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    Coleman is one of the main guys in that class I would like to see Kentucky pick up.
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    Can you please keep us updated on Rasheed Sulaimon? Please and thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolamite View Post
    Coleman is one of the main guys in that class I would like to see Kentucky pick up.
    Just to expand on that a little bit more, if Cal can pick up a commit from Coleman to get the ball rolling on the 2012' class it would be a very nice sign. If that time ever makes it and Calipari is still at Kentucky there could be a giant need at the post position just like this year. Unless the new NBA cba keeps guys in school for two years, Wiltjer may be the only guy left who is a true post player (well other than Vargas). With Colemans skill set and ability inside having him to go along with Wiltjer would be huge, especially considering that Kyle can step out so far and hit it. Albeit a tad undersized Coleman is as good as it gets as a post this side of Andre Drummond. As far as a guy whos banging down low though you want him on your team and that would be a huge sign for Kentucky if Calipari can get it done.


    If Kentucky can come out with a class of Coleman, Muhammad/Goodwin, Graham, and Rose then it would still be an incredible class and more than likely tops again. If it were to happen would also be a very well rounded class and would compliment whatever returning core was left very nicely. The crazy thing is that some of this is very possible. May not be likely, but very possible. Just amazes me what Calipari can do.


    It's crazy to sit and think about all the recruiting possibilities for Kentucky, I mean its almost really unfair. UK fans take this for granted so much now its unbelievable but once you give somebody something I guess its hard to take it away. But its still hard to get your head around on it when two years ago the incoming class was GJ Vilarino (Gonzaga soph, not playing any minutes), Dakodah Euton (Akron), KC Ross Miller (LSU enigma), Konner Tucker (who knows?), with your stud recruit being headcase Dominique Ferguson who started out as a nice prospect but crashed and burnt fast. I can still remember plainly praying for an Alter Majok or Marshall Moses commit. Now its like Calipari is running a whos who of superstars through town like it ain't nothing. The absolute best of the best, like Blue Chips in real life (although hopefully no violations). Sometimes I think as a UK fan you have to step back and look at that and digest that thought for a minute, what he has done in such a short amount of time is ridiculous and it all starts and ends with players. Calipari brings in the players.



    So I guess what I am trying to say is I have been reading a lot lately with a lot of people (hopefully not the 18% ) acting like they are starting to get bummed over the 2012' recruiting situation. Like they are expecting magic to happen over night and all these tops guys just be knocking down the door wanting to accept scholarship offers. I say just calm down and relax and enjoy everything because it is absolutely wonderful in wildcat land right now and if you don't believe that or start to doubt it for a minute all you have to do is think back to a couple years ago.

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    And as for the thread GT, hit us up with some good updates and have fun and don't work too hard.



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    How'd it go G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolamite View Post
    How'd it go G?
    Went fantastic. Just a first rate even that is run amazingly well. I'll drop a few thoughts on some guys throughout the day as I am still pretty wiped out from the weekend.

    Rasheed Sulaimon is just wired to score. He takes quality shots and connects at an alarmingly efficient rate. Reminded me of the performance Brad Beal put on at Boo last year in that every time you looked up he was putting the ball in the basket from all over the floor. Also impressive for Houston Hoops was 2014 forward Justin Jackson. He gave great effort through all 3 days and was not intimidated playing up 2 age groups one bit.

    Rodney Purvis is going to come in right away and make an impact at UL. While not nearly as efficient as Sulaimon, he is quite a bit more explosive and threw down a nasty dunk on Sunday to put it on full display. One of the mix tape guys was in great position to catch it so it should be up on the web somewhere by now.

    Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel couldn't be more different in terms of style of play for a big man, but both are going to battle it out for that top spot in the 2013 class. Randle is just massive and can get points from 15 feet in any way he wants. Noel is a shot blocking machine with his long arms and quick feet. Offensive game is steadily improving and when it catches up to his defensive prowess the sky is the limit.

    Another 2014 kid to keep an eye on is Theo Pinson. He played with Purvis on CP3 and was in double figures in each of the first 4 games while shooting over 50% from the floor. If Duke offers he might commit before they are finished with the sentence. He grew up a Duke fan and the NC native has already been to several games to check things out.

    While most of the African imports you see are big men, there is starting to be a growing number of guards and wings coming over as well. No program does better with those kids than Team Takeover DC and they have another one this year in Arnaud Moto. He has a pro body at 6'6" 210 plus and plays every possession like its his last. Best way to describe him is that he is a kid you will say in the first 5 minutes of watching him that he has some talent, but has a few holes in his game. By the middle of the 2nd half you know he is a guy you just need on your team with the variety of ways he impacts the game. He does need to tighten up his handle in the half court and continue to learn the ins and outs of man to man, but there is no question he will put in the work to get there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Rodney Purvis is going to come in right away and make an impact at UL. While not nearly as efficient as Sulaimon, he is quite a bit more explosive and threw down a nasty dunk on Sunday to put it on full display. One of the mix tape guys was in great position to catch it so it should be up on the web somewhere by now.
    Purvis is for real. I expect him to do big things, he obviously has the potential. I also like the fact he moved up a class. In a day in age in where kids are held back to get the most out of their potential and growth, Purvis moved up a class and that says a lot about his skill level.

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    Also can't leave Aaron Gordon out of the conversation for #1 in 2013. Long, can handle, shoot, pass and is a very fluid athlete. Saw him get a steal, go directly behind his back and then bounce it through a defenders legs on the way to a dunk. He might be the most fun of the 3 to watch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Also can't leave Aaron Gordon out of the conversation for #1 in 2013. Long, can handle, shoot, pass and is a very fluid athlete. Saw him get a steal, go directly behind his back and then bounce it through a defenders legs on the way to a dunk. He might be the most fun of the 3 to watch...
    How is his shot? I just had him pictured as a freak athlete who was going to pull a board or two and dunk on anything and everything. If he has a shot to go with his game then I bet he would be knocking on the door to being the numero uno in 2013'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolamite View Post
    How is his shot? I just had him pictured as a freak athlete who was going to pull a board or two and dunk on anything and everything. If he has a shot to go with his game then I bet he would be knocking on the door to being the numero uno in 2013'.
    Looked good this weekend. Skill level is rapidly improving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Looked good this weekend. Skill level is rapidly improving...
    If his game keeps coming along like that he is going to be a super freak coming out of high school. Good chance he will continue to grow another inch or two as well and thats scary. Good frame already even with the length.

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    Omar Calhoun really improved his stock this weekend. If there is a better pure perimeter shooter in the class I have not yet seen them. Shot comes off pure every time and even when he does miss it looks smooth. Always that one NY Gauchos guard that blows up in the spring and this year it is Calhoun. UL and UK on the radar for him.

    I was talking to Harvey Grant during his son Jerami's game on Saturday night and he said he was going to have a talk with him about being more aggressive when they got back to the hotel. It must have been some talk because Jerami was all over the place Sunday morning in a win over Albany City Rocks. Looked like a different kid compared to Friday and Saturday...

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    Gauchos turn out the guards thats for sure. They are like the AAU version of Oak Hill when it comes to producing talented guards.

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