Pac-12 men’s basketball: Post-early signing period 2023 recruiting class rankings

The men’s basketball early signing period has come and gone and now that the dust has settled on the first big week of the recruiting calendar, the Pac-12’s 2023 classes can now be examined with some more clarity.

Colorado had what can safely be described as a program-shifting day by getting the signature of five-star small forward Cody Williams, the highest-rated recruit ever to commit to the Buffs during head coach Tad Boyle’s 13-year tenure.

With Courtney Anderson and Assane Diop also on board, where does Boyle’s class rank in the Pac-12?

Read on to find out (class rankings courtesy of 247Sports):

Oregon State

Mar 3, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Oregon State Beavers head coach Wayne Tinkle looks on against the Washington State Cougars in the first half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

Unranked PF Gavin Marrs

Utah

Feb 12, 2022; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Utah Utes head coach Craig Smith calls out in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at the CU Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Signed:

Unranked combo guard Hunter Erickson

Arizona

Mar 12, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Tommy Lloyd reacts during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

4-star SF KJ Lewis

Washington State

Mar 5, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Washington State Cougars guard Tyrell Roberts (2) talks with Washington State Cougars head coach Kyle Smith during a game against the Oregon Ducks in the second half at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. Washington St. won 94-74. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Signed:

4-star center Rueben Chinyelu

Unranked center Oscar Cluff

 

Washington

Feb 26, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington head coach Mike Hopkins claps during a game against Washington State at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

4-star SG Wesley Yates

Unranked SF Christian King

California

Feb 26, 2022; Berkeley, California, USA; California Golden Bears head coach Mark Fox looks up at the scoreboard during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Haas Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

3-star SF Rodney Brown

3-star C Devin Curtis

Arizona State

Mar 5, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley reacts against the Stanford Cardinal in the first half at Desert Financial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

4-star PF Akil Watson

4-star SG Braelon Green

Stanford

Mar 10, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase is pictured in a game against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

5-star SF Andrej Stojakovic

5-star combo guard Kanaan Carlyle

Although not three-deep, Stanford’s class is one of the more impressive in the Pac-12, with the commitments of Stojakovic, who was thought to be a UCLA-lean, and Carlyle, who comes from the newly-established but prestigious Overtime Elite program.

Colorado

Feb 19, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Colorado Buffaloes guard KJ Simpson (2) talks to head coach Tad Boyle during the second half against the Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Signed:

5-star SF Cody Williams

4-star C Assane Diop

3-star SG Courtney Anderson

The signing of Williams is the top story of Colorado’s 2023 class, but the entire class is deep and all three fill needs in what has the potential to be the best overall class in Tad Boyle’s tenure when it’s all said and done.

UCLA

UCLA coach Mick Cronin reacts to a play on the court during the first half against Oregon Feb. 24, 2022.

Signed:

4-star PF Devin Williams

4-star PF Brandon Williams

Committed:

4-star SG Brandon Mack

Devin Williams is a great signing for the Bruins, and UCLA picked up a commitment on Wednesday from Mack, a Nevada product from Coronado High School.

USC

Mar 10, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USC Trojans head coach Andy Enfield reacts in a game against the Washington Huskies during the first half at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Committed:

5-star PG Isaiah Collier

4-star C Arrinten Page

4-star combo guard Silas Demary, Jr.

The commitment of No. 4 nationally-ranked Isaiah Collier on Wednesday moved the Trojans’ 2023 class into both the upper echelon of the Pac-12 and the country, as they now sit at No. 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 10 in the nation.

Oregon

Oregon coach Dana Altman, center, gathers his team together before the game against Stanford Feb. 10, 2022.

Signed:

5-star PF Kwame Evans, Jr.

5-star SF Mookie Cook

4-star PG Jackson Shelstad

Evans Jr. leads the way for the Ducks’ class, ranked No. 16 overall nationally from the highly touted Montverde Academy in Florida.

Story originally appeared on Buffaloes Wire