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Final basketball recruiting rankings say this could be Calipari’s best class yet

For the seventh time in nine recruiting cycles under Coach John Calipari, the Kentucky Wildcats have the No. 1 incoming class in the country. By one measure, this signing class is Calipari’s best at UK. The Recruiting Services Consensus Index released its final rankings for the class of 2017 on Thursday, and Kentucky is once again in the top spot. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Pitt lands top-150 Class of 2018 forward Bryce Golden

Pitt landed some much-needed help in the Class of 2018 on Friday as forward Bryce Golden pledged to the Panthers. The 6-foot-9 Golden is regarded as the No. 124 recruit in Rivals' 2018 rankings and becomes the first player to commit to coach Kevin Stallings in that class. Golden has a chance to be a solid ACC player if he can add strength and improve his defense. (NBC Sports)

High level wing Louis King will take his time

Improving every step of the way, high end four-star wing Louis King is pushing for a bump to five-star status. A lot of it has to do with his expanding game. A well known prospect since his freshman season, King has had offers from an early age including the likes of St. John's, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Miami, NC State, Kansas, Oregon, Louisville and others. (Rivals.com)

Five-star Christian Brown doesn't take plays off

In the class of 2019, wing Christian Brown has all of the physical attributes that you would expect of a five-star prospect. However, it's his intangibles that have big time college programs blowing him up. The native of South Carolina is a highwire athlete who thrives in transition, but it's the way he competes that really sets Brown apart from the pack. (Rivals.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans headed for five-star status

Rising junior point guard Ashton Hagans is well on his way towards five-star status and may be one of the top two floor generals in his class. Much of it has to do with his defense. A native of Georgia, Hagans already has offers from programs like Alabama, Iowa State, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Miami, Baylor, Florida, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Kansas and others. (Rivals.com)

NBPA Top 100: Five-star Cole Anthony stands out

The son of former NBA guard Greg Anthony, top-ranked 2019 point guard Cole Anthony has been solid across the board. While his jump shooting needs to improve, the professionalism and consistent production from him is impressive. Anthony has heard from Indiana, UNC, Duke, UCLA, Oregon, Miami, Wake Forest, Louisville, Virginia, Kansas, Notre Dame, Arizona, Pitt, and more. (Rivals.com)

Will the NCAA Sanctions Cost the Louisville Cardinals Top Recruit Romeo Langford?

While Louisville's NCAA punishment may not be as severe as some initially thought it would be, Rick Pitino will face the challenge of confronting parents of recruits with this cloud hanging over his head. The Cardinals are in on a number of top recruits including Nazreon Reid, Emmitt Williams, and Silvio De Sousa. But the recruitment of Top 5 prospect Romeo Langford could be heavily impacted. (Hero Sports)

Oak Hill big man David McCormack improved by getting smaller

Oak Hill Academy center David McCormack is making great strides. He recently visited Virginia. Next weekend, he’s off to Duke and NC State. He’s raised his game from a role player with the Warriors to putting up double-doubles on Wednesday against elite talent at the NBA Top 100 Camp. To get to where he is, the biggest move the 6-10 senior-to-be did was make fewer trips to the refrigerator. (USA Today)

Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley discusses top four

Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley took time to discuss his approach to travel, his recruitment and whether or not John Calipari and Kentucky have an extra advantage in his recruitment. Quickley was in Italy with adidas over the weekend. After he finishes up with NBPA Top 100 this weekend he'll head to Colorado Springs to try out for USA Basketball's U19 National Team. (Rivals.com)

NBPA Top 100: Visits in line for top-50 juniors

The NBPA Top 100 Camp has been a must-top since its inception and this year’s crop of talent is nothing short of superb. Plenty of the very best plaeyers in America like Naz Reid and Jalen Smith, a pair of top-25 big men, have visits planned. Keldon Johnson has two of his own that he would like to visit and Devon Dotson narrowed things down to a final eight. (Rivals.com)

