Pac-10 Fall Recruiting Rankings

Nation's No. 1 UCLA leads conference's five Top 25 nationally ranked classes

Nov. 14, 2007


By Van Coleman and

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Overview:  This has been a very strong year for the Pac-10 with five schools in our top twelve and a couple others who are on the cusp of the top twenty-five.  Top ranked UCLA leads the conference with Arizona and Oregon not far behind.  USC and Washington lead the rest of the pack with Washington State, Stanford and California all having strong classes. 




Pac-10 Fall Recruiting Preview: Part I (10/26), Part II (10/27)


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


1.  UCLA (National Ranking - No. 1) - 4 Commitments:  No. 6 Jrue Holiday, 6-foot-3, CG, North Hollywood, CA Campbell Hall;  No. 23 Malcolm Lee, 6-foot-4, CG, Riverside, CA J.W. North; No. 31 Drew Gordon, 6-foot-9, PF, San Jose, CA Archbishop Mitty; No. 35 Jerime Anderson, 6-foot-1, PG Anaheim, CA Canyon.


2. Arizona (NR-5) - 4 Commitments:  No.1 Brandon Jennings, 6-foot-1, PG, Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill;  No.30 Emmanuel Negedu, 6-foot-7, PF, Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy;  No.34 Jeff Withey, 7-foot, C, San Diego, CA Horizon;  Brenden Lavender, 6-foot-4, SG, Mesa, AZ Mountain View.


3.  Oregon (NR-8) - 5 Commitments:  No. 25 Michael Dunigan, 6-foot-9, C, Chicago, IL Farragut ;  No. 72 Matt Humphrey, 6-foot-5, SG, Chicago, IL Hales Franciscan;  Josh Crittle, 6-foot-8, PF, Chicago, IL Hales Franciscan;  Teondre Williams, 6-foot-4, SG, Norcross, GA Meadowcreek;  Drew Wiley, 6-foot-6, WF, Vida, OR McKenzie River.


4.  USC (NR-11) - 4 Commitments:  No. 5 Demar DeRozan, 6-foot-6, WF, Compton , Calif.;  Top 20 JUCO talent Donte Smith, 5-foot-11, PG, Mt. San Antonio CC, Calif.;  Malik Story, 6-foot-5, SG, Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill Academy; Percy Miller, 6-foot-0, PG, Beverly Hills, Calif..


5.  Washington (NR-12) - 4 Commitments:  No. 61 Scott Suggs, 6-foot-5, SG, Washington H.S., Mo.;  No. 76 Tyrese Breshers, 6-foot-7, PF, Los Angeles Price Calif.;  No. 81 Elston Turner, 6-foot-4, SG, Roseville, Calif.;  No. 90 Isaiah Thomas 5-9 PG South Kent, Conn., School.


6.  Washington State - 5 Commitments:  Michael Harthun, 6-foot-3, SG, Medford, OR South Medford;  Nick Witherill, 6-foot-3, SG, Phoenix, AZ Saguaro;  Marcus Capers, 6-foot-5, WF, Montverde, FL Academy;  Klay Thompson, 6-foot-7, WF, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Santa Margarita;  James Watson, 6-foot-8, PF, Springtown, OK.


7.  Stanford - 3 Commitments:  Miles Plumlee, 6-foot-9, Arden, NC Christ School;  Jarrett Mann, 6-foot-5, SG, Blairstown, NJ Blair Academy; Jeremy Green, 6-foot-3, SG, Austin, TX Bowie.


8.  California - 3 commitments:  No. 53 D.J. Seeley, 6-foot-4, SG, Modesto, CA Christian; Garrett Sims, 6-foot-1, PG, Portland, OR Sunset;  Cleavon Barlow, 6-foot-3, SG, Canyon Springs CC, CA.


9.  Arizona State - 2 Commitments:  Johnny Coy, 6-foot-7, WF, St. Joseph, MO Benton; Taylor Rhode, 6-foot-8, PF, Phoenix, AZ Pinnacle


10. Oregon State - 1 Commitment:  No. 97 Eshaunte Jones, 6-foot-4, SG, Chatham, VA Hargrave Military.