One thing is certain, Kentucky's John Calipari has plenty of slots to fill on his roster.
With a stud 2011 class ready to tip off their frosh season in the coming weeks the Kentucky coach is in a position where he will have several scholarships to fill immediately, and that number could grow in the spring should Anthony Davis, Mike Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague may face draft decisions.
Of immediate concern for Calipari is replacing players he knows will not be on the 2012-2013 roster. Gone will be do-it-all swingman Darius Miller, who plays every position except center during the course of a season. Center Eloy Vargas will leave a void in the post. Combo forward Terrence Jones could have been a lottery pick last Juney, but chose to return for another title run. Doron Lamb enters this season with his eyes set on the NBA lottery next June.
The NBA's CBA agreement would have no impact with Jones and Lamb, as speculation has been that the rule will either remain intact, or go to a two-year rule. They are odds on favorites to declare for the draft next spring.
A player apparently being recruited to replace Jones as a 3/4 is Perry Ellis. Ellis is set to announce his decision at 2:45 pm tomorrow.
Can Calipari pull off a sweep of his rivals by landing Ellis? Goodwin was heavily recruited by Arkansas, Kansas has been hot on the trail of Ellis. Calipari made both players priorities, and both have chosen to make announcements soon after in home visits by Kentucky.
Will Ellis join Goodwin?
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