How about putting together an Elite Camp that had eluded Lexington for many years?
From all reports, putting together the camp--which must be done in strict compliance with NCAA rules, while still hoping to attract some of the nation's finest basketball players--was performed almost flawlessly, although only a scant four weeks of preparation or so was available. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reports that at least one of the rising stars that attended, six-foot-eight power forward Olek Czyz, was offered a scholarship, and without a doubt, the Camp served as a prime unofficial visit for other elite stars. The Camp attracted such stars, and possible UK targets, as Czyz, Vilarino, Demarcus Cousins, Dakotah Euton, and Noah Cottrill.
The Camp also served as a reunion for former Kentucky Wildcat players--guys like Rajon Rondo, Marquis Estill, and Erik Daniels worked the camp, serving as a walking-talking advertisement for Kentucky. Current UK basketball players also worked the camp, allowing scrimmaging and interaction with these UK targets.
Shortly after being named Kentucky's head coach, Gillispie was asked if the ninth grade was about the right time to begin recruiting a kid. Gillispie replied, "if you're behind." With efforts like these, it is hard to imagine Gillispie being behind for very long.