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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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26 responses to “Thursday evening recruiting updates on Jaden McDaniels, Keion Brooks, and Isaiah Stewart”

  1. Cmart0907

    Jaden looks like a KD. But Calipari will play this kid in the post and screw is game up and tell him don’t shoot jumpers.

    1. UKantstopus

      I know what you mean, he totally screwed up KAT, Anthony Davis, Julius Randall… Makes sense!!

    2. Kentuckybbnfan01

      He did screw skal but everyone is a different player but I do see your point ukant

    3. IrishCat

      Cal did not screw Scal. That’s absurd. He did what he could to develop the inside game Skal would need in the NBA. When that wasn’t working he started transitioning him to the high post, where he was more comfortable. Skal is still a fringe NBA player, and why? He still can’t get it done down low, where a guy his size has to be able to compete to stay on the floor. Most college coaches would have buried the kid in the bench and turned him into a second round pick.

    4. Cmart0907

      He didn’t let KAT or A.D shoot any three’s. Julius could too. He definitely screw Skal’s game up. Skal wasn’t comfortable in the post. But Cal kept him there instead of ADJUSTING (something Cal seems to have a problem doing) to these kids type of game Cal kept his coaching the same and didn’t let the kids play their game.

    5. IrishCat

      You clearly didn’t watch the end of the season, when Skal stayed in the high post, and you clearly have never watched Randle play an NBA game, talking about him being an outside shooter. Absolutely zero validity to anything you just said.

  2. AMP92

    I don’t get why any of these high profile guys form the east would consider Washington. Washington is like Florida State as in they don’t have much success but always seem to be in the running for top recruits.

    1. michaelb

      It’s bc basket ball west of the Mississippi River is a total different animal. It’s easier for big men and guards a like . It’s just not as tough as a brand of hoops . That’s why u see a lot of mid tier guys going out west – to stand out . A lot of people will hate on this statement .. you know why ? It’s the truth

    2. Cletis75

      No argument from me Michaelb, look no further than Reid Travis. He’s big time early in games,which is why I like him starting, but teams slowly phase him out as games go on. Very few guys out west are NBA ready,Markelle Fultz for example.

    3. michaelb

      Yes sir

  3. Kizzy

    Cal held Cousins back. Boogie could hit 3’s and he let AD show his full potential towards the end of the season allowing AD to take 3’s.

    Other than that Cal throws a meaty bone out and the ones hungry enough to put the work in during down time get to eat.

    Cal doesn’t coach traditional. He let’s players make the decisions.

    Love our coach but if we had 100% empowered players, practices would be 5 v 5 pick up games.

    1. Cletis75

      Cousins ticket to the NBA with the personnel we had was as a low post scorer. It’s hard to showcase someone’s complete game in 40 games or less. Cousin’s never really featured his outside game until his 3rd season in the league, that’s at least 164 games later. Amazes me how some of you expect Cal to develop players in 40 games or less, when it takes them years to develop these skills under NBA leadership. Not trying to dog you, but have perspective.

    2. IrishCat

      These comments are ridiculous. Boogie HAD to develop the beast mode underneath, in order to play the versatile style everyone knew he could at the next level. Similar story with KAT. Cal developed their inside game, so that now they are basically unguardable in the league. Helped them turn weaknesses into strengths, and ignorant fans call that “holding them back”. Ridiculous.

  4. Peas and Carrots

    What happened to TJ Waller?

    1. bigbluebanana

      He left to sell real estate.

    2. ukbradstith

      He still does his radio show with Nick Roush but yes left the site to do something with real estate

    3. Luether

      Is he related to TJ Walker?

  5. davis2319

    Could you imagine if we somehow landed all three of Brooks, Hurt, and McDaniels? Put them with Allen, Maxey, Whitney, Hagans(hopefully he returns), Herro, Quickley, Baker, Montgomery, and Richards? Plus, if we get a surprise return like we did with Terrence Jones or the Twins? That would be an insanely talented and versatile offense that college basketball has not witnessed before. I would be worried about our post defense for sure, but still with the amount of 3’s we would hit it almost doesn’t matter. If Calipari wants the Warriors scheme then there it is.

    1. davis2319

      Oh yeah, I don’t look into social media much whenever it concerns where a recruit might go play college basketball. However, if you look at who Jaden McDaniels follows, it’s an obnoxious amount of future, current, and former Kentucky guys along with the Official Kentucky MBB account. He follows no other team account and not nearly as money players from anywhere else.

    2. Kentuckybbnfan01

      That is really interesting I think we have a lock on mcdaniels and are still going to be in the running for hurt but what would our lineup be supposing everyone that is supposed to returns returns

    3. BlakeBlueNation

      I can’t imagine Hagans returning and with McDaniels likely coming I would assume EJ will leave as he has NBA promise. For me that leaves Quickley, Baker, Richards, Maxey, Allen, Whitney, McDaniels, Brooks (?), and Hurt (?)

    4. Cmart0907

      It sounds good. But we will be deep next year too. We definitely need big men who can defend the rim. Thats our missing piece.

  6. Youngcat25

    I don’t see Brooks going to IU. They can’t even use Langford right. He’s averaging 18ppg and kelson is averaging 14ppg on a deeper team. What’s that tell you

  7. Luether

    Thanks for the update, Jack…

  8. KYjellyRoll

    I see maxey and hagans playing together, then where does quickley go? Play off ball? He’s too good a pg to do that. We shall see. Cal has played 3 pg before comfortably. I didn’t foresee hagans going pro soon but he has a legitimate shot after this year. Going to be interesting

  9. KYjellyRoll

    I think brooks chooses uk after IU is Fallon on their face.