Duke climbs in basketball rankings

Jabari Parker pushed Duke to No. 3 while Kentucky increased its stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the 247Sports team rankings with the commitment of Dakari Johnson.

Duke expects Jabari Parker to be a difference maker.

As far as the conferences are concerned, the SEC is tops in the 247Sports 2013 national team recruiting rankings. Kentucky sits above all with the No. 3, 4, 9, 11 and 13 ranked prospects in its six-man class.

Florida and LSU join Kentucky in the top 10.

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

1. Kentucky
SG Aaron Harrison (#3 247Sports/ #5 247Composite)
PG Andrew Harrison (#4 247Sports/ #4 247Composite)
PF Marcus Lee (#9 247Sports/ #23 247Composite)
SG James Young (#11 247Sports/ #10 247Composite)
C Dakari Johnson (#13 247Sports/ #7 247Composite)
SF Derek Willis (#77 247Sports/ #116 247Composite)

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

2. Kansas
SG Brannen Greene (#18 247Sports/ #25 247Composite)
SG Wayne Selden (#27 247Sports/ #18 247Composite)
SG Conner Frankamp (#42 247Sports/ #37 247Composite)
C Joel Embiid (#50 247Sports/ #129 247Composite)
PG Frank Mason (#81 247Sports/ #151 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.

14. Duke
SF Jabari Parker (#5 247Sports/ #2 247Composite)
SF Semi Ojeleye (#22 247Sports/ #27 247Composite)
SG Matt Jones (#58 247Sports/ #39 247Composite)

Terry Rozier will be another athletic guard for Louisville.

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/ #90 247Composite)
PG Chris Jones (Five-star with a #98 grade junior college)
SG Anton Gill (#53 247Sports/ #42 247Composite)
PF Akoy Agau (#100 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/ #24 247Composite)
SF Kuran Iverson (#32 247Sports/ #27 247Composite)
SF Nick King (#52 247Sports/ #33 247Composite)
SG Markel Crawford (#73 247Sports/ #120 247Composite)
PG Rashawn Powell (#101 247Sports/ #83 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/ #8 247Composite)
SG Troy Williams (#39 247Sports/ #34 247Composite)
SG Stanford Robinson (#66 247Sports/ #57 247Composite)
PF Luke Fischer (#143 247Sports/ #118 247Composite)
SF Devin Davis (#184 247Sports/ #162 247Composite)
SF Collin Hartman (#225 247Sports/ #224 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 (#6 247Sports/ #9 247Composite)
PF Chris Walker (#10 247Sports/ #11 247Composite)

Florida picked up elite pg Kasey Hill.

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

8. LSU
SF Jarrell Martin (#23 247Sports/ #13 247Composite)
PF Jordan Mickey (#31 247Sports/ #36 247Composite)
PG Tim Quarterman (#78 247Sports/ #71 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/ #12 247Composite)
C Kennedy Meeks (#49 247Sports/ #35 247Composite)
PG Nate Britt Jr. (#57 247Sports/ #61 247Composite)

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

10. UTEP
SG Isaac Hamilton (#16 247Sports/ #19 247Composite)
SF Anthony January (#46 247Sports/ #106 247Composite)
SF Vince Hunter (#113 247Sports/ #102 247Composite)
SG Andre Spight (#207 247Sports/ #193 247Composite)
SG Jacob Thomas (#81 grade junior college)
SF Jake Flaggert (#80 grade/ #295 247Composite)

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

11. Marquette
SG Jajuan Johnson (#47 247Sports/ #52 247Composite)
SF Deonte Burton (#55 247Sports/ #53 247Composite)
PG Duane Wilson (#82 247Sports/ #64 247Composite)
PF Jameel McKay (Four-star with a #90 grade junior college)
PG John Dawson (#80 grade/ #261 247Composite)

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

12. Baylor
PF Dominic Woodson (#36 247Sports/ #47 247Composite)
SF Ishmail Wainright (#63 247Sports/ #45 247Composite)
PF Johnathan Motley (#83 247Sports/ #126 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/ #31 247Composite)
PG Tyler Ennis (#41247Sports/ #28 247Composite)
SG Ron Patterson (#166 247Sports/ #173 247Composite)
C Chinonso Obokoh (#178 247Sports/ #176 247Composite)
SF B.J. Johnson (#237 247Sports/ #188 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/ #15 247Composite)
C Moses Kingsley (#29 247Sports/ #46 247Composite)

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

15. North Carolina State
PG Anthony Barber (#35 247Sports/ #16 247Composite)
C BeeJay Anya (#54 247Sports/ #44 247Composite)
PF Kyle Washington (#75 247Sports/ #73 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/ #88 247Composite)
SF Leyton Hammonds (#105 247Sports/ #140 247Composite)
PG Stevie Clark (#109 247Sports/ #76 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/ #55 247Composite)
PF Austin Colbert (#99 247Sports/ #127 247Composite)
SG Malcolm Hill (#103 247Sports/ #74 247Composite)
PG Jaylon Tate (#133 247Sports/ #201 247Composite)
PF Maverick Morgan (#182 247Sports/ #150 247Composite)

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

18. Michigan
SG Zak Irvin (#37 247Sports/ #39 247Composite)
PG Derrick Walton (#74 247Sports/ #48 247Composite)
PF Mark Donnal (#151 247Sports/ #87 247Composite)

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

19. California
SG Jabari Bird (#26 247Sports/ #21 247Composite)
SG Jordan Mathews (#111 247Sports/ #130 247Composite)
PG Sam Singer (#124 247Sports/ #170 247Composite)
C Kameron Rooks (#245 247Sports/ #225 247Composite)

