As the summer drags on, basketball recruiting is beginning to heat up.
Kentucky, led by recruiting guru John Calipari, currently has no commitments for 2012 other than NC State transfer Ryan Harrow.
Anxiety is starting to pick up around Big Blue Nation because of the combination of this lack of certainty and the expected mass exodus of talent after this coming season.
Calipari will have to do some serious work if he hopes to reload in 2012 with an abnormally weak pool of recruiting talent at his disposal. Most of the top recruits are still floating around out there, but the talent level really begins to drop after the first tier of players.
Kentucky will ultimately need to reel in four or five of the top guys in order to field a nationally competitive team in 2012.
Following is a list of the five most important players that the Wildcats must land in the coming months.