The bulk of the five-star prospects in the 2013 appear to be solid NBA prospects. And of course there are always NBA sleepers that emerge out of every class. But is there a sure-fire NBA superstar in the 2013 class?
Andrew Wiggins has the highest ceiling in the 2013 class.
That is a question that is tough to answer in the affirmative.
Although there is a strong group of prospects at the top of the 2013 rankings, it is tough to pinpoint a prospect as a future superstar.
No. 1-ranked prospect Andrew Wiggins has off-the-charts athleticism and enormous potential, but he still has a lot of developing to do before he can be a NBA high level scorer. Also, does he have that killer instinct a superstar has to possess?
Julius Randle is perhaps the best player right now in the 2013 class, but does he have the length and explosive athleticism to be an elite NBA player?
Andrew Harrison can control a game with his physical strength and high skill level, but does he have to foot speed to be an elite NBA point guard?
Like Wiggins, Aaron Gordon is a freak athlete, but will he ever shoot the ball well enough to put up big scoring numbers in the NBA?
So Andrew Wiggins holds onto the No. 1 spot more by default than anything because of his potential. More than any other prospect he has the best shot at becoming an elite NBA player.
As far as movement at the top of the rankings, only two new prospects moved into the five-star range.
7-foot center and Kansas recruit Joel Embiid took the No. 13 spot in the rankings and athletic shooter and SMU recruit Keith Frazier is now ranked No. 26.
Jerell Martin (LSU) and Wayne Selden (Kansas) made the biggest moves up the rankings within the five-star range. Martin moved from No. 25 to No. 11, and Selden jumped from No. 21 to No. 12.