Eric Bledsoe signs with Kentucky

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Eric Bledsoe, Scout.com's # 37 player in the 2009 class, has signed a national letter of intent with Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky men's basketball program received a National Letter of Intent from Eric Bledsoe, Coach John Calipari announced on Wednesday.

Bledsoe, a native of Birmingham, Ala., averaged 20.3 points per game, 9.4 rebounds and 11.5 assists per game in his senior season at Parker High School in Birmingham as he led his team to the Alabama State High School championship game this season.

He joins fellow Alabamian DeMarcus Cousins (Mobile, Ala.) as the second player from that state to sign with the Wildcats this season. The two faced each other in the semifinals of the Alabama Class 5A state tournament, a game Bledsoe and his Parker teammates won 52-39.

In addition to Cousins, Bledsoe joins Darnell Dodson (Greenbelt, Md.), Kentucky Mr. Basketball Jon Hood (Madisonville) and Daniel Orton (Oklahoma City, Okla.) as members of UK's 2009 signing class.

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