College Basketball Recruiting: 10 Classes That Must Succeed Next Season

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College Basketball Recruiting: 10 Classes That Must Succeed Next Season

When 6'10" forward Nerlens Noel (pictured) revealed a Kentucky logo carved into his famed flattop, he put the Wildcats recruiting class atop ESPN's rankings.

If John Calipari has any intention of defending his first national championship, Noel and his fellow commits will need to live up to that ranking. Even more, the new crop of Kentucky freshmen may need to play on the same level as this season's dominant freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Some coaches recruit for the long-term growth of their program, but some are forced to bring in talent that must play integral roles immediately.

These 10 recruiting classes feature players who have to grow up fast if their new schools want to make deep runs in March of 2013.

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