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

20. Missouri
PF Johnathan Williams III (#51 247Sports/ #43 247Composite)
PG Wesley Clark (#93 247Sports/ #92 247Composite)
PF Torren Jones (#95 247Sports/ #145 247Composite)
C Keanau Post (Not rated junior college)

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

21. Notre Dame
PG Demetrius Jackson (#61 247Sports/ #30 247Composite)
SF V.J. Beachem (#102 247Sports/ #77 247Composite)
SG Steve Vasturia (#174 247Sports/ #112 247Composite)
PF Austin Torres(#80 grade/ #287 247Composite)

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

22. Tennessee
SG Robert Hubbs (#15 247Sports/ #20 247Composite)
SF A.J. Davis (#189 247Sports/ #223 247Composite)
PG Travon Landry (#81 grade/ #260 247Composite)

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

23. Arizona
SF Rondae Jefferson (#19 247Sports/ #14 247Composite)
SG Elliott Pitts (#150 247Sports/ #100 247Composite)

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

24. Maryland
PG Roddy Peters (#20 247Sports/ #40 247Composite)
C Damonte Dodd (#176 247Sports/ #124 247Composite)

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

25. 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.

26. BYU
C Eric Mika (#33 247Sports/ #60 2247Composite)
PG Nick Emery (#110 247Sports/ #79 247Composite)
PF Braiden Shaw (#221 247Sports/ #220 247Composite)
PF Jakob Hartsock (#83 grade/ #197 247Composite)
C Luke Worthington (#82 grade/ #247 247Composite)

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

27. West Virginia
PF Elijah Macon (#87 247Sports/ #70 247Composite)
PF Devin Williams (#85 247Sports/ #78 247Composite)
PF Brandon Watkins (#146 247Sports/ #138 247Composite)
PF Nathan Adrian (#81 grade/ #251 247Composite)

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

28. UCLA
SG Allerik Freeman (#68 247Sports/ #58 247Composite)
SG Zach Lavine (#80 247Sports/ #49 247Composite)
SF Noah Allen (#226 247Sports/ #200 247Composite)

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

29. UNLV
PF Christian Wood (#62 247Sports/ #51 247Composite)
SG Jelan Kendrick (#92 grade junior college)
PG Kendall Smith (#83 grade/ #169 247Composite)

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

30. Florida State
SG Xavier Rathan-Mayes (#44 247Sports/ #32 247Composite)
PF Jarquez Smith (#97 247Sports/ #85 247Composite)

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

31. Purdue
SG Kendall Stephens (#76 247Sports/ #65 247Composite)
PG Bryson Scott (#94 247Sports/ #99 247Composite)
SF Basil Smotherman (#242 247Sports/ #192 247Composite)

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

32. South Carolina
SG Sindarius Thornwell (#21 247Sports/ #29 247Composite)
PF Desmond Ringer (#213 247Sports/ #18 247Composite)
SG Justin McKie (#78 grade/ #314 247Composite)

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

33. Ohio State
SF Marc Loving (#71 247Sports/ #62 247Composite)
SG Kameron Williams (#86 247Sports/ #72 247Composite)

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

34. Wisconsin
PG Bronson Koenig (#70 247Sports/ #91 247Composite)
PF Nigel Hayes (#137 247Sports/ #163 247Composite)
PF Vitto Brown (#206 247Sports/ #226 247Composite)
SG Riley Dearring (#83 grade/ #22 247Composite)
SG Jordan Hill (#80 grade/ #296 247Composite)

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

35. South Florida
C John Egbunu (#69 247Sports/ #68 247Composite)
C Chris Perry (#149 247Sports/ #119 247Composite)
SF Byron Zeigler (#190 247Sports/ #177 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.

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

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

37. Iowa State
SG Matt Thomas (#96 247Sports/ #59 247Composite)
PG Monte Morris (#118 247Sports/ #82 247Composite)
SF Dustin Hogue (Not rated junior college)

Thomas is one of the top shooters in the class.

38. Alabama
C Jimmie Taylor (#72 247Sports/ #63 247Composite)
PF Shannon Hale (#106 247Sports/ #96 247Composite)

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

39. Washington
PG Nigel Williams-Gross (#59 247Sports/ #66 247Composite)
CG Darin Johnson (#147 247Sports/ #104 247Composite)

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

40. USC
PG Kendal Harris (#84 247Sports/ #108 247Composite)
SG Roschon Prince (#125 247Sports/ #128 247Composite)
PG Julian Jacobs (#82 grade/ #258 247Composite)
PG Kahlil Dukes (#80 grade/ #275 247Composite)

USC has a quality backcourt in place with Harris and Prince.

41. Connecticut
PF Kentan Facey (#92 247Sports/ #95 247Composite)
PG Terrence Samuel (#121 247Sports/ #131 247Composite)

Facey and Samuel are regional prospects with national caliber games.

42. SMU
C Yanick Mreira (Four-star with a #90 grade junior college)
SG Sterling Brown (#153 247Sports/ #110 247Composite)
PF Ben Moore (#228 247Sports/ #255 247Composite)

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

43. Villanova
PF Kris Jenkins (#114 247Sports/ #75 247Composite)
SF Josh Hart (#126 247Sports/ #98 247Composite)

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

44. Virginia
PG Devon Hall (#65 247Sports/ #94 247Composite)
PG London Perrantes (#171 247Sports/ #123 247Composite)

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

45. Seton Hall
PG Aquille Carr (#38 247Sports/ #67 247Composite)

The Pirates only have one recruit, but Carr packs a lot of game in a small package.

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