Madness key to landing bigs in blue Part 3

Part three of a series focusing on 2012 front court players visiting for Big Blue Madness. Small forward T.J. Warren's is the focus of this installment.

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 to bat is T.J. Warren. Warren, the 6-7 195 pound small forward out of North Carolina, may be the least hyped visiting forward or center who is slated to attend Big Blue Madness. This is no small feat considering that Warren is Scout's 5th ranked small forward, and is rated

Rob Harrington, reporting for Inside Carolina, wrote of Warren, "Warren is a natural scorer, the type whose ability to accumulate points can't always be described in a conventional fashion. He's a smooth jump shooter to 20 feet and also is above-average in terms of quickness and leaping ability, but the aspect of his game that's most instinctive is his pattern of scoring seemingly at odd moments.

"Warren is an excellent mid-range finisher in transition and even when running at full speed and launching a short jump shot off of one foot. He doesn't require much time to pull the trigger or even a completely clean look, and he hits a much higher percentage of off-balance shots than one typically expects. Defenders understandably treat those attempts as likely rebounding opportunities, but frequently Warren gracefully lofts those unorthodox shots through the net."

It is tough for me to discount any forward with the offensive skills that Warren possesses when Calipari is on the road recruiting.

In early September Warren told Pack Pride, "I'm down to Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, UNC and NC Stated. I'm going to take official visits to all five of those schools. That's my final five. I really thought about it and those are the schools I'm looking at now."

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