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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 8 uncommitted class of 2024 prospects

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2. Liam McNeeley - No. 18 prospect

The 6’7 wing is one of the best pure shooters in the class and has a great offensive game overall. He committed to Indiana and made a surprising decision to de-commit, even after it was clear that HC Mike Woodson wasn’t going anywhere. With Mackenzie Mgbako back and them landing three quality transfers, the Hoosiers aren’t missing McNeeley too much.

So that means someone else will land him. The top options in the first recruitment included Kansas, Texas, and Alabama but right now, the UConn Huskies seem to be in front. They got a recent visit from him and with Stephon Castle off to the NBA Draft, McNeeley can slide in on the wing for a nice role as a freshman. Right now, it’s hard to turn down the two-time national champs.

1. Jayden Quaintance - No. 8 prospect

The 6’9 big man is a unique prospect because due to his young age, he has to play at least two NCAA Basketball seasons before he can go pro. Quaintance is one of the best pure athletes in the entire class, while also having some underrated skills as an offensive threat. He can impact the game as a rim-runner but has a very high ceiling in terms of overall development.

Quaintance picked Kentucky over Missouri, Florida, and Ohio State in the first go-around, and a new group of options have emerged as of late. He’s taken a visit to Louisville and is connected to both Memphis and Georgia, with Arkansas now an option thanks to Coach Cal.

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With this being a two-year auto commitment, look for Quaintance and his decision to have a big impact on the sport.