I don’t think we have to worry about James Young not honoring his commitment to Kentucky. Young is showing his love for the Wildcats on his sleeve … literally. Young followed in the trend of Nerlens Noel and body modification by getting a Wildcat themed basketball tatt on his arm. Young showed off the above picture on his twitter account. Just hope he saved room on the other arm for a NCAA championship trophy tatt.
John Calipari is not finished putting together his 2013 recruiting class just yet and his biggest target is Julius Randl. And you can forget those rumors of Randle pulling the trigger in the next couple of weeks or the rumors that Kentucky is third in the running. According to Randle’s mother, nothing has changed and her son will commit in the spring:
Julius Randle’s mother says her son is still considering Kentucky even after the commitment of Marcus Lee and that he will commit in the spring as originally planned.
“We’re happy for the young man and his family,” Carolyn Kyles told SNY.tv Saturday in reference to the 6-foot-8 Lee, who pledged to Kentucky last week, becoming the fifth member of John Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class.
“That was their commitment [based] on what was best for Marcus. Great players complement other great players on their team. Julius and his family will talk in the spring and decide the best place for him. Nothing has changed his thought about Kentucky. He’s still considering Kentucky.”
Randle keeps a recruiting blog on USA Today and he had this to say about the Harrisons committing to Kentucky:
“Potentially playing with two great guards would make it easier for me,” he wrote. “I think that we would have a legit shot to win a national championship in our first year because I don’t see any guards in the country that would be better than them.”
Consider this one from the “what could have been file”. Kentucky recruited both Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad only to have them both commit to UCLA. As of this date, neither Anderson or Muhammad have been cleared by the NCAA and apparently there is “no timeline for a resolution” in the case. Shabazz has lawyer ed up and it sounds like he is desperate with the case he is trying to make:
Once Muhammad signed a letter of intent with UCLA, the university began paying his legal bills, as allowed by NCAA regulations.
“Our position has been and continues to be that Shabazz has done absolutely nothing in violation of any NCAA bylaw,” Orr said.
The attorney has raised questions about the NCAA’s right to scrutinize past events.
“Shabazz didn’t even turn 18 until November of 2011 and until he signed with UCLA in April of this year was not under NCAA jurisdiction,” Orr said.
The NCAA has yet to formally interview Muhammad’s parents, Ron Holmes and Faye Muhammad, those with knowledge of the situation said.
I don’t think that actions before age 18 thing not counting is going to work out. Just saying.