With the start of the NCAA Basketball season, it means that the early recruiting signing period is here. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen more and more top prospects commit and sign early with teams to claim their respective spots.
That’s the same with the 2024 class, with 38 of the top 50 players having signed, with several others reportedly close to their own decisions. A number of teams have done very well, with some a little more than others. Based on the current results, here’s a look at the biggest “winners” in the early cycle.
*Team and player rankings are via 247sportsComposite
Honorable Mention: Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans remain having momentum on the recruiting trail, currently with a top-10 class. They have a pair of top-50 commits in Kur Teng and Jase Richardson, son of former Spartan great, Jason Richardson. Four-star big man Jesse McCulloch keeps the frontcourt depth strong, regardless of whether Xavier Booker is a one-year guy or not.
HM: Baylor Bears
Just two commits for the Bears so far but both are big names in four-star PG Rob Wright and five-star wing, Jason Asemota. Wright will be the replacement for senior RayJ Dennis, while Asemota could slide in for JaKobe Walter, a 5-star prospect in his own right. The 2021 title continues to pay off for Coach Scott Drew.
HM: Syracuse Orange
The question was without Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim, could the Orange still be good on the recruiting trail? New Coach Red Autry has answered the call, landing two top-60 commits in forward Donnie Freeman and guard Elijah Moore. At least the new HC can keep the program viable off the floor.