I realize it is August 6th, but the Kentucky Wildcats could be on the verge of making two big additions to the 2012-13 roster. It’s been a busy afternoon on Twitter and Greg Auman of the Tampa Tribune, recently dropped the following Twitter bomb:
Hearing that UCF forward Keith Clanton hasn’t yet decided if he’ll return to Knights, but if he doesn’t, heard FSU and Kentucky are options.
UCF’s was recently put on probation which means that Clanton could transfer anywhere and be eligible immediately. Kenetucky would be a great landing spot. Clanton is a 6’9 PF that averaged 14.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.8 blocks a game. Clanton could compete with Kyle Wiltjer for a starting PF position. Clanton would be a very solid addition and like Julius Mays, will provide veteran senior leadership. The one big knock on this team will be the lack of leadership. The addition of Julius Mays helped alleviate that some. The addition of Clanton will make Kentucky the preseason number one team in the country.
The addition of Torian Graham would provide the exclaimation point. Graham is the 12th best SG in the 2012 class and depending on where you hear it from, has qualified academically for this year and is still looking at Kentucky. Not to say that Graham will start for Kentucky, but he will add another top 100 guard to the roster and provide an insurance policy if Jon Hood has trouble with his knees. The upside of Graham is huge as he is athletic and could be a game changing combo guard. To be honest, I don’t know how much he would contribute this year or of he will actually be eligible, but Kentucky is a team that could take Clanton and Graham and still have a scholarship to spare.