Early college basketball rankings for top-40 men’s teams in 2022-2023 after NBA deadline (2023)

The deadline for college hoopers to decide whether or not they’re going to stay in the NBA Draft has come and gone, which means we finally have a (mostly) clear look at how the rosters for the top teams in the sport are going to look for the 2022-23 season.

There are still plenty of major (and not so major) decisions looming from players still hanging out and clinking drinks in the transfer portal, but almost exactly four months from the start of the season, we have enough solid info at our disposal to take embark on a semi-educated attempt at ranking the 40 best teams in the sport.

We start, of course, at the top, where there are more worthy candidates for the title of summer No. 1 than I can remember in a long, long time. That’s typically the summer setup for a thrilling winter.

1. North Carolina Tar Heels

2021-22 Record: 29-10

2021-22 Finish: National Runner-Up

A North Carolina team returning five of its top six scorers from a squad that ended its season in the national title game would seem like a no-brainer to be everyone’s preseason No. 1. They earn the top spot here, but it’s unlikely that the Tar Heels will be anything resembling a unanimous No. 1 — or even No. 1 at all — when the preseason AP and coaches polls hit the internet in October. That’s understandable.

UNC spent the bulk of its first season under Hubert Davis either squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble or on the wrong side of it. Caleb Love and R.J. Davis were both sensational in March, but far too inconsistent during the other four months of the season. And the one member of the “Iron Five” who isn’t returning — the graduated Brady Manek — was the Tar Heels’ top outside threat and perhaps their most consistently reliable contributor down the stretch.

Still, we’re talking about a UNC team that returns both of its star guards, its best defensive player in Leaky Black, and an almost surefire preseason First Team All-American in big man Armando Bacot. While many have already been quick to compare this North Carolina group to last year’s UCLA team — which had a good, but not great 2021-22 season following a surprise run to the Final Four the year before — it’s a comparison that falls a little flat upon closer inspection. While the Bruins limped into the 2021 NCAA tournament as a highly controversial inclusion, the Heels had hit their stride long before Selection Sunday. After a fairly woeful 12-6 start that included a 4-3 mark in a down ACC, UNC won 12 of its next 15 games to safely coast into the field of 68 as an 8-seed. They then produced the largest margin of victory (32 points) ever in an 8-9 game, bested reigning national champion Baylor in the second round, took down the aforementioned Bruins in the Sweet 16, ended the Cinderella run of Saint Peter’s, and then — have you guys seen this, have you heard about this — ended Mike Krzyzewski’s career in the Final Four.

This may not be 2006-07 Florida returning everyone from a fairly dominant title run, but it’s more than enough to be the favorites to cut down the nets in 2023.

2. Kentucky Wildcats

2021-22 Record: 26-8

2021-22 Finish: First Round

Kentucky was a 2-seed in the 2022 NCAA tournament, returns the unanimous National Player of the Year (the first NPOY to return to college basketball since Tyler Hansbrough came back to win a national title at North Carolina in 2008-09) as well as its starting point guard, and adds a pair of five-star studs in Cason Wallace and Chris Livingston.

If last year’s team had simply made the Sweet 16 or the Elite Eight instead of being on the wrong end of one of the biggest March Madness upsets of all-time, would they be at the top of most or all of these early season rankings? It certainly seems possible.

3. Gonzaga Bulldogs

2021-22 Record: 28-4

2021-22 Finish: Sweet 16

Mark Few will return six of his top eight scorers from a team that was the No. 1 overall seed for the 2022 NCAA tournament, including two-time All-American Drew Timme. Few loses potential No. 1 NBA draft pick Chet Holmgren in the middle, but found an adequate replacement for him former five-star recruit Efton Reid, a transfer from LSU. Guard play let Gonzaga down significantly in its Sweet 16 loss to Arkansas, so Few also went out and landed Chattanooga’s Malachi Smith, the 2022 Player of the Year in the Southern Conference.

4. Kansas Jayhawks

2021-22 Record: 34-6

2021-22 Finish: National Champions

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Assuming the NCAA/IARP doesn’t eliminate the possibility beforehand, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that Kansas could become college basketball’s first repeat national champion since Florida went back-to-back in 2006-07.

Christian Braun staying in the draft was a blow, but one which was cushioned by the return of Jalen Wilson and the addition of Texas Tech transfer Kevin McCullar. Bill Self is also getting back key contributors from last year’s title team in Dajuan Harris and Joseph Yusefu, as well as bringing in a top five recruiting class headlined by a trio of McDonald’s All-Americans.

