Last Thursday the Wildcat faithful were treated to the Harrison Twins announcing their intentions to come to Kentucky. This Thursday we may get more of the same from James Young as he will announce his college destination today at 5:00 PM on ESPN.
Young has visited Kentucky and Kentucky only. Michigan State, Syracuse and Kansas are all supposed to be in the running for him as well, but I don’t anticipate any shockers this evening. It seems that Young has been all in on Kentucky ever since John Calipari offered him a scholarship.
There won’t be the drama that surrounded the Harrison Twins last week, but the euphoria should be just as big. Young is a top 10 player and he further solidifies what will be the best recruiting class in history.
An early welcome to Big Blue Nation, James.
Another kid that seems to be all in at Kentucky is Karl Towns, Jr. The number one player in the 2015 class announced yesterday that he will be attending Big Blue Madness tomorrow night. He already holds an offer from Kentucky and he has already played for John Calipari on the Dominican Republic National team.
Towns, Jr. visited the Florida Gators last Saturday during their game against the LSU Tigers. He apparently hated it. He tweeted the entire game about how hot it was and how miserable he was on the sideline.
He won’t be miserable at BBM.
Is it time to start inching towards the panic button with Nerlens Noel? The NCAA has issued the 45 day practice period for Noel as they have not yet cleared him from their investigation on how he paid for some of his unofficial visits. Noel will be able to practice with the team for 45 days but he will not be able to play in any exhibition or regular season games.
First off: this has nothing to do with Kentucky. This is all on Noel and his family, so don’t let people try to spin it in any other way. He made unofficial visits to Syracuse and Louisville, so don’t let Cards fans act holier than thou.
It seems that this issue should be resolved with Noel missing a few games, much like John Wall did during his time at Kentucky. Wall had to sit out one exhibition game and one regular season game and pay back some money for his unofficial visits.
Noel is cleared academically, now let’s get over this little snafu and look ahead. Come on NCAA, don’t drag your feet.