UK recruits involved in McDonald's game

Kentucky could lose as many as five underclassmen to the NBA draft this season, in addition to the graduating seniors. Now Calipari looks to sign as many as six players this year.

Kentucky could lose as many as five underclassmen to the NBA draft this season, in addition to the graduating seniors. Now Calipari looks to sign as many as six players this year.

The Wildcats have two recruits in the fold. Stacey Poole of Jacksonville, Florida, signed with Kentucky in November. Poole led The Providence School to a state championship this season. The 6-foot-5 wing can play either the two spot or the three for the Wildcats.

Kentucky has also received a commitment from European big man, Enes Kanter. The 6-foot-10 Kanter could have gone to the NBA, but chose to hone his skills in the NCAA first. Kanter's ability to rebound and score in the post will be a welcomed addition to a team that could lose all of its frontline scoring.

McDonald's All-American Participants

Josh Selby won the McD's Dunk Contest last night with a variety of acrobatic slams. What impresses you most about Selby is his build and quickness. For Wildcat fans, his body type appears very similar to Eric Bledsoe, but he may be a little taller. Selby is a solid ball-handler capable of playing the point or the two. He can score in bunches off the dribble in the lane and has an improved three point shot. Selby is considering Kentucky, Connecticut, Kansas and Tennessee.

Brandon Knight is top point guard in the 2010 class just received the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award for the second straight year. Knight has the ability to knock down the open three as well as get to the rim and finish strong. Knight would be a great player to step in for John Wall, when Wall declares for the NBA draft. Knight is considering Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Florida and Connecticut. Knight plans to make his decision by the middle of April.

C.J. Leslie can provide immediate help for the Wildcats in the post. Leslie can face up and drive to the basket and finish in a variety of ways around the rim. Leslie is also a long-armed shot blocker who can make up a lot of ground recovering defensively. A former teammate of John Wall at Word of God (NC.), he's become very familiar with Kentucky, but he's also considering North Carolina State and Florida.

Terrence Jones is a versatile forward capable of scoring inside or out. Jones can handle the ball on the perimeter and make perimeter shots. Jones, a 6-foot-9 lefty, is also a strong defensive player. Jones is a prototype player for Calipari's dribble drive motion offense. Jones is considering Kentucky along with UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma and Oregon.

Doron Lamb is a shooting guard capable of knocking down the deep three point shot. Lamb has also worked hard on his ball-handling, making him a threat to drive into the lane and create for himself and others. Also at 6-foot-4, Lamb has very good size for a college guard. Lamb is considering West Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky and Connecticut. He will make his decision on April 17th at Jordan Classic.


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