Devon Dotson down to eight

After a strong performance at the NBA Top 100 Camp, Devon Dotson cut his list to eight schools. Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, USC and Wake Forest made the cut for the 6-2 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School. Dotson is coming off a positive visit to Maryland where his teammate Aaron Wiggins recently committed. (247 Sports)

NBPA Top 100 Camp Top Performers from Day 1

The NBPA Top 100 camp, which routinely brings in 100 of the best players in all of high school hoops, tipped off Wednesday. After four games and two sessions, the Scout basketball recruiting team picked out six players that stood out on day one. Playing in his home state, David McCormack was tremendous. The big man is one of the hardest playing kids in the class. (Scout.com)

Elite PG Devon Dotson far from satisfied after dominant spring

Currently, Devon Dotson checks in at No. 33 overall in the ESPN 60, a full 10 spots away from the ever-elusive fifth star. “I’m not one of those guys who doesn’t understand that rankings are all about people’s opinions; I get that,” Dotson said. “I am very confident so I feel like I’m the best point guard in the nation, but I don’t worry about it. I do want to be a five-star player though; I feel like I’ve earned that.” (USA Today)

Get to know nation's No. 1 player, 2018's Marvin Bagley III

There is no debating the talents of Marvin Bagley III. The top-ranked recruit in the 2018 class and arguably the best player in high school basketball, Bagley has remained on top of his game this spring, averaging more than 25 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks per game on the Nike EYBL circuit. He's down to Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, USC, Kentucky and Duke. (Rivals.com)

Five-star center Moses Brown breaks down contenders

As the top center recruit in the 2018 class, Moses Brown’s potential and long-term value is as good as one can find. The mobile, 7-foot-plus prospect has no shortage of college suitors. As Brown has steadily improved, his recruitment has evolved into a blue-blood affair. “Kentucky, Maryland, UConn, St. John’s, Florida, Miami, and Louisville; just about everybody,” Brown said. (Rivals.com)

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2017 Player Rankings
1DeAndre AytonPFPhoenix, AZArizona
2Michael PorterSFColumbia, MOMissouri
3Mohamed BambaPFNew York, NYTexas
4Wendell CarterPFAtlanta, GADuke
5Trevon DuvalPGNew Castle, DEDuke
6Kevin KnoxSFTampa, FLKentucky
7Brandon McCoyPFSan Diego, CAUNLV
8Hamidou DialloSGQueens Village, NYKentucky
9Billy PrestonPFDallas, TXKansas
10Mitchell RobinsonCChalmette, LAWestern Kentucky
11Gary Trent Jr.SGSaint Paul, MNDuke
12Collin SextonPGMableton, GAAlabama
13Brian BowenSFSaginaw, MILouisville
14Troy BrownSFLas Vegas, NVOregon
15Kris WilkesSFIndianapolis, INUCLA
16P.J. WashingtonPFDallas, TXKentucky
17Jarred VanderbiltSFBellaire, TXKentucky
18Austin WileyPFBirmingham, ALAuburn
19Nick RichardsCManhasset, NYKentucky
20Trae YoungPGNorman, OKOklahoma

2018 Player Rankings
1Marvin BagleyPFTempe, AZ 
2Romeo LangfordSGNew Albany, IN 
3Cameron ReddishSFNorristown, PA 
4Jordan BrownPFRoseville, CA 
6Zion WilliamsonSFSpartanburg, SC 
7Gerald LiddellSFCibolo, TX 
8Simi ShittuPFSaxtons River, VT 
9Nazreon ReidPFRoselle, NJ 
10Khavon MooreSFMacon, GA 
11Javonte SmartPGBaton Rouge, LA 
12Bol BolPFMission, KS 
13Darius GarlandPGBrentwood, TN 
14E.J. MontgomeryPFMontverde, FL 
15Miles NorrisPFChula Vista, CAOregon
16Immanuel QuickleyPGBel Air, MD 
17Louis KingSFBurlington, NJ 
18Jalen SmithPFBaltimore, MD 
19Keldon JohnsonSGSouth Hill, VA 
20Shareef O'NealPFLos Angeles, CAArizona
21Brandon WilliamsPGEncino, CA 

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