Jump to content

Recruiting Class Summary and Rankings


Recommended Posts

When was the last time you saw AU this high on any recruiting rankings list ... for basketball? Build it and they will come.

National (6)

1. Kentucky Wildcats

2. Memphis Tigers

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

4. North Carolina Tar Heels

5. Missouri Tigers

6. Auburn Tigers

7. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

8. North Carolina State Wolfpack

9. Duke Blue Devils

10. Tennessee Volunteers

11. Illinois Fighting Illini

12. Syracuse Orangemen

13. Michigan State Spartans

14. Marquette Golden Eagles

15. Texas Longhorns

16. Florida Gators

17. California Golden Bears

18. Connecticut Huskies

19. South Carolina Gamecocks

20. Georgetown Hoyas

21. Virginia Cavaliers

22. UCLA Bruins

23. USC Trojans

24. LSU Tigers

25. Maryland Terrapins


SEC (2)

From the outset, other SEC recruiting classes are simply battling for #2 positioning, after the hauls coach John Calipari has put together at Kentucky the last two seasons. While it does not appear that this 2010 group eclipses the 2009 class in terms of total talent, it is, more than likely, the best collection of talent in the land.

That said, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida have put together recruiting classes that are stellar, and South Carolina and LSU have enough depth in their classes to really make a difference in bolstering their respective rosters.


Playing second fiddle to Kentucky is less of an issue when you’re bringing in an outstanding group, as Auburn is. While the talent level is important, the fact that two of the players are in-state beasts makes the haul even more sweet. Luke Cothron is clearly the headliner, as by all accounts he had his selection of virtually any program in the land. He’s a high scoring combo forward who’s only detraction is that he could be a one-and-done.

New coach Tony Barbee also scored the top player in the state’s senior class in Josh Langford, a former Louisville commit that played for a strong high school program. As is expected with a seven man recruiting class, the other five players will provide depth and competitiveness to the Tigers roster.

1. Kentucky Wildcats

  • Brandon Knight, 6’-3”, PG, Pine Crest (FL)
  • Terrence Jones, 6’-9”, WF, Jefferson (OR)
  • Enes Kanter, 6’-9”, PF/C, Stoneridge Prep (CA)
  • Stacey Poole, 6’-5”, SG/WF, Providence School (FL)
  • Doron Lamb, 6’-4”, SG, Oak Hill Academy (VA)
  • Jarrod Polson, 6’-2”, PG, West Jessamine (KY)
  • Eloy Vargas, 6’-10”, PF, Miami-Dade JC

2. Auburn Tigers

  • Luke Cothron, 6’-8”, PF, Flora McDonald (NC)
  • Allen Payne, 6’-6”, SF, Winton Woods (OH)
  • Josh Langford, 6’-6”, SF, Lee (AL)
  • Chris Denson, 6’-2”, PG, Shaw (GA)
  • Shawn Kemp Jr., 6’-9”, C, Hargrave Military (VA)
  • Heath Houston, 6’-6”, SF, Hillgrove (GA)
  • Adrian Forbes, 6’-8”, PF, Trinity Valley CC

3. Tennessee Volunteers

  • Tobias Harris, 6’-8”, PF, Half Hollows Hills West (NY)
  • Jordan McRae, 6’-5”, SG, Liberty County (GA)
  • Trae Golden, 6’-2”, PG, McEachern (GA)

4. Florida Gators

  • Patric Young, 6’-9”, PF, Providence School (FL)
  • Casey Prather, 6’-6”, SF, North Side (TN)
  • Cody Larson, 6’-8”, PF, Roosevelt (SD)
  • Scottie Wilbekin, 6’-1”, PG, The Rock (FL)
  • Will Yeguete, 6’-7”, PF, Florida Air Academy (FL)

5. South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Damontre Harris, 6’-9”, C, Trinity Christian (NC)
  • Bruce Ellington, 5’-11”, PG, Berkeley (SC)
  • R.J. Slawson, 6’-8”, SF/PF, Fort Dorchester (SC)
  • Brian Richardson, 6’-5”, SF, Greenfield (NC)
  • Eric Smith, 6’-0”, PG, Christ School (NC)
  • Carlton Geathers, 6’-10”, C, Carvers Bay (SC)

6. LSU Tigers

  • Ralston Turner, 6’-6”, SG, Muscle Shoals (AL)
  • Andre Stringer, 5’-10”, PG, Forest Hill (MS)
  • Matt Derenbecker, 6’-7”, SF, Metairie Country Day (LA)
  • KC Ross-Miller, 6’-1”, PG, God’s Academy (TX)
  • Jalen Courtney, 6’-8”, PF, Provine (MS)

7. Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Trevor Releford, 5’-11”, PG, Bishop Miege (KS)
  • Charles Hankerson, 6’-5”, SG, Coral Reef (FL)
  • Jason Carter, 6’-8”, PF, Christian Life Center (TX)
  • Kendall Durant, 6’-3”, PG, Weatherford JC

8. Georgia Bulldogs

  • Marcus Thornton, 6’-7”, PF, Westlake (GA)
  • Cady Lalanne, 6’-8”, PF, Oak Ridge (FL)
  • Donte Williams, 6’-9”, C, Miller Grove (GA)
  • Sherrard Brantley, 6’-3”, SG, NW Florida JC

9. Vanderbilt Commodores

  • James Siakam, 6’-6”, PF, Brehm Prep (IL)
  • Kyle Fuller, 6’-1”, PG, Ranch Verde (CA)
  • Rod Odom, 6’-8”, SF, Middlesex School (NY)
  • Josh Henderson, 6’-11”, C, Cave Spring (VA)

10. Mississippi Rebels

  • Demarco Cox, 6’-9”, C, Yazoo City (MS)
  • Dundrecous Nelson, 5’-11”, PG, Murrah (MS)
  • Isaiah Massey, 6’-7”, SF, TAAG Academy (FL)
  • Steadman Short, 6’-9”, PF Chipola JC
  • Donald Williams, 6’-7”, SF, Antelope Valley JC

11. Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Mardracus Wade, 6’-3”, SG, Hargrave Military (VA)
  • Rickey Scott, 6’-3”, SG, MacArthur (TX)
  • Marvell Waithe, 6’-8”, PF, Tallahasee CC

12. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Jalen Steele, 6’-3”, SG, Fulton (TN)
  • Brian Bryant, 6’-3”, PG, Northwest Florida JC


Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's beautiful and ridiculous!

I must say, though, that the next most impressive team is Tennessee who only signed 3 players and still made the top 10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's beautiful and ridiculous!

I must say, though, that the next most impressive team is Tennessee who only signed 3 players and still made the top 10.

Take a look at UNC, No. 4 national rating and only signed three...

  • Harrison Barnes, 6’-8”, SF, Ames (IA)
  • Reggie Bullock, 6’-6”, SG, Kinston (NC)
  • Kendall Marshall, 6’-3”, PG, Bishop O’Connell (VA)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was told that Auburn's class wasn't that special and that the latest pick-ups in West Vance were way more impressive than what the Aubs Auburn did. That it was way more impressive to get a guy out of KS, and that this wasn't a good year for in-state talent so getting the guys we got wasn't a big deal. No one was coming into the state looking for talent this year. Run, you may want to check your source. I am sure the Northport CC drop out I heard from knows more about these things.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Well clearly if he chose Auburn either he didn't get an offer from Bama or didn't want to win a championship. :rolleyes:

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...