Hoop Scoop rates Hogs' 2018 class the best in the nation

THE HOOP SCOOP’S RANKING OF THE TOP DOZEN RECRUITING CLASSES TO-DATE FOR THE CLASS OF 2018

On our rating 1-10 rating scale a top five player nationally is worth 10 points, a top 10 player nationally is worth nine points, a player in the 11-40 range nationally is worth eight points, a player in the 41-70 range nationally is worth six points, a player in the 71-100 range nationally is worth four points, a player in the 101-300 range nationally is worth three points, a play er in the 301-1000 range nationally is worth two points, and anybody not ranked among the top 1000 gets one point. Junior college and prep school are factored in as if they were the equivalent of a high school senior.

  1. ARKANSAS (18 Points)…4 Recruits…4.5 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Southeastern Conference…(8) Reggie Perry, 6’9, PF, Thomasville (H.s.) GA; (4) Ethan Henderson, 6’8, PF, Little Rock (Parkview) AR; (3) Desi Sills, 6’1, 2G, Jonesboro (H.S.) AR; (3) Isaiah Joe, 6’1, PG, Ft. Smith (Northside) AR.

  2. OHIO STATE (15 Points)…3 Recruits…5.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Big-10 Conference…(8) Darius Bazley, 6’9, PF, Cincinnati (Princeton) OH; (4) Justin Ahrens, 6’6, WF, Versailles (H.S.) OH; (3) Dane Goodwin,6’4, 2G, Upper Arlington (H.S.) OH.

  3. NORTH CAROLINA (14 Points)…2 Recruits…7.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Atlantic Coast Conference…(8) Coby White, 6’4, 2G, Wilson (Greenfield) NC; (6) Rechon Black, 6’7, WF, Montverde (Academy) FL.

  4. IOWA (9 Points)…1 Recruit…9.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Big-10 Conference…(9) Joseph Wieskamp, 6’6, 2G, Muscatine (H.S.) IA.

  5. AUBURN (8 Points)…1 Recruit…8.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Southeastern Conference…(8) E.J. Montgomery, 6’10, PF, Marietta (Wheeler) GA

  6. SAINT LOUIS (8 Points)…1 Recruit…8.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Atlantic-10 Conference…(8) Carte’Are Gordon, 6’8, C, Webster Groves (H.S.) MO.

  7. WISCONSIN (8 Points)…1 Recruit…8.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Big-10 Conference…(8) Tyler Herro, 6’4, 2G, Greenfield (Whitnall) WI.

  8. WEST VIRGINIA (8 Points)…1 Recruit…8.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Big-12 Conference…(8) Jordan McCabe, 6’0, PG, Kaukauna (H.S.) WI.

  9. WASHINGTON (6 Points)…1 Recruit…6.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Pacific-12 Conference…(6) Jontay Porter, 6’10, C, Seattle (Nathan Hale) WA.

  10. TEXAS CHRISTIAN (6 Points)…1 Recruit…6.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Big-12 Conference…(6) Kendric Davis, 5’9, PG, Houston (Sam Houston) TX.

  11. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (5 Points)…2 Recruits…2.5 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Summit League…(3) Owen King, 6’2, PG, Caledonia (H.S.) MN; (2) Trevor Hanson, 6’6, PF, Volga (Sioux Valley) SD.

  12. OREGON STATE (3 Points)…1 Recruit…3.0 Talent Rating Average Per Recruit…Pacific-12 Conference…(3) Jack Wilson, 7’0, C, San Diego (Junipero Serra) CA.

Where do you think we will end up when all the votes are counted? Will this be a Top 10 or Top 15 class depending on where DJ Weaver goes?

Somewhat depends if they add someone to the class. I figure they’ll stay in the top 10.

Seems strange that Duke, Kentucky, & Kansas are missing from that list. Do they not have enough early commits?

What am I missing?

They hold out for the 5 star guys.

Thanks for the information Richard. The Hogs have done very well for the class of 2018. But my interpretation of this is that it’s too early to publish rankings. We are #1 because we have 4 commitments with one a top 40 and another top 100. Most of the top 100 have not committed. I’m really happy about the commitments we’ve got, including J Hill for 2019, but as the rest of the top players commit, our ranking will drop. I would think that to stay in the top 10 we would need one more top 40 recruit. The fact that we will have so many scholarships to fill will help our ranking because the more players you get, the more possible points you have.

Agree on being an early list. Will obviously know more when more teams fill up for the 18 class.

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