As most of you know, the past couple of weeks for Kentucky basketball have been all about recruiting for the 2012-13 roster. With names popping up left and right of people that Kentucky is pursuing, it leaves me to question how many of these guys are legitimate candidates for this team. Kentucky can’t be number one on the list of every recruit they go after, although there are very few reasons as to want to play anywhere else. Anthony Bennett, Amile Jefferson, Torian Graham, Montrezel Harrell, Mark Lyons, and Mislav Brzoja have all been talked about recently in regards to filling out UK’s roster for next season. However, the thing that sticks out for me the most is that Coach Cal has already stated that he wants one more player to fill out the roster. I’m not sure if that means he will only take one of those listed players, but you have to think that the more he lands, the better the team, right?
I would think that the chances of UK getting a commitment from Anthony Bennett is the highest possibility out of any of the names, but even with the signing of Bennett, there is still a gapping hole on the bench for the guard position. Ryan Harrow is a very capable player who has already been under Coach Cal for a year, but every player will need time to rest. With Archie Goodwin being the only other highly talked about guard on the team, it seems to be a necessity that one other guard is acquired. With the obvious choice for Xavier transfer Mark Lyons being to pick Arizona, it comes down to Torian Graham and Mislav Brzoja. While Kentucky was high on Graham’s list a while back, not giving him any attention while they went after Shabazz Muhammad might have hurt their chances. Croatian guard Mislav Brzoja just visited UK earlier today and it would seem that Cal’s chances of reeling him in are very high. With the addition of Bennett and Brzoja, I feel that next season’s Kentucky Wildcats have a legitimate shot at being the best team in the country, yet again. That being said, I’ll say what I have been saying every season under Coach Cal, trust in him. He hasn’t failed to get the job done in his first three seasons so there is no reason to doubt his abilities now.