Tubby on recruiting

Kentucky coach Tubby Smith says he could "possibly" sign more players to go with the three prospects UK has signed in the last week.

Kentucky coach Tubby Smith says he could "possibly" sign more players to go with the three prospects UK has signed in the last week.

"We anticipating signing more players. There are still a couple out there we are involved with," Smith said Tuesday.

However, the Kentucky coach certainly seemed to like the three players — A.J. Stewart, Ramon Harris and Mike Williams — that the Wildcats have already signed.

Stewart, a forward from Florida, impressed Smith by adding about 30 pounds to his frame. He's now 6-8, 210 pounds.

"He's a very athletic forward who I think can help us a lot," Smith said. "The team he is on is always one of the best in Florida. He's worked hard to add weight, which will help him."

Harris, the 2006 player of the year in Alaska, is another perimeter player. He has yet to be cleared academically to play, but Smith anticipates the 6-7, 215-pound Harris, who graduated in May, being able to join the Wildcats Dec. 15. He's already in Lexington in preparation for that move.

"He's very athletic and long. He can play inside or outside. He's very mobile and athletic," Smith said.

Because Kentucky had a scholarship still available this year, it was able to sign Harris.

"We are just happy to get a guy like Ramon," Smith said.

Williams, a 7-foot center from Virginia, only started playing basketball a few years ago after coming here from England. Smith says what he likes most about Williams is that he is "huge" and understands he's a center, not a power forward.

"I like his work ethic and how he runs the floor," Smith said. "He is a true back to the basket player. I love true post guys, but they are hard to find. He knows he is an inside player. That's probably the most attractive thing about him. So many post players want to play out on the court. He wants to be inside."


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