You guys remember when Andrew Wiggins finally announced his college decision, electing to fly with the Kansas Jayhawks next season?
Not only did his pledge set off a media firestorm and had every college hoop fan scrambling to Twitter, it also marked the end of the elite battles for 2013 prospects. With Wiggins heading to Lawrence and the rest of the top players in the ESPN 100 set with their collegiate destinations, our #BlueChipBattles now squarely focuses on the junior and sophomore classes.
This week's list features nine highly coveted and buzzworthy 2014 recruits and the top player in the 2015 class. We cheated a bit and have two players tied for one spot, but the news surrounding the duo made them nearly impossible to separate.
As we've done since our debut of the series, we've constructed a list of the 10 most intriguing races for elite prospects, and will continue to make changes to the list as new information (official/unofficial visits, exceptional performances, trimmed lists and commitments/decommitments) becomes available.
Note: Front-runners/dark horses are staff picks based on rumors/developing trends and recent recruiting activity.
Here's a look at our panel of experts: Dave Telep (@DaveTelep), Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi), Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin), Adam Finkelstein (@FinkelsteinNERR), Joel Francisco (@JoelFranESPN), John Stovall (@john_stovall), Michael LaPlante (@hoopsconnection).
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Use the hashtag #BlueChipBattles to comment on the list, make a prediction, or if you disagree with anything we say. Your tweet could end up on that week's page.