Just in case you missed the Evan Daniels Live Blog from last night (2500 attendance), here are some of Evan’s quotes about key prospects and the current team:
Q: Evan, if we miss out on Doron Lamb, who would be the next in line SG for us to look for?
A: I’ll go with Stacey Poole, who the Cats are just now beginning to recruit. Raised his stock considerably at NBPA Camp.
Q: CJ Leslie…is he a bit underrated? Looks amazing on film.
A: I’m a huge fan of Leslie, especially when he plays hard. Runs floor well. He’s a high level athlete that loves to play above the rim. Should be in our Top 15ish when we reveal our new rankings.
Q: Is mike gilchrist as much of a lock for UK as it seems?
A: If you aren’t at Kentucky, it’s b/c things with Calipari and UK didn’t work out. And I’d be surprised if that was the case.
Q: Any players you could almost guarantee end up here in ’10?
A: I don’t know if I could pick out a guarantee. I will say that UK is in great shape w/ Doron Lamb. They are solid with C.J. Leslie, Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Joe Jackson & Jelan Kendrick too.
Q: What is your opinion on Jaylen Beckham in the 2012 class? If UK wants him, is it automatic we get him?
A: Big fan of Jaylen. He’s got a chance to be a high major point guard if he continues to develop his skills. He really brings it when the lights are on (against Scott County in playoffs). The new staff has already had him on campus. Long ways to go w/ his recruitment. UK will be in the mix.
Q: Will UK become a haven for one and dones?
A: No question.
Q: Where does UK stand with Adreine Payne??
A: He’s listing them, but not sure they are at the top of the list. Bob Huggins has made a lot of head way w/ him.
Q: Demarcus — how close is he to a randolph morris clone?
A: Not that close. DeMarcus is thicker and a lot stronger. Both had that laziness factor.
Q: whats your take on recruiting of younger players? i.e sophomores and below
A: I think it’s extremely risky. If it’s a guy like Michael Gilchrist then I’d be all for it. But you have to tread lightly. A lot of coaches have gotten themselves in trouble by taking kids that aren’t good enough.
Q: Patterson, chances i stay all 4 years?
A: P-Pat- Not a chance. Should have left this year. Would have been drafted higher.
Q: First to commit to UK 2010?
A: Best guess would be Doron Lamb. I don’t think it’ll be soon though.
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