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College Basketball Recruiting Rankings 2017 Updated by Rivals

One UK and Duke target makes a big jump, but it's the big men who dominate the top.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are once again well positioned for a monster recruiting haul when the 2017 class is finished.

John Calipari has UK in good shape for many of the best players 2017 has to offer. Among them is five-star center DeAndre Ayton, who took home the No. 1 overall ranking in the updated Rivals.com rankings for next year.

UK is also in pursuit of No. 3 overall recruit Wendell Carter Jr., who some regard as the best player in next year's class. He and fellow five-star forward Mohamed Bamba, who comes in at No 4, are both being heavily recruited by Kentucky and Duke in what is one of the biggest recruiting battles to watch for in 2017.

The biggest riser in the new rankings is five-star point guard Quade Green, who moved from No. 50 to No. 25. He recently got an offer from Duke, and he'll be visiting UK this week in hopes of scoring an offer from UK as well.

But while Green is a great point guard, Trae Young is the guy Calipari really wants to be his next floor general. He's up to No. 14 in the newest rankings, and we should probably expect to see him make one more jump before the final 2017 rankings are set.

Other notable UK targets in the newest rankings include Kevin Knox (6th), Hamidou Diallo (7th), Jarred Vanderbilt (13th), Gary Trent (16th), P.J. Washington (19th), Nick Richards (21st), Lonnie Walker (26th), John Petty (28th) and Tremont Waters (39th).

As of now, Richards, Petty, Diallo and Young are the likeliest players to commit to UK, but that could change as the summer recruiting circuit rolls on. Here's a look at the new Rivals.com top 30:

#

Name

Pos

Location

Ht

Wt

1

DeAndre Ayton

C

Phoenix, AZ 
Hillcrest Academy

7'0"

250

2

Michael Porter

F

Columbia, MO 
Tolton Catholic

6'8"

190

3

Wendell Carter

F

Atlanta, GA 
Pace Academy

6'10"

246

4

Mohamed Bamba

F

Westtown, PA 
Westtown School

6'11"

205

5

Trevon Duval

G

Dallas, TX 
Advanced Preparatory International

6'2"

189

6

Kevin Knox

F

Tampa, FL 
Tampa Catholic

6'8"

197

7

Hamidou Diallo

G

Putnam, CT 
Putnam Science Academy

6'4"

180

8

Billy Preston

F

Mouth of Wilson, VA 
Oak Hill Academy

6'9"

220

9

Brandon McCoy

C

San Diego, CA 
Cathedral Catholic

6'11"

220

10

Troy Brown

G

Las Vegas, NV 
Centennial

6'6"

195

11

Mitchell Robinson

C

Chalmette, LA 
Chalmette

7'0"

220

12

Collin Sexton

G

Mableton, GA 
Pebblebrook

6'1"

170

13

Jarred Vanderbilt

F

Houston, TX 
Victory Prep

6'8"

200

14

Trae Young

G

Norman, OK 
North

6'1"

170

15

Austin Wiley

C

Birmingham, AL
Spain Park

6'10"

240

16

Gary Trent Jr.

G

Apple Valley, MN 
Apple Valley

6'4"

180

17

Kris Wilkes

F

Indianapolis, IN 
North Central

6'7"

185

18

Brian Bowen

F

La Porte, IN 
La Lumiere School

6'6"

175

19

P.J. Washington

F

Henderson, NV 
Findlay Prep

6'7"

200

20

Jaren Jackson

F

Indianapolis, IN 
Park Tudor School

6'9"

215

21

Nicholas Richards

C

Elizabeth, NJ 
The Patrick School

6'10"

225

22

Jaylen Hands

G

San Diego, CA 
Balboa City School

6'1"

160

23

M.J. Walker

G

Jonesboro, GA 
Jonesboro

6'4"

200

24

Jeremiah Tilmon

C

La Porte, IN 
La Lumiere School

6'10"

235

25

Quade Green

G

Philadelphia, PA
Neumann-Goretti

5'11"

155

26

Lonnie Walker

G

Reading, PA 
Reading

6'4"

180

27

Jalek Felton

G

Mullins, SC 
Mullins

6'3"

170

28

John Petty

G

Huntsville, AL 
J. O. Johnson

6'5"

180

29

Cody Riley

F

Chatsworth, CA 
Sierra Canyon

6'7"

225

30

Charles O'Bannon Jr.

G

Las Vegas, NV 
Bishop Gorman

6'6"

200