Most of the pieces of 2012’s recruiting puzzle have fallen into place, and there are plenty of unsurprising results. Master recruiter John Calipari has again brought several of the most coveted freshmen in the country to Lexington, while powerhouses such as Michigan and Baylor have also secured top-notch incoming classes.
For all the expected successes, though, some coaches managed to pull major surprises by bringing potential superstar talent to programs whose recent performance has been anything but stellar. The Pitt Panthers, coming off a disastrous 5-13 season in Big East play, look set to bounce back in a hurry after landing top-flight center Steven Adams for next fall.
Read on for a closer look at Adams and the rest of the 10 most impressive upsets of this year’s recruiting season.