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Kentucky inked a single player during the early signing period. Stacey Poole was the lone new prospect, but Kentucky is involved with several players who could be difference makers.

Kentucky inked a single player during the early signing period. Stacey Poole was the lone new prospect, but Kentucky is involved with several players who could be difference makers.

Brandon Knight - Knight is the most coveted player in the 2010 class. The smooth point guard has the size and the scoring ability to play the off guard, but can also run the offense with the best points in the nation. Knight has put on a show all season long and cemented his spot atop the class. With attention coming from Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Connecticut and Miami, he's no where near a decision at this point. This could be a signing day decision.

C.J. Leslie - One of the most athletic players in the nation, Leslie has kept his recruitment very close to the vest. He was previously committed to North Carolina State, but things changed and now he's considering the Wolfpack along with Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Oregon and Florida. Leslie has visited Lexington on an unofficial visit recently, but still hasn't made his official visit to the campus. Expect that to happen before he commits anywhere.

Josh Selby - Brandon Knight might be the top rated guard in the class, but few players are as explosive as Josh Selby in the backcourt. Selby has lit up the scoreboard all season and is likely going to continue that trend through the post season. Selby plans to visit Kentucky in March and has already made a trip to Arizona. Syracuse, Connecticut and Indiana are also under consideration for the star guard. A decision for Selby will likely come late in the process.

Justin Coleman - Justin Coleman was a sleeper prospect early on, but he has gained notoriety during the season and during the summer with outstanding performances. Justin excells at getting to the basket and finishing above the rim. Coleman has offers from Louisville, Arkansas, Providence and South Florida. Kentucky is showing heavy interest as well. The five-star wing hasn't made any official visits, but he has been to Louisville and will likely take one of his five official visits to Kentucky if the offer comes.

Doron Lamb - The best shooter left on Kentucky's board is Oak Hill Academy's Doron Lamb. Lamb can play either guard spot, but is best suited for the two. Lamb has taken all of his official visits, but he's not in any hurry to make his decision. He's considering offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, Connecticut and Arizona.

Terrence Jones - One of the most skilled players of the 2010 class is combo forward Terrence Jones. The Oregon native can handles the ball like a guard, but rebounds and defends like a big. Jones had taken four of his five official visits, but has not planned the fifth visit at this point. Kentucky, Oklahoma, Washington, Oregon and UCLA are all under consideration. Oregon is the only school he hasn't officially visited, but he may choose to take an unofficial to Eugene.

Terrance Ross - Ross originally committed to Maryland, but has since backed out of that choice. He still considering the Terps along with Kentucky, Duke and Kansas. The 6-foot-6 wing, is a dead-eye shooter from the perimeter, but also has the spring and athleticism needed to go to the rim and finish in traffic. No time table has been set for a decision, but expect Kentucky to be in the mix unless they land another wing player before Ross commits.

Ricardo Ratliff - Ratliffe's 6-foot-9, 220-pound frame is a perfect fit for Kentucky's needs at power forward. Ricardo is one of the best players in JUCO this season and has rebounded and scored at will for CFCC. He's got offers from Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas and Clemson. Kentucky hasn't offered, but they have come in to visit with him and if the progress in the classroom is made, Ratliffe will likely receive and offer to come in and help the Wildcats on the frontline.

Gorgui Dieng - Probably the most mysterious and least known prospect that Kentucky is recruiting, Dieng is a native of Senegal. Much like most players from Africa, Dieng has great athleticism and footwork, however, Dieng can play the game. While there is still work for him to do, he's been a high rising prospect with offers from Louisville and Marshall. Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia and Virginia Tech have all shown interest in the 6-foot-9 center prospect.


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