We here at Kentucky Sports Radio are a website of the people. Like Lindsay Lohan, we are all about pleasing our man…and the occasional girl or two. So while I’m getting into my coverage of UK recruiting, I wanna hear from you guys, and girls also, about what kind of coverage your wanting. This’ll be a touch and feel process. If you want more scouting info, more lists, more whatever, just say so and I’ll try to conform my coverage to your desires.
That said, I am very excited about bringing you guys coverage of the Adidas May Classic this weekend. There will be many recruits that are on UK’s radar in attendance (Kyrie Irving, Marquis Teague, and Dominique Ferguson top the list) and I hope to bring you guys some good updates from them.
Now onto a few recruiting nuggets:
– Scout released their 2009 team rankings. Hard to say that it will be their final team rankings since John Wall and Lance Stephenson remain on the board but the important thing is that they too have ranked the Cats #1. Other teams of interest on the list include UNC (3), Kansas (4), Duke (9), Indiana (10), Minnesota (15…way to go Tub), Florida (16), and Louisville (20).
– Point guard prospect Joe Jackson talked to TigerSportsReport.com and told them that his top three are Memphis, UK and Tennessee. Jackson is from Memphis and was thought to be a Memphis lock when Cal was there. We shall see how this one progresses.
– The big news, which Beisner broke to you guys earlier, is that 2010 big man Adreian Payne will visit UK this weekend, according to Rivals.com. The site has Payne tabbed as the #2 PF for 2010 and #8 overall. He hails from Dayton, OH and boasts offers from both Dayton and Ohio State as well as Kentucky, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia and Xavier. Payne is 6’10” tall and very athletic. The potential for this kid, being long and athletic, is tremendous especially since he hasn’t always been completely focused on basketball. His athleticism has made him a great defender and if he can develop a well rounded offensive game, watch out!
– NC State received a commitment from Deshawn Painter this week, formerly a Florida commit.
– Lastly, on a completely non-recruiting issue, I am deeply saddened and highly disappointed that not a single person called into Matt’s show last night to offer the Sandlot as one of their favorite sports movies of all time. From The Great Hambino’s one-liners from behind the plate (here ya go) to Squints Palladerous faking his drowning to lock lips with Wendy Peffercorn, everything about that movie just oozed instant classic. If you’ve ever seen a friend goof up and said “You’re killin’ me Smalls” then you know what I’m talking about. Even Jerry Maguire got a mention….c’mon!!!