May 142013

Andrew Wiggins is going to Kansas, but Kentucky should be just fine for next season.

Here’s a look at the Wildcats’ eight-man recruiting class, which includes six McDonald’s All-Americans and the two best players from the Bluegrass.

UK’s recruiting class of 2013
Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Aaron Harrison SG 6-5 205 Houston 7 4 9 5
Andrew Harrison PG 6-5 205 Houston 5 3 5 4
Dominique Hawkins G 6-1 170 Richmond, Ky. 155
Dakari Johnson C 6-11 250 New York City 9 18 7 8
Marcus Lee F 6-9 200 Antioch, Calif. 19 21 25 14
Julius Randle PF 6-8 240 Plano, Texas 2 5 3 2
Derek Willis SF 6-9 200 Mt. Washington, Ky. 115 59
James Young G/F 6-6 200 Rochester, Mich. 11 10 8 10

  3 Responses to “Eight is enough: A look at UK’s No. 1 recruiting class”

  1. It will be interesting to see which of these guys step up and make big improvements in their game on both ends of the floor.

  2. Betcha practices are going to be a bit intense this year. going to be a lot of gang substitutions in games I would think, allowing UK to just wear opponents out, much like hockey teams substituting lines. Now if everyone will just live up to their billing…

  3. I like the class Kentucky has without Wiggins. The competition for playing time is already going to be fierce, but with Wiggins in the picture I think there might have been some bad feelings. I think Wiggins would have been happier at Kentucky, but I’m not sure the team would have been. Too much compteition might not be so good. Besides, some of the players he would have competed with, such as James Young who had always dreamed of coming to Kentucky, may perform better than Wiggins because of their passion for the school. I don’t think Wiggins has a passion for any school, he just loves the game. He’ll be fine at Kansas or any school and I wish him well.

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