The highest 50 basketball recruits within the Class of 2023 was launched by 247Sports on Wednesday. The checklist is as star-studded as ever led by the offspring of present and former stars of the game in DaJuan Wagner, a former top-10 draft choose, and LeBron James, the Lakers star on the precipice of profitable his fourth NBA championship.
Coming in at No. 1 is Wagner’s son, DaJuan Wagner Jr., a 6-foot-3 level guard prospect from Camden, New Jersey. Wagner Jr.’s father performed at Memphis within the early years underneath John Calipari. He has no reported scholarship provides to this point, however Kentucky and Calipari are already thought of the favorites.
At No. 30 total within the class is Bronny James, LeBron James’s eldest son. Bronny is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who performs for a Sierra Canyon squad final season that was flush with blue-chip expertise, together with BJ Boston (Kentucky signee), Ziaire Williams (Stanford signee) and Amari Bailey (undecided five-star recruit in 2022).
Wagner Jr. narrowly edged out Mikey Williams for the highest spot within the 247Sports rankings. The duo includes two of the eight complete five-stars within the class. This is what 247Sports’ Brian Snow wrote of the 2:
Whereas it stays early within the course of and nothing is about and stone, proper now a transparent high two have emerged within the class. From New Jersey, DaJuan Wagner Jr. and likewise California native Mikey Williams have asserted themselves as the highest prospects within the class at this early stage.
Considerably younger for his grade, Wagner has all the instruments to be an elite prospect going ahead, and there’s no doubt that he’ll assert himself as a reputation to observe on the nationwide scene over the following a number of years.
Williams is considerably the alternative of Wagner. He’s a bodily developed prospect who’s a bit older for his grade. Proper now, Williams will get it achieved with athleticism and energy, and his abilities are coming alongside as he will get extra expertise on the courtroom.
The remaining five-stars within the class are Elijah Fisher, Omaha Biliew, Kwame Evans Jr., Mookie Prepare dinner, Simeon Wilcher and Matt Bewley. You may discover the complete top-50 right here.