College Basketball Recruiting Updates: Top Unsigned 2013 Prospects (No. 11 …
This is part three of our five-part recruiting series, which divulges the recruiting statutes of the nation’s top unsigned prospects in the class of 2013. Part Two of our series
We’re nearing the dog days of summer, which means the college basketball recruiting scene, like the weather, is beginning to heat up.
July’s live recruiting period—one of the busiest stretches on the AAU calendar—is now underway. The live recruiting period allows college coaches to attend tournaments, follow recruits and signees, and monitor their progress over a three-week stretch (split up into three, five-day periods). With the NCAA recently permitting coaches to attend AAU events over a two-week period in April as well, the live July recruiting has lost a bit of its sizzle. But the July live zone remains the hottest recruiting period on the calendar, and a time when many coaches make their biggest in-roads on prospective targets.
In the spirit of the live recruiting period, Busting Brackets has spent the last several weeks probing recruiting experts, talent evaluators, scouts and people particularly close to the recruiting period about the statuses of the nation’s top unsigned recruits in the class of 2013. Our insiders have kept us abreast on the latest happenings and developments at the top of the recruiting hierarchy. Over the next week, Busting Brackets will unveil what we have learned about the potential college future for the nation’s top high school talent—everything from when each prospect is expected to sign, what schools are the major players in his recruitment and ultimately what school(s) is/are the favorite(s) as things stand now.
Whereas quality centers and big men saturated the class of 2012, the class of 2013 specializes in top-caliber forwards and wing players. From Jabari Parker to Julius Randle on-down to Aaron Gordon and James Young, dynamic wings and power forwards highlight this stellar recruiting nclass. Based upon conversations with our recruiting sources and information gleaned over the last year-plus, here is a current gauge of where the No. 11 through No. 15 unsigned prospects in the class of 2013 stand currently in their recruitments.
Today’s edition surveys recruits No. 11 through No. 15: Wayne Selden (No. 11, SG/SF); Jabari Bird (No. 12, SG/SF); Robert Hubbs (No. 13, SG); Rondae Jefferson (No. 14, SF); and Isaac Hamilton (No. 15, SG). Below is an archive of all the recruiting profiles posted thus far.
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