After Kentucky’s legen… (wait for it…) DARY three week run that saw the Harrison twins, James Young, and Marcus Lee commit to the class of 2013, College Hoopedia decided to keep Big Blue Nation’s egos in check and research our recruiting flops. The site defined a recruiting disappointment as a McDonald’s All-American who averaged seven points per game or less during their UK career. There aren’t many.
So from a normal, not salty person’s perspective, Kentucky hasn’t had a McDonald’s All-American who HASN’T lived up to his hype in over a dozen years. Under John Calipari, I’ll venture to say this under-production from an elite recruit will NEVER happen. Kentucky has the program and staff in place to properly develop almost any high schooler with NBA potential into a successful professional player (see also: 15 draft picks in the last three years, two #1 overall draft picks in the last three years, first school with players to go 1-2 in the draft, etc etc). I’m guessing Jerry Tipton was a guest writer this week?