Following Harrison Twins’ Decision, Who Are the Top Uncommitted Prospects Remaining in 2013?
Top Uncommitted Prospects Remaining in 2013 Class
On Thursday evening, both Aaron and Andrew Harrison verbally committed to Kentucky and head coach John Calipari. The decisions of both the No. 2 and No. 4 prospects, according to ESPN, leaves five members of the current top ten still undecided.
While Kentucky remains in the hunt for some of those top recruits, other top programs remain bent on doing the same.From one prospect who recently reclassified to the nation’s top overall target, the plethora of remaining, uncommitted talent still bodes well for those looking to bolster their classes for next season.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five uncommitted prospects from the class of 2013 as of Oct. 4.
No. 5- Noah Vonleh
An original native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Noah Vonleh recently made the decision to reclassify from 2014 to 2013. Now a member of the senior class and by way of New Hampton Prep (NH), Vonleh has all the tools to impact a collegiate front court immediately. The offers run deep for Vonleh, but there remains no set timetable for a decision.
No. 4- Aaron Gordon
By way of Archbishop Mitty H.S. (CA), Aaron Gordon is among of one of the top power forwards in the class of 2013. Gordon stands at 6-foot-7 and has visits to both Kansas and Arizona planned in October. The No. 6 recruit, according to ESPN, has already taken trip to both Oregon and Washington as a number of west coast schools look to keep this budding prospect close to home.
No. 3- James Young
Sure, the Harrison twins will highlight the Kentucky back court next season, but that doesn’t mean 6-foot-6 shooting guard James Young won’t join them. The Wildcats have been high on Young’s list and a three-headed monster in Kentucky’s back court next season isn’t out of the question. The Michigan-native is also considering Kansas, Michigan State and Syracuse.
No. 2- Julius Randle
On Wednesday, Julius Randle trimmed his list of ten potential suitors down to just six. Making the latest cut was Kentucky, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina State and Texas. Randle visited the Wildcats back on Sep. 15, while SEC rival Florida will get their chance to impress this upcoming weekend (Oct. 6). Randle is an instant game changer down low and has been one of the more highly-regarded prospects from the class of 2013 for quite some time.
No. 1- Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker’s ability is well-known and after guiding Simeon Career Academy (IL) to three consecutive state championships, his potential and presence as a winner should translate well to the collegiate level. Parker is widely-regarded by many as the crown jewel of the senior class, while 11 finalists continue pursuit. News recently surfaced that Parker will take an official visit to Florida on Nov. 2.