New 2014 No. 1 Jones talks recruiting 

October, 26, 2012
The winds of change breezed through the ESPN rankings on Thursday. The reclassification of Andrew Wiggins (Thornhill, Ontario/Huntington Prep) and his subsequent insertion into the No. 1 spot in the 2013 rankings came with a ripple effect.

The first ripple happened in the ESPN 100 senior class rankings as previous No. 1 Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon) was gently placed in the No. 2 slot.

Let’s be clear: Parker is a stud. “Dropping” him to No. 2 was an unfortunate byproduct of Wiggins’ presence. Parker is an elite player and person. His value did not change one iota with the move. I said it when the move happened that this is as strong a 1-2 punch (or 1-10 for that matter) as we’ve seen in a few years. Yes, we believe Wiggins is a special talent, thus the move was made. But Parker is no slouch.