It’s early in the cycle but the Big East is off to a great start on the 2017 Basketball Recruiting circuit. In the 247 team rankings the Big East has 3 teams in the Top 20 and 7 teams in the Top 50. Again, it is early and these rankings will change as the recruiting cycle progresses, but this is a great start fot the 2017 Class.
In alphabetical order.
Butler: An excellent class thus far, ranked 16th by 247.
No. 89 ESPN, PF Kyle Young, http://insider.espn.com/blog/ncbrecruiting/on-the-trail/insider/post?id=16133
G/F Jerald Young, SG Cooper Neese
Creighton: Another great start by a BE team, ranked 9th by 247.
No. 64 ESPN, SG Ty-Shon Alexander
No. 98 ESPN, SG Mitchell Ballock
DePaul: And so it continues – another great start.
The 28th best 2017 PG (ESPN 4 star), PG Justin Roberts
Georgetown: No commits yet, but in on several (4-6) top recruits.
Marquette: More top starts…
No. 58 ESPN, SG Jordan Poole
NR (ESPN) PF Ikechukwu Eke
Providence: More top starts…No. 47th class by 247.
The 31st best 2017 Ctr (ESPN 4 star), Ctr Dajour Dickens
PC is in on a dozen other top recruits
Seton Hall: Great start, and the Pirates are in on a dozen more top recruits. No 36th class by 247,
No. 63 ESPN, SG Myles Cale.
St. Johns: More top starts…No. 30th class by 247.
No 36 ESPN, Ctr Zach Brown
Villanova: No. 12 class by 247 Sports.
No. 46 ESPN, SF Jermaine Samuels
The No. 30 PF for 2017 (ESPN 4 star), PF Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree
Xavier: No. 7 Class by 247 Sports.
No. 85 ESPN, SF Naji Marshall
The 41st best SG (ESPN 4 star), SG Elias Harden
The 22nd best SF (ESPN 4 star), SF Jarred Ridder
It only gets better from here. The Big East will hold its’ own and continue to recruit well with Top 50 classes.