Class of 2014 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: June 12th, 2013

Dylan Burkhardt
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We posted our final class of 2013 recruiting rankings last month and with 13 prospects already committed to Big Ten schools its time to unveil our first batch of 2014 rankings. Ohio State is out to a massive early lead but several other schools have already reeled in quality prospects. Thanks to Trent Montemayor for compiling the data.

Rank 247 Comp. School # Commits Rivals Avg. Scout Avg. ESPN Avg. 247 Avg. Rankings Avg. Avg. Score Cum. Score
1 2 Ohio State 4 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.25 4.06 119.01 1475
2 5 Maryland 2 4.00 4.00 4.50 4.00 4.13 85.66 745
3 19 Indiana 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 59.25 370
4 29 Michigan 2 2.50 3.00 2.50 2.50 2.63 49.07 535
5 28 Illinois 1 3.00 3.00 4.00 3.00 3.25 46.19 320
6 26 Wisconsin 1 3.00 2.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 45.07 325
7 33 Purdue 1 3.00 2.00 2.00 3.00 2.50 31.65 250
8 41 Penn St. 1 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 26.04 230
9 N/A Iowa 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
9 N/A Michigan St. 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
9 N/A Minnesota 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
9 N/A Nebraska 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
9 N/A Northwestern 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
9 N/A Rutgers 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0

Full team-by-team breakdowns and a chronological list of commitments after the jump.

Action to date:

  • Sep 3, 2010 -Indiana adds commitment from James Blackmon, Jr.
  • Jun 15, 2011 -Michigan adds commitment from Austin Hatch
  • Apr 1, 2012 -Penn State adds commitment from Isaiah Washington
  • Jun 26, 2012 -Wisconsin adds commitment from Ethan Happ
  • Nov 18, 2012 -Ohio State adds commitment from Keita Bates-Diop
  • Nov 19, 2012 -Ohio State adds commitment from Jae’Sean Tate
  • Dec 12, 2012 -Illinois adds commitment from Michael Finke
  • Dec 13, 2012 -Maryland adds commitment from Romelo Trimble
  • Feb 11, 2013 -Ohio State adds commitment from David Bell
  • Mar 11, 2013 -Michigan adds commitment from Ricky Doyle
  • May 5, 2013 -Purdue adds commitment from Dakota Mathias
  • Jun 7, 2013 -Ohio State adds commitment from D’Angelo Russell
  • Jun 7, 2013 -Maryland adds commitment from Dion Wiley

Ohio State

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Keita Bates-Diop SF/PF IL 5 4 5 5
David Bell PF/C OH 3 3 3 4
D’Angelo Russell SG KY 4 5 4 4
Jae’Sean Tate SF OH 4 4 4 4

The Buckeyes have the top class in the Big Ten by a comfortable margin. All four committed prospects are rated a four star by at least one publication and both Bates-Diop and Russell are top-25 prospects.

Maryland

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Romelo Trimble PG VA 4 4 4 4
Dion Wiley SG MD 4 4 5 4

As a member of the Big Ten starting in 2014, we welcome Maryland to the rankings.  Turgeon is having no problems recruiting to the conference with a 4/5 star and a consensus four-star in his class.

Indiana

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
James Blackmon Jr. SG IN 4 4 4 4

Trey Lyles decommitted from Indiana but Blackmon has held his commitment and the shooting guard is one of the most efficient scorers on the EYBL circuit.

Michigan

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Ricky Doyle PF FL NR 3 3 3
Austin Hatch SG/SF IN 3 3 2 NR

Ricky Doyle looked good at Michigan’s College Practice Camp but he’s still a relative unknown on the national scene. With the NBPA Top-100 Camp this weekend and AAU Nationals in July, he’ll have his opportunity to emerge.

Illinois

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Michael Finke PF IL 3 3 4 3

Wisconsin

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Ethan Happ SF IL 3 2 4 3

Purdue

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Dakota Mathias SG OH 3 NR NR 3

Penn State

Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 247
Isaiah Washington SG PA NR 2 2 NR

Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers have no commitments.

Ranking scores and methodology explained here.

  • section13row15

    Is anyone else loving the fact that MSU missed on all of its tier one 2013 recruits last year and still don’t have a 2014 commitment? Go blue!

    • John

      I am glad you mentioned this issue in regards to MSU. There is significant risk if you don’t land your primary targets you better have a quality 2nd target otherwise you come up empty handed.
      This lesson can definitely apply to UM. Go after the big fish but you might want to consider a quality player that you can land or you might wind up with nothing.
      The way to go is offer guys like Walton, Jackson and the other PG and see which one takes the bait first although you might prefer one to the other.

      • section13row15

        Yeah I definitely think Beilein has the right approach to offering schollies. He makes sure the kid shows legitimate interest first (visit), then he creates a mini competition at the position by offering a few guys at the same time (Jun 15). The Michigan offer also isn’t just thrown out there to everyone and it plays into our favor that we don’t hand out scholarships until after sophomore year because guys know they have to earn that schollie, whereas some programs will offer in 8th grade.

  • Jay Z

    LOL Rutgers