5. Creighton Bluejays

2021-22 Record: 23-12

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

The Bluejays pushed eventual national champion Kansas to the brink in the second round of last year’s NCAA tournament, and that was without the services of starting point guard and Big East Freshman of the Year Ryan Nembhard OR 7’1 sophomore Ryan Kalkbrenner. Nembhard, Kalbrenner and two other starters from last season are all back, and Greg McDermott also made one of the largest transfer portal splashes of the offseason by landing South Dakota State star Baylor Scheierman, the Summit League Player of the Year.

6. Houston Cougars

2021-22 Record: 32-6

2021-22 Finish: Elite Eight

At this point it seems foolish to doubt Kelvin Sampson regardless of what his roster looks like. That’s doubly true when his roster looks as loaded as it appears to be for the 2022-23 campaign.

Returning guard Marcus Sasser, who was leading the team in scoring (17.7 points per game) when he suffered a season-ending foot injury in December, was enormous. He’ll return along with fellow double-figure scorers Tramon Mark, whose season was also cut short by injury, and Jamal Shead, who stepped up significantly down the stretch to help get the Cougars to the Elite Eight. Toss in the additions of five-star freshmen Jarace Walker and Terrance Arceneaux, and you’ve got a squad that’s going to match up favorably with just about anyone in the country.

7. Baylor Bears

2021-22 Record: 27-7

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

Matthew Mayer’s transfer was a surprise, but LJ Cryer, Adam Flagler and Flo Thamba all return in good health from a team that won a share of the Big 12 regular season title and was a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. Scott Drew also added impact transfers in Jalen Bridges (West Virginia) and Caleb Lohner (BYU), gets former top 30 recruit Langston Love — who missed all of last season after tearing his ACL during a preseason scrimmage — on the court for the first time, and brings in what should be one of the best freshmen in the country in scoring guard Keyonte George.

The Bears aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

8. Arkansas Razorbacks

2021-22 Record: 28-9

2021-22 Finish: Elite Eight

After not making a regional final for the better part of three decades, Arkansas has now crashed the Elite Eight in back-to-back seasons. There are plenty of reasons to believe that the next step — the program’s first Final Four since 1995 — could be arriving next April.

Losing J.D. Notae and Jaylin Williams to the professional game are significant blows, but Eric Musselman (as he tends to do) hit it big in the transfer portal with Ricky Council IV (Wichita State), Makhel and Makhi Mitchell (Rhode Island) and Jalen Graham (Arizona State). Toss in the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class, one which includes three McDonald’s All-Americans, and it’s not hard to envision — whether you want to or not — Musselman going shirtless multiple times again next March.

9. UCLA Bruins

2021-22 Record: 27-8

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2021-22 Finish: Sweet 16

Jules Bernard and Johnny Juzang’s time in Westwood have come to an end, but Jaime Jaquez and Tyger Campbell are both back for another run with Mick Cronin. They’ll join forces with five-star freshmen Amari Bailey and Adem Bona to try and get the Bruins to (at least) the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for a third straight year.

10. Tennessee Volunteers

2021-22 Record: 27-8

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

The Vols return four of their top five scorers from a team that won the SEC tournament and went on to earn a 3-seed in the Big Dance. Point guard Kennedy Chandler wound up being a one-and-done talent, but Rick Barnes might be bringing in another one of those thanks to the signing of 5-star small forward Julian Phillips.

11. Texas Longhorns

2021-22 Record: 22-12

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

Chris Beard’s first season in Austin may have been a slight disappointment to some, but don’t expect that to be the norm during his tenure with the Longhorns. UT looks loaded going into 2022-23 thanks to the return of super seniors Marcus Carr and Timmy Allen, the addition of Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tyrese Hunter (Iowa State), as well as the signings of 5-star McDonald’s All-Americans Dillon Mitchell and Arterio Morris.

12. Duke Blue Devils

2021-22 Record: 32-7

2021-22 Finish: Final Four

We’re going to find out pretty quickly what Jon Scheyer is made of. His first Blue Devil team is loaded with NBA talent thanks to landing the No. 1 recruiting class in America, but junior guard Jeremy Roach is the only key returnee from last season’s Final Four squad.

Regardless of which direction Duke’s season goes and how extreme that direction is, Duke will undoubtedly be one of the most fascinating teams in the country to follow in 2022-23.

13. Indiana Hoosiers

2021-22 Record: 21-14

2021-22 Finish: First Round

Is Indiana back? Time will (once again) be the ultimate determinant, but on paper, the Hoosiers certainly appear to be on the verge of potentially fielding their strongest team since 2012-13.

Trayce Jackson-Davis is a potential (likely?) preseason First Team All-American, and Mike Woodson hit it big in his first full recruiting class by landing 5-star talents Malik Reneau and Jalen Hood-Schifino. If the Hoosiers can find some reliable perimeter shooting, they’ll be a threat to both win the Big Ten and play beyond the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002.

14. Villanova Wildcats

2021-22 Record: 30-8

2021-22 Finish: Final Four

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Jay Wright’s sudden and surprising retirement announcement has left college basketball’s most stable powerhouse of the last decade facing an uncertain future for the first time in a long while. Thankfully, Kyle Neptune — fresh off a 16-16 campaign at Fordham in his first season as a head coach — isn’t walking into bare cupboard situation. ‘Nova lost stalwarts Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels to graduation, but returns its other three starters. So long as Justin Moore is healthy enough to see the court, there’s no reason to believe the Wildcats will fall too far in their first season without Wright.

15. Arizona Wildcats

2021-22 Record: 33-4

2021-22 Finish: Sweet 16

Pac-12 Player of the Year Bennedict Mathurin, fellow starter Dalen Terry and big man Christian Koloko are off to the NBA, but Azuolas Tubelis, Kerr Kriisa, Pelle Larsson and Oumar Ballo all return for Tommy Lloyd’s second run in Tucson. Arizona might not be battling for another 1-seed in 2022-23, but the return of that core should be enough for the Wildcats to finish at or near the top of the Pac-12 standings.

16. Auburn Tigers

2021-22 Record: 28-6

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

When Auburn’s season ended with a surprise loss to Miami in the second round, pretty much everyone knew that it would be the last game Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler played as Tigers. Thankfully for Bruce Pearl, Smith and Kessler are the only two of his top six scorers who won’t be returning for 2022-23. He’ll also be welcoming in an elite transfer in Morehead State big man Johni Broome (16.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.9 blocks), as well as 5-star freshman center Yohan Traore and top 40 wing Chance Westry.

17. Oregon Ducks

2021-22 Record: 20-15

2021-22 Finish: NIT Second Round

Dana Altman simply doesn’t do disappointing seasons in back-to-back years. The last three times the Ducks have missed the NCAA tournament under Altman, they’ve advanced to at least the second weekend of the Big Dance in the year immediately following. Now that we know Will Richardson is not off to the NBA, there’s no reason to believe that Altman won’t improve to 4-for-4 in bounce-back campaigns.

18. Miami Hurricanes

2021-22 Record: 26-11

2021-22 Finish: Elite Eight

After playing in a regional final for the first time in program history, Miami returns its best player in senior guard Isaiah Wong, and added two of the best transfers in the portal in Nijel Pack (Kansas State) and Norchad Omier (Arkansas State). Losing Kam McGusty is a monster blow, but expect the Hurricanes to be more well-rounded and consistent in 2022-23.

19. TCU Horned Frogs

2021-22 Record: 21-13

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

Jamie Dixon returns the top six scorers from the first TCU team to win a game in the NCAA tournament since 1987. The Horned Frogs should once again be one of the most physically imposing teams in the country, but they’ll need to find some reliable perimeter scoring in order to be a true threat to claim their first Big 12 regular season or tournament title.

20. San Diego State Aztecs

2021-22 Record: 23-9

2021-22 Finish: First Round

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The Aztecs were on the right end of one of the biggest will they stay/will they go decisions in the country when 2022 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year Nathan Mensah announced he was returning to SDSU. Brian Dutcher also gets Matt Bradley, Adam Seiko and Aguek Arop back for one last ride. Don’t be surprised if this team finishes the season at the top of Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted defensive efficiency rankings.

21. Alabama Crimson Tide

2021-22 Record: 19-14

2021-22 Finish: First Round

Nate Oats lost three of his top four scorers from a 2021-22 Crimson Tide team that was something of a disappointment. Thankfully, he’s brought in a top five recruiting class and added one of the transfer portal’s crown jewels in do-it-all Ohio guard Mark Sears. There will be questions about the health of Jahvon Quinerly, who suffered an ACL injury in Bama’s first round loss to Notre Dame, but as long as he’s good to go, the Tide should once again be one of the country’s most exciting teams.

