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

Are the Kentucky Wildcats turning up the heat on Amile Jefferson? Is Anthony Bennett Florida Gators bound?

I had just prepared a Nightcap talking about how Anthony Bennett had both Kentucky and Florida in a holding pattern when CBS’s Jeff Borzello’s Twitter account caused me to change all that.  Borzello was apparently asked about Anthony Bennett and Amile Jefferson on Twitter tonight and he relayed some of his thoughts on Twitter:

Jeff Borzello@jeffborzello

Was asked about Amile Jefferson on SiriusXM … been hearing a lot of talk about Kentucky turning up the heat on him. Could end up there.

Jeff Borzello@jeffborzello

Are NC State and Duke still the favorites for him? Certainly. But the longer he puts off a decision, the more ground Kentucky makes up

Jeff Borzello@jeffborzello

No clue. And I think Bennett will go to Florida. RT @g_dobbins: when do you think he will announce? Any word on Bennett?


It’s all rumor and speculation at this point, but Borzello is one of the few to say he thinks Florida is in the lead for Bennett.  In the end, Kentucky will be in very good shape next year if they can get either Bennett or Jefferson.  Jefferson is a very solid player in his own and is more than a consolation prize for Bennett.  That said, Kentucky is behind both Duke and N

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