Here we are, about two months until the early signing period for college basketball starts (November 14) and so far, John Calipari has just one commitment for the 2013 class. Should Kentucky fans be worried? Of course not. The unofficial motto has become “In Cal we trust” when it comes to recruiting. That said, it has been a while since we did a recruiting post, so I decided to take a look at some of the top recruits and see where things stand. But first, let’s take a quick look at the current roster.
It was announced this weekend that walk ons Brian Long and Sam Malone were given scholarships for the 2012-13 season. That leaves Kentucky with one available scholarship so they will be ready if there is a high profile transfer and won’t be left in the cold as they were with Jarnell Stokes. That said, the most likely addition may be Tony Trocha. Trocha will enroll in a school in January and he has an offer from UK. That said, he still has to pass the SAT and you wonder how much of an impact he can make at the mid-season mark. But for now, Kentucky has the option to add a player and that is a good option to have.
Also, any discussion of recruiting has to include Andrew Wiggins. It is going to be a “will he or won’t he” story as to whether he reclassifies into the 2013 class, but hopefully that decision will be made in the next couple of months. Kentucky and FSU are considered to be the leaders for Wiggins and both John Calipari and Leonard Hamilton were watching Wiggins in person yesterday. North Carolina is really the only other school mentioned as being in the running for Wiggins. Wiggins’s AAU coach says that aside from those three, other coaches are not even trying to recruit Andrew:
“I’ll say this as my statement on his recruitment, these college coaches need to stop assuming and take a chance and recruit him,” George told Rivals.com. “A lot of people assume that he’s going to Florida State because of his parents or Kentucky or whatever because it’s presented like that in the media. All of these assumptions are made but it has never come out of his mouth.”
It is looking more and more likely that Wiggins may reclassify. With that in mind, lets look at some of Kentucky’s other 2013 targets that are ranked in the Rivals Top Ten. Be prepared, Kentucky is still involved with almost every available top ten prospect.