2013 five star power forward Marcus Lee has cut his list but it seems he has eyes for just two schools: Kentucky and California. He axed the Louisville Cardinals after they landed little known Akoy Agau, and has cut the likes of Duke, Kansas, UCLA and Indiana. It’s now either hometown California or Lexington.
John Calipari went to watch Lee work out Monday. Lee is going to be at Big Blue Madness on October 12th, so the Wildcats seem to be extremely interested in the young man. Lee’s father said that his son is very fond of both programs:
It changes every few days,” Brian Lee, Marcus’ brother, told SNY.tv. “It’s a tougher decision than most think. He likes both situations.
The Wildcats are looking at a number of power forwards in the 2013 including the number one overall recruit in Julius Randle. Anyway Cal goes will be the right way.
While Marcus Lee is looking at two schools, it appears James Young only has one in mind. The 2013 small forward recently had an in home visit with Coach Cal and immediately set up a visit to Lexington which he will go on this weekend. He announced his visit this weekend. He is a five star player that has risen up to as high as the tenth best player in the class.
Young’s coach said about his home visit with Cal:
James had a very good in-home visit with Kentucky. Coach Cal talked to James a lot about what it meant to be a part of Kentucky’s program, and how it entailed a lot more than being a basketball player. Coach Cal talked with James about the importance of being a good teammate, and how even though there is a lot of individual talent at Kentucky, it always comes back to what is best for the team.
Young has offers from Kansas, Ohio State and Missouri. I have a feeling those schools just need to go ahead and look elsewhere.
Let’s keep with the 2013 theme, shall we? USA Today high school sports (above picture courtesy of them) has a very interesting read about Julius Randle and his in-home college visits. Randle said Cal’s message to him was plain and simple: come to Kentucky for a year, compete for a national title and dress nice for draft night.
Julius Randle said this about how coach Cal sells Kentucky:
Most coaches sell their school,” he says. “Coach Cal carries himself like what he’s done sells itself.
Randle’s mother also weighed in on the John Calipari experience:
Cal is just, well, Cal,” Kyles says of Kentucky coach John Calipari, who showed up at 7:45 that evening. “He’s just got swag. I mean he had a driver. There wasn’t any presentation – it was just Cal talking off the cuff and chilling out with us.
The article also includes his visits with NC State and North Carolina. Read the entire thing here. It’s an in depth look at how these coaches recruit kids in their own homes. And it is clear that Calipari does it like no one else.