For now, Coach Bruce Pearl and the Auburn basketball team have the No. 1 basketball recruiting class of 2017 in the nation. The Tigers moved up to the top spot after 4-star forward Chuma Okeke announced his commitment to Auburn on Sunday night.
Okeke, a 6-foot-7 forward, is ranked 57th nationally and is considered the seventh best player in the state of Georgia according to the 247Sports composite. The Fairburn, Georgia native will enter his senior year at Westlake High School this fall ranked as the nation's No. 11 small forward.
Okeke is Auburn's third commit in the 2017 class and had offers from Georgia Tech, UAB, Mississippi State, Georgia, LSU, Florida and Clemson.
The 225-pounder joins 5-star center Austin Wiley from Spain Park High School and 4-star point guard Davion Mitchell in the No. 1 ranked 2017 Tiger class. Wiley is ranked 17th nationally and Mitchell is ranked 35th nationally.
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