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SEC has 14 of Top 100 basketball recruits for 2014

 Posted by at 3:05 PM on February 19, 2014  Add comments
Feb 192014
 
Florida's Billy Donovan | Photo: Associated Press

Florida’s Billy Donovan | AP Photo

It’s been another rough basketball season for the national perception of the Southeastern Conference, but the league is still bringing in some big-time recruits.

Of the 98 players in the Scout.com Top 100 who have already signed or committed to a school, 14 are headed to the SEC. Only the new-look Atlantic Coast Conference (21) and Big East (17) will have more Top 100 freshmen on campus next season.

Seven of the SEC’s 14 programs have at least one signee in the Scout Top 100. UK leads the way with four players — Karl Towns Jr., Trey Lyles, Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. Florida has three, Alabama and Missouri have two each, and LSU, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M have one apiece.

Texas center Myles Turner and Huntington Prep guard JaQuan Lyle are the only two uncommitted prospects in the Scout.com Top 100. UK is the only SEC team that Turner is considering. Lyle has cut his list to four schools, none in the SEC.

Scout.com Top 100 basketball prospects for the Class of 2014
By conference
ACC 21
Big East 17
SEC 14
Pac-12 14
Big Ten 13
Mountain West 6
Big 12 5
AAC 2
West Coast 2
A-10 1
C-USA 1
Ivy League 1
MAC 1
SEC commitments School Rank
Trey Lyles Kentucky 8
Karl Towns Jr. Kentucky 11
Devin Robinson Florida 24
Tyler Ulis Kentucky 29
Devin Booker Kentucky 31
Brandone Francis Florida 37
Alex Robinson Texas A&M 42
Chris Chiozza Florida 44
Jakeenan Gant Missouri 53
Elbert Robinson LSU 59
Namon Wright Missouri 60
Justin Coleman Alabama 75
Matthew Fisher-Davis Vanderbilt 95
Devin Mitchell Alabama 96
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  2 Responses to “SEC has 14 of Top 100 basketball recruits for 2014”

  1. Ben, it will be interesting to how many and from which schools the one and doners are from.

  2. Tom — The latest projections from DraftExpress have 11 one-and-done players from this class: ACC (3), SEC (2-Towns and Lyles), Big 12 (2), AAC (1), Pac-12 (1), Mountain West (1) and Myles Turner. Obviously a long way from the 2015 draft, but there’s one early prediction.

    –Ben

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