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Kentucky strengthens hold on Top 47

Kentucky's stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the Top 47 national team rankings grew even stronger with the addition of elite prospect Julius Randle while UNLV moves into the top 20.

Julius Randle joins an already historic Kentucky recruiting class.

Kentucky now has the greatest recruiting class ever assembled according to rankings. The Wildcats now have the number 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 13 and 64 ranked prospects according to 247Sports.

As far as the conferences are concerned, the SEC is tops in the 247Sports 2013 national team recruiting rankings.

Florida and LSU join Kentucky in the top 10.

SEC schools Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Alabama are also in the rankings.

Outside of Kentucky and the SEC, UNLV is the other recent recruiting story with its addition of four-star junior college point guard DeVille Smith. The Running Rebels are now the No. 18 ranked team in the Top 47.

1. Kentucky
PF Julius Randle (#2 247Sports/ #2 247Composite)
SG Aaron Harrison (#3 247Sports/ #5 247Composite)
PG Andrew Harrison (#4 247Sports/ #4 247Composite)
PF Marcus Lee (#9 247Sports/ #15 247Composite)
SG James Young (#11 247Sports/ #9 247Composite)
C Dakari Johnson (#13 247Sports/ #11 247Composite)
SF Derek Willis (#64 247Sports/ #128 247Composite)

Coach John Calipari is on pace to land a fourth consecutive No. 1 recruiting class. An amazing six recruits are ranked No. 13 or higher in the Top247.

2. Kansas
SG Wayne Selden (#21 247Sports/ #17 247Composite)
SG Brannen Greene (#26 247Sports/ #28 247Composite)
C Joel Embiid (#31 247Sports/ #91 247Composite)
SG Conner Frankamp (#42 247Sports/ #40 247Composite)
PG Frank Mason (#79 247Sports/ #125 247Composite)

A pair of sharpshooters in Greene and Frankamp are headed to Kansas. Selden and Mason provide a healthy dose of physicality for Coach Bill Self, who also snagged a promising big man in Embiid.

3. Duke
SF Jabari Parker (#6 247Sports/ #3 247Composite)
SF Semi Ojeleye (#22 247Sports/ #24 247Composite)
SG Matt Jones (#53 247Sports/ #32 247Composite)

Parker is the jewel of the Duke recruiting class while Ojeleye gives Coach Mike Krzyzewski an physical combo forward he hasn't had in recent years. Jones, on the other hand, will be another Duke sharpshooter.

4. Louisville
PG Terry Rozier (#17 247Sports/ #27 247Composite)
PG Chris Jones (Five-star with a #98 grade junior college)
SG Anton Gill (#55 247Sports/ #48 247Composite)
PF Akoy Agau (#98 247Sports/ #109 247Composite)

A junior college All-American and five-star prospect, Chris Jones is the leader of the future for Coach Rick Pitino while fellow guard Terry Rozier is also a five-star whose stock is on the rise.

5. Memphis
PF Austin Nichols (#28 247Sports/ #23 247Composite)
SF Kuran Iverson (#33 247Sports/ #31 247Composite)
SF Nick King (#51 247Sports/ #35 247Composite)
SG Markel Crawford (#73 247Sports/ #105 247Composite)
PG Rashawn Powell (#99 247Sports/ #85 247Composite)

Coach Josh Pastner has five positions covered with his five-man class, led by highly skilled forwards Kuran Iverson and Austin Nichols.

6. Indiana
PF Noah Vonleh (#8 247Sports/ #7 247Composite)
SG Troy Williams (#41 247Sports/ #46 247Composite)
SG Stanford Robinson (#66 247Sports/ #67 247Composite)
PF Luke Fischer (#143 247Sports/ #96 247Composite)
SF Devin Davis (#185 247Sports/ #170 247Composite)
SF Collin Hartman (#225 247Sports/ #226 247Composite)

Indiana has some scoring pop in the backcourt with Williams and Robinson, but Tom Crean's prize recruit is elite forward Noah Vonleh.

7. Florida
PG Kasey Hill (#7 247Sports/ #8 247Composite)
PF Chris Walker (#10 247Sports/ #10 247Composite)

Coach Billy Donovan dipped into his home state for two elite prospects.

