Yes, he was ranked #19 in his class and was a McDonald's All-Americanwasnt dee brown a 5 star mcdaa?
and also once called the face of college basketball
The words "best" and "ever" are inaccurate. Those would be the highest rated recruits according to 247sports since circa 2003. Plus the pre-2010 rankings look fishy to me. For example, in 2009, they have Tyler Griffey 95 (0.9611) way ahead of D.J. Richardson 110 ( 0.9506 ) and Brandon Paul 125 (0.9445). Rivals had Richardson and Paul is the top 50; Griffey in the top 125.