Signing Day: The nation’s top 10 recruiting classes

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1. Duke: Coach K is on arguably his greatest recruiting roll. The Blue Devils have landed the nation’s top two players in 6-8 do-it-all Jayson Tatum and 6-10 Harry Giles. Add top 25 point guard Frank Jackson and top 50 forward Javin DeLaurier and it’s a class for the ages in Durham.

2. Michigan State: That brief recruiting dry spell in East Lansing is a thing of the past. The four-man class includes four top 50 prospects, highlighted by the perimeter trio of 6-7 wing Miles Bridges, point guard Cassius Winston out of Detroit and 6-5 shooting guard Josh Langford.

3. Kentucky: John Calipari always seems to land five-star recruits late, so keep an eye on Texas prep star De’Aaron Fox’s decision on Thursday. The Wildcats will welcome two top 30 recruits in 6-9 Wenyen Gabriel and 6-10 Sacha Killeya-Jones.

4. Connecticut: Alterique Gilbert (Miller Grove, Ga.), who will play in this year’s Chicago Elite Classic, might be the next great guard out of UConn. Gilbert, 6-8 Vance Jackson and 6-9 Juwan Durham are all consensus top 75 recruits nationally.

5. UCLA: Local boys Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills, Calif.), a point guard ranked among the top 15 players in the country, and 6-10 Ike Anigbogu (Corona, Calif.), a top 40 player nationally, stayed close to home. But another Cali kid and top 20 talent, 6-10 T.J. Leaf, is expected to commit on Thursday.

6. Mississippi State: Veteran coach Ben Howland returns to the game and nabs three top 100 recruits in what will be a program-building four-player class. The jewel of the class is 6-10 center Schnider Herard.

7. Virginia: Yes, coach Tony Bennett has officially turned the Cavaliers into a recruiting power. This four-man class, which includes three top 100 players in point guard Ty Jerome, shooting guard Kyle Guy and wing DeAndre Hunter, will keep this program rolling.

8. Florida State: In-state recruit Jonathan Isaac, a skilled 6-10 forward ranked among the top 20 players in the country, headlines a class that also includes in-state product Trent Forrest, a top 100 recruit, and point guard C.J. Walker out of Indianapolis.

9. Alabama: First-year coach Avery Johnson hit it big with Dallas product Terrance Ferguson, an athletic 6-5 guard with terrific shooting range. This five-star recruit headlines a class that includes top 100 talent Braxton Key, a strong-bodied forward.

10. Auburn: Coach Bruce Pearl is a feared recruiter. It didn’t take long to secure a top 10 class and a future star. Connecticut prep star Mustapha Heron is a rugged 6-4 guard and a top 25 blue-chipper. Heron and four-star point guard Jared Harper head up a solid four-player class.

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