Analyst maintains that even with Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky’s recruiting class not the greatest ever

Andrew Wiggins - photo by Nick Koza
Andrew Wiggins – photo by Nick Koza

If  does pick on Tuesday, thereby giving coach  seven McDonald’s All-Americans on next year’s roster, it still wouldn’t be the greatest class in the history of college basketball.  So says Tom Konchalski, who has been covering high school recruiting since the 1960s and has authored the High School Basketball Insider since 1979.

According to Konchalski, scored the greatest class ever when it landed Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. out of New York’s Power Memorial Academy in 1965.

“Yes,” Konchalski told “I still think because the proof of the pudding is in the eating, the proof of the is in the winning, and no one ever won bigger than Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor. Eighty-eight and two on the varsity, 21-0 on the freshman team.

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