Nobody in college basketball doubted the fact that Baylor could call its offseason recruiting a success when they signed Deuce Bello (four star Rivals rating) and Quincy Miller (five stars). Baylor had finally earned themselves two of the nation's top prospects.
They have not disappointed.
Playing off the bench and only in a little over half of each game, Miller is averaging 10.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. Baylor clearly has confidence that this rookie can stand with the best in college basketball and should feel very assured that they have another powerful forward to dominate in the paint.
However, the real surprise from the 2011 class comes from the lowest rated player, Pierre Jackson.
To call Jackson’s breakout performances this year anything less than astounding would be an understatement.
Against a very tough West Virginia team, Jackson earned himself 23 points and was the reason Baylor came out on top.
Obviously, all those who play Baylor are going to have to focus not only on the powerful veterans in the starting lineup but also on the excellent 2011 class.