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Greatest College Basketball Recruiting Class

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I saw a graph in an ESPN Magazine, and I think they left out 2011 Kentucky, which actually won it all Fab Five, with Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague.

    What others can people come up with?

    UCLA 1965?
    Lew Alcindor
    Lucius Allen
    Ken Heitz
    Lynn Shackelford

    Ohio State 1958?
    Jerry Lucas,
    John Havlicek,
    Mel Nowell,
    Bob Knight

    UCLA 1970?
    Bill Walton,
    Keith Wilkes
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Duke 1997
    Shane Battier
    Elton Brand
    William Avery
    Chris Burgess

    UNC 1993
    Vince Carter
    Rasheed Wallace
    Jeff McInnis
  3. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    1991 Michigan
    Chris Webber
    Jalen Rose
    Juwan Howard
    Jimmy King
    Ray Jackson

    Kentucky 2009
    John Wall
    DeMarcus Cousins
    Eric Bledsoe
    Daniel Orton
    Jon Hood

    2006 Ohio State
    Greg Oden
    Mike Conley Jr.
    Daequan Cook
    David Lighty

    Duke 1997
    Shane Battier
    Elton Brand
    Chris Burgess
    William Avery
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I thought this was going to be an interesting thread, but once I put a few classes together, it seems like there is not that much debate over the top ones.
  5. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    The 1979 freshman class has to be the best ever. Sampson, Worthy, Wilkins, Lowe, Wittenburg, Byron Scott, Minniefield, Paxson, Sidney Green, Antoine Carr and even Greg Kite had a long NBA career.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Pancamo, this is probably more interesting than the starting question.
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Greg Kite? I'm not putting a guy whose most memorable game -- Game 3 of the '87 Finals -- saw him score...0 points, on any type of greatest list. And Lowe and Wittenburg...

    It is an interesting discussion, though. But just off the top of my head, the freshmen of 1981 -- Jordan, Hakeem, Barkley, Ewing, Mullin, Oakley, Karl Malone (wasn't eligible freshman year), Dumars (to name a few) -- is sort of tough to beat. If it's about how the guys in a freshmen class eventually did in the NBA.
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    2004 Florida
    Corey Brewer
    Joakim Noah
    Taurean Green
    Al Horford
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Although your point about the greatness of the 79 class is valid, that is the strangest description of why I've ever seen.

    You included friggin Greg Kite, yet forgot the guy who turned out to be greatest of all the players from that class, Isiah Thomas. And also forgot others at the top of that class like Terry Cummings, Sam Bowie, Clark Kellogg, Rodney McRay, Dale Ellis, Thurl Bailey and even Steve Stipanovich who were all immensely better examples than than Kite.
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