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Early Signing Day: Northwestern Basketball officially adds all four members of 2018 recruiting class

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The Wildcats will add a lot of talent in 2018-19.

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Yesterday was the first day of college basketball’s early signing period, and all four members of Northwestern’s highly-touted 2018 recruiting class signed their National Letters of Intent to join the program next offseason.

Jordan Lathon, Pete Nance, Miller Kopp, and Ryan Young make up a class that currently ranks No. 5 in the Big Ten and No. 15 in the country, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings.

Here’s what Chris Collins had to say about the group in the program’s official release:

"We're really excited about this class of four young men who are joining the Northwestern family. We knew this would be a vital class for the future of our program, as we have a veteran team this year. We're adding four tremendous players, but also individuals who are going to add to the work ethic and the character that we've been able to build over the last few years."

Lathon, a high three-star guard from Grandview, MO, was the first to commit and is the heir apparent to Bryant McIntosh at point guard for the Wildcats.

Pete Nance is a four-star forward from Revere, OH, and probably has the highest ceiling of the foursome due to his NBA bloodlines and combination of length with guard-like skills.

“Officially a Northwestern Wildcat! Very thankful for everyone in my corner! Love every one of you guys! Can't wait to be a part of something special in Evanston. #PoundTheRock”
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Houston native Miller Kopp gives Northwestern another big, athletic wing with a knockdown three-point shot. The four-star recruit was the final commit of the class.

Ryan Young, a three-star big man from Stewartsville, NJ, rounds out an extremely impressive class. He seems like a probable redshirt candidate in 2018-19.

Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Butler, Texas A&M, Illinois, Iowa State, Wake Forest, and Colorado offered at least one of these four players, who will look to lead the program to new heights starting in 2018.