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May 6, 2010
Five teams enter team recruiting rankings
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Five schools enter the 2010 national team recruiting rankings, and a couple schools jumped into the top 10 with late additions to their classes.
Kentucky makes the largest splash, jumping into the rankings at No. 2 thanks to the spring signings of Enes Kanter (No. 3), Brandon Knight (No. 6) and Doron Lamb (No. 21). If Kentucky were to land Terrence Jones, who has yet to decide between UK and Washington, the Wildcats would take over the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row. The signing period ends May 19.
Texas' two-man class checks in at No. 8. Though the group is small, it is comprised of premier prospects at their respective positions. Cory Joseph (No. 8) is an elite point guard prospect and Tristan Thompson (No. 17) is a five-star post player.
The signing of Josh Selby, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, allowed Kansas to move into the rankings at No. 23.
North Carolina State and Missouri moved into the top 10 with significant spring signees. C.J. Leslie propelled North Carolina State to the No. 5 spot. The top junior college prospect in the country, Ricardo Ratliffe, helped move Missouri to No. 6.
With Kentucky's entry into the rankings, the SEC is now tied with the ACC with five schools in the rankings. The ACC, however, has three of its schools ranked in the top 10; Kentucky and Tennessee are the SEC programs in the top 10.
The Big 12 and Big East have four schools apiece in the rankings. The Big Ten and the Pac-10 have three representatives each. Memphis represents Conference USA with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.