How many four & five-star recruits are in the Sweet 16?
How do basketball player rankings relate to the current Sweet 16?
My colleague — Brian Snow — broke down and examined the current state of starters for Sweet 16 teams.
You can find his report here: Rankings Look Back: The Sweet 16
Snow found that 52.5-percent of all starters left in the NCAA Tournament were either given four or five-star ratings by Scout.com coming out of high school
One of the most surprising things from his article was that Louisville, who is coming off a National Championship and gearing up to play their arch-rival, starts a pair of two-star recruits, a three-star and two four-stars.
Perhaps, the least surprising thing about his report is that Kentucky starts the most five-star prospects, as their entire starting lineup were evaluated as five-star prospects coming out of high school.