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Where BYU Basketball’s 2024 Recruiting Class Stacks Up In New Big 12

Nov 7, 2023, 11:10 PM

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BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope picked up two commitments in the 2024 recruiting class entering National Signing Day. (Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

(Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU basketball enters the early signing period for college hoops with two commitments in its 2024 class.

The Cougars added a much-needed combo guard earlier this week by landing Brooks Bahr. Bahr is a Fort Worth, Texas, native who can score from all levels. He picked BYU over a final five of Wake Forest, Utah, USC, and Saint Mary’s.

Bahr joined forward Isaac Davis from Hillcrest, Idaho, as the two commits in BYU’s class. Davis picked BYU over offers from Oklahoma, UNLV, VCU, and Washington State.

The question with BYU’s class is how does it stack up in the new 16-team Big 12 Conference?

Entering National Signing Day on November 8th, 2023, BYU boasts the No. 53 class nationally in the 247Sports Team Composite rankings. BYU’s class ranks 11th out of 16 teams in the Big 12.

Remember, these rankings are fluid as there will be another signing period for the 2024 class beginning on April 17 that runs through May 15.

BYU doesn’t appear to be finished after landing Bahr and Davis. Last week, BYU coaches offered 7-foot-2 JUCO center Anton Bonke from Eastern Arizona College. Bonke has piled up numerous offers from mid-major programs, but BYU remains his lone power conference offer.

Perhaps the most significant addition for BYU in 2024 will be the return of Latter-day Saint missionary Collin Chandler. The highest-rated commit in the internet era for BYU signed in 2022 but opted to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling. He hits his two-year mark next July.

Chandler was a significant addition to the BYU basketball program. Still, his recruiting accolades out of Farmington High School as the No. 37 prospect in the nation only count towards the 2022 class.

The early signing period for college basketball runs from November 8 until November 15, 2023.

Top Big 12 Basketball Recruiting Class for 2024

*Entering National Signing Day on November 8, 2023

#Rankings based on industry-standard 247Sports Composite

1. Kansas

No. 3 nationally

  • Three Commits
  • Top Commit: Flory Bidunga | Center | ***** | No. 8 overall

Kansas lost out on the Cooper Flagg sweepstakes, but they still brought in a five-star center in Flory Bidunga, who many thought was well on his way to Auburn before making a hat ceremony switch.

2. Arizona

No. 5 nationally

  • Three Commits
  • Top Commit: Carter Bryant | Small Forward | **** | No. 21 overall

Arizona’s basketball program is a significant addition to the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats have put together one of the nation’s top classes with two Top 25 commits in Carter Bryant and guard Jamari Phillips.

3. TCU

No. 11 nationally

  • Four Commits
  • Top Commit: David Punch | Power Forward | *** | No. 107 overall

4. Arizona State

No. 12 nationally

  • Four Commits
  • Top Commit: Amier Ali | Small Forward | **** | No. 60 overall

Bobby Hurley’s Sun Devil program has been on fire on the recruiting trail. ASU has picked up three commitments in the past week from Top 200 prospects. Ali picked the Sun Devils over Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, and others.

5. Colorado

No. 13 nationally

  • Four Commits
  • Top Commit: Andrew Crawford | Combo Guard | **** | No. 87 overall

Three of the “Four Corner” schools round out the top five recruiting classes in the Big 12 entering National Signing Day. Colorado is a program trending up as they head back to their roots in the Big 12.

6. Baylor

No. 19 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Jason Asemota | Small Forward | ***** | No. 18 overall

Quality over quantity in this Baylor class. Scott Drew landed five-star Asemota more than a year ago, and he’s remained a strong pledge to the Bears.

7. Cincinnati

No. 25 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Tyler Betsey | Small Forward | **** | No. 40 overall

Wes Miller has put together back-to-back Top 25 classes since the Bearcats received the invitation to the Big 12 Conference.

8. Houston

No. 32 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Chase McCarty | Small Forward | **** | No. 55 overall

Kelvin Sampson landed a commitment from Chase McCarty, who had a final six list of Kansas, Texas Tech, Tennessee, and others. He’s now prepping at powerhouse IMG Academy.

9. Iowa State

No. 34 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Nojus Indrusaitis | Shooting Guard | **** | No. 79 overall

10. Utah

No. 47 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Jaxon Johnson | Power Forward | *** | No. 112 overall

11. BYU

No. 53 nationally

  • Two Commits
  • Top Commit: Isaac Davis | Power Forward | *** | No. 108 overall

12. Kansas State

No. 63 nationally

  • One Commit
  • David Castillo | Point Guard | **** | No. 45 overall

13. UCF

No. 69 nationally

  • One Commit
  • Kyle Greene | Combo Guard | *** | No. 166 overall

14. Oklahoma State

No. 78 overall

  • One Commit
  • Jeremiah Johnson | Shooting Guard | *** | No. 140 overall

15. West Virginia

No. 107 overall

  • One Commit
  • Carmelo Adkins | Shooting Guard | ***

16. Texas Tech

  • Zero Commits

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

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