Three of the recruits committed to the Kentucky Wildcats were in action Saturday. As known, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are not for every player, so when a recruit earns a scholarship and signs on to play for Coach Cal, the nation watches. Fortunately, they all played extremely well yesterday. Here is how the did individually and what some local papers had to say about them.
Karl Towns- 29 points, 21 rebounds, 12 blocks, and six assists.
Senior Karl Towns, a 7-1 center headed to Kentucky, recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 21 rebounds and 12 blocks and added six assists to lead St. Joseph of Metuchen, No. 1 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, to a 70-55 victory over Piscataway in a Greater Middlesex Conference-Red Division contest in Metuchen.
Trey Lyles- 45 points and 17 rebounds.
The 6-10 Lyles, a Kentucky recruit, scored a school-record 45 points and added 17 rebounds. The senior went to work in the post in the second half, repeatedly getting to the free-throw line. He scored 21 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime, going 17-for-20 from the line.
Tyler Ulis- 30 points and 10 assists.
In the middle game Kentucky-bound guard Tyler Ulis recorded 30 points and 10 assists to lead Marian Catholic (Ill.) past Detroit Country Day 74-60.
With most of this years team being projected to come back, these recruits should be able to step right in and learn the system seamlessly. If that is the case, and not too much pressure is put on the freshman to play hard and carry the team, next years team might be very similar to the 2012 team that had an excellent blend of veterans and young talent. Regardless of what happens, however, one thing is for sure. It will be another exciting year to sit back and watch these young stars develop right before our eyes. Something Kentucky fans have grown accustomed to doing and something that never gets old!