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In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

Yesterday, 08:25 AM

Was watching an ESPN recruiting show and the talked about Jayson Tatum. Nothing new, but what struck me is the "rankings might still shift a little". Really these top 20 kids have been analyzed and evaluated since they were in 8th grade, what is going to change that much in the next three months.
Perhaps committing to SLU today would drop Jayson down a few notches and whoever commits to DUK and UK moves up....nah could not happen.

I believe there is some of that going on. I also believe there isn't a dominant player in this class. The top 3 guys have been shuffled for the past 18 months now. Jayson could still become that guy. He's 17 and still growing.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

25 April 2015 - 12:48 PM

MKG was a top 5 high school player that went 2nd in the draft. But I agree that there are examples where being just another horse in the stable has hurt a UK player's draft status. Oddly enough it's players that stay. Andrew Harrison and Willie Cauley Stein would have been better off declaring after their freshman years. Limited minutes and intense, prolonged media scrutiny destroyed any upside these kids ever had.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

25 April 2015 - 10:19 AM

Davis, Wall, and Cousins were going to be big time pros regardless of what college they spent one season at.

I also believe this. But for some reason the one and doners don't appear to believe it. If Ivan Rabb and Malik Newman and Jayson Tatum can show their peers there's another way, the recruiting landscape could change overnight.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

25 April 2015 - 08:07 AM

How many players that went to Kentucky (outside of Anthony Davis) are actually superstars in the NBA?

I wouldn't use this line of argument. There were 3 UK guys in the NBA all-star game.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

25 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

Can sort of see why he wants to decide soon.  He looks like he is starting to get annoyed answering the same questions over and over again

I saw the same thing. If this "reporter" was trying to persuade Tatum to suit up for Duke or UK, this is the worst way to go about it.