With the commitment of James Young today and the Harrison twins last week, Coach John Calipari has now locked up 3 of ESPN’s top 5 players in the 2013 recruiting class with the potential of landing another in 6’9” forward Julius Randle.
Just when you thought Cal had hit his ceiling, he raises the bar a little higher. Writers and commentators are already speculating that Cal may be putting together what could be one of the greatest recruiting classes ever. That’s talk we’ve heard before like in 2009 when he brought in John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe and in 2011 when he got Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Marquis Teague.
An NBA scouting director was quoted on Zagsblog saying, “What it tells me is NBA teams should just go rent a condo for the year in Lexington next year.”
While most coaches would be happy to end their recruiting season with a class resembling the makeup of Kentucky’s 2013 class, Cal is not done.
Kentucky is closely recruiting 6’7” forward Aaron Gordon (ESPN No. 6), 6’7” forward Tyler Roberson (ESPN No. 25), and 6’9” forward Marcus Lee (ESPN No. 28). One player that could really be a game changer for recruiting this year is 6’7” small forward Andrew Wiggins who is speculated to be considering a move to the 2013 class. Wiggins is currently ranked by ESPN as number one overall for the 2014 recruiting class.
ESPN currently has Kentucky’s class ranked number one ahead of Florida, Louisville, Memphis, and Michigan.
More to come…
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