Recruiting is the lifeblood of any successful college basketball team, but recruiting doesn’t just mean assembling the most talented collection of prospects. It’s the process by which coaches build their rosters. Talent is certainly the foundation of that process, but only the first of several layers necessary. The rest of those layers are based on fit, fit with the coach, fit with the current personnel, and fit with that program’s style of play.
Ultimately, talent is the necessary requisite for success, but only when it is joined by the ideal fit does that prospect end up turning into a great player at the college level. With that in mind, here’s a look at whom our Recruiting Nation team dubs the best fits of this year’s early signing period.