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Big East Basketball Dominates Final 2011 Recruiting Rankings released its final class rankings for the basketball recruiting class of 2011. To the surprise of no one, the Big East dominated the rankings with nine teams ranked in the top 30. Kentucky topped the rankings with its absurdly good recruiting class, but UConn with its late push found a way top up into the top 30 and Louisville with the late addition of Kevin Ware moved up to number five. Here are the teams in the top 30, their overall rankings, and signees.

  • St. John's - #3 - Norvel Pelle, Jakarr Sampson, Sir'Dominic Pointer, Maurice Harkless, D'Angelo Harrison, Amir Garrett
  • Louisville - #5 - Angel Nunez, Chane Behanan, Kevin Ware, Zach Price, Wayne Blackshear
  • Rutgers - #10 - Kadeem Jack, Myles Mack, Jerome Seagears, Derrick Randall, Elijah Carter, Greg Lewis
  • Syracuse - #11 - Rakeem Christmas, Michael Carter-Williams, Trevor Cooney
  • Pittsburgh - #12 - Khem Birch, Malcolm Gilbert, Durand Johnson, John Johnson
  • Georgetown - #16 - Otto Porter, Tyler Adams, Michael Hopkins, Jabril Trawick, 
  • West Virginia - #24 - Jabari Hinds, Tommie McCune, Aaron Brown, Keaton Miles, Pat Forsythe, Gary Brown
  • Cincinnati - #25 - Shaquille Thomas, Jermaine Sanders, Jeremiah Davis, Octavious Ellis, Ge-lawn Guyn
  • Connecticut - #30 - DeAndre Daniels, Ryan Boatright
The next closest conference was the SEC which had five teams in the top 30. The ACC, Big XII, and Big Ten each had four teams in the top 30. The PAC 12 had three.