8. LSU
SF Jarrell Martin (#24 247Sports/ #12 247Composite)
PF Jordan Mickey (#32 247Sports/ #38 247Composite)
PG Tim Quarterman (#76 247Sports/ #72 247Composite)
PF Deng Deng (Not rated junior college)
C John Odoh (Not rated junior college)

Johnny Jones has a recruiting class full of athletic big men and a point guard with size.

9. North Carolina
PF Isaiah Hicks (#12 247Sports/ #13 247Composite)
C Kennedy Meeks (#49 247Sports/ #49 247Composite)
PG Nate Britt Jr. (#59 247Sports/ #106 247Composite)

Hicks and Mekes provide legitimate size for Coach Roy Williams while Britt Jr. is a heady playmaker.

10. Marquette
SG Jajuan Johnson (#47 247Sports/ #42 247Composite)
SF Deonte Burton (#57 247Sports/ #53 247Composite)
PG Duane Wilson (#80 247Sports/ #61 247Composite)
PF Jameel McKay (Four-star with a #90 grade junior college)
PG John Dawson (#80 grade/ #271 247Composite)

This strong Marquette recruiting class is marked with the toughness that Buzz Williams values.

11. UTEP
SG Isaac Hamilton (#16 247Sports/ #22 247Composite)
SF Vince Hunter (#112 247Sports/ #104 247Composite)
SG Andre Spight (#208 247Sports/ #198 247Composite)
SG Jacob Thomas (#81 grade junior college)
SF Jake Flaggert (#80 grade/ #315 247Composite)

Tim Floyd pulled off a major recruiting coup in landing five-star guard Isaac Hamilton.

12. Baylor
PF Dominic Woodson (#62 247Sports/ #55 247Composite)
SF Ishmail Wainright (#61 247Sports/ #68 247Composite)
PF Johnathan Motley (#81 247Sports/ #124 247Composite)
PG Kenny Chery (Not rated junior college)

Scott Drew has a formidable and diverse front line in place.

13. Syracuse
SF Tyler Roberson (#30 247Sports/ #33 247Composite)
PG Tyler Ennis (#54 247Sports/ #29 247Composite)
SG Ron Patterson (#167 247Sports/ #179 247Composite)
C Chinonso Obokoh (#179 247Sports/ #182 247Composite)
SF B.J. Johnson (#239 247Sports/ #146 247Composite)

Roberson is a rebounding machine, and Ennis is a heady, college-ready point guard in a recruiting class with some promising prospects.

14. Arkansas
PF Bobby Portis (#24 247Sports/ #16 247Composite)
C Moses Kingsley (#29 247Sports/ #44 247Composite)

Coach Mike Anderson has landed one of the top inside duo in the country.

15. North Carolina State
PG Anthony Barber (#38 247Sports/ #21 247Composite)
PF Kyle Washington (#83 247Sports/ #82 247Composite)
C BeeJay Anya (#103 247Sports/ #70 247Composite)

Mark Gottfried continues to recruit well at North Carolina State with an impressive inside/outside duo in 2013.

16. Oklahoma State
SG Detrick Mostella (#43 247Sports/ #64 247Composite)
SF Leyton Hammonds (#106 247Sports/ #142 247Composite)
PG Stevie Clark (#109 247Sports/ #81 247Composite)

Led by scoring guard Detrick Mostella, all three of Oklahoma State's recruits know how to put the ball in the basket.

17. Illinois
SG Kendrick Nunn (#67 247Sports/ #54 247Composite)
PF Austin Colbert (#97 247Sports/ #127 247Composite)
SG Malcolm Hill (#104 247Sports/ #73 247Composite)
PG Jaylon Tate (#133 247Sports/ #204 247Composite)
PF Maverick Morgan (#183 247Sports/ #158 247Composite)

Coach John Groce has a couple of tough, physical guards in Nunn and Hill, which highlight the Illinois recruiting class.

18. UNLV
PF Christian Wood (#34 247Sports/ #45 247Composite)
SG Jelan Kendrick (#92 grade junior college)
PG DeVille Smith (#92 grade junior college)
PG Kendall Smith (#83 grade/ #227 247Composite)

Wood is a stretch four with superior shooting touch, and Kendrick will try to reach his potential with a new team.

19. Michigan
SG Zak Irvin (#39 247Sports/ #34 247Composite)
PG Derrick Walton (#74 247Sports/ #50 247Composite)
PF Mark Donnal (#151 247Sports/ #88 247Composite)

Irvin is a do-everything type perimeter player, while Walton will provide strong floor leadership for CoachJohn Beilein.

