It was a big day yesterday for the Kentucky Wildcats as John Calipair received two letters of intent from his 2013 class. Marcus Lee and Derek Willis officially became Wildcats, adding size and talent to the team. James Young has not yet signed but is expected to this week.
The big dogs of this class, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, did not sign yesterday, but will very soon according to their father. The Twins opened the season for their high school team last night and exploded for a combined 53 points. Their team score total? 87. Here is the video of the Harrison Twins balling out:
Yeah, these guys are good. Kentucky already has the top class in 2013.
Louisville had a big day yesterday too as they signed Akoy Agau and JUCO transfer Chris Jones, who Rick Pitino says is the best point guard he has ever recruited (I’m not making that up). And if you are going, “Huh?” at these names, you aren’t the only one.
So, Chris Jones is the best point guard Rick Pitino has ever recruited? Not Tony Delk, or Travis Ford, or Wayne Turner, or even Taquan Dean or Peyton Siva, but Chris Jones. This marks the 458th ignorant statement Pitino has made at Louisville. This ranks right up there with “Mike Marra is the best pure three point shooter I have ever seen”, “Kyle Kuric is unguardable this year”, and “Luke Hancock is the best player on the team.” People need to realize that it’s the kiss of death if Pitino hypes you to any degree whatsoever.
Some other big recruiting news happened yesterday as Karl Towns, Jr. announced that he will be making his decision on December 4th. Towns Jr. is 6’11 and is the number one player in the 2015 class. He spent the summer playing for John Calipari on his Dominican national team. He has already taken a visit to Kentucky and had nothing but rave reviews about his experience.
He also took a visit to Florida, a school he is considering, but complained about the heat on twitter the entire time he was on the sideline of the Gators football game. Adam Zagoria seems to think that it would be a total shock if the five star big man chooses any other school over Kentucky. I agree.