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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 10 teams for 4-star PG Jeremiah Fears

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Ole Miss Rebels

New coach Chris Beard has already had a big impact with his new team, leading them to a 9-0 start on the season. A big reason has been Saint Peter's transfer, Jaylen Murray, averaging 14.7 ppg and 4.3 apg. The other guards such as Matthew Murrell and Allen Flanigan are seniors, so there will be plenty of room for Fears in a future recruiting class.

The one concern may be how long Coach Beard is around. Ole Miss isn't known for being a big basketball program and he may want to leave for a bigger job, such as Louisville. It's something for Fears to think about, even though there's no telling how schools still view a somewhat controversial figure.

Oregon Ducks

The Ducks have a ton of senior guards on the roster, all of whom likely will be gone by the time Fears would arrive. The only one who is coming back is Jackson Shelstad, who has been an impact contributor as a freshman for the team.

Oregon is moving to the Big Ten after this season so Fears would still get to play a fair amount in the Midwest. And he'd be able to get some minutes early on. The one concern here could be location but since he's playing in Arizona, that might not be too big of a concern either.

Providence Friars

The guard play for the Friars has had its ups and downs so far. Star Devin Carter leads the team in passing but that also may be a sign that Jayden Pierre and Garwey Dual aren't ready for primetime. That creates an opportunity for someone like Fears to come in and have an immediate impact.

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Coach Kim English is 8-2 in his first year at Providence and can certainly recruit but can he develop players for the NBA and win big? Compared to some of the more accomplished coaches on this list, he's a bit behind in terms of resumes. That may be what holds him back for now when it comes to landing top-tier talent.