Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fans are a blessed lot. Basketball recruiting has turned into a 24/7/365 job for John Calipari and the only thing better than actually signing these top rated players is the constant speculating on who Kentucky will get. We are all recruiting junkies now and I have your morning fix.
How about a 2013 class that includes Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, AND Julius Randle? Let’s throw in Andrew Wiggins if he reclassifies also. I know, supposedly Randle did not want to play with the Harrisons or even Andrew Wiggins, but it appears that is not exactly the case:
Randle said if Wiggins pulled the trigger for Kentucky, he would consider joining him there.
“Yeah, I’ve talked to Andrew a little bit,” Randle said. “If he went to Kentucky I wouldn’t consider not going there. I like Andrew and I like his game a lot. Like I’ve said before, playing with other great players makes the game easier.”
Speaking of great players, Randle said he has no problem with Aaron and Andrew Harrison and isn’t sure where the Internet rumors to the contrary came from.
“Yeah, I don’t know where that came from, but that’s not true at all,” Randle said.
“I mean, people try to start rumors all the time. I don’t know if it’s for Websites or anything, but I have no problem playing with them.”
This type of monster class would of course cause the internet to explode, cause Pete Thamel’s frequent fly-er miles to triple, and result in CBS Sports releasing 12 new polls trying to find a new way to call John Calipari a cheater. But as they say, haters are gonna hate. Sign this class up.
In a related bit of news for the 2013 class, Xavier Rathan – Mayes will release his top 5 today. Lest we forget, he is a team mate of Andrew Wiggins so if Kentucky is in his top 5, expect the Wiggins reclassification talk to heat up a bit from Kentucky fans.
It seems the earlier speculation linking the Harrison Twins to Big Blue Madness may have been just that: speculation. Andrew Harrison told Adam Zagoria that he and his brother will visit SMU this fall, but was not sure about the other schools on their list:
“I’m not sure because I visited those schools quite a few [times] so I’m not sure,”
Regardless of what the Harrison Twins do, 2013 is going to be a loaded class. So loaded that losing a pair of players like the Harrison twins would not be a death-knell to Kentucky’s class. Not to downplay the Harrisons, but the amount of talent in this class is flat out sick.
Ready for the UK basketball alumni game on September 15? Well here is the ticket information on the game:
Tickets go on sale Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Priced at $100 (premium lower level), $40 (lower level) and $20 (upper level), tickets can be purchased only at the Rupp Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Keep in mind, the UK alumni game is at 2:00PM on September 15, which allows you more than ample time to get to Commonwealth Stadium for Kentucky’s 7:00 PM game versus Western Kentucky.