Commentary

Inside the evaluations

Originally Published: November 3, 2010
By ESPN Recruiting

Five-star player: 97-100
An elite player who has a chance to be an immediate impact and difference maker at the college level, as well as a potential NBA lottery selection.

Four-star player: 92-96
A high-major recruit who is a major contributor or starter for three to four years.

Three-star player: 89-91
A fringe high-major recruit who contributes or a standout mid-level recruit.

Two-star player: 80-88
Player should be a solid contributor and two- or three-year starter at a mid-major program.

One-star player: 70-79
A low-major Division I prospect.