Breaking down the ESPNU 25

Two wings, two aircraft carriers and arguably the nation's best pure point guard comprise the top five of the ESPNU 25 for the Class of 2014.

Now that he's set up shop in the United States, big things are expected of Canadian import SF Andrew Wiggins (Toronto, Canada/Huntington Prep). The son of a former Florida State standout, Wiggins is a 6-foot-7 terror from the wing. Whether it's a jumper or an acrobatic move attacking the rim, Wiggins is the real deal. He has barged to the front of the line in 2014 and considering the talent at the top of this group; he's earned a round of applause.

Former No. 1 Theo Pinson (Greensboro, N.C./Wesleyan Christian) is tracking as the best prospect to come from North Carolina since John Wall in 2009. Wiggins slipped past him for the top spot, but Pinson has plenty of juice in the tank to keep up with the Canadian. He also has the most balanced, efficient and cerebral game of any of the wings in his class.

PF Jahlil Okafor (Chicago/Whitney Young) and C Dakari Johnson (New York/Montverde) are large human beings. Okafor has more skills, legitimate pivot moves and counters than a lot of elite underclassmen. Johnson hasn't had his breakout high school or AAU season yet but he's got the same markers Andrew Bynum had as a junior in high school.

PG Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley) comes in at No. 5 and is one of -- if not the -- best pure, old school point guards in high school, regardless of class. There's a Chris Paul-like way about him and he would be the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012 right now and No. 2 in 2013 behind only Andrew Harrison (Houston/Travis) who is an amazing prospect with super size.

Like it's 2013 counterparts, the star power at the top of this class is significant and getting better. With each passing month, a new name emerges and shoves his way into the national spotlight. The summer of 2011 riser was PF Chris McCullough (New York/Salisbury School). He's yet to dominate on the high school level, but he owned U15 events in July and he debuts at No. 11 with a bullet.

Attempting to fend off a hard charger like McCullough will be SF Noah Vonleh (Haverhill, Mass./New Hampton), sensational combo guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Arlington, Texas/Grace Prep), Carlos Boozer-like 4-man Tre Lyles (Indianapolis/Arlington Tech), skinny-but-skilled SF Justin Jackson (Houston/Homeschool) and powerful acrobatic SG Wayne Selden (Boston/Tilton School). Only Lyles is committed and Indiana coach Tom Crean scored a key recruit early with the in-state priority.

Keep an eye on these guys

Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Los Angeles/Loyola) is as electric as a 5-7 guard can be and the buzz in Los Angeles is mounting daily. SG DeAngelo Russell (Louisville, Ky./Central) is shaping up to be the best Kentuckian since Rajon Rondo from the same town.

Dave Telep is the senior basketball recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. His college basketball scouting service is used by more than 225 colleges and numerous NBA teams. He can be reached at espndt@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter.