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College Basketball Recruiting: Top 25 Uncommitted Prospects Regardless of Class
Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Jabari Parker

The offseason is winding down, and soon we will see more college basketball recruits come off the board. Only three of the top 10 players on the 2013 ESPN 100 have committed. That leaves the competition wide open for my top 25 uncommitted prospects for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The list includes some obvious choices, such as Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron and Andrew Harrison. I'm pretty sure we can all agree those players should make this list, regardless of class.

But it also consists of a few surprise picks that will likely bulge some eyes. That's just how I roll.

In compiling this list, I did my best to ignore the rankings of these recruits. Everyone has different standards of how they rank a player, therefore, I can't just go by what other people think the number beside their name should be.

I did provide the rankings for you, however.

The attributes most important to me are the player's basketball IQ, versatility at the position, ceiling and how easy he makes it look. Some players are fundamentally strong and have decent mechanics, but it looks like their body strains to do what's asked of them.

Others have fluidity in their motion and a bounce in their step that makes everything they do look effortless. Those players reside in the upper echelon, and are most likely to succeed in the NBA.

This was a major factor in deciding which of the 2015 recruits would make my list. Their game isn't as advanced as the other two classes, so the best we can do is get a feel for their potential.

But potential has a tough time beating what already exists, so some of the 2015 class will be ranked lower than I will likely rank them when the 2012-13 season closes out.

That said, it's time to unveil the top 25 recruits, regardless of class.

 

Information and rankings were pulled from 2013 ESPN 100, 2014 ESPN 60, 2015 ESPN 25, 2013 Scout Rankings, 2014 Scout Rankings, 2015 Scout Rankings, 2013 Rivals 150 and 2014 Rivals 150.

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