Today is certainly a HUGE day for Calipari and his team of Kentucky Wildcats, both present and future ones. Leading off we have the announcement of 2013 prospect (9) Marcus Lee and his verbal committment to play for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2013. He’s a Cali kid and is cool with the Harrison twins. News was first broken by Stephanie Hammon because she was on site for the ESPN filming of the announcement. This is the 4th committment Calipari has secured in the past few weeks and at #9, it’s a good one. Not sure what impact this has on #3 prospect Julius Randle’s decision since they play the same position, but he isn’t in the wind yet.
Stephanie Hammon (@stephhammon)
10/17/12, 4:28 PM
It’s official: Marcus Lee of Deer Valley HS has orally committed to #Kentucky
It appears that even World Wide Wes peddling monger and part time amateur surveyor, Jeff Goodman seems to have this one correct, as his morning tweet below would indicate.
“Marcus Lee to announce today between KY and California. Would be shocked if he doesn’t pick UK. Huge upside guy.“
Later tonight, ESPN begins their All-Access look into the Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball Team, and as Aaron Smith of Cats Illustrated points out, it wasn’t initially welcomed by all the players, Harrow in particular:
“And Harrow didn’t like that. Not because he was camera-shy, but because he was afraid of what the cameras would show.”
“Me being a point guard … I’m probably going to get yelled at the most, so I wasn’t a big fan of it at first,” Harrow said. “But I think it’s pretty cool that we’ll be on ESPN and a lot of people will get to know who we are on and off the court and see what we actually have to go through.“
Living just a few minutes from Lexington and being inundated with UK basketball daily, I don’t know what else there is to show the world after he’s televised practices before, but this exposure is more icing on this enourmously large cake. Please tune in to ESPN at 7 PM tonight!
And for a moment of levity, click here for the Complete USA Today Coaches Poll. I guess little brother will get a few days of being better than UK at something, even though we will roll them again this year.