That mug says, “Shut up about Perry and pay attention to me, I’ma beast.”
So, Perry Ellis is going to Kansas. He’s a great player, but…no big deal. While I would have trusted Cal’s preference and welcomed Perry had he chosen the Cats, I’ve personally favored other 2012 post players. Perry is very talented, I’d rather UK nab a couple others. We should forget it, and let Perry go to Kansas as has always been expected of him. Coach Cal was of a different mind than me, it seems, and tried his hardest to make a late push. In reality, it doesn’t matter because Kentucky IS going to end up with an elite core of 4/5 type guys in this class. And Coach Cal visited one of them with an in-home last night: DaJuan Coleman.
DaJuan is another kid who has been expected to choose his local school, Syracuse, for a while. Calipari and crew have shown him nearly as much love as anybody else in the 2012 class. Reports over the summer surfaced that Coleman may have Ohio State as his leader. Others stay steadfast in saying he will attend Syracuse. Still, neither one of these camps is ruling out Kentucky and Cal, and with good reason. Reasonable minds think the race is about even now between UK, SU, and OSU. With his Ellis love affair over, Calipari is going to be able to make hardcore runs at whatever players he wants, and I contend that Coleman is at the top of that list, along with Shabazz Muhammad.
Kentucky’s 2012 class is going to feature around 6 players, including Archie. There’s room and playing time available down low.
Here’s the list of other F/C 2012 players UK will pick from:
– Mitch McGary
– Anthony Bennett
– Willie Cauley
– Robert Carter
– Devonta Pollard (SF)
– Alex Poythress (SF)