22. Texas Tech Red Raiders

2021-22 Record: 27-10

2021-22 Finish: Sweet 16

Mark Adams is beginning to earn the same type of inherent “don’t worry about the roster” trust in Lubbock that Chris Beard established before bolting for Austin. The Red Raiders figure to be right back in the Big 12’s top tier thanks to the return of double figure scorer Kevin Obanor and the additions of De’Vion Harmon (10.8 points per game at Oregon), Fardaws Aimaq (18.9 PPG at Utah Valley), and 5-star freshman Elijah Fisher.

23. Illinois Fighting Illini

2021-22 Record: 23-10

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

Brad Underwood lost most of his key contributors from last season’s Big 10 regular season co-champions, but through the transfer portal (Terrence Shannon Jr., Matthew Mayer, Dain Dainja) and recruiting class of 2022 (Skyy Clark), he found some more-than-adequate replacements for Kofi Cockburn and company.

24. Ohio State Buckeyes

2021-22 Record: 20-12

2021-22 Finish: Second Round

Chris Holtmann hit it big in the transfer portal with the trio of Sean McNeil (West Virginia), Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State) and Tanner Holden (Wright State). So long as Justice Sueing isn’t limited by any of the after-effects of the sports hernia that forced him to miss all of last season, the Buckeyes should once again be top 25 good.

25. Purdue Boilermakers

2021-22 Record: 29-8

2021-22 Finish: Sweet 16

Boilermaker fans are understandably frustrated by Matt Painter’s inability to get the program over the hump and into its first Final Four since 1980, but Painter’s remarkable consistency in West Lafayette shouldn’t be taken for granted. Purdue might be taking a step back from the status they’ve known the last few years, but there’s no reason to believe it will be a dramatic one. Zach Edey should be a load in the middle, but the expected loss of Jaden Ivey and the less expected losses of Eric Hunter and Isaiah Thompson mean that some career role players will need to emerge as stars.

The Next 15:

26. UConn
27. Dayton
28. Virginia
29. Texas A&M
30. Xavier
31. Michigan
32. USC
33. Michigan State
34. Oklahoma State
35. UAB
36. Florida State
37. Saint Louis
38. Wyoming
39. Virginia Tech
40. Florida


Who has the best recruiting class college basketball 2023? ›

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2Houston (9)4-0
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Who is the best NCAA basketball team 2022? ›

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Who is the best players in Class of 2023? ›

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1Dajuan Wagner JrCamden
2Matas BuzelisSunrise Christian
3Justin EdwardsImhotep Charter
4Xavier BookerCathedral
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When can college coaches talk to 2023 recruits? ›

College coaches can begin to contact recruits starting January 1 of their sophomore year. In addition, recruits can also begin to take unofficial visits at that time. Recruits will need to wait until August 1 of their junior year to take official visits and receive verbal scholarship offers.

What college has the most NBA players? ›

Kentucky College is the most prolific school to create NBA careers. At the time of writing, nearly 80 of their college basketballers have gone on to represent an NBA team. The college can boast the start of the careers of Antoine Walker, Cliff Hagen and Dan Issel, among others.

Who has the best 2022 recruiting class in basketball? ›

2022 Consensus basketball Team Recruiting Rankings
  • Duke. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. Total. ...
  • Arkansas. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. Total. ...
  • Kentucky. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. Total. ...
  • Kansas. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. ...
  • UCLA. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. ...
  • Alabama. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. ...
  • Texas. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars. ...
  • Houston. 5-Stars. 4-Stars. 3-Stars.

What college has the most NBA players 2022? ›

Kentucky (27 players)

With 27 players, the Wildcats beat out the Blue Devils by a hair but show their dominance over the rest of the college basketball world in terms of producing NBA talent. Notable Wildcats alumni include perennial All-Stars Anthony Davis, Devin Booker and Karl Anthony-Towns.

Who is the number 1 recruit in college basketball 2022? ›

Dereck Lively

Is Bronny James a 5 star? ›

Bronny is, in essence, a four-star player with a five-star name.

Who is the number one recruit in 2023? ›

Nelson, a pro-style quarterback out of Los Alamitos, California, is a Southern Cal commit. Manning (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) remains the top overall recruit in the 2023 class in 247sports, On3 sports and Rivals' ratings. He's been the consensus top recruit across all national recruiting services for years.

