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TOP 10 FOR 2018--19

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1. KANSAS

A top five recruiting class arrives in Lawrence and will be joined by brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson, transfers from Memphis.

2. DUKE

The Blue Devils will reload, and then some, with an unprecedented four top 10 recruits, including 6' 7" wings R.J. Barrett and Cameron Reddish.

3. VILLANOVA

Jalen Brunson will most likely turn pro, but five-star 6' 1" point guard Jahvon Quinerly from Hudson Catholic High in Jersey City is on the way in.

4. MICHIGAN

If Moritz Wagner comes back, the Wolverines will have four starters returning to help a top 20 recruiting class get up to speed.

5. KENTUCKY

More Wildcats than usual are likely to stay in school, and UK gains two stellar backcourt players in 6' 5" SG Tyler Herro and 6' 3" PG Immanuel Quickley.

6. UNC

Signees include the MVP of the McDonald's All-American game (6' 6" SF Nassir Little) and North Carolina Mr. Basketball (6' 5" PG Coby White).

7. VIRGINIA

The Cavaliers should have three starters back and will get a big boost if 6' 7" freshman guard De'Andre Hunter (9.2 ppg) also returns.

8. GONZAGA

The Zags will have five of their top 10 scorers back and add 6' 10" PF Filip Petrusev, who led Monteverde (Fla.) Academy to a national title.

9. AUBURN

Expect the Tigers to contend for the SEC title again with Bryce Brown (15.9), Jared Harper (13.2)and Desean Murray (10.1) all expected to return.

10. TENNESSEE

The surprising Vols should stay near the top of the polls with the SEC player of the year, Grant Williams (15.2 ppg), returning to Knoxville.