Big Blue Madness key to landing bigs in blue

Part one of a series focusing on 2012 front court players visiting for Big Blue Madness. Up first, Mitch McGary.

Big Blue Madness could be a huge factor in getting John Calipari's front court targets into Kentucky uniforms.

Indications have been given over the past several weeks that Kentucky fans attending Big Blue Madness may see a number of front court targets in attendance.

This is the first in a series of articles on front court players who have been reportedly plan to attend Big Blue Madness.

Up first is Mitch McGary.

McGary a 6-10 250 pound center has emerged as the top center in the class of 2012. McGary's stock rose substantially over the summer, and has been ranked as the number 2 player in the class by

Scout's profile evaluation of McGary states, "A post player with a solid skill level, McGary has really come along since re-classifying from 2011 to 2012. He can score inside and out with a strong face up game along with the ability to drive to the basket. McGary plays mostly below the rim, and isn't a great shot blocker."

McGary's AAU coach Wayne Brumm told Scout's Brian Snow in late August, "Mitch is down to Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, and North Carolina."

In late July KSR's own Ron "Doc" Ball evaluated McGary's play in Orlando.

Ball wrote of McGary, "Video clips usually don't do a player justice because they are basically highlights...consider nobody ever misses on youtube. Its true, highlights don't do him justice. He is far better. I think what he brings can't be measured. The kid is nonstop energy. If he comes to UK, we will love him."

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