Jajuan Johnson leads the Big East's top class at Marquette.
Led by Jajuan Johnson, Marquette brings a top ten recruiting class into the new era of the Big East Conference.
Three schools - Villanova, Providence and DePaul - join Marquette in the top 50 of the 247Composite Team Rankings.
Both Xavier and Butler land right outside the top 50 of the 247Composite Team Rankings.
Here is a review of the revamped Big East 2013 recruiting cycle.
1. Marquette (No. 10 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Jajuan Johnson, SG, Memphis (Tenn.) Southwind
2. Villanova (No. 29 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Kris Jenkins, PF, Washington (D.C) Gonzaga
3. Providence (No. 43 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Brandon Austin, SF, Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Institute
4. DePaul (No. 49 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Billy Garrett, SG, Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park Academy
5. Xavier (No. 53 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Kamall Richards, SF, South Kent (Conn.) School
6. Butler (No. 57 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Nolan Berry, PF, St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet
7. St. John's (No. 71 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Rysheed Jordan, PG, Philadelphia (Pa.) Vaux Roberts
8. Georgetown (No. 81 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Reggie Cameron, SF, Jersey City (N.J.) Hudson Catholic
9. Seton Hall (No. 86 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- Jaren Sina, PG, Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard
10. Creighton (No. 151 in 247Composite Team Rankings)
Top Player- James Milliken, PG, Arkansas City (Kan.) Cowley College
Four-star prospects Jajuan Johnson and Deonte Burton will provide Marquette with a formidable wing combo…. Villanova has high hopes for its four-star combo of Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart as well…. Versatile four-star wing Brandon Austin was a terrific get for Providence…. DePaul secured local standout Billy Garrett…. Xavier has a hard-nosed and versatile wing on the way in Kamall Richards…. Nolan Berry leads a solid and deep Butler class.
Best by Position
Point Guard- Rysheed Jordan (No. 10 nationally, signed with St. John's)
Scouting Report- Jordan, who plays with a power guard mentality, loves to get into the lane and make plays while also being a standout defensive player.
Shooting Guard- Jajuan Johnson (No. 11 nationally, signed with Marquette)
Scouting Report- Athletic and skilled, Johnson loves to score off the dribble, pressure the ball on defense and utilize his strong all-around game.
Small Forward- Brandon Austin (No. 12 nationally, signed with Providence)
Scouting Report- A rangy wing player, Austin has an advanced game off the dribble and is a savvy all-around player.
Power Forward- Kris Jenkins (No. 27 nationally, signed with Villanova)
Scouting Report- Although slightly undersized as a power forward, Jenkins is highly skilled and knows how to utilize his strength.
Center- No ranked centers in the Big East
By the Numbers
29- The number of 2013 Big East recruits
0- The number of five-star Big East recruits
11- The number of four-star Big East recruits
19- The number of states represented by Big East recruits
3- The number of Big East recruits from California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin (states with the most Big East recruits)
Best perimeter scorer: Jajuan Johnson, Marquette
Best low post scorer: Kris Jenkins, Villanova
Best passer: Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s
Best shooter: Reggie Cameron, Georgetown
Best rebounder: Deonte Burton, Marquette
Best shot blocker: Jameel McKay, Marquette
Best defender: Jajuan Johnson, Marquette
Most versatile: Brandon Austin, Providence
Best in the clutch: Jajuan Johnson, Marquette
Best pro prospect: Jajuan Johnson, Marquette
Best speed: Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s
Best motor: Deonte Burton, Marquette
Impact player: Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s
Biggest sleeper: Brandon Randolph, Xavier