February 12, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts against the Florida Gators during the first half at the Stephen C. O

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: John Calipari watching 2014 recruits at Reebok Breakout and Peach Jam

This week started the summer evaluation period for college head coaches, and the Reebok Breakout Camp as well as The Peach Jam kicked off. The Peach Jam is known as the biggest recruiting event in the country, and it always brings a very large amount of coaches from schools all over the country.

John Calipari was at the Reebok Breakout camp last night watching Emmanuel Mudiay, Rashad Vaughn, and Josh Perkins who doesn’t have an offer as of now. Mudiay is known as a heavy Kentucky lean according to almost every major recruiting service. As for Rashad Vaughn I think he could end up at Kentucky as well, but nobody knows as of yet. When Theo Pinson committed to North Carolina earlier last month that helped Kentucky with Vaughn, because UNC already has a loaded backcourt for 2014.

Josh Perkins doesn’t have a Kentucky offer as of yet, but nobody would be surprised if he ended up getting one very soon. He will make his decision in August, and has been quoted on saying that he and Mudiay are becoming really close friends.

Today John Calipari traveled to Augusta to watch some other 2014 targets at the Peach Jam, and came away with some new names as well. Anybody who keeps up with Kentucky recruiting knows the names Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Stanley Johnson, Malik Newman, Trey Lyles, and Craig Victor, but I doubt anybody knew of some of the names that popped up as potential Kentucky offers.

Kelly Oubre is a 6-6 prospect from Texas who will play for Findley Prep this upcoming season with Rashad Vaughn who made it official yesterday. Oubre told Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader that Calipari hasn’t officially offered him, but he gets the feeling it will be coming soon after the Peach Jam. Oubre is ranked in the top 20 on every major recruiting service, and has offers from Kansas, Louisville, Georgetown, and Connecticut. Kansas got on him early so I think they will have the upper hand, but never count out Calipari and staff.

Another new name that popped up on the radar today was 4 star big man Angel Delgado who is from the Dominican Republic, and plays for the DR national team who was coached by John Calipari, and now is Kentucky assistant coach Orlanda Antigua. Delgado has a lot of Kentucky ties in his family as his dad played for Coach Cal, and of course the Dominican Republic relationship with Karl Towns and the Kentucky coaches. If Kenutcky offers then it should be a lock for Kentucky.

John Calipari will have to work very hard with this class to lock up the #1 spot for the fifth year straight, but even if they don’t get the #1 spot they will have a solid class.


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