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Summer Recruiting Bible: Top targets for top 50 programs

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson are this summer's hottest recruiting names. Getty Images, AP Photo, AP Photo

Throughout June and heading into the all-important July recruiting period, Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello will take a look at the summer checklists for the top 50 programs in college basketball, as revealed in Goodman's preseason ballot published in late May. Goodman and Borzello will show you each roster the way the coaches are looking at it, projecting graduation/NBA casualties and areas of need ahead of 2016-17. A schedule for the Summer Recruiting Bible is below, with links to all of the pieces as they are published.


1. Maryland Terrapins

Can the Terps seize their current top-five momentum and land more elite recruits?

2. North Carolina Tar Heels

The ongoing NCAA investigation could affect the cachet of Roy Williams' team on the recruiting trail. 


3. Kansas Jayhawks

With Perry Ellis set to graduate after 2015-16 and freshman phenom Cheick Diallo likely to be a one-and-done, Bill Self's program must ID some frontcourt help this summer. 

4. Iowa State Cyclones

Despite the shift from Fred Hoiberg to Steve Prohm as coach, the blueprint doesn't really change for the Cyclones. Prohm must target transfers and a selection of quality high school players to keep the program nationally relevant.  


 5. Duke Blue Devils

After losing three freshmen to the NBA, Duke could be preparing to lose multiple one-and-dones after next season, as well.

 6. Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky missed out on some of its spring targets, but John Calipari has an early jump on 2016-17, and the Wildcats have a good chance to top the recruiting rankings once again. 


 7. Virginia Cavaliers

With four key seniors set to graduate after 2015-16, this summer will be critical for Tony Bennett and the Cavs.

 8. Cal Golden Bears

After acquiring Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb, can Cuonzo Martin & Co. continue their momentum on the recruiting trail this summer?


 9. Wichita State Shockers

Replacing the likes of Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet beyond next season is a top priority for Gregg Marshall's staff.

 10. Oklahoma Sooners

With Buddy Hield and other key pieces set to depart, this is an important summer for Lon Kruger on the recruiting trail.


 11. Indiana Hoosiers

The big summer task for Tom Crean and the Hoosiers: Landing heralded center Thon Maker.

 12. Gonzaga Bulldogs

With Kyle Wiltjer, Przemek Karnowski and possibly Domantas Sabonis set to depart after this season, Mark Few will target front-line help this summer.


 13. Villanova Wildcats

Villanova is selective about its recruiting targets and squad size, but might be resigned to losing freshman phenom Jalen Brunson after a one-and-done season. 

 14. Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans should have a balanced roster heading into 2016-17 but will need to identify some reinforcements on the perimeter


 15. Michigan Wolverines

Michigan's roster spots are mostly accounted for ahead of 2016-17, but a point guard to replace Spike Albrecht is a priority.

 16. Arizona Wildcats

Arizona has a strong group led by Allonzo Trier coming in this season, but Sean Miller will need to follow it up with another quality class ahead of 2016-17.


 17. Vanderbilt Commodores

With Damian Jones likely to bolt to the NBA after 2015-16, Kevin Stallings is targeting frontcourt help this summer.

 18. Wisconsin Badgers

Bo Ryan's 2016 departure will change the narrative around Wisconsin on the recruiting trail this summer, though the Badgers' targets are expected to remain the same. 


 19. SMU Mustangs

As Larry Brown & Co. eye a future without Nic Moore and Markus Kennedy, questions loom about the outcome of an NCAA investigation. 

 20. UConn Huskies

With graduate transfers Sterling Gibbs and Shonn Miller departing in 2016 along with other potential losses, Kevin Ollie could be looking at a six-man recruiting class for 2016-17. 


 21. Texas A&M Aggies

An increasingly talented Aggies roster could take another leap if talented players like De'Aaron Fox come to College Station.

 22. Purdue Boilermakers

Can Matt Painter's recent success on the recruiting trail continue? The Boilermakers will need to find replacements for A.J. Hammons, Rapheal Davis, Johnny Hill and (potentially) freshman phenom Caleb Swanigan.


 23. Butler Bulldogs

With coveted center Joey Brunk already committed, Chris Holtmann will focus on other top targets, such as ESPN 100 point guard C.J. Walker.

 24. Utah Utes

With many of the players who helped fuel their resurgence set to depart, the Utes need a productive summer on the recruiting trail. 


25. Dayton Flyers

Fresh off five NCAA tournament wins in two seasons, Archie Miller is in search of a big man to keep the momentum going.

26. Boise State Broncos

With key pieces of what could be the Broncos' third NCAA tournament team in four seasons set to depart, Leon Rice & Co. are seeking reinforcements.


27. Xavier Musketeers

Xavier will lose at least two contributors -- and Chris Mack may have to prepare for the defection of Jalen Reynolds to the next level.

28. Louisville Cardinals

After securing the services of V.J. King last week, Rick Pitino will turn his attention to backcourt targets like Markelle Fultz and Alterique Gilbert.


29. Cincinnati Bearcats

Mick Cronin has a major summer challenge, as the Bearcats have six open scholarships to fill ahead of 2016-17. 

30. Baylor Bears

Scott Drew will have to replace a four-man senior class, and is casting a wide net to find his next group. 


31. LSU Tigers

After landing Ben Simmons last summer, Johnny Jones and the Tigers are targeting a number of new elite-level prospects. 

32. West Virginia Mountaineers

With Devin Williams a question mark to return for 2016-17, Bob Huggins will look for a big man and a wing to help fill the potential void. 


33. San Diego State Aztecs

With a group of seniors departing and Malik Pope possibly leaving early, Steve Fisher could have as many as six scholarships to fill.

34. Syracuse Orange

Though scholarship reductions will impact Syracuse's summer, the Orange are still aiming high for the likes of Tyus Battle and others. 


35. Georgetown Hoyas

With the D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera era set to end, John Thompson III is targeting multiple scoring point guards for his offense. 

36. Oregon Ducks

The Ducks lost out on Jamal Murray but still have some high-profile targets in play for the 2016 class. 


37. Memphis Tigers

With a big senior class set to depart, an important summer for Josh Pastner and the Tigers has arrived. 

38. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Fighting Irish are set up well in the backcourt, but Mike Brey must ID some frontcourt talent to help beyond 2015-16. 


39. Florida Gators

Michael White has less pressure on him to build a class than most new coaches but still has some key targets on the summer trail. 

40. BYU Cougars

The Cougars' situation is complicated because of the effect of Mormon missions on the roster, but Dave Rose still has one scholarship to award. 


41. Florida State Seminoles

With Billy Donovan gone from the Sunshine State, Leonard Hamilton and Florida State have a chance to dominate the recruiting landscape. 

42. Miami Hurricanes

The Canes will lose a big senior class after 2015-16, and Jim Larranaga could sign as many as six targets for 2016. 

43. Texas Longhorns

Shaka Smart is off to a flying start in recruiting, and a big summer is on the horizon as the first-year Texas coach attempts to shape the program. 


44. Rhode Island Rams

The Rams are expected to make a run at the A-10 title and an NCAA berth this season, but need to look ahead to the post-E.C. Matthews era

45. Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes already have power forward Derek Funderburk and center Micah Potter in the fold, but are after at least two other elite-level recruits


46. Georgia Bulldogs

Published July 1

47. NC State Wolfpack

Published July 2

48. UCLA Bruins

Published July 2

49. Illinois Fighting Illini

Published July 3

50. Providence Friars

Published July 3