I think Gators might get 'em this year. It will be interesting to see Gators' experience vs. Kentucky's talent. Tennessee will have a shot in the east too. I think it's very unlikely that this class has an Anthony Davis and a Gilchrist in it. Those are very rare players.
Take the best recruiter in college basketball. Put him at the helm of the nation’s winningest all-time program. Throw in a metric ton of media coverage and exposure. And mix in a fanbase so rabid that they will camp out in order to get tickets… to a practice.
What do you get? One top-ranked recruiting haul after another.
Yep, Kentucky is at it again and at least one anonymous director of scouting for an NBA franchise has told SNY-TV in New York that there’s nothing else like it.
“On paper, for an NBA-type class, certainly it’s the greatest of all time, you would think. On paper it would be and yet there’s a lot to measure up to, too…
I mean, it’s mind-boggling. What it tells me is NBA teams should just go rent a condo for the year in Lexington next year…
I mean, how do you not have the ability to sell what Cal has done? He’s been to the Final Four multiple times. he’s won a national championship. He gets guys drafted.
We don’t draft them because they play for Cal, we draft them because they’re great (players). And he recruits great players that we want.”
Non-Kentucky SEC fans, welcome to a world where your team is simply playing for second place. College basketball is a tournament sport anyway so that really shouldn’t bug you, but as long as Calipari continues to recruit five NBA draft picks a year, those players avoid injuries, and they don’t turn out to be “bad attitude guys,” there’s just not much hope of anyone toppling UK over the course of an 18-game conference schedule.