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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting News: Troy Williams Drops UK


July 13, 2012;Alexandria, VA USA;University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari (right) watches the game between USA West and USA Midwest during the Nike Global Challenge at Episcopal High School. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

An ESPN recruiting story on former UK target Troy Williams is no longer considering UK. He will make an unofficial visit to UNC on October 12 for their Midnight Madness, as UNC was believed to be who Williams was deciding between along with UK earlier in the Spring when it appeared he was ready to make his commitment. After madness, he will take an official visit to Indiana, then eventually make trips to Louisville, Ohio State, Arkansas and Alabama. So it s likely that while the Cats were unable to get him, they’ll likely be facing him in the near future.

West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins and assistant Larry Harrison will be watching 2015 big man Karl Towns tonight at St. Joe’s Metuchen. Towns is believed to already be a UK lean after John Calipari was able to coach him and build a relationship with him during his time with the Dominican Republic team. It looks as though that was time well-invested, as Towns is quickly gaining the attention of college coaches everywhere, and is projected to be one of, if not, the top player in the class of 2015.

SLAM Magazine did a feature piece on UK target Andrew Wiggins, who’s expected to announce his reclassification into the 2013 class within the coming weeks. but whichever class he’s a part of, he’s regarded by most as the best high school basketball player right now:

"In the same gym hours earlier, Wiggins put on a show that coaches from nearly every major college program—Coach Cal from Kentucky, Rick Pitino from Louisville and Roy Williams from UNC, to name a few—witnessed. He led Canada in an upset of the same USA-East squad that he’s now watching lose to Brazil. In that game, Wiggins scored 23 points, added 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and a steal in 39 minutes. He didn’t play perfectly, but the promise he showed was enough to reinforce what scouts already know: Andrew Wiggins is probably one of the most gifted prep players in North America, and he already possesses NBA-ready tools and physique."

Bullit East guard and current UK commit Derek Willis sat down with the Courier Journal for an interview in which he revealed he’s planning to come to UK for Big Blue Madness, but may not use the trip as his official visit:

"I’m not sure. I was thinking about doing it for Big Blue Madness, but I’m not sure. … I’ll definitely be there (for Madness). I’m not sure yet (if it’ll be an official visit). I’m really looking forward to getting down there, but there’s a lot of stuff I need to work on and a lot of improvement I need to do before I get down there."

Despite being a walk-on relegated to the bench for his first two seasons at Kentucky, Jarrod Polson is still confident he can hang with the best players in the nation, probably because he routinely goes against them during practice.