Wildcats' top targets emerge

Kentucky is already almost assured a top five class with five star prospects Marquis Teague and Michael Gilchrist in the fold. But Calipari and his staff won't stop there.

Kentucky is already almost assured a top five class with five star prospects Marquis Teague and Michael Gilchrist in the fold. But Calipari and his staff won't stop there.

Quincy Miller – It's been clear for a year that Quincy Miller would be one of Kentucky's top targets for the 2011 class. Miller's relationship with former UK point guard John Wall has helped kick-start Miller's interest in the Wildcats. Quincy visited Kentucky multiple times last season and has often been thought of as a Kentucky lean. While there's no factual information behind that though, UK is definitely in the race for the 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward is a versatile prospect capable of knocking down the outside shot, but also capable of scoring efficiently on the inside. Miller is also an elite level athlete who uses his length and leaping ability to block multiple shots and rebound at a high rate.

LeBryan Nash – While Kentucky already has the top small forward in the 2011 class (Michael Gilchrist), Calipari is still after LeBryan Nash. Both Nash and Gilchrist could conceivably play the shooting guard spot and Gilchrist could probably even play the four in a pinch. Nash is a powerful 6-foot-6, 210 athlete who excels going to the rim and finishing through contact. Nash also knocks down the three point shot consistently. Kentucky is fairly high on Nash's list along with Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma State.

Anthony Davis - One of the biggest surprises of the 2011 class is Anthony Davis. Davis was a 6-foot-2 guard who has sprouted into a 6-foot-9, 195-pounds combo forward. Davis has the outside touch of a guard as well as the handles. But he also has the length (7-foot-4 wingspan) of a center. Davis uses his guard like skills to go around bigger players and his length helps him to overwhelm smaller players. Davis recently cut his list back to three schools, Kentucky, Ohio State and Syracuse.

Johnny O'Bryant – A physical presence down low, Johnny O'Bryant is high on many coaches' wish-lists. Much like former UK power forward Patrick Patterson, O'Bryant is a blue-collar player with a high motor and work ethic. He has the ability to knock down the open mid-range shot and also bang around with the bigs in the post. Every school in the SEC is recruiting O'Bryant at this point but he recently listed Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kansas, Georgetown, LSU, Georgia Tech and Kentucky as the schools he‘s most interested in.


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