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By the numbers: Updated 2017 rankings

Taking a closer look at the updated 2017 rankings by the numbers.

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2 - New five-stars

Trae Young
Trae Young (Nike/Jon Lopez)

Making the biggest move to five-star status is Norman (Okla.) North point guard Trae Young, who moved up to No. 13 from No. 26 overall. Also making the leap to five-star status is Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep combo forward P.J. Washington, who moved from No. 27 to No. 23.

3 - Five-stars who have made early commitments

Austin Wiley
Austin Wiley (Jon Lopez/Nike)

The highest ranked player to come off the board is power forward Austin Wiley (No. 18), who committed to Auburn during the fall. Other five-stars off the board early are point guards Jaylen Hands (No. 21) and Jalek Felton (No. 25) who have committed to UCLA and North Carolina. In total, only 24 of the 2017 Rivals150 have made early commitments. Auburn (Wiley and No. 34 Davion Mitchell), UCLA (Hands and No. 49 Jalen Hill) and Creighton (No. 38 Mitchell Ballock and No. 89 Ty-Shon Alexander) are the only programs that currently hold multiple commitments.

11 - Prospects debuting as four-stars

Making the highest debut is 6-foot-10 power forward Deng Gak of Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy. An athletic interior player with skill, Gak enters the rankings at No. 31 overall. There are a total of 19 players who are new to the rankings.

37 - States (including Washington D.C.) represented

Leading the way with 13 players ranked in the 150 is Florida, where small forward Kevin Knox checks in the highest at No. 7 overall.California and Georgia are the other two states to place double digit players in the new list, placing 12 each. Texas and Virginia are each home to nine ranked players while the state of Nevada places eight on the list. California, Georgia, Indiana and Texas are tied for the most five-star prospects with three each.

6 - Players who jumped at least 20 spots

David Nickelberry
David Nickelberry (

Lindell Wiggington rose from No. 98 to No. 46 and made him the biggest riser in this update. Close on his heels is Florida wing David Nickelberry who rose an impressive 50 spots from No. 124 to No. 74. Others making substantial leaps include small forward Wyatt Wilkes (No. 141 to No. 105), California committed point guard Jemarl Baker (No. 142 to No. 115), shooting guard D'Shawn Schwartz (No. 79 to No. 53) and point guard Davion Mitchell (No. 58 to No. 34).

7 - Four-stars with Canadian roots

Though we don't include players who play their high school ball outside of the United States in the Rivals150, there is still a heavy Canadian influence on the rankings.

Led by Wiggington at No. 46 overall, six natives of Canada rank among the top 100 players. The others are point guard Shai Alexander (No. 60), small forward Christian David (No. 77), shooting guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, small forward Oshae Brissett (No. 92) and combo guard Marcus Carr (No. 98).

Though he isn't from Canada, center Matur Maker plays his high school basketball in the country and is the seventh prospect in 2017 with Canadian ties to achieve four-star status.