20. California
SG Jabari Bird (#27 247Sports/ #18 247Composite)
SG Jordan Mathews (#110 247Sports/ #130 247Composite)
PG Sam Singer (#123 247Sports/ #176 247Composite)
C Kameron Rooks (#83 grade/ #257 247Composite)

Bird, a do-everything backcourt player, is the jewel of Mike Montgomery's recruiting class.

21. Missouri
PF Johnathan Williams III (#51 247Sports/ #47 247Composite)
PG Wesley Clark (#91 247Sports/ #76 247Composite)
PF Torren Jones (#93 247Sports/ #152 247Composite)
C Keanau Post (Not rated junior college)

Frank Haith is bringing in three four-star prospects who should play well together.

22. Cincinnati
SF Jermaine Lawrence (#23 247Sports/ #20 247Composite)
SG Kevin Johnson (#155 247Sports/ #137 247Composite)
SG Deshaun Morman (#203 247Sports/ #188 247Composite)
SG Troy Caupain (#221 247Sports/ #215 247Composite)
C Jamaree Strickland (#80 grade/ #306 247Composite)

Jermaine Lawrence is a significant instant impact recruit for the Bearcats.

23. Notre Dame
PG Demetrius Jackson (#50 247Sports/ #25 247Composite)
SF V.J. Beachem (#100 247Sports/ #78 247Composite)
SG Steve Vasturia (#175 247Sports/ #136 247Composite)
PF Austin Torres(#80 grade/ #296 247Composite)

Mike Brey found his point guard of the future in Jackson.

24. Tennessee
SG Robert Hubbs (#15 247Sports/ #19 247Composite)
SF A.J. Davis (#190 247Sports/ #225 247Composite)
PG Travon Landry (#81 grade/ #270 247Composite)

Hubbs will be an immediate-impact scorer for Cuonzo Martin.

25. Arizona
SF Rondae Jefferson (#18 247Sports/ #14 247Composite)
SG Elliott Pitts (#150 247Sports/ #99 247Composite)

Jefferson would love to have the success that Derrick Williams had under Sean Miller.

26. Maryland
PG Roddy Peters (#19 247Sports/ #37 247Composite)
C Damonte Dodd (#177 247Sports/ #121 247Composite)

Mark Turgeon didn't land the Harrison twins, but he did land a five-star point guard.

27. Manhattan
SG Chris Thomas (Five-star with a #99 grade junior college)
PG Tyler Wilson (Not rated)

Five-star guard Chris Thomas could be a program changer for Manhattan.

28. BYU
C Eric Mika (#35 247Sports/ #43 2247Composite)
PG Nick Emery (#101 247Sports/ #79 247Composite)
PF Braiden Shaw (#220 247Sports/ #223 247Composite)
PF Jakob Hartsock (#83 grade/ #247 247Composite)
C Luke Worthington (#82 grade/ #249 247Composite)

Mika is a tremendously promising big man while Emery is a sharpshooter.

29. Oregon
PF Jordan Bell (#63 247Sports/ #103 247Composite)
SG Tyree Robinson (#121 247Sports/#123 247Composite)
SF Elgin Cook (#89 grade junior college)
SG Tyrell Robinson (#215 247Sports/#229 247Composite)
SG A.J. Lapray (#81 grade/ #241 247Composite)
C Christiano Felicio (Not rated)
SG Jalil Abdul-Bassit (Unrated junior college)

Jordan Bell is an elite athlete, and Elgin Cook is a versatile wing with junior college experience.

30. West Virginia
PF Devin Williams (#56 247Sports/ #56 247Composite)
PF Elijah Macon (#85 247Sports/ #71 247Composite)
PF Brandon Watkins (#146 247Sports/ #139 247Composite)
PF Nathan Adrian (#81 grade/ #256 247Composite)

Bobby Huggins has length and strength in this foursome of forwards.

31. UCLA
SG Allerik Freeman (#68 247Sports/ #57 247Composite)
SG Zach Lavine (#78 247Sports/ #51 247Composite)
SF Noah Allen (#226 247Sports/ #203 247Composite)

Ben Howland has a couple of guards with some versatility to their games at the forefront of UCLA's class.

32. Florida State
SG Xavier Rathan-Mayes (#44 247Sports/ #36 247Composite)
PF Jarquez Smith (#95 247Sports/ #115 247Composite)

Rathan-Mayes is guaranteed to put up points for Leonard Hamilton.

