NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 2020 classes prior to spring

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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Detailed view. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

As the spring begins to unfold in NCAA basketball recruiting, what do each of the top classes look like? Let’s dive into the early commits.

The 2019-20 NCAA basketball season ended a bit earlier than many were expecting as the Big Dance was canceled amid concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. This cancelation, though, not only affected the end of that campaign but also recruitments of many top-rated players. For the time being, players are not able to visit their prospective schools and there are limited communications between coaching staffs and their targets.

As a result of these developments, the programs that were ahead of the game at the early signing period with regard to the 2020 class are in the best shape at the moment. Most of the schools at the top of the recruiting rankings right now have already finished their classes or have just a piece or two remaining that they are prioritizing. While there are a few Top 100 players still left uncommitted, the vast majority of the nation’s top players are already off the board.

Now that there are no longer games taking place on the court in college hoops, it is time for coaches across the country to turn their attention to recruiting new pieces. This can come in the form of the transfer market or via snagging high school commitments. Before too many commitments flood in, though, let’s take a dive into which programs currently have the best starts with regard to 2020 recruiting classes.

In order to come up with this list, I averaged the team recruiting class rankings from 247Sports and Rivals. Additionally, each player discussed includes their ranking on both 247 and Rivals and will be displayed in that order with a slash in between. Now, without any further ado, let’s analyze the top early classes across the country.

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