Big 12 recruiting class grades
Kansas and West Virginia earn high marks for 2013 recruiting
With the final 2013 class rankings set and the late signing period over, here's a team-by-team breakdown of the 2013 basketball recruiting classes in the Big 12, complete with final grades for all 10 teams. Final class grades for the SEC, Big Ten and Big East are already out, while the Pac-12 (June 10), ACC (June 11) and non-BCS best of the rest (June 11) will be coming in subsequent days.
Note: Teams are as of conference alignment for the 2012-13 season and not future conference realignment.
Nobody had a better spring recruiting period than the Kansas Jayhawks. Bill Self saw the rise of fall signee Joel Embiid to the No. 1 center spot in the ESPN 100 and landed small forward Andrew Wiggins, the nation's top overall recruit. Does it get any better than that? Kansas signed five ESPN 100 prospects, with small forward Wayne Selden, guard Conner Frankamp and wing Brannen Greene joining Wiggins and Embiid. Frankamp is arguably the best long-range shooter in the country and will be joined in the backcourt by three-star point guard Frank Mason, the sixth and final member of the class. Though this is the No. 2 class in the country, it might be No. 1 in chemistry before the 2013-14 college basketball season ends. The late addition of Wiggins makes Kansas a Final Four contender, in spite of its youth. Amazingly, this is the first time since 2008 that Self has had the top recruiting class in the Big 12 -- and there isn't another class in the vicinity this year in the league.
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2013 CLASS RANKINGS & GRADES
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