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Are MBB Recruiting Rankings Destiny or Inexact Science?

November 12, 2020
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CBS Sports released their top 101 players in college basketball for the upcoming season.  Baylor will ink a top 5 national recruiting class.  Will Kendall Brown, Langston Love and Jeremy Sochan be on this list in the near future?  All of those guys are top 40 national recruits?  Or are we more likely to see players like Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Adam Flagler who were unranked coming out of high school?  Are recruiting lists destiny or an inexact science?  The answer is a little of both.  Let’s look at the CBS list and how these guys ranked out of high school using the 247 Composite index.  

Here are the results per original classification year.  It is probably no surprise that those that stay in school longer tend to be hard working overachievers who were for the most part outside the top 50 players coming out of high school and have made themselves into great college players as upperclassmen.  The younger guys on this list are mostly top 50 players coming out of high school.  

2016 Class

1-25 Rank 26-50 Rank 51-100 Rank 101-150 Rank 151-600 Rank Unranked
    3   2 5

2017 Class

1-25 Rank 26-50 Rank 51-100 Rank 101-150 Rank 151-600 Rank Unranked
  2 10 10 11 3

2018 Class

1-25 Rank 26-50 Rank 51-100 Rank 101-150 Rank 151-600 Rank Unranked
        2 4 8 4 4 3

2019 Class

1-25 Rank 26-50 Rank 51-100 Rank 101-150 Rank 151- 600 Rank Unranked
        4 7 5 1 2  

2020 Class

1-25 Rank 26-50 Rank 51-100 Rank 101-150 Rank 151-600 Rank Unranked
        11          

CBS Top 101 Players in College Basketball 2020-21

Player CBS Rank School Year 247 Composite
Luka Garza 1 Iowa 2017 118
Cade Cunningham 2 Oklahoma St 2020 1
Ayo Dosunmu 3 Illinois 2018 32
Marcus Zegarowski 4 Creighton 2018 110
Jared Butler 5 Baylor 2018 97
Marcus Garrett 6 Kansas 2017 55
Collin Gillespie 7 Villanvoa 2017 200
Remy Martin 8 Arizona St 2017 84
Corey Kispert 9 Gonzaga 2017 106
Evan Mobley 10 Southern Cal 2020 3
Garrison Brooks 11 North Carolina 2017 131
Sam Hauser 12 Virginia 2016 83
BJ Boston  13 Kentucky 2020 5
Trayce Jackson-Davis 14 Indiana 2019 30
Oscar Tshiebwe 15 West Virginia 2019 31
Jalen Crutcher 16 Dayton 2017 328
Kofi Cockburn 17 Illinois 2019 46
Keyontae Johnson 18 Florida 2018 69
Trendon Watford 19 LSU 2019 18
Drew Timme 20 Gonzaga 2019 43
Jeremiah Robinson Earl 21 Villanova 2019 16
Matthew Hurt 22 Duke 2019 12
Caleb Mills 23 Houston 2019 199
MaCio Teague 24 Baylor 2016 unranked
Oscar da Silva 25 Stanford 2017 147
McKinley Wright IV 26 Colorado 2017 229
Terrance Clark 27 Kentucky 2020 8
John Fulkerson 28 Tennessee 2016 238
Yves Pons 29 Tennessee 2017 127
Nate Reuvers 30 Wisconsin 2017 66
Fatts Russell  31 Rhode Island 2017 198
James Bouknight 32 UCONN 2019 66
Landers Nolley 33 Memphis 2018 67
Ziaire Williams 34 Stanford 2020 6
Joey Hauser 35 Michigan State 2018 52
Javonte Smart 36 LSU 2018 35
Greg Brown 37 Texas 2020 9
Isaiah Livers 38 Michigan 2017 133
Chris Smith 39 UCLA 2017 141
Joe Wieskamp 40 Iowa 2018 60
Scottie Barnes 41 Florida St 2020 7
Micah Potter 42 Wisconsin 2016 243
Brady Manek 43 Oklahoma 2017 117
Ron Harper Jr 44 Rutgers 2018 175
Neemias Queta 45 Utah State 2018 unranked
Matt Coleman 46 Texas 2017 52
Jalen Johnson  47 Duke 2020 13
Marcus Carr  48 Minnesota 2017 146
Kihei Clark 49 Virginia 2017 397
Kellan Grady 50 Davidson 2017 95
Carlik Jones 51 Louisville 2016 unranked
Ochai Agbaji 52 Kansas  2018 132
Charles Bassey 53 Western Kentucky 2018 6
Aaron Henry 54 Michigan State 2018 140
AJ Green 55 Northern Iowa 2018 81
Chris Duarte 56 Oregon 2017 171
Colbey Ross 57 Pepperdine 2017 514
Kyler Edwards 58 Texas Tech 2018 159
Scottie Lewis 59 Florida 2019 7
Jacob Gilyard 60 Richmond 2017 367
Matt Mitchell 61 San Diego State 2017 474
Austin Reaves 62 Oklahoma 2016 unranked
DJ Jeffries 63 Memphis 2019 52
Joel Ayayi 64 Gonzaga 2017 unranked
David Johnson 65 Louisville 2019 82
Mitch Ballock 66 Creighton 2017 94
Davion Mitchell 67 Baylor 2017 59
Aamir Simms 68 Clemson 2017 115
John Petty 69 Alabama 2017 33
Denzel Mahoney 70 Creighton 2016 unranked
Mark Vital 71 Baylor 2016 89
Justin Moore 72 Villanova 2019 57
Jhivvan Jackson 73 UTSA 2017 unranked
Antoine Davis 74 Detroit 2018 313
Jalen Suggs 75 Gonzaga 2020 11
Miles McBride 76 West Virginia 2019 301
Trevion Williams 77 Purdue 2018 154
Jay Huff 78 Virginia 2016 57
Herb Jones 79 Alabama 2017 148
Quentin Grimes 80 Houston 2018 10
Terry Taylor 81 Austin Peay 2017 unranked
Derrick Alston Jr 82 Boise State 2016 unranked
Terrance Shannon 83 Texas Tech 2019 90
Aaron Wiggins 84 Maryland 2018 42
Moussa Cisse 85 Memphis 2020 10
Sandro Mamukelashvili 86 Seton Hall 2017 199
Franz Wagner 87 Michigan 2019 114
MJ Walker 88 Florida State 2017 28
Wendell Moore 89 Duke 2019 29
Timmy Allen 90 Utah 2018 129
Jordan Goodwin 91 Saint Louis 2017 54
Derek Culver 92 West Virginia 2018 84
Chris Lykes 93 Miami 2017 64
Caleb Love 94 North Carolina 2020 14
James Akinjo 95 Arizona 2018 90
Armando Bacot 96 North Carolina 2019 27
DJ Carton 97 Marquette 2019 34
Will Richardson 98 Oregon 2018 46
Jalen Pickett 99 Siena 2018 unranked
RJ Cole 100 UCONN 2017 479
Jayden Gardner 101 East Carolina 2018 unranked

 

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