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LSU commit Ben Simmons tops latest Class of 2015 rankings from Rivals

Jun 27, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Ben Simmons (Kelly Kline/Under Armour) Ben Simmons (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

After a busy June filled with national camps, Rivals unveiled their latest Class of 2015 rankings on Friday. LSU commit and 6-foot-9 power forward Ben Simmons tops the rankings and is the new No. 1 prospect in the class after a strong spring in the Nike EYBL and a good showing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

Former No. 1 prospect, Malik Newman, slips to No. 2 and the Jackson, Mississippi native is still the most lethal scoring guard in the class.

Rounding out the new top five is new No. 3 overall prospect Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7 power wing from Georgia who has had a monster spring on the adidas Gauntlet with Game Elite, as well as winning a gold medal with the USA U18 team at FIBA Americas.

Oakland native and 6-foot-9 power forward Ivan Rabb comes in at No. 4 and coming in at No. 5 is shot-blocking machine Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9 power forward from New York.

As Rivals national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi notes in his breakdown of the new rankings, No. 2-6 in the rankings all were considered for the No. 1 spot and this is a class that still has a lot of intrigue going into July.

Although multiple national recruiting analysts have told me that the Class of 2015 is one of the weaker classes in the last 10 years, there’s still plenty of talented players vying for the top spot.

You can view the new Rivals 150 for the Class of 2015 here and Bossi’s breakdown of the top 10 and the major movers can be found here.

The July live evaluation period begins on July 9th and College Basketball Talk will have plenty of recruiting news and notes from events going on from coast-to-coast.