Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Amile Jefferson vs. Anthony Bennett

Of the four top 25 prospects remaining in the Class of 2012, Kentucky is still being considered by two of them; Amile Jefferson and Anthony Bennett. Both have been able to keep their recruiting process under wraps thus far and the possibility of signing both players is not likely, but the chance of getting at least one of these guys is pretty high. Instead of talking about what has happened throughout their recruitment so far, I’m going to break down the game of both of these players and let you decide which one you’d rather have.

Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Anthony Bennett (22) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Anthony Bennett is a big bodied power forward with a nice shooting stroke from ten to twenty-two feet out. His size allows him to move opposing players around in the post and grab rebounds on both ends of the floor. His post game is something that still needs to be improved before reaching the college level, but it is something that can be done before the start of next season. All in all, there is a reason Bennett is ranked seventh on ESPNU’s Top 100 and will make an immediate impact wherever he goes. Bennett lists Kentucky, Oregon, UNLV, and Florida as the possible places for him to play ball next year.

Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Amile Jefferson (35) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Amile Jefferson is a long, athletic forward who uses his length well on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. He can be compared to Darius Miller with his size and ability to score by driving baseline, but will not be as consistent of a jump shooter as Miller. Length is key on the defensive end and Jefferson will be able to use his length well at the next level. His long arms and quickness make it tough for offensive players to get a good shot off. Duke has long been the favorite for him, but Kentucky and North Carolina State are the two other schools being considered.

Both players possess skills needed to win a national championship and will without a doubt make an immediate impact for whichever team signs them. Two players playing the same position, with two completely different styles of play. Let Wildcat Blue Nation here your thoughts on who you would rather have wearing the blue and white next season by commenting below the post.

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