The new Rivals.com rankings for the basketball recruiting class of 2021 were released Wednesday, and the top five players on the list remained unchanged.
Five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga is the still the No. 1 player in the class, followed by power forward Paolo Banchero at No. 2, small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. at No. 3, 7-footer Chet Holmgren at No. 4, and versatile forward Jabari Smith at No. 5.
Kuminga is one of Kentucky’s top recruiting targets, and the Herald-Leader has been told recently that UK is one of four most likely landing spots for the Congo native, along with Auburn, Duke and Louisiana State (even though LSU was not on his most current list of schools). Kuminga is also widely expected to reclassify to 2020 later this summer.