Baylor made a late jump to land a 2009 top-20 recruiting class with the additions of Nolan Dennis and Mark McLaughlin.
Fran Fraschilla wrote up an offseason report for each Big 12 basketball team. Here's a look at Coach Fran's analysis of the Bears.
Louisiana natives Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn, the first McDonald's All-Americans to ever come to Baylor, will need to live up to their credentials for the Bears to continue to climb out of the ashes. Baylor loses the winningest class in school history, a class that included Curtis Jerrells. Help, however, is on the way in the form of a six-man recruiting class ranked in the top 25 nationally. It counts Nolan Dennis and A.J. Walton among its members.