ESPN named Anthony Davis, Zeller, MKG, Pangos, Drummond, B.J. Young, Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, Jordan Tolbert and Austin Rivers as the Top 10 frosh thus far (http://insider.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7450063/top-25-freshmen-kentucky-sec-youngbloods-dominate-rankings-ncb)
What gets me interested is how they were rated in high school. Voila, Pangos was a 3-star on Rivals (4-star on ESPN with a 92 rating), Trey Burke also a 3-star on Rivals (4-star on ESPN with a 93 rating and overall 84th) and Jordan Tolbert was even a 2-star according to Scout (3-star on ESPN with a 89 rating). So three of the top 10 frosh now are ranked 80 or beyond (and even a 2-star!).
Then compare that to the ESPN 2011 recruit ranking (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2011/order/true) and only the top 4 players out of high school are still the 10 as a frosh. Only 4!
My million dollar question is, how can we identify the Pangos/Burkes/Tolberts? We know Purdue is not gonna get the Davis/Rivers/Drummond, but what separates the PBT from the rest? It isn't about size (Pangos is a PG and Tolbert is a PF), and it isn't just big conf (Burke in B1G) or mid-major (Pangos at Gonzaga). So what is?