NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Top 2014 Classes

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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Top 2014 Classes
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

College basketball recruiting is an eagerly scrutinized facet of the game because, as a great philosopher once said, hope springs eternal.

Coaches hope that every touted recruit who signs to play for them exceeds even the loftiest billing. Fans think every 4- or 5-star prospect is a can't-miss NBA superstar.

However, when signing day arrives and a team's newest class is revealed in full, another consideration arises: How do the pieces fit together? Do the players have similar strengths and weaknesses, or are they all varied enough to form a solid, if unspectacular, all-around unit?

The 10 classes listed here are the top 10 in the 247 Sports Composite ranking, current as of December 5. Let's examine how each one stacks up as a whole.

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