While college basketball teams still go about hunting for their next great prospect in much the same way as a decade ago, technology has rapidly improved the way hoops fans can stay up to date on who their schools might be adding to the roster.
Online recruiting services are everywhere, giving us tons of info on the top tier of high school—sometimes even dipping down to seventh or eighth grade—prospects Division I basketball coaches are going after.
With all of this coverage, the blue-chip 5-star players are often well-known long before they ever put on a college uniform. It's really hard to consider someone a hidden gem anymore.
But we're going to try anyway.
Here's our look at some of the 2015 recruiting class' most high-risk, high-reward players. These are guys who could have tons of upside, or they could be instant flameouts.
(Note: All rankings and ratings courtesy of 247Sports.com.)