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With an abundance of scholarships available for the 2010 class, Kentucky has cast a wide net for that specific group. Kentucky is looking to replace shooting guard Jodie Meeks that season. One player who could step in and pick up the slack is Stacey Poole.

With an abundance of scholarships available for the 2010 class, Kentucky has cast a wide net for that specific group. Kentucky is looking to replace shooting guard Jodie Meeks that season. One player who could step in and pick up the slack is Stacey Poole.

Playing for Andrew Jackson High School (Fl.) in Jacksonville, Poole has emerged as a top 100 prospect nationally. "I really play the game to win. What I'm really strong at is that I can shoot, pass and get to the rim well," said Poole. "I can just dominate a game when I want to," he said.

Stacey's not without points of improvement, however. "I need to get better at my ball handling. And I want to work on my rebounding. I get a little lazy on the rebounding. I need to keep working all my skills and them right," Poole said.

Still, his few limitations obviously don't out-weigh his assets. There are several schools that are highly interested in Poole's services. "Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami and Kansas are recruiting me hardest. Also, Ole Miss," he said. "I'm wide open. I'd like to hear from North Carolina too," he said.

Poole's father, Stacey Sr. was a player for the Florida Gators back in the early 90s. Are the Gators involved with this legacy prospect? "They are recruiting me, but not that heavily. It's an off and on thing. I like Florida, but it's not really a big deal. I'm willing to go out of state to play ball," Poole commented.

Poole still has plenty of time to make his decision, as he's just beginning his junior year. "I want to wait until after next summer. I'll probably make my decision in the fall of my senior year," Poole said.

Stacey Poole is a four-star prospect and the 18th rated player in the nation according to Scout.com's 2010 rankings.


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