Despite Mitch McGary's slide, Michigan basketball's 2012 class rated higher than Michigan State's
The Michigan basketball program's top recruit for 2012 took a dip in the national rankings recently, but the class as a whole maintains a strong standing.
Despite five-star power forward Mitch McGary's fall out of the top five to No. 21 overall, Scout.com rated John Beilein's three-man as the seventh-best class in the country Tuesday in its updated 2012 class rankings.
Michigan's 2012 group is three spots higher than Michigan State's four-man class.
Robinson, a wing from Lake Central (Ind.) High School, moved inside Scout.com's top 30 recently as the 28th-best prospect in America. He's classified as a four-star prospect, but now finds himself just two spots from five-star status.
"I'm a big fan of (Robinson's) game in general," Scout.com national basketball recruiting analyst Evan Daniels told AnnArbor.com last month. "He's got a big, strong athletic body, he rebounds, he shoots well off the catch, and I think he'll also be a really good defender. He's a guy who I think has the potential to play in the NBA one day.
"I didn't think I had him high enough in the summer, but he's a guy who keeps getting better, and I think he'll have a great career."
Stauskas also made a significant leap, moving to No. 84 overall in the country. The 6-foot-6 Canadian-born combo guard is labeled as a four-star recruit.
Along with McGary, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, Michigan holds three prospects inside Scout's top 100.
Michigan State's 2012 class is led by five-star shooting guard Gary Harris (No. 11 overall). The Spartans' next highest signee is 92nd-ranked Matt Costello, followed by 98th-ranked Kenny Kaminski. MSU's fourth signee, Denzel Valentine, is not ranked inside Scout's top 100.
Indiana holds the top recruiting class in the Big Ten for 2012, according to Scout. The Hoosiers five-man crop, featuring three players inside the top 40, is ranked as the third-best in America.
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