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Brand New Week: Recruiting Info, and the Last Bastion of Faith


Seems like this song has been running through my head since Saturday afternoon.

Lost in the hubbub that was the Florida win, was news that even in the midst of possibly the most crucial regular-season crunch of his Kentucky tenure, Calipari is always busy recruiting.

With the season on the line and Rupp likely at it’s best, 5 Star 2014 power forward Trey Lyles was on campus for an unofficial visit.  Lyles is projected by ESPN as the number one power foward, and fourth overall player from the 2014 class.

Rivals’ recruiting notes say that “[a] fourth unofficial visit from Trey Lyles makes the Wildcats seem like the favorite…”  What exactly can we look forward to in Trey?  Have a look for yourself.

Lyles, should he commit, would pair up with Karl Towns, Jr., fresh off a state championship, to make possibly the best freshman frontcourt duo college ball has seen in a long time.  Lyles also has offers from Duke, Florida, Louisville, UCLA, and Butler. That said, the sooner Lyles commits, the better, as Kentucky is currently the prohibitive favorite.

Meanwhile, after last week’s heartbreaking loss to Georgia, but before the bolstering Gator win, SportsNation asked America whether they thought Kentucky would make the tourney.  One state unanimously said yes:


That’s right, Montana held the faith, even when Kentucky did not.  And last week, I would have called Montana crazy.  And, considering it was just one guy voting in Montana, and that guy was probably this guy, I wouldn’t move out there just yet.

Stick around all day, as this week is fresh with hope and expectation.  We’ll talk basketball, the spring game, and feeling sorry for Brandon Knight.  Has all the makings of a great day.

Article written by Corey Nichols

15 Comments for Brand New Week: Recruiting Info, and the Last Bastion of Faith

  1. Roy Combs
    9:08 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    I am so proud of Montana, lol! They said “blank” the committee, haha!

  2. um
    9:10 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    smh corey nichols. lyles was previously committed to iu but he decommitted and they stopped recruiting him

  3. hey, jack!
    9:20 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    do your homework corey. or better yet, try actually reading the blog you write for. i believe my 10 year old cousin already knew Lyles decommitted from IU.

  4. tom
    9:31 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    Not to pile on BUT in you text Corey, you mention Lyles as the #4 recruit yet in the header for the video it says he is ranked #5. I know it seems like a little thing but it is indicative of your continuing lack of proofing and overall careless approach to writing.

    However, this is not as bad as the Nick kid. His post last night was abysmal when it comes to basic grammar and writing. I know many on this board don’t care about grammar but, fair or unfair, we are judged in societ by how we speak and write.

  5. tom thumb
    9:37 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    #4. “Societ” is judging you. Secondly, That video is old and all of the major recruiting sites change frequently.

  6. silvereagle6e
    9:39 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    yes 4, in societ, we are judged that way

  7. ktmiln2
    9:49 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    4. I think the problem with societ is that we’re all too quick to judge, and to slow to examine ourselves.

  8. Kristen Geil's Abs
    9:49 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    Haha. Not to pile it on, but I’m going to pile it on now.

  9. UK Wildcat
    9:55 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    Your post was bad and you should feel bad, Corey.

  10. tom
    10:00 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    Corey apologists.

  11. The Stickleyville Slingshot
    10:07 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Lyles was right behind the UK bench in a UK sweatshirt. Did I see that, or was it just wishful thinking?

  12. CatBlue in LR
    10:16 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    That’s Ted Nugent in the linked picture. I don’t think Ted Nugent lives in Montana.

  13. charlie
    10:27 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    11….you probably saw that correctly

  14. Here We Go Now
    10:29 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    The Video is almost 2 yrs old as was posted in May 2011. Currently rated 4th. He has grown 1-2″ and put on about 25 1bs since then. listed at 6-10″ 245 now. Pretty polished offensively with several nice post moves, can handle the ball, and good mid rnage game. Seems more like a 3 -4 hybrid than a true PF.Decent but not explosive athlete

  15. kentuckyrules
    11:43 am March 11, 2013 Permalink

    #11: yes, I have it on my DVR too!! He was wearing a WHITE UK hoodie, right behind Nerlens…when they panned back again (later) he moved his seat..!!!