Oregon Owns the Top Recruiting Class in 2018….For Now

Dana Altman’s latest recruiting class could have him cutting down nets again very soon

 

Duke, Kansas, Kentucky….Oregon? Three of these teams usually have the top recruiting classes in the country every year. One does not. However, as of right now it is the Oregon Ducks who hold the number one recruiting class in the Class of 2018, according to ESPN. Thanks to the recent commitment of Bol Bol, Oregon now has four players ranked in the Top 60 on ESPN.

It’s not as if Dana Altman has never landed a top recruit. His last three classes have had players in ESPN’s Top 100. He landed Troy Brown Jr, an ultra talented wing out of Las Vegas, who was ranked 15th in his class. And now Altman has done his best work yet. In what was an already strong recruiting class, Altman and his staff landed Bol Bol, son of former NBA player Manute Bol. Like his Dad, Bol is hard to miss at 7’2. He has a 7’8 wingspan and has a rare ability to step away from the basket. ESPN has him ranked the number four player in the country and 247 Sports has him third.

Bol joins Louis King (21), Will Richardson (38) and Miles Norris (58) in Oregon’s 2018 recruiting class. Pending who leaves at the end of the year, the Ducks look to be loaded and balanced for the 2018 season. The Ducks lost 88% of their scoring from last year’s extremely balanced Final Four team. While this year’s team relies heavily on Brown, fellow freshman Victor Bailey and sophomore Payton Pritchard, it looks like Altman’s team will regain that balance in the 2018-19 season.

Oregon may not finish atop the recruiting rankings come spring time. There are a lot of dominoes to fall still in the 2018 class. Duke, Kentucky and the other recruiting powerhouses are far from done. Meanwhile, with the dark cloud surrounding Arizona and USC, Oregon is sending a message to the Pac-12 Conference. Dana Altman can recruit with the best of them, and his work speaks for itself.

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