UCLA Basketball: The case for the No. 1 2023 Recruiting Class

Head coach Mick Cronin of the UCLA Bruins.(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Head coach Mick Cronin of the UCLA Bruins.(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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There has been an update for the 2023 recruiting class rankings and UCLA is making a strong case for having the No. 1 recruiting class.

These rankings are per 247 Sports Composites

UCLA Basketball 2023 recruits

Stars                   Name                        State/Country     Position Rank

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   Aday Mara                Spain                      Center ranking 3
⭐⭐⭐⭐        Berke Buyuktuncel Turkey                    PF ranking 7
⭐⭐⭐⭐        Ilane Fibleuil              France                   SG ranking 3
⭐⭐⭐⭐        Sebastian Mack        Nevada                 SG ranking 10
⭐⭐⭐⭐        Jan Vide                      Slovenia                CG ranking 10
⭐⭐⭐⭐       Brandon Williams     New York              PF ranking 15
⭐⭐⭐⭐       Devin Williams          California               PF ranking 16

Name                          Overall Nationally Rank

Aday Mara                 No.15

Berke Buyuktuncel No. 36

Ilane Fibleuil             No. 43

Sebastian Mack      No. 66

Jan Vide                     No. 68

Brandon Williams   No. 70

Devin Williams         No. 81

To sum up, how highly rated this class is, the 2023 class for UCLA has six four-stars and one five-star, three players ranked in the top 45 nationally and six ranked in the top 70 nationally, as well as five players ranked in the top 10 nationally at their position.

Other recruiting sites have not updated their rankings like 247 Sports has but if On3, ESPN, and Rivals were to have updated their rankings, it would be very comparable to what 247 Sports has the individual players ranked.

In ranking the top five recruiting classes for the 2023 class, UCLA was ranked No. 3 overall. Now, after the newest rankings, a very strong argument can be easily made that Kentucky and UCLA are tied for the best recruiting class for 2023.

Even though the other recruiting services have not updated their rankings of late, it doesn’t mean that UCLA has an amazing recruiting class with all incoming recruits ranked 92 or higher by 247 Sports.

The class as a whole collectively has a good mix of size, skill, and athleticism. If they can stay healthy and develop, they could be a major force in college basketball for the next few years.

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