According to Adam Zagoria and his infinite amount of sources, Kentucky is out of the running for 2012 power forward Amile Jefferson. Zags source said it is down to Duke and NC State, with Duke in the lead 60/40. Kentucky was on Amile’s list but his family said privately that he’ll be taking his talents to a school in the First In Flight state.
The news shouldn’t be too devastating to Kentucky fans. Jefferson was somewhat of a second option for UK, as the staff is high on Anthony Bennett and confident they’ll reel him in. UK’s pursuit of Amile Jefferson had slowed down over the past month or so, and when Calipari flew to Massachusetts last weekend for the Hoophall Classic, he didn’t even catch Jefferson in action. He arrived for Nerlens Noel’s game at 4:00 on Sunday, immediately after Jefferson’s 2:00 game.
If Bennett ends up somewhere other than Kentucky, then we can talk about losing Amile Jefferson. It’s all Anthony Bennett until then.