Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Recruiting: Looking at some of the 2013 class

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CHRIS WALKER

#6   6’9   205

PF

OFFER: No

Florida. It’s going to be hard to beat Florida for this kid. He lives in Florida. Florida and Florida St were first ones to offer Chris Walker a scholly. It’s no wonder that Florida is the front-runner to get him. But Kentucky has pulled kids away from other schools (i.e. Marquis Teague and Terrence Jones). Remember the recruiting for 2013 has only just started, so there is plenty of time to sway minds. As much as Florida seems to be in the drivers seat, you get the feeling all of this would change if Kentucky just made Walker an offer. Calipari has not yet and pundits are starting to wonder why he has not gotten that offer.

Walker is the next best Power Forward behind Julius Randle(#3). Walker reminds me of Anthony Davis, now hold your horses didn’t say he was as good just reminds me of him, he is extremely talented and has ball handling skills very rare for a guy his size. Very good shot blocker and uses his length well. Like Davis, He needs to work and his low post moves and scoring ability. Also like Davis, he needs to work on getting stronger.
CONFIDENCE METER: 5.5 of 10
ANTHONY BARBER

#13   6’2″   165

PG

OFFER: No

Other than Kasey Hill (#8) and Andrew Harrison, Barber is the next elite Point Guard in the class of 2013. He is super talented with the ball, extremely fast and  can blow by you before you know it. Very athletic. He could probably improve on his defense, and his shot beyond the arch, but Teague was not that good till the end of season with the 3 and look how that turned out. Calipari and UK have not offered Barber yet and Barber shows some interest but a whole lot, but you can imagine given Caliparis track record with PG’s he’ll start thinking about the Wildcats a little more. You also have to wonder if the Harrisons are more of a priority. Also, Barber has made some comments about Duke being his “dream school” so you wonder how attainable he is.
CONFIDENCE METER:   4 of 10
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