3 - Teams ranked in the top 30 nationally 11 - Rivals150 prospects coming to the Pac-10 2 - Five-star prospects coming to the Pac-10 6 - Four-star prospects coming to the Pac-10 3 - Three-star ranked prospects coming to the Pac-10 6 - Number of states represented by Rivals150 Pac-10 recruits 4 - Rivals150 recruits from California coming to the Pac-10, most of any state
Headlined by local star Anthony Wroten, who just missed the five-star cut, Washington checks in at No. 21 nationally, with the only other nationally ranked class. With one each, Stanford, UCLA and Arizona State were the other conference programs to land a four-star, while USC was the only other school in the conference to land a Rivals150 player in wing Byron Wesley.
Best recruiting battle
For the longest time, it seemed that the only possible destination for Brown would be Washington. The California five-star visited and liked the Huskies early. But Dana Altman arrived in Oregon and the Huskies took a commitment from local combo guard Hikeem Stewart. With Anthony Wroten looking as if he was going to Washington, the Ducks were able to sell Brown on becoming the face of their program and locked him up.
For years, the Pac-10 has relied upon the state of California to stock its rosters. While the state still produced eight Pac-10 signees during the early period, only four of them were among the Rivals150. In a somewhat surprising move, just as many ranked Californians chose to leave the Pac-10, as five-star Norvel Pelle, four-stars Juan Anderson and Wesley Saunders and three-star Kevin Bailey all felt the draw of other conferences.
Point of contention
Though it was a rough year overall for the Pac-10 on the recruiting trail, the conference did sign a trio of dynamite point guards. Turner at Arizona, Carson at Arizona State and Wroten at Washington are all competitive playmakers. That trio ensures that there should be some classic point guard duels in the years to come.