Top 5 sleepers in the ESPN 100

Players outside the final top 25 who will outperform their recruiting ranking

Updated: May 1, 2013, 4:37 PM ET
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN RecruitingNation

As we make our final update to the 2013 ESPN 100 player rankings, the recruits in this year's senior class will soon make the transition from high school to college basketball. How much time they invest this offseason with their workouts and skill development will determine their level of readiness and success.

We've spent plenty of time this year dissecting the elite prospects in the 2013 class who are expected to have an instant impact in college, but what about the sleepers? Below are the top five players outside our top 25 who could outperform their final recruiting ranking at the next level.

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Courtesy of Adidas VIP ExclusiveMichigan signee Derrick Walton, No. 30 in the final ESPN 100, could be the next great point guard for the Wolverines.

1. Derrick Walton, PG, Michigan
Final ESPN 100 rank: No. 30

Paul Biancardi

Basketball Recruiting