Right off the bat, Chris Collins has assembled the greatest basketball recruiting class in Northwestern history. This comes as no surprise, as Collins' reputation from his 13-year stint at Duke, combined with his vision for the program, has helped him land several solid players with excellent potential.
Collins brought in some outstanding recruits, but he failed to completely address one of the Wildcats' most pressing needs: adding an inside presence. The signing of power forward Gavin Skelly is a welcome addition, but the current center, Alex Olah, is still an undeniable weakness for the team, especially on defense.
Even so, just the accomplishment of bringing in so many high-profile players speaks volumes about Collins' ability to sign top recruits, unlike in the past. Even better, the recruiting classes that follow this one stand to only improve. For now, here's a look at the five new Northwestern basketball players.
All scouting information courtesy of ESPN, unless otherwise noted.