33. Washington
PG Nigel Williams-Goss (#36 247Sports/ #41 247Composite)
CG Darin Johnson (#147 247Sports/ #108 247Composite)
PG Jahmel Taylor (#83 grade/ #260 247Composite)

Williams-Gross and Johnson are a couple of guards with a range of talents.

34. Purdue
SG Kendall Stephens (#75 247Sports/ #63 247Composite)
PG Bryson Scott (#92 247Sports/ #98 247Composite)
SF Basil Smotherman (#247 247Sports/ #196 247Composite)

Matt Painter has a tough leader in Scott who will play alongside a sharpshooter in Stephens.

35. South Carolina
SG Sindarius Thornwell (#20 247Sports/ #26 247Composite)
PF Desmond Ringer (#212 247Sports/ #185 247Composite)
SG Justin McKie (#78 grade/ #333 247Composite)

Thornwell is a physical competitor who should make an instant impact for Frank Martin.

36. Ohio State
SF Marc Loving (#71 247Sports/ #58 247Composite)
SG Kameron Williams (#84 247Sports/ #74 247Composite)

Both Loving and Williams know how to get the ball into the basket.

37. Wisconsin
PG Bronson Koenig (#70 247Sports/ #113 247Composite)
PF Nigel Hayes (#137 247Sports/ #143 247Composite)
PF Vitto Brown (#207 247Sports/ #228 247Composite)
SG Riley Dearring (#83 grade/ #248 247Composite)
SG Jordan Hill (#80 grade/ #310 247Composite)
PF Aaron Moesch (Not rated)

Scoring lead guard Bronson Koenig leads Bo Ryan's six-man class.

38. South Florida
C John Egbunu (#69 247Sports/ #62 247Composite)
C Chris Perry (#149 247Sports/ #136 247Composite)
SF Byron Zeigler (#191 247Sports/ #183 247Composite)
PG Drew Davis (Not rated)
PG Josh Heath (Not rated)
SF Dre'Kalo Clayton (Not rated)

Egbunu and Perry are low-post players with great size.

39. UC Irvine
C Mamadou Ndiaye (#14 247Sports/ #97 247Composite)

If Ndiaye can stay healthy, he will be a program changer for UC Irvine.

40. Iowa State
SG Matt Thomas (#94 247Sports/ #59 247Composite)
PG Monte Morris (#117 247Sports/ #102 247Composite)
SF Dustin Hogue (Not rated junior college)

Thomas is one of the top shooters in the class.

41. Connecticut
PF Kentan Facey (#90 247Sports/ #93 247Composite)
PG Terrence Samuel (#120 247Sports/ #131 247Composite)
C Amida Brimah (#229 247Sports/ #237 247Composite)

Facey and Samuel are regional prospects with national caliber games, and Brimah is a big man with potential.

42. Alabama
C Jimmie Taylor (#72 247Sports/ #66 247Composite)
PF Shannon Hale (#102 247Sports/ #86 247Composite)

Anthony Grant has a foundation of size in his 2013 class.

43. SMU
C Yanick Mreira (Four-star with a #90 grade junior college)
SG Sterling Brown (#153 247Sports/ #112 247Composite)
PF Ben Moore (#228 247Sports/ #281 247Composite)

Larry Brown is off to a solid recruiting start at SMU.

44. Villanova
PF Kris Jenkins (#113 247Sports/ #77 247Composite)
SF Josh Hart (#125 247Sports/ #84 247Composite)

Both Jenkins and Hart create a nucleus of toughness in Jay Wright's recruiting class.

45. Virginia
PG Devon Hall (#65 247Sports/ #119 247Composite)
PG London Perrantes (#171 247Sports/ #122 247Composite)

Tony Bennett has two quality point guards who could also play together.

46. Providence
SF Brandon Austin (#48 247Sports/ #52 247Composite)
PF Rodney Bullock (#219 247Sports/ #207 247Composite)

Brandon Austin has the tools to fill many roles for Providence.

47. Colorado
SG Jaron Hopkins (#105 247Sports/ #133 247Composite)
PF Dustin Thomas (#135 247Sports/ #172 247Composite)
SF Tre’Shaun Fletcher (#178 247Sports/ #114 247Composite)

Colorado has a solid trio headed to Boulder.

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