Many schools have turned their focus to recruiting the 2014 class. With six 2013 five-star prospects still uncommitted, however, the focus of several schools hasn't veered yet from the senior class.
Andrew Wiggins is a game changer.
Here is a look at the top uncommitted prospects in the 2013 class.
6-8, 200-pound small forward from Huntington (W.V.) Prep
Wiggins recruitment was considered a two-horse race between Florida State and Kentucky. This fall, however, Wiggins publicly invited other schools to recruit him. As expected, there were suitors.
Wiggins plans to visit Kansas and North Carolina along with Kentucky after the season. He has already officially visited Florida State. Ohio State and Syracuse could also get a visit.
Roy Williams recently watched Wiggins play, and North Carolina is a dark horse while Kentucky is still the clubhouse leader.
Wiggins also just recently moved from the 2014 class to the 2013 class.
Julius Randle is one of the toughest match ups in the class.
6-9, 250-pound combo forward from Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian
It seems like the Randle recruitment gets harder and harder to handicap. He is officially down to six schools- Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, Oklahoma and Texas.
His second official visit was to Florida, and he was the leading scorer for the USA U18 National Team coached by Billy Donovan.
Prior to his Florida visit, he visited Kentucky. At times, both of these schools have looked like a leader for Randle.
Oklahoma, who probably ranks last on his list, hosted Randle on an unofficial visit this fall.
North Carolina, whom some consider a legitimate dark horse will host him on an official visit the last weekend in January.
Then in February, Kansas and Texas will host Randle on official visits. These two school seem to be getting the most buzz here of late in his recruitment.
Jabari Parker will announce on Dec. 20.
6-8 combo forward from Chicago (Ill.) Simeon
Just back from a prolonged foot injury, Parker is rusty and out of shape at the moment. But none of this has put the breaks on his recruitment.
Parker is scheduled to announce his college destination Thursday afternoon.
Officially he as Duke, Michigan State, Brigham Young, Florida and Stanford on his list. Duke and Michigan State, however, have been and still are the only two really players in this game.
Dave Rose of BYU, nonetheless, has continued his quest for Parker, who is a Mormon. He along with Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo watched Parker play last night, and all three are expected to watch him practice this week.
The proximity of Michigan State to Chicago compared to that of Duke to Chicago, and Parker's father Sonny Parker's distaste for flying help Michigan State's cause. Also the relentless recruiting effort of Tom Izzo could win the day for Michigan State.
4. Aaron Gordon(Ranked No. 7 247Sports/ No. 6 247Composite)
6-8, 210-pound combo forward from San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty)
Aaron Gordon is a force in the open court.
One of the top athletes in the class, Gordon is the subject of a three school recruiting battle between Arizona, Kentucky and Washington.
Washington has been the perceived leader over the long haul of his recruitment, but Arizona and Kentucky have narrowed the gap if not breached it this fall.
Gordon first official visit was to Washington, and his family has strong ties to Lorenzo Romar.
Arizona hosted him in October, and Gordon has strong ties to Arizona through his travel team the Oakland Soldiers who have players on the Arizona roster.
The personal connections with Kentucky aren't as strong although Kyle Wiltjer is a former travel ball teammate of Gordon. Nonetheless, Kentucky did make a strong impression when Gordon visited in November.
6-10, 250-pound center from Montverde (Fla.) Academy
Johnson followed Coach Kevin Boyle down from New Jersey to play for him in Florida and has continued to develop. In fact, he felt good enough about his game, he moved up from the 2014 class into the 2013 class this fall.
Schools across the country feel good about his game as well, but the three schools with the most traction are Florida, Kentucky and Syracuse.
Coaches have been visiting Johnson, including John Calipari, who has watched him twice in the past month. Johnson has not yet set up any campus visits.
6-9, 220-pound combo forward from Bayside (N.Y.) Pop John XXIII
A smooth shooter with some athletic pop, Lawrence is down to Cincinnati, St. John's, Syracuse and UNLV.
Being local, Lawrence is well familiar with St. John's and was there for midnight madness.
In November he headed west and officially visited UNLV.
And this weekend he will officially visit Cincinnati.
At this point Lawrence's recruitment is still a difficult read.
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