Class of 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: September 14th, 2011

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In what will become a regularly updated feature, here is the first iteration of the Class of 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings. All of the data is compiled by Trent Montemayor, who also compiled the 2012 rankings two weeks ago. With just 14 commitments throughout the conference, it’s still early for the class of 2013 but several schools like Michigan, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana have gotten off to a nice start.

Overall
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg. Scout Avg. ESPN Avg.
1 Michigan 4 3.50 3.25 3.25
2 Purdue 3 3.67 3.67 3.67
3 Illinois 2 4.00 4.00 3.50
4 Ohio State 1 4.00 5.00 4.00
5 Indiana 2 3.00 3.00 3.50
6 Nebraska 1 0.00 0.00 2.00
7 Northwestern 1 0.00 0.00 0.00
T-8 Iowa 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Michigan State 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Minnesota 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Penn State 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Wisconsin 0 N/A N/A N/A

Michigan
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Mark Donnal C OH 3 3 4
Austin Hatch SG IN 3 3 2
Zak Irvin SF IN 4 3 4
Derrick Walton PG MI 4 4 3

Michigan leads the way in the early 2013 rankings. It’ll be interesting to see if any of the commits make a rise in rankings next summer similar to Glenn Robinson III and Nick Stauskas in the class of 2012.

Purdue
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Bryson Scott PG IN 4 4 4
Basil Smotherman SF IN 3 3 4
Kendall Stephens SG IL 4 4 3

The decommitment of Derek Willis hurts but Matt Painter is putting together a very solid 2013 class with three commitments rated 4-stars by at least one national service.

Illinois
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Jalen James PG IL 4 4 3
Malcolm Hill SF IL 4 4 4

Illinois landed a commitment from Malcolm Hill, a consensus top-100 four star wing. Hill joins Jalen James as the second highly regarded in-state prospect in the class and provides a great core to Weber’s 2013 class.

Ohio State
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Marc Loving SF OH 4 5 4

Despite not having any ‘12 commits Ohio State has already locked up a good one in the class of 2013 with Marc Loving. Loving is probably a better talent than James or Hill at Illinois but the size of Ohio State’s class puts the Buckeyes behind the Illini.

Indiana
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Devin Davis SF IN 3 3 3
Collin Hartman SF IN 3 3 4

Indiana continues to recruit their own state hard and picked up a pair of early commitments from Eric Gordon All-Stars teammates Devin Davis and Collin Hartman. Both prospects fell in the rankings somewhat but still appear to be high-major capable wings.

Nebraska
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Imara (I.J.) Ready PG AR NR NR 2

Nebraska went south for a point guard to pull Ready, who reported a Texas A&M offer when he committed,out of Arkansas.

Northwestern
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN
Milos Kostic C IN NR NR NR

Serbian forward has a typical Euro-forward build and quirky game at this point in his development.

Iowa

No commits yet for the Hawkeyes.

Michigan State

No commits yet for the Spartans.

Minnesota

No commits yet for the Gophers.

Penn State

No commits yet for the Nittany Lions.

Wisconsin

No commits yet for the Badgers.

  • Scottbwyatt

    What happens to M’s ranking if Austin Hatch isn’t able to join the team due to his unfortunate circumstances? 

    • Dr. Z,

      Good question. Michigan offered Austin a scholarship and he verbally accepted. If he is not able to play, Michigan should honor their commitment, by offering Austin a scholarship (not necessarily a bbal scholarship) I believe Ben Kronin is in a similar predigament. I would not worry too much about their ranking. Austin’s health is a lot more important

      • BlueRev

        Austin’s health is a lot more important.

        However, in answering scott’s question simple math suggests our ranking falls to #2… and would bop back to 1 with another potential recruit. Of course ranking this far in advance is a bit silly as other teams will sign players and could leap-frog.

        Regardless, its good to see us get good players, establish relationships, and stay loyal and prayerful for Austin.