5 College Basketball Teams Already Winning 2015 Recruiting Class

5 College Basketball Teams Already Winning 2015 Recruiting Class

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While there is still a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the incoming recruiting class for the 2014-15 college basketball season, here is a look at five programs that are already making some noise while recruiting the class of 2015.

5. LSU Tigers

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5. LSU Tigers

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LSU head coach Johnny Jones just has one commitment under his belt so far, but it is the biggest in the country yet. Ben Simmons, the second-ranked player (ESPN) in the class,, is an Australian-born forward who plays at Montverde Academy in Florida. The 6-foot-8 Simmons has led his team to back-to-back national titles and won the MVP at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. He thrives on the fast break and has a high basketball IQ. A great find for the Tigers.

4. Illinois Fighting Illini

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4. Illinois Fighting Iliini

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John Groce and Illinois have a lot to smile about so far as two ESPN top-100 recruits from the class of 2015 have committed to play for them. D.J. Williams of Simeon in Chicago, which has produced Jabari Parker, Derrick Rose and Ben Wilson, is the 39th-ranked player in the class and can score in a multitude of ways. The 79th-ranked Aaron Jordan from Illinois will provide depth at the shooting guard position. These two in-state commits are huge.

3. Georgetown Hoyas

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3. Georgetown Hoyas

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John Thompson III and his Hoyas should be ecstatic with the three recruits they have already signed in the class of 2015. They include the 10th and 13th-ranked centers in Jessie Govan and Noah Dickerson, physical big men who play well with their back to the basket. Along with Marcus Derrickson, a forward who can stretch the floor, these are their most hyped big men since Roy Hibbert and Greg Monroe.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

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2. Ohio State Buckeyes

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Thad Matta has three top-100 recruits in the Class of 2015 who will keep this program at the top of the Big Ten for years to come. Austin Grandstaff and Mickey Mitchell are both from Texas, the former being a lethal scorer and shooter at the guard position. 5-foot-9 point guard A.J. Harris is also an intelligent pass-first player, giving the Buckeyes more depth on offense in the near future.

1. Syracuse Orange

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1. Syracuse Orange

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Jim Boeheim continues to reload as the Orange already have four top 100 recruits committed to them in the class of 2015. They have two big guards with 15th-ranked Malachi Richardson and 70th-ranked Franklin Howard, and also boasts with ninth-ranked center Moustapha Diagne and USA U18 forward Tyler Lydon. These four players give the Orange a lot of young talent, and if they get another scholarship, they could potentially land one more.

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