The reclassification trend

RecruitingNation hoops experts on why reclassifying has become so popular

Updated: December 13, 2012, 1:15 PM ET
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com

This fall in basketball recruiting, reclassification news was almost as abundant as commitment news.

Elite prospects Andrew Wiggins, Noah Vonleh and Dakari Johnson all moved from the 2014 class up into the 2013 class, shaking up the rankings and fast-forwarding their recruitments. And then last week, Karl Towns Jr. combined the two when he made the dual announcement that he was committing to Kentucky and moving up from 2015 to 2014.

So what's behind the rising trend of reclassification? We gathered our RecruitingNation basketball experts to weigh in.