No. 1-ranked Andrew Wiggins was a huge late addition to the Kansas class.
With No. 1-ranked Andrew Wiggins leading the way, Kansas finished way out in front of the rest of the Big 12 in the 2013 recruiting race. In fact only Kentucky has a better class nationally than Kansas.
The four five-star prospects headed to the Big 12 are Kansas recruits, and they are complemented by two talented four-star guards.
Although the Big 12 is only bringing in four five-star prospects, the conference is heavy with four-star prospects. Baylor, which has the No. 3-ranked class in the conference, has three of those four-stars in its class.
As expected, the state of Texas provided the highest number of recruits to the conference with recruits coming to the conference from a total of 22 states.
Here's a look at how the conference breaks down for the 2013 recruiting cycle.
1. Kansas (No. 2 nationally)
Top Player- Andrew Wiggins, SF, Huntington (W.V.) Prep
2. West Virginia (No. 18 nationally)
Top Player- Devin Williams, PF, Cincinnati (Ohio) Withrow
3. Baylor (No. 20 nationally)
Top Player- Ishmail Wainright, SF, Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian School
4. Oklahoma State (No. 25 nationally)
Top Player- Detrick Mostella, SG, La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere School
5. Iowa State (No. 35 nationally)
Top Player- Matt Thomas, SG, Onalaska (Wis.) High School
6. TCU (No. 42 nationally)
Top Player- Karviar Shepherd, C, DeSoto (Texas) High School
7. Texas (No. 47 nationally)
Top Player- Kendal Yancy-Harris, PG, Richardson (Texas) Berkner
8. Kansas State (No. 58 nationally)
Top Player- Jevon Thomas, PG, Centereach (N.Y.) Our Savior New American
9. Oklahoma (No. 80 nationally)
Top Player- Jordan Woodard, PG, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
10. Texas Tech (No. 106 nationally)
Top Player- Alex Foster, PF, South Holland (Ill.) Seton Academy
Only Kentucky has a better recruiting class than Kansas. Consensus No. 1-ranked prospect Andrew Wiggins headlines the Jayhawks’ class which also includes two five-star wings Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene, a five-star center Joel Embiid, a fantastic shooter in Conner Frankamp and a steely-tough point guard Frank Mason…. Devin Williams had a tremendous high school season, and West Virginia is counting on both scoring and rebounding from Williams…. Baylor has a couple promising four-star forwards in Ishmail Wainright and Johnathan Motley…. The jewel of Oklahoma State’s recruiting class is high scoring combo guard Detrick Mostella…. Iowa State has one of the best shooters in the country Matt Thomas on the way…. Texas is counting on physical combo guard Kendal Yancy-Harris to make an immediate impact.
Best by Position
Point Guard- Frank Mason (No. 11 nationally, signed with Kansas)
Scouting Report- There might not be a better on the ball defender in the 2013 class than Mason, who is also strong with the ball and has balance to his offense.
Shooting Guard- Wayne Selden (No. 2 nationally, signed with Kansas)
Scouting Report- A powerful and versatile player, Selden is skilled and capable of playing any perimeter position.
Small Forward- Andrew Wiggins (No. 1 nationally, signed with Kansas)
Scouting Report- An elite athlete, Wiggins has a broad skill base and the most upside of any prospect in the 2013 class.
Power Forward- Devin Williams (No. 11 nationally, signed with West Virginia)
Scouting Report- Blessed with strength and a non-stop motor, Williams is a walking double-double threat.
Center- Joel Embiid (No. 2 nationally, committed to Kansas)
Scouting Report- Having only played a couple years of basketball, Embiid continues to rapidly improve and can dominate the paint on both ends.
By the Numbers
41- The number of 2013 Big 12 recruits
4- The number of five-star Big 12 recruits
14- The number of four-star Big 12 recruits
22- The number of states represented by Big 12 recruits
10- The number of Big 12 recruits from Texas (state with the most Big 12 recruits)
Best perimeter scorer: Detrick Mostella, Oklahoma State
Best low post scorer: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Best passer: Wayne Selden, Kansas
Best shooter: Conner Frankamp, Kansas
Best rebounder: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Best shot blocker: Joel Embiid, Kansas
Best defender: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Most versatile: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Best in the clutch: Conner Frankamp, Kansas
Best pro prospect: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Best speed: Frank Mason, Kansas
Best motor: Devin Williams, West Virginia
Impact player: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Biggest sleeper: Johnathan Motley, Baylor