The 2022 men’s college basketball recruiting class has been ranked. So who rose and who fell? We look at the top prospects in the class, including Oscar Tshiebwe, the top defender in the country. Also on the list are the best players in their positions. Oscar Tshiebwe has the best overall defensive profile in the country, while TyTy Washington is an exceptional guard with star potential. He can score from three different levels and plays with a rare level of poise and control.
The UCLA basketball players showed early promise, but their careers failed to live up to expectations. Despite some decent performances in the NCAA Tournament and a Wooden Award, the Bruins couldn’t live up to their recruiting hype. However, they still managed to get some of the best recruits in the nation. The Bruins’ 2022 men’s college basketball recruiting class reflects the diversity of their roster.
Kansas’ recruiting class ranks well, as it has three five-star freshmen and four top-50 prospects. The Jayhawks’ senior class will give them a new look, but Christian Braun is expected to go pro this spring. Bill Self signed one of his best recruiting classes in a long time. The ’22 class includes three five-star prospects and four top-50 prospects.
In the first round, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft was a member of the Ohio State freshman class. Greg Oden, a generational center, developed into the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Others in the class included Kyle O’Daniels, Nick Anderson, and Kendall Gill. The class also produced Ervin Small, but he did not play in his freshman season.