By Eric KlinenbergThe NBA is in the midst of its second recruiting cycle after the 2016 season.
There were four first-year players in the league and a few returning veterans who were the best of the bunch.
In fact, ESPN’s recruiting network had six players rated as the best in the country in 2017, including five players who had already earned All-American status.
That trend continued with the 2017-18 class.
There was one freshman in the class and one sophomore.
There’s also one transfer who has yet to declare.
And, of course, there was this.ESPN’s new recruiting network has added a host of new recruits.
But, of the four recruits currently in the network, three have yet to officially announce their intentions to the league.
The fourth is the only true freshman in their class, but the network didn’t include him in their top 10.ESPN, however, has been busy with other recruiting efforts, as well.
They’re adding five new recruits in 2018-19.
And they’ve been adding more to the mix over the last month, adding a number of new players.
Here’s how ESPN’s latest recruiting updates have been trending over the past month.
In March, ESPN ranked the 2018-2019 class as the No. 6 class nationally.
This year, the No