Elite Big Men Are All That Remain for Kentucky Wildcats in 2013 "Super Class"
October has been one of the most successful months in recruiting history for the Kentucky Wildcats. Four recruits, all four- or five-stars, verbally committed to playing for John Calipari for the 2013-14 season and beyond.
After Andrew and Aaron Harrison made their announcement on Oct. 4, James Young made his commitment exactly one week later on Oct. 11, then Marcus Lee chose Kentucky the week after on Oct. 17.
That's one elite point guard (Andrew), two elite wings (Aaron and Young) and one elite shot-blocking power forward (Lee).
So what's left?
Remaining targets (positions in parenthesis) with confirmed scholarship offers include Julius Randle (PF), Aaron Gordon (PF), Kennedy Meeks (C) and Tyler Roberson (SF/PF).
Other recruits who are still considering the Wildcats (according to ESPN) but do not have a scholarship offer include Jermaine Lawrence (PF) and Dominic Woodson (C).
You should notice a trend. Of the six players still considering the Wildcats, five of them are big men and the other is a hybrid that can play down low or on the wing.
With perimeter players covered for the class of 2013, Calipari can focus solely on beefing up his rotation on the inside.
How many players will Kentucky add to the 2013 class?
Randle will be a superstar and Gordon has a game that reminds you of Blake Griffin. Both are considered to be two of the top three power forwards in the 2013 class, the other being recently reclassified Noah Vonleh.
Some of Big Blue Nation thought Calipari should invest time in recruiting Vonleh, a top 10 prospect and a player who would have been a great addition to the 2013 class. But the interest just wasn't there on the Kentucky side, and Vonleh removed the Wildcats from his list.
Take that for what you will. Calipari may not have had time to go after a recently reclassified player. Maybe he's just focusing more on Randle and Gordon.
Fortunately for the Wildcats, they don't need a big man in the 2013 class. Kyle Wiltjer and Willie Cauley-Stein are more likely to stay in Lexington than go pro.
It's hard to turn down playing with an elite class that is capable of running the table, something that hasn't been done since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers.
But don't forget 2014 phenom Andrew Wiggins. He may reclassify to the 2013 class, and his commitment would amplify the already potent core of wing players dedicated to the Kentucky Wildcats in 2013.
Calipari isn't done yet.
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