UK assistant discusses incoming hoops class

John Robic's appearance at the annual UK Ohio Convention included updates on UK's highly ranked incoming class of 2010. Kentucky had Scout's top ranked recruiting class for the class of 2010. This marked the second consecutive season where Scout ranked the Kentucky class as the best in the land.

MIDDLETOWN, OH: John Robic had these comments in regards to UK's highly ranked and highly talented Class of 2010 during Saturday's annual UK Ohio Convention.

When was the last time we heard of a UK player that had to be pushed away from the weight room? Robic discussed Scout's top ranked center in last year's class, Enes Kanter, and the hard work he is doing in the weight room.

"Enes Kanter you have to keep out of the weight room. He is a big, big young man.

"Terrence Jones is an exceptional player. The weight and strength coaches love him."

Robic's comments on the team's dedication to strength and conditioning indicates that UK fans may see more of John Calipari's famed Dribble Drive Motion Offense this season.

"This group has bought into weights and conditioning. We want to be in better shape this season because of the way we will play."

Robic also updated those in attendance on juco transfer and former top 40 Florida recruit Eloy Vargas.

"Eloy Vargas is not here yet. He is still finishing up course work. He will not go on the trip to Canada with us next month. (Note: Student-athletes must be enrolled to be eligible for out of season trips.)

If all goes as planned Vargas should receive his SEC required Associates Degree in less than one year after departing from Billy Donovan's program.

Robic spoke of the heirs apparent to first round pics John Wall and Eric Bledsoe at the guard spots. He also spoke of budding chemistry among the guard trio.

"Stacey Poole, Doron Lamb and Brandon Knight have all been good. They are all good on paper. They seem to get along very well. That's why we had success last year was because the freshmen got along and got along with returning players and I think that will happen again."

Robic was upbeat when he spoke of the progress of those players currently on campus.

"These kids really seem special. They have done an outstanding job adjusting to college life and with their academics."

Robic also commented on Kanter's eligibility, and where Scout's top center in the Class of 2010 is at in the process of being granted eligibility.

"It is in the final stages right now, but we think he will be fine," Robic said.

Like other players enrolling at NCAA schools who played overseas Kanter's status as an amateur is being investigated thoroughly by the NCAA.

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