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Virginia basketball's 2016 recruiting class ranked among nation's best by ESPN

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Hoos trail only Duke among ACC teams in final ESPN rankings

UVA's recruiting class is way up near the top
UVA's recruiting class is way up near the top
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The final rankings for the class of 2016 are out on ESPN.com, and the Virginia Cavaliers come in as the 8th best class in the country. Duke is first in the ACC at #2, while Kentucky holds the national top spot. Florida State, North Carolina, Miami, and Syracuse round out the ACC schools in the top 20.

The final player rankings show how Virginia scored such a strong class ranking with only 4 commits.

McDonald's All-American Kyle Guy is rated 27th overall and is among ESPN's five-star recruits. All three of the other commits are four stars and in the top 100: Ty Jerome, ranked #43; DeAndre Hunter, #72; and Jay Huff, #73.

In addition to the incoming freshmen, UVA will also have the services of Mamadi Diakite (4 stars and #37 in the class of 2015) and Austin Nichols (5 stars, #15 in class of 2013), both of whom redshirted last year.