Big 12 Fall Recruiting Rankings

Kansas and Missouri lead conference as Top 25 nationally ranked classes

Nov. 14, 2007


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Overview:  The Big 12 has started out slowly compared to the past couple years where they were among the top conferences in recruiting. This fall, Kansas has jumped out to lead and is rated among the top five nationally. The Jayhawks are followed by Missouri with Colorado and Iowa State leading the rest of the pack. Three schools haven't received commitments to date, so there is lots of recruiting to be done yet this fall and winter. Look for the Big 12 to be active over the winter.


Big 12 Fall Recruiting Preview: Part I (11/2), Part II (11/3)




('s Hodge Basketball Report has your team's recruiting logs and commitment histories.)


1. Kansas (National Ranking - No. 4) - 5 Commitments: No. 33 Travis Releford, 6-foot-3, SG, Shawnee Mission, Mo., Bishop Miege;  No. 60 Marcus Morris, 6-foot-9, PF, Pennsauken, N.J., Apex Academy; No. 82 Markieff Morris, 6-foot-10, PF, Pennsauken, N.J., Apex Academy;  Top 20 JUCO talent Mario Little, 6-foot-5, WF, Chipola CC, Fla.;  Quintrell Thomas, 6-foot-8, PF, Elizabeth, N.J., St. Patrick.


2. Missouri (NR-18) - 6 Commitments: Top 20 JUCO talent Keith Ramsey, 6-foot-9, PF, Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) CC;  Miguel Paul, 6-foot, PG, Lakeland, Fla., Kathleen; Steve Moore, 6-foot-8, PF, Independence, Mo., Truman;  Marcus Denmon, 6-foot-3, SG, Kansas City, Mo., Hogan Prep;  Laurence Bowers, 6-foot-7, PF, Collierville, Tenn., St. George; Kim English, 6-foot-5, WF, Fitchburg, Mass., Notre Dame.


3. Colorado - 4 Commitments: Toby Veal, 6-foot-7, Savannah, GA Johnson: Austin Dufault, 6-foot-8, Killdeer, ND; Trey Eckloff, 6-foot-9, Cherry Creek, CO Englewood; Javonte Clanton, 6-foot, Blinn CC, TX; Nate Tomlinson, 6-foot-2, CG, Lee, ME Academy.


4. Iowa State - 4 Commitments:  Clinton Mann, 6-foot-7, PF, Overland Park, KS Thomas Aquinas;  Justin Hamilton, 6-foot-10, C, Highland, UT Lone Peak, Dominique Buckley, 6-foot-3, CG, Romulus, MI, Wes Eikmeier 6-foot-3, SG, Fremont, NE Archbishop Bergan.


5. Texas A&M - 2 Commitments: No. 95 Dashan Harris, 6-foot, Montverde, FL Academy; David Loubeau, 6-foot-9, Davie, FL Davie-Westlake. 


6. Oklahoma - 2 Commitments: Top 50 JUCO talent Orlando Allen, 6-foot-10, Paris CC, TX; Ray Willis, 6-foot-5, Atlanta, GA Westlake.


7. Texas Tech - 3 Commitments: Robert Lewandowski, 6-foot-9, PF, Overland Park, KS Blue Valley; Corbin Ray, 6-foot-8, Katy, TX Taylor; Tyree Graham, 6-foot, Fayetteville, NC Village Christian.


8. Baylor - 1 commitment: No. 51 Anthony Jones, 6-foot-9, PF, Houston, TX Jack Yates.


9. Oklahoma State - 2 commitments: Top 50 JUCO talent Dee Proby, 6-foot-9, C, Angelina CC, TX; Keiton Payne 5-foot-10, PG, Pawnee, OK. 


10. Nebraska - 1 Commitment:  Top 50 JUCO talent Roburt Sallie, 6-foot-5, SF, San Francisco CC, CA.


11. Kansas State - No Commitments: 


12. Texas - No Commitments: