John Calipari and staff have put together an amazing 2013 class with 8 commitments, and still waiting on Andrew Wiggins to make his decision. With so much talent coming in this season ESPN’s Chad Ford said that Kentucky could have 8 picks in the 1st round with 4 of them maybe going in the top 10. So what does that mean? It means Kentucky will be extremely loaded this season, and that they are going to most likely have most of these guys for only one year. Kentucky already has a commitment in the 2014 class top 10 forward out of New Jersey Karl Towns. So I wanted to give you my wish list for who I want to join Towns in Lexington.
Jahlil Okafor- The reason why I want Okafor to join Towns is because the versatility those two big guys play with. Towns can play outside, and shoot lights out from 3 point range at 7 foot tall. Okafor is a bruiser down low, and I like to compare him to Demarcus Cousins. Okafor is very quick for a guy his size, and has amazing hands under the basket. If Cal can somehow get Okafor to join towns in Lexington that will give Kentucky the best frontcourt in college basketball.
Emmanuel Mudiay- When I saw Mudiay play earlier this year I was amazed by the speed he has, and the leadership ability he brings on and off the court. I compare Mudiay to a quicker John Wall. Yes, I said a quicker John Wall something I never thought I would say, but Mudiay is extremely quick. One thing Wall had to work on in college was his jump shot, but if Kentucky lands Mudiay they won’t have that problem. Mudiay does everything so well that I can’t find a flaw in his game, and I really hope he becomes our point guard after the Harrison Twins depart Lexington for the NBA.
Stanley Johnson- I know most people would have said top 5 forward Trey Lyles, but I think Johnson will be a better college player for one season in college. I talked to a scout this weekend that watched Johnson in Los Angeles, and he compared him to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and if anybody can be a MKG I am all for it. John Calipari was in LA to watch Johnson as well, and he already has an offer.
If we can get this class or add Cliff Alexander, Trey Lyles, Rashaad Vaughn then John Calipari will have another #1 recruiting class coming into Lexington for the 2014-2015 season.