- Joel Francisco
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 Pac-12, complete with final grades for all 12 teams. Final class grades for the SEC, Big Ten, Big East and Big 12 are already out, while ACC and non-BCS best of the rest will be coming on Tuesday.
Note: Teams are as of conference alignment for the 2012-13 season and not future conference realignment.
Sean Miller had to be taken aback when forward Grant Jerrett declared for the NBA draft after an up-and-down frosh campaign. However, no tears will be shed in Tucson, as Miller landed the ultimate recruiting gem out West in the 2013 class with McDonald's All American Aaron Gordon, the No. 4 overall prospect in the ESPN 100. Gordon is a hybrid 4-man who can explode in transition, gobble up rebounds and hand out nifty assists. Combine Gordon with another McDonald's All American in ultra-versatile lockdown defender Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and the Wildcats are chock full of talent at the forward positions going forward. In terms of the backcourt, ESPN 100 shooting guard Elliott Pitts is well-schooled in the fundamentals and can score at all three levels.