Michigan schools lead the Big Ten

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of the Big Ten's 2012 recruiting classes.


Michigan State Spartans

Coach Tom Izzo has reloaded again with high-level talent from the Midwest. Five-star shooting guard Gary Harris (Indianapolis/Hamilton Southeastern) can score with strong, athletic slashes and defend all three perimeter positions. Harris is joined by two four-star forwards in Kenny Kaminski (Medina, Ohio/Medina), who is a very good shooter with size and will excel in the Spartans' ball-screen offense, and Matt Costello (Linwood, Mich./Bay City Western), who can get it done in the high-post area and with his back to the basket. However, the most versatile player in Izzo's four-man group is four-star small forward Denzel Valentine (Lansing, Mich./Sexton), who is a matchup nightmare with his size, skill and feel for the game.


Indiana Hoosiers

Coach Tom Crean filled the Hoosiers needs with terrific young talent inside and out. Point guard Yogi Ferrell (Indianapolis/Park Tudor) leads the way and should run the team and set up his teammates from the moment he steps on campus. Small forward Jeremy Hollowell (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central) is a matchup problem, thanks to his ability to score inside and out from the wing position, while power forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (LaPort, Ind./La Lumiere) is an elite athlete who finishes rebounds and blocks shots with authority. Center Peter Jurkin (Charlotte. N.C./United Faith Christian Academy) and shooting guard Ron Patterson (Indianapolis/Broad Ripple) round out the incoming group. This class, combined with who the Hoosiers have coming back, should have Indiana fans excited.