Even if 6'6" swingman Adonis Thomas turns pro, the Tigers will be loaded on the perimeter with Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford and Geron Johnson. Their latest top five freshman class includes 6'8" forward Austin Nichols.
7. OHIO STATE
Big Ten scoring champ Deshaun Thomas is declaring for the draft, but defensive menace Aaron Craft and breakout offensive star LaQuinton Ross will be back in Columbus.
The Orange will be stocked in the frontcourt for the school's first year in the ACC, with DaJuan Coleman recovered from a knee injury and ready to link up with veterans C.J. Fair and Rakeem Christmas.
The nucleus of the Golden Eagles' Elite Eight squad returns with Vander Blue, Davante Gardner, Jamil Wilson and Todd Mayo. Coach Buzz Williams adds a pair of Milwaukee products, 6'3" guard Duane Wilson and 6'5" forward Deonte Burton.
The Gators lost their backcourt with the graduation of Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario, but they bring in two great freshmen from the Sunshine State—both top 10 recruits—in 6'1" guard Kasey Hill and 6'9" forward Chris Walker.