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They now have 6 commited players for next year and are being hailed as the number one class ever...
They have 13 players on the roster and only 2 seniors. I guess they could have 1 or 2 more leave but they are going to have to create room and lots of it. There is going to be some pissed of people that are currently on that team I believe.
The Kentucky Wildcats, less than a day after their elimination from the opening round of the NIT, received a commitment on Wednesday from Julius Randle, the nation's No. 1 power forward and No. 3 overall recruit in the Class of 2013.
With the nations top power forward in Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood 5-star Julius Randle Wednesday.
This post was edited by Kevin Ryan 13 months ago
This is actually their 6th five star commit. Their 7th commit total. Just unbelievable.
I'm really curious how the numbers will work out. Mays is a senior, and Noel is most likely NBA bound. After that, who knows? Seems like most people have written off Ryan Harrow so he's a likely transfer candidate. Alex Poythress might be another one to watch since it seems like there were a lot of complaints about his effort and work ethic. Will be interesting to watch.
I can't imagine Ryan Harrow transferring again since he transferred from NC State after losing the PG battle. He needs to learn to stay and work. Other than Noel, they'd all be insane to go to the draft, unless they have aspirations for the D-League or playing overseas after going undrafted. Calipari certainly seems like the kind of guy that will tell someone not as good that he is a walk-on now
If you go look at some draft boards,you may reconsider some of that. Cauley-Stein is in the top 15 of all the draft boards I have looked at, Poythress is top 20 in all of them, and Goodwin is in the top 20 of most as well.
Thought I saw a quote from Goodwin last night that said he knew he was coming back. I might have been delusional.. Pretty sure I did.
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
Absolutely no way in #*@! something illegal isn't going on here, big time. Unnatural success = illegal success. Not sour grapes, just the (probable) truth.
Given Cal's history (vacated FFs at UMass and Memphis), it's plausible that something fishy is going on over in Lexington. I've always wondered if the NCAA would launch an investigation into the Kentucky program during Cal's tenure; considering the historical success of that program, it would be quite the scandal.
He's getting players drafted left and right. Right now he doesn't have to cheat. Look at how many guys he has put in the league.
If Ryan Harrow needs a new home, Knoxville isn't that far away. We need ourselves a true PG, and Harrow could really grow under CCM.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
If Harrow was displaying a lack of heart, hustle, and attention to detail (especially on defense) at Kentucky, then I doubt he's going to enjoy Knoxville very much.
Best tweet I've read in a while
@NOTSportsCenter: UPDATE: With the addition of Julius Randle, #Kentucky's 2013-14 team salary is now $87,000,000, well over the cap of $0
IIRC, Jordan McRae wasn't exactly Martin's model citizen back a year ago, but look where he is now. I'm not saying Harrow is another McRae, but if Martin shows Harrow that he really cares, I think Harrow could mature greatly just like McRae has. And, not to mention, Harrow plays a HUGE position of need for this team; and he really is a talented kid. All he needs is a coach who will really get through to him, help him mature, and get him to realize his potential. CCM can do that. Talent can't be coached...attitude and drive can.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Fear_Smokey 13 months ago
Says The Wizard of Oz!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
I didn't mean to imply that UK's best players wouldn't be drafted. But as commentators on UK basketball have said ad nauseum this last month, there's a big difference between getting drafted and making the roster. I think WCS has a huge career in front of him, but it's going to take 3 or 4 years to realize he isn't playing football anymore, that he needs some finesse. Archie will need to learn that passing is ok and that he is no longer the only good player on the court like in high school. Poythress just needs to stop playing so lazy and he could make huge strides in his development. These guys aren't John Wall or Brandon Knight or Anthony Davis right now
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