Commitment tracker for top prospects in 2019

Keep track of the commitments from the top 30 players in the 2019 ESPN 100, including breakdowns on each prospect.

No. 7 Tyrese Maxey to Kentucky

The five-star guard is one of the best offensive players in the 2019 class and chose the Wildcats over fellow finalists Texas, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.

Maxey considered reclassification into 2018 and playing next season in college, but he will remain in the 2019 class.

"At this point, Maxey is a true combination guard who is grooming himself nicely for the point guard position. He shows the leadership of former Kentucky great and NBA point guard Tyler Ulis and the scoring ability of another great Wildcat and NBA player, Jamal Murray." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Maxey will bring to the Wildcats, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 8 Josh Green to Arizona

A native of Australia whose family now lives in Phoenix, he chose the Wildcats over North Carolina. Green, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who attends IMG Academy (Florida), is one of the elite offensive players in the 2019 class. Playing for West Coast Elite on the Under Armour Association circuit, Green averaged 20.3 points while shooting 57.3 percent from the field.

For more on what Green will bring to the Wildcats, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 9 Kahlil Whitney to Kentucky

Whitney chose the Wildcats over Illinois, Oregon and Georgetown. He'll likely play as a scoring guard and small forward. More than likely, Whitney will be sliding into Keldon Johnson's spot as he and Maxey will join whoever is left from this season's roster.

"He shows some similarities in terms of body type to former UK guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His positional size and length as a shooter and scorer is attractive. Two other NBA players come to mind as a comparison: Andrew Wiggins and Stanley Johnson." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Whitney will bring to the Wildcats, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 11 Nico Mannion to Arizona

Mannion, the nation's No. 2 point guard recruit, recently reclassified to become part of the class of 2019 and chose Arizona over Marquette. He's noted for his playmaking skills, tough mindedness and basketball IQ,

Nico's father, Pace Mannion, was a star college player at Utah before the Golden State Warriors drafted him, and he also was a well-known professional in Italy. His mom, Gaia, was a professional volleyball player in Italy.

"Mannion is a true point guard with a diverse set of tools. He has good positional size, is much more explosive than he gets credit for, and even more skilled with a developing basketball IQ to match." ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein

For more on what Mannion will bring to the Wildcats, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 12 Bryan Antoine to Villanova

The five-star guard is the highest-ranked recruit to commit to Villanova since point guard Corey Fisher pledged back in the Class of 2007. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Ranney School (New Jersey) is among the best scorers in the class, averaging 16.6 points and shooting 41.0 percent from 3-point range on the Under Armour Association circuit for Team Rio National.

"Antoine is one of the most naturally talented guards in the class. He combines positional size with natural shooting touch and high-level athleticism." ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein

For more on what Antoine will bring to the Wildcats, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 13 Scottie Lewis to Florida

The five-star small forward has been widely recruited throughout his high school career, but he ultimately selected Florida over Kentucky.

The Gators began recruiting Lewis, 18, just prior to his freshman year at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey -- and only months after Michael White became Florida's head coach, after seeing Lewis play in the summer of 2015.

No. 14 Isaiah Mobley to USC

USC coach Andy Enfield essentially solidified commitments from both Mobley and his younger brother, four-star 2020 forward Evan Mobley, when he added their father, Eric Mobley, to his coaching staff in late March.

The elder Mobley, who previously coached in the Compton Magic grassroots program, was also instrumental in the commitment of Onyeka Okongwu.

"Mobley is the type of player that any offensive coach dreams of because he affords them tremendous versatility, both in terms of how they structure their lineups as well as how they develop their schemes and build their playbooks. He's capable of playing either the 4 or the 5, giving USC the freedom to play big or small." ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein

For more on what Mobley will bring to the Trojans, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 15 Onyeka Okongwu to USC

Okongwu, a 6-foot-8 Chino Hills (California) product, chose the Trojans over UCLA and Arizona State.

He has a 7-foot-plus wingspan and averaged 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last summer for Compton Magic on the Adidas circuit. More recently, Okongwu led Chino Hills to a state title and earned the Mr. Basketball award in California.

"He's like a cross between Corliss Williamson and Buck Williams. Physically, his height, strength and style of game are similar to what Williams used to bring during his days with the Portland Trail Blazers as he would defend, rebound, and provide solid offensive contributions from 15 feet and in." ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein

For more on what Okongwu will bring to the Trojans, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 17 Armando Bacot to North Carolina

Bacot chose the Tar Heels over a final group that included Duke, Oklahoma State, Georgia and VCU. North Carolina was considered the heavy favorite for most of the past few months, although Duke made a renewed effort toward the end of July.

With Luke Maye entering his senior year at North Carolina and Nassir Little likely to be one-and-done in Chapel Hill, Bacot should provide a huge frontcourt boost for the Tar Heels once he arrives next fall.

"He is one of the best in his class, if not the best, at scoring with his back to the basket, with impressive instincts to score and pass from the low post. He also has the ability to drive and shoot from the short corner and the free-throw line with effectiveness." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Bacot will bring to the Tar Heels, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 18 Wendell Moore to Duke

Moore, a 6-foot-6 five-star wing out of Cox Mill High School (North Carolina), picked Duke over fellow Tobacco Road programs North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest. He was the Blue Devils' first commitment of the 2019 class.

"They are a great program with a Hall of Fame coach," Moore told ESPN of Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. "I just feel like that is the best place for me to mature and get to where I want to be. Also, the family aspect of it. If I am fortunate enough to make it to the NBA, this is always a place I can call home."

For more on what Moore will bring to the Blue Devils, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 20 Josiah James to Tennessee

James is the highest-ranked prospect to commit to the Vols under Rick Barnes and the highest overall since Tobias Harris in 2010.

The third-ranked point guard and 20th-ranked player in the 2019 ESPN 100 selected the Volunteers over Clemson and Duke.

"Because of his versatility and his positional size, James can play any of the perimeter spots as needed. He can run a fast break to perfection, but also plays very well in a half-court game." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what James will bring to the Volunteers, here is his Scout's Take.


Jeffries explains decommitment from Kentucky, ties to Memphis

D.J. Jeffries and his family explain the process which led the five-star forward to decommit from Kentucky and his relationship with Penny Hardaway.

No. 21 D.J. Jeffries to Memphis

Penny Hardaway landed the first five-star prospect of his Memphis tenure in Jeffries.

Jeffries averaged 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and summer for the Bluff City Legends grassroots program, where he played alongside No. 1 prospect James Wiseman, who is likely to choose between Memphis and Kentucky when he makes a college decision.

For more on what Jeffries will bring to the Tigers, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 22 Jalen Lecque to NC State

Lecque had one of the more interesting five-star recruitments, as he rarely discussed school lists and various bluebloods seemingly shuffled in and out of his recruitment. He also has ties to different parts of the country, as he's a Bronx, New York, native who spent some of his high school career in North Carolina and is now at Brewster Academy (New Hampshire).

NC State, however, has been consistently involved, with coach Kevin Keatts making Lecque a priority. The Wolfpack were a mainstay at Lecque's games during the live recruiting periods, and he took multiple visits to the Raleigh campus.

Lecque is among the top five point guards in the country. He's an excellent scorer, especially going to the basket, due to his quickness and athleticism.

For more on what Lecque will bring to the Wolfpack, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 24 D.J. Carton to Ohio State

Carton chose the Buckeyes over finalists Indiana and Michigan. He was one of the biggest rising stocks during the spring live period and made a statement in June when he held his own against the top prospects at the USA Basketball under-18 trials.

The 6-foot-1 point guard from Bettendorf High School (Iowa) has a good feel for the game and can make shots from the perimeter or run an offense.

"D.J. Carton is a big and versatile lead guard with a mature approach and a balanced floor game. ... Chris Holtman and his staff were in need of a high level-point guard and with Carton the Buckeyes will entrust him with the ball from Day 1." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

No. 27 Rocket Watts Jr. to Michigan State

Watts, a 6-foot-2 point guard from SPIRE Academy (Ohio), chose the Spartans over Florida State, which he visited in early September.

Watts is the future replacement for junior guard Cassius Winston, one of the best point guards in college basketball last season.

"Watts is wired to score. He also knows he needs time to develop. He will handle the ball some, but his primary role will be to score, especially in his first season." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Watts will bring to the Spartans, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 29 Alonzo Gaffney to Ohio State

Five-star Gaffney is an in-state product who was also being recruited by North Carolina, Michigan State, Georgetown and others.

Chris Holtmann and his staff made Gaffney their biggest priority in the 2019 class. At 6-foot-9, he can play both forward positions.

"Gaffney brings the Buckeyes an athletic resume that combines length, vertical bounce and straight-line speed. His athletic ability catches your eye and his shooting stroke adds to his upside." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Gaffney will bring to the Buckeyes, here is his Scout's Take.

No. 30 Tre Mann to Florida

Four-star guard Mann said Florida coach Mike White was the reason he committed to the Gators. "Every time I looked up, Coach Mike White was at one of my games. He recruited me real hard. He told me he would not let me fail, that impressed me," Mann told ESPN. "Their style of play fits me just perfect. They shoot a lot of 3s, and that's what I do best. Plus it's close to home," Mann said.

"Mann is one of the elite shooters in the class. He's dangerous from behind the arc and he's best shooting off the dribble. He loves the rhythm pull-up from 3 or inside the arc." ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi

For more on what Mann will bring to the Gators, here is his Scout's Take.