Chet Holmgren, a five-star big man prospect out of the 2021 college basketball recruiting class, and Prince Aligbe, a five-star prospect out of the 2022 recruiting class, were checked in on by the Vanderbilt Commodores.
What makes Chet Holmgren interesting is his quick rise up reputable recruiting services’ boards.
Other programs are also after his services. From Minneapolis, the youngster is being pursued by the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Texas Longhorns, just to name a few. The Duke Blue Devils recently began to target the youngster more seriously as well.
Originally, no only did most reputable recruiting service outlets have Chet Holmgren pegged as a four-star caliber player, but most agreed he’s one of the 45 (or so) best players in the entire 2021 recruiting class.
As time has gone by, things have changed. Using ESPN as an example, the worldwide leader not only bumped up the kid to a five-star, but claim him to be one of the five best players in the entire class.
As for Prince Aligbe, his recruiting grades are a bit more varied. Weingarten called him a five-star, but he actually currently tracks more as a four-star prospect, at least according to most reputable recruiting service websites. Furthermore, he’s around one of the 50 or so best players in his class.
CBBToday generally discloses why our headlines are the way we are. Normally, we tend to take the lower grade for a player to help offset the idea of sensationalizing for clicks (we do that for hugs). Anyway, big bad Google frowns upon lengthy headlines, and we’re trying to survive here as an outlet, so calling one player a five-star and the other a four was just too long according to Big SEO.
Sad face, but we digress.
With his recruitment cycle still a bit shy from taking place in earnest, don’t expect the big to make any declarations in the immediate future. He has plenty of time to weigh his options, especially since each program might look drastically different by the time he’s eligible to play on the collegiate level.
Only time will tell if the Vanderbilt Commodores can do enough to land Chet Holmgren and/or/either Prince Aligbe.
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