Updated 2013 basketball rankings

Today, 247Sports and PrepStars.com are proud to unveil the updated and expanded class of 2013 player rankings.

Jabari Parker takes over the top spot in the class of 2013 hoops rankings.

Power forward Julius Randle previously held the top spot in this class, but he has been passed by small forward Jabari Parker.

Center Nerlens Noel, point guard Andrew Harrison and power forward Aaron Gordon round out the top five. The rankings have been expanded from a top 25 to a top 50 for 2013.

Jabari Parker leads the way in the junior class right now, and many consider him the best prospect in the country regardless of class,” said Rob Harrington of PrepStars.com. “The 'big three' have separated themselves. It's an elite trio, and one of the strongest I've seen in several years at this early stage.”

That said, there is still a long way to go before this class signs, and there could still be movement in the top five. At this early stage, Parker, Randle and Noel have already held the top spot in the class.

Andrew Harrison and Aaron Gordon could make a run to the top,” Harrington said. "Neither of them was as consistently productive as the top three when I watched them, but they are both big-time talents. From an NBA perspective, Harrison has prototypical size and athleticism for a point guard."

While these few prospects have separated themselves at the top, it gets a little more difficult to distinguish the next group from one another.

"Things get a lot murkier as you move down the top 10," Harrington said. "The situation at point guard is very unsettled, but there are several blue-chip prospects at that position. Major college coaches should be excited about this group after the previous two classes."

While it is nice to move up, there were two players in the previous top 25 that fell outside the top 50 - Kuran Iverson and Tyree Robinson. According to Harrington, Iverson had a difficult summer.

PrepStars.com and 247Sports will continue to update and expand the rankings of the 2013 class throughout the recruiting cycle.

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