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2017 Texas Basketball Recruiting: Longhorn class ranked #4 in country

2017 McDonald's All American games Powerade Jam Fest Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

While last season’s on court performance was a bitter disappointment, Shaka Smart cleaned up off the court in the 2017 class, gaining commitments from a Top 5 national group that form one of the most highly highest regarded classes in Texas basketball history.

Texas trails only Kentucky, Duke and UCLA. And trails only Kentucky and Arizona in ranking quality per player average. This is a remarkable class anyway you slice it.

The group is headlined by heady PG Matt Coleman (the most desperately needed positional need in the class) and UberBig Mo Bamba (arguably the top recruit in the nation), but sleep on four stars like shooter Jase Febres and active forwards Jericho Simms and Royce Hamm at your peril.

Shaka has tools for next season. Let’s see what kind of repair job he does.