Kentucky Wildcats turn up the heat on Amile Jefferson after Anthony Bennett eliminates the Cats

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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

 

So much for what the recruiting “experts” think.  For months, the recruitment of Anthony Bennett was thought to be a two horse race between SEC heavyweights Kentucky and Florida.  Shows what they know.  Within a span of 60 hours over the weekend, Anthony Bennett, the top ranked recruit in the 2012 class, knocked both Florida and Kentucky off his list in rapid succession.  Bennett is down to a Final Two of Oregon and UNLV and will decide within the week.  To be honest, I really don’t buy the reason that Bennett’s AAU coaches gave Adam Zagoria:

“He really likes Kentucky,” CIA Bounce coaches Tony McIntyre and Mike George told SNY.tv. “He loves what they’re doing there. But Anthony feels it would be a better fit at UNLV or Oregon.

“He likes Oregon and UNLV better. He has a chance to be an immediate impact” at those schools.

Granted, Bennett would have made a huge impact at either Florida and UK as well but you can’t win them all.  Kentucky now turns their attention and will be turning up the heat on Amile Jefferson.  Rivals has Jefferson listed as the 7th best PF and 36th best player overall and he is down to Kentucky, North Carolina State, Duke, Ohio State, and Villanova.  Amile Jefferson has been delaying his decision for a while.  Duke and NC State fans think it was to see if Mason Plumlee and C.J Leslie would declare for the NBA Draft, but if that was the case, he would have chosen by now.  Kentucky fans think it was to see what Anthony Bennett would do.  Now that Bennett has clipped the Cats, we should hear from Jefferson soon.

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