The brother of NBA guard Jeff Teague, Marquis is known as the nation's top lead guard. He has the size, speed and athleticism to make plays his peers can't.
Throw in his vision, passing and ability to slice through the lane and score and there's some distance between Teague and the rest of the class.
Barring a rule change or injury, Teague is on the fast track to the NBA, and that's precisely why he opted for the Wildcats.
"It helped a lot," he said "I saw what he did with [John Wall]. He knows how to coach good guards and he knows what it takes to get them to the next level. Why wouldn't you want to play for the best coach for point guards?"
Prior to making his final collegiate decision, Teague opted to talk to Wall and Knight to gauge their opinion of Calipari and how he handles point guards.
"When I was up there I talked to John Wall and Brandon Knight," Teague said. "They told me he lets you have a lot of freedom, make a lot of decisions and just be a playmaker."
"I'm a point guard," he added. "That's my biggest thing. I wanted to play for a coach that would allow me to play my game and wouldn't hold me back."
Calipari will certainly let him play his game.
He let Wall play to the tune of 16.6 points and 6.5 assists a game. This year Knight is pumping in 17.7 points and 4.1 assists per outing. Is there any doubt Teague will put up similar numbers?
"I think that's going to be fun," Teague said. "We are going to give some people some trouble in the SEC. We are going to have fun with that."
If history has anything to do with it, giving others in the SEC and across the country trouble – at least at the point guard spot – is expected.