19 St. John's

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
St. John's class: St. John's continued their recruiting success by going out of the region to snag top 50 recruit Gathers and then added and athletic wing in Wood
Ricardo Gathers (34)
Darrick Wood

20 Maryland

Evan Daniels' Class Notes:
Maryland class: Mark Turgeon is off to a great start as the Maryland head coach. They worked Cleare hard and he's a massive pick up, while they will keep a local kid -- Seth Allen -- home
Shaquille Cleare (37)
Seth Allen

HONORABLE MENTION: Auburn, Butler, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Memphis, NC State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin.

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