The big news yesterday in the world of UK recruiting were the statements by Doron Lamb and CJ Leslie that there would be 5 people leaving for the NBA out of the UK underclassmen. The statements were dissected by fans, hoping that they meant the Seniors and two other guys, but when Doron Lamb said that there would be “9 guys leaving total”, it seemed to end all doubt. But today via CJ Leslie’s Twitter, we get a new statement:
I never said coach cal said that 5 players r leave n. I said I know that 5 r leave n based on what I saw.
So according to Leslie, it was his view of the guys and their draft status, not a comment from Calipari that led to the news reports. Below is a video of Leslie’s comments and you can judge for yourself. But it would be interesting for me to see if something changed Leslie’s mind, or if we can have another day of useless speculation. Either way, it is something to talk about as we get ready for the McDonalds game tonight.
Here is the video of the Leslie interview, courtesy of Kentucky Sports Network