Having won the national championship behind three starters from the 2011 recruiting class, Kentucky must reload in a hurry. Luckily for the Wildcats, there’s plenty of talent on the way to replace a young starting lineup that’s widely projected to jump to the NBA as a unit this spring.
Coach John Calipari has already signed one of the nation’s most impressive freshman classes, but that may be just a warm-up for the game's most successful recruiter. Three of the top 10 prospects in the country, all undecided as of this writing, are considering joining forward Alex Poythress and the rest of Calipari’s incoming crop.
Herein, a look at the three Wildcats-to-be who are already committed—plus the current status of the even-more-dangerous trio who might be headed to Lexington this fall.