Kentucky is very likely to end up with three of the top five players in the Class of 2011, a virtually unprecedented feat that is sure to lock up the #1 recruiting class in America for the third consecutive year. So how do you try and improve on that piece of near perfection? How about getting a visit from another member of the class, who has had one of the best summers of anyone in America, is rising quickly up the rankings and plays in your state? Chane Behanan is coming to Lexington today and will be taking his first unofficial visit on UK’s campus, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Chane is originally from Cincinnati, but moved to Bowling Green due to his embarassment of sharing a city with Brandon Phillips (just kidding Reds fans) and is the best player in the state for this year’s Senior class. He is also making waves nationally, winning the MVP award from the NBA Player’s Camp (where Patrick Patterson burst onto the scene a few years ago) and rising quickly up the rankings.
Earlier this summer, UK had not shown a great deal of interest in Behanan, but this is quickly changing. Part of that may be due to the fact that a commitment from Anthony Davis Jr. is expected and Behanan becomes a good compliment to the young star. Part of it may be a desire to get a top kid playing in-state and solidify the class even further. And part of it may simply be that Behanan has shown himself to be very good. Whatever the reason, Behanan is now of major interest to UK, and his courtship with the Big Blue begins in earnest today.