The 2018 Big Ten Basketball Recruiting Class of 2019 officially launched on July 10.
It has 247Sports’ 2019 Top 25, and it is the first time since 2013 that the Big 12 has had a Top 25 class.
As of Tuesday, the 2019 Big Ten Recruiter Class had 8,078 recruits, including 247Sports’s Top 25.
According to the 247Sports composite, the class ranks 10th nationally in the 2017 recruiting class.
In the 2017 class, the Huskies landed a pair of big-time players, center Austin Barr and point guard Josh Hart.
The Huskies are the only team in the Big East that is ranked in the top 50 of both recruiting rankings and total class size.
In 2018, the team landed five players, including three Big Ten Freshman of the Year and one Freshman All-American, guard Sam Dekker.
Barr and Hart have already signed with the Husky program.
This recruiting class is shaping up to be the best Big Ten class ever.
The Huskies have one of the most talented rosters in the conference.
From the Big 10, the top three recruiting classes are the 2015 class of 5,717 players, the 2016 class of 6,913 players, and the 2017 group of 7,564 players.
With the addition of Barr, Hart, Dekker, and forward Kaleb Tarczewski, the 2017 Big Ten Big Board is now the biggest it has been since the 2015-16 class.
The Huskys are also in a position to land some of the best players in the country.
Five of the top ten recruits in the class are in the D-I ranks.
Tarczewski is the top recruit in the nation, and his 6-foot-7 wingspan, wingspan and athleticism is one of his biggest assets.
Hart is a versatile guard who can guard multiple positions.
Kessler is a shooting guard and one of three D-III transfers to the program.
The other two are point guard and forward James Williams.
Williams is a highly regarded player, and is currently ranked as the top freshman in the state of Indiana.
A lot of talent in the 2019 class has already committed to the Husker program.
The top four recruits in this class are: Jordan Lomax, a 6-8 guard who is the #3 overall recruit in Wisconsin, and 6-11 forward Ben Smith, a 5-11 guard who will be entering the 2019-20 season as the #6 player in the Class of 2020.
Lomax and Smith are both in the Top 50 of the 2019 recruiting rankings.
Smith is also one of two players in Wisconsin to commit to the UW since the 2016-17 recruiting class was officially announced.
After signing Smith, Lomac is in a great position to take over for Hart, who is in his second season at the school.
Dekker is also a former UW commit who has a top 25 class this year.
Sam Dekker is a 5’10 point guard who was ranked as a four-star recruit in ESPN Recruits’ 2019 Composite Rankings.
His 6-6 wingspan allows him to play all over the court and he has the length and quickness to guard multiple players.
Tarcziewski, who will enter his senior season at UW in 2019, is another 6-9 guard that is a 6’5 forward and a solid rebounder.
Nedrick James is another 5-10 point forward who is an explosive rebounder and who has an NBA-caliber shooting touch.
Thomas Ligger is another point guard that can play both guard positions.
He is also an explosive finisher and can also guard multiple position.
Randy Fazio is another guard that has a solid shot-blocker and a great athlete for his size.
He is a strong rebounder who can also play shooting guard.
Marcus Hines is another strong shooting guard with a 3-point range.
J.C. Wilcox is a 7-footer who is a solid defender.
Zach LaVine is another wing that can be a scorer.
Harrison Barnes is a power forward that can shoot, and can score.
Aaron Williams is a guard that excels at both the perimeter and the half court.
Ethan Taggart is a point guard, but he can also be a scoring threat.
Cameron Moore is a forward who can play in the post and can shoot from anywhere on the floor.
Ive got to like the combination of Dekker and Hart, and I think they are going to be really good players.
The 2019 Big 10 Recruited Class is shaping to be one of Wisconsin’s most versatile recruiting classes. There