Where in the World Did College Basketball's 2009 Recruiting Class Go?

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Where in the World Did College Basketball's 2009 Recruiting Class Go?
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The recruiting game in college basketball has changed.

Not too many years ago, recruiting was about securing a group of players who would work together, play together and grow up together.

Recruiting now is more about assembling a core of elite players who can jell quickly before some of the individuals starting heading on to play at the next level.

The recruiting class of 2009 should be the collection of experienced seniors who are getting ready to lead their team to success in the 2012-13.

It doesn't take long to see that a overwhelming portion of the best recruiting classes of four years ago are nowhere to be found in college hoops.

Let's take a quick look at what is left of ESPN.com's top 10 recruiting classes of 2009.

Like me, you might be shocked at what remains.

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