Who is the best player in the 2023 draft? ›

2023 NFL Draft top 100 prospect rankings: Will Anderson Jr. No. 1, three quarterbacks in top 5
  • Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama.
  • Bryce Young, QB, Alabama.
  • C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State.
  • Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia.
  • Will Levis, QB, Kentucky.
  • Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern.
  • Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State.
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Can you be a 5 star recruit? ›

In college football recruiting, we categorize how skilled a player is by using a star ranking system. 1-star players hold the lowest ranking, while 5-star players are the best recruits in the country that just about every program wants to sign.

What state produces the most 5 star recruits? ›

And the ultimate goal is 5-star status. For several reasons—volume, competition and exposure—California, Florida, Georgia and Texas are typically the states that produce the most top-rated talent. During the last four recruiting cycles (2017-20), that much has remained true.

What college has the most 5 star recruits? ›

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Most Active 5-Star Players
Florida State9
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How do you know if a college coach is interested in you? ›

How to know if a college coach is interested in you
  • Recruiting questionnaires. ...
  • Personalized camp invites. ...
  • Emails from college coaches, recruiting coordinators or coaching staff. ...
  • Social DMs. ...
  • Phone calls or texts. ...
  • In-person contact. ...
  • Unofficial or official visit invites. ...
  • Verbal offer.

When can college coaches make you an offer? ›

A college coach cannot offer a verbal commitment or scholarship offer before September 1st of the athlete's junior year of high school. There are some caveats to this date depending upon the sport, such as football, men's/women's basketball and baseball, but this is the general rule.

How long should you wait to respond to a college coach? ›

Insider tip: If a coach emails you, make it a priority to email or call them back within 24 hours. If you've contacted a coach via email or phone, wait 48-72 hours before reaching out again. The key to communicating with coaches is to be persistent but respectful.

Who is the winningest coach in college history? ›

Coaches with 200 career wins
1John Gagliardi489
2Joe Paterno409
3Eddie Robinson408
4Bobby Bowden377
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Who is the winningest team in history? ›

One of only two charter members of the NFL still in existence, the Chicago Bears have played the most games (1,435) and recorded both the most wins (783) and ties (42) in NFL regular season history, as of the end of the 2021 NFL season.

Who has the most NCAA Final Four appearances? ›

Total Final Four appearances
21North Carolina
17Duke, Kentucky
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Is Brady Manek in the NBA draft? ›

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What city produces the most college basketball players? ›

Chicago has produced 24 top-100 players over the past decade—two more than any other city. Chicago has produced five top-five players and two players (Anthony Davis and Jahlil Okafor) who were the No. 1 overall recruits in their respective season.

What state produces the most college basketball players? ›

These states have produced the most DI players
New York266
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How many 5 star basketball recruits are there each year? ›

With that in mind, we have decided to take a look at the five-star prospects in the class. There are 22 players with a five-star rating in the final Top 150 rankings for the Class of 2022, including a pair of new additions from the previous rankings update.

Who is the number 1 recruit in high school basketball? ›

2023 ESPN 100
1D.J. Wagner Video | Scouts Report175
2Justin Edwards Video | Scouts Report190
3Xavier Booker Video | Scouts Report210
4Mackenzie Mgbako Video | Scouts Report195
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What is a 5 star basketball player? ›

In college basketball recruiting, a 5 star recruit denotes a player among the top 25-30 players in the country as determined by scouts and analysts. There are usually only a few 5 star recruits at each position within the college basketball player rankings.

What college has the most NBA Hall of Famers? ›

UCLA and Kansas top the list with seven hall of famers each. The Bruins include legends like Bill Walton, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gail Goodrich and the first woman to ever try out for an NBA team, Ann Meyers. The Jayhawks are represented by players like Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Lovelle, Paul Pierce and Lynette Woodard.

What country produces the most NBA players? ›

As of the 2022–23 season, Canada has produced the most foreign NBA players, with 61. From European countries, France has produced 42 players, and Serbia has produced 31. From Oceania, Australia has produced 32 players while New Zealand has produced 3 players.

What college has the most players in the NBA playoffs? ›

However, it might come as a surprise to some college basketball fans that Duke, North Carolina or Kansas isn't the most-represented school in this year's NBA Playoffs.
UCLA – 13 players.
PlayerJrue Holiday
NBA TeamNew Orleans Pelicans
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Who are the hottest teams in the NBA right now? ›

2022 NBA Power Rankings: Utah Jazz take top spot after hot streak
  1. 01 Utah Jazz. USA Today Sports Images.
  2. 02 Golden State Warriors. USA Today Sports Images. ...
  3. 03 Phoenix Suns. USA Today Sports Images. ...
  4. 04 Chicago Bulls. USA Today Sports Images. ...
  5. 05 Milwaukee Bucks. ...
  6. 06 Miami Heat. ...
  7. 07 Brooklyn Nets. ...
  8. 08 Cleveland Cavaliers. ...

