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May 5, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With the final signing date for men’s basketball just two weeks away (May 19), the Atlantic Coast Conference has had the best recruiting class of any Division I conference according to information compiled by ESPN.com.
As of May 4, the 12 ACC schools have signed 18 of the nation’s top 100 prospects, including 11 of the top 50. The 16-team Big East is second with 17 top 100 players and the SEC third with 15. The ACC also has seven of the nation’s top 25 classes. They are No. 2 North Carolina, No. 5 Duke, No. 8 Wake Forest, No. 12 Florida State, No. 14 NC State, No. 21 Maryland and No. 22 Virginia. The Big 12 and the SEC have each produced four top-25 groups. (Note: NC State's No. 14 ranking was prior to the signing of C.J. Leslie on May 4.)
The ACC is the only conference to have at least half of its classes ranked in the top 25 in each of the past two years. A year ago, the ACC and the Big 12 led all conferences with six top-25 recruiting classes.
2010 ACC Basketball Signees
Cory Stanton G 5-11 160 Springfield HS Springfield, Tenn.
Carrick Felix F 6-6 195 College of Southern Idaho JC Phoenix, Ariz.
Joshua Hairston F 6-8 195 Montrose Christian HS Spotsylvania, Va.
Kyrie Irving G 6-2 175 St. Patrick HS Elizabeth, N.J.
Tyler Thornton G 6-2 180 Gonzaga HS Washington, D.C.
Bernard James F 6-9 240 Tallahassee Community College Savannah, Ga.
Jon Kreft C 7-0 240 Chipola JC Parkland, Fla.
Ian Miller G 6-2 185 United Faith Christian Academy Charlotte, NC
Okaro White F 6-8 200 Clearwater HS Clearwater, Fla.
Jason Morris G 6-5 190 Hotchkiss School Hephzibah, Ga.
Pe’Shon Howard SG 6-3 200 Oak Hill Academy Wytheville, Va.
Haukur Palsson SF 6-6 215 Montverde Academy Montverde, Fla.
Ashton Pankey PF 6-9 220 St. Anthony’s Bronx, N.Y.
Mycahl Parker SG 6-6 195 The Miller School Washington, N.C.
Terrell Stoglin PG 6-1 160 Santa Rita HS Santa Rita, Tucson, Ariz.
Raphael Akpejiori F 6-9 230 Sunrise Christian Academy Lagos, Nigeria
Rion Brown G 6-5 190 Liberty County HS Hinesville, Ga.
Erik Swoope F 6-5 220 Harvard-Westlake School North Hollywood, Calif.
Harrison Barnes F 6-7 215 Ames HS Ames, Iowa
Reggie Bullock G 6-6 195 Kinston HS Kinston, N.C.
Kendall Marshall G 6-4 190 Bishop O’Connell HS Dumfries, Va.
Lorenzo Brown G 6-4 175 Hargrave Military Academy Roswell, Ga.
Ryan Harrow G 5-11 155 Walton HS Marietta, Ga.
C.J. Leslie F 6-8 210 Word of God HS Holly Springs, N.C.
Billy Baron G 6-1 185 Worcester Academy E. Greenwich, R.I.
K.T. Harrell G 6-4 170 Brewbaker Tech Magnet HS Montgomery, Ala.
Joe Harris G 6-6 200 Chelan HS Chelan, Wash.
James Johnson F 6-9 210 Elsinore HS Wildomar, Calif.
Akil Mitchell Wing 6-7 200 Charlotte Christian School Charlotte, N.C.
Will Regan F 6-8 215 Nichols School Williamsville, N.Y.
Jarell Eddie G/F 6-7 209 Cannon School Charlotte, N.C.
Tyrone Garland G 6-1 170 John Bartram HS Philadelphia, Pa.
Tony Chennault G 6-1 170 Neumann-Goretti HS Philadelphia, Pa.
Carson Desrosiers C 6-11 210 Central Catholic (Mass.) HS Windham, N.H.
Travis McKie F 6-7 195 John Marshall HS Richmond, Va.
Melvin Tabb F 6-8 225 Enloe HS Raleigh, N.C.
J.T. Terrell G 6-4 175 West Charlotte HS Charlotte, N.C.