Monday, September 6, 2010

B.J. Young Brings Another Meaning To Arkansas' 2011 Recruiting Class

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell

There is no question about who has the best 2011 recruiting class. John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have grabbed the top spot once again. However, that isn't stopping other programs from recruiting top-tier talent.

For example, look at the job Arkansas has done with their 2011 recruiting class. The Razorbacks acquired highly-touted forwards Aaron Ross and Hunter Mickelson, before the latest acquisition of scoring threat B.J. Young.

Young, a 6-foot-3 guard from Missouri, added Kansas and Memphis to his recruitment September 1st, but according to ESPN, he liked Arkansas better. "I just felt it was the best fit for me," Young told ESPN.

Now, with Young, Ross and Mickelson verbally committing, the Razorbacks grasp the chance to compete in the SEC.

Ross and Mickelson will bolster the frontcourt, while Young commends their duties in the backcourt. Not to mention, assuming Courtney Fortson stays for his senior season, the two could produce a deadly backcourt tandem. Now mix that with the wing threat of Ross, the low-post option of Mickelson, and you have a significant starting lineup.

Don't assume the recruiting will stop after the acquisition of Young. The Razorbacks still have recruits that consider their program.

It wouldn't be surprising to see more highly-touted recruits signify the 2011 recruiting class for the Razorbacks.

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