The biggest news of the week will obviously be coming from Stacey Poole. When he talked to Scout last night, he told them that his decision will be between South Carolina and Kentucky, meaning that he has now cut Clemson from his list of choices. When we talked last night, Poole said that he would likely have a decision in the next couple of days and by the end of the week for sure. Most indications are that he will be a Wildcat, but there still is a significant bit of road ahead. Like I stated in the interview last night, his parents were unable to make the trip to Lexington with him. They obviously have a major influence on their son’s decision, which makes them the last hurdle for Kentucky or South Carolina to make. We’ll keep you posted on how things go in that area, if and when we hear anything. Poole also mentioned the possibility of calling a press conference to announce his decision, so watch out for that possibility as well.
Kentucky has an in-home visit scheduled with Terrence Jones tomorrow. Jones has already met with coaches from UCLA and Washington and will be hosting Oklahoma’s coaches today. Maryland, Arizona and Kansas, along with UK, round out the rest of his in-home visits. North Carolina canceled their in-home visit with Jones, which was scheduled to occur last week.
As we previously reported to you guys last week, Kentucky will have a second in-home visit with Josh Selby on Thursday. Last week, Selby and his mother were able to meet with UK assistant coaches Strickland and Antigua. John Calipari is expected to be making the trip to Selby’s residence this week, making this visit the more the important of the two.
Over the weekend, Box of M.E.S.S. posted their Tobias Harris in-home visit diary that has been in the works during the past couple weeks. For those interested, it is a pretty good read on what impression each school left on young Harris. The family still has one in-home visit left with UConn before they are completely finished. After that, they plan on cutting down their list of schools to five for official visits.