What is the most powerful team in the NBA? ›

Even without All-Star Khris Middleton, the Bucks have still been the best team in basketball and have yet to lose a game this season. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the No. 1 player on our rankings list, the 2021 NBA champions still have the majority of their NBA Finals rotation with the exception of PJ Tucker.

Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? ›

1. Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is widely known as the game's greatest player—and for good reason.

What does it mean to be a 4 star recruit? ›

4-star recruits

These prospects have excellent knowledge of the game and ability. They will most likely start their freshman year in college and are the best player on their club or high school team.

Who has the number one recruiting class in college basketball this year? ›

Duke holds its standing as the top recruiting class in the final SI All-American team rankings.

What rank is Bronny James in the country? ›

41 in the 2023 player rankings, and 247Sports national basketball director Eric Bossi explained the jump this week.

What percent of 5 star recruits make it to the NBA? ›

27% of the 1,563 top-ranked high school players made it to the NBA and only 25% made it past their two-year rookie contract.

Has there ever been a 6 star recruit? ›

Watkins finished his career with the Tigers with 240 receptions for 3,391 yards and 27 touchdowns. Looking back, it's obvious Watkins was a 6-star recruit.

Who is the top prospect in the 2023 NBA draft? ›

Victor Wembanyama

Is Will Levis an NFL prospect? ›

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Who has the best 2023 football recruiting class? ›

College football recruiting rankings for 2023
  1. Alabama (23 commits).
  2. Georgia (21 commits). ...
  3. Notre Dame (23 commits). ...
  4. Ohio State (21 commits). ...
  5. LSU (25 commits). ...
  6. Texas (21 commits). ...
  7. Oklahoma (20 commits). ...
  8. Florida (23 commits). ...
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Who is the number 1 running back in class of 2023? ›

1. Cedric Baxter Jr., Edgewater (Florida) HS.

Who is the number 1 recruit in college football 2023? ›

There's a new No. 1 in the 2023 college football recruiting rankings, according to Sports Illustrated, and it's not quarterback Arch Manning. Five-star quarterback Dante Moore is the best recruit in the country for the 2023 cycle in the latest SI99 rankings to be unveiled this preseason.

Will Caleb Foster reclassify? ›

Duke commit Caleb Foster is a five-star point guard and the No. 12 recruit in the class of 2023, but he confirmed last week that he's still weighing a potential reclass to 2022. That would get the current high school junior on campus and working with incoming coach Jon Scheyer's staff a year earlier planned.

What college team has the number one recruiting class? ›

Six Texas A&M recruits were rated in the top 10 by one or more of the rating agencies. Texas A&M's 2022 class is rated as the best in the history of recruiting rankings. Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas were ranked second through fifth by all three raters.
Top ranked classes.
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What is a 5 star recruit? ›

In college football recruiting, we categorize how skilled a player is by using a star ranking system. 1-star players hold the lowest ranking, while 5-star players are the best recruits in the country that just about every program wants to sign.

What college has the best recruiting class? ›

Top 10 colleges in the 2023 recruiting class rankings
  1. Alabama: 310.10 points.
  2. Georgia: 292.84 points. Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports.
  3. Oklahoma: 285.70 points. SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY NETWORK. ...
  4. Ohio State: 285.20 points. ...
  5. Texas: 284.75 points. ...
  6. Notre Dame: 284.09 points. ...
  7. LSU: 283.46 points. ...
  8. Florida: 267.85 points. ...
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Who is the number 1 player in the Class of 2025? ›

For the first time, 247Sports is ranking the top players in the class of 2025 and our initial ranking of the top 75 players in the nation is live. Debuting in the top spot is power forward Cameron Boozer of Miami (Fla.)

Who is the number 1 player in the Class of 2024? ›

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1Tre Johnson Video | Scouts ReportDallas, TX Lake Highlands High School
2Ian Jackson Video | Scouts ReportBronx, NY Cardinal Hayes High School
3Naasir Cunningham Video | Scouts ReportAtlanta, GA Overtime Elite
4Bryson Tucker Video | Scouts ReportBaltimore, MD IMG Academy
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Who is the number one player in the Class of 2026? ›

Top 50 Eighth Graders/Class of 2026
1Marcus Johnson (PROFILE) (VIDEO)CG
3Braydon Fogle (PROFILE)PF
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