Kentucky had 10 McDonald's All-Americans in the 15 years before Calipari arrived. In his four recruiting classes, Calipari now has 10 McDonald's All-Americans and could raise that total depending on who he signs in the spring. Tubby Smith had seven McDonald's selections in 10 years and Rick Pitino had five in eight seasons. Patrick Patterson was the only honoree for Billy Gillispie.
Kentucky recruiting targets Shabazz Muhammad, Anthony Bennett, Devonta Pollard, Amile Jefferson and Tony Parker were all named McDonald's All-Americans Thursday. They all have Kentucky high on their lists of possible schools.