With the very high standards that John Calipari has been getting accustomed to when it comes to recruiting, many of the local boys haven’t been getting the attention that they deserve. I thought on this rainy 4th of July, at least in Cincy, that you guys might want a couple updates on some local guys.
First, there’s Josh Sewell from Trinity High School in Louisville. I already notified a lot of you yesterday via twitter that Josh had committed to the Miami University (OH). He’s a 6’5″ SG that a lot of people rank right up at the top of his class in the state of Kentucky. He’s got a body that reminds me a lot of Jodie Meeks and should perform well for the Red Hawks. Josh chose to take the scholarship at Miami over offers from other schools such as Akron, Bradley, Dayton, Marshall, and VCU.
Second, I sent this “tweet” out on June 28th at 11:49 AM: “KY Boy Guyn is headed to the A-10.” Evan Daniels had reported the commitment earlier that morning. Later we told you guys that it was Charlotte that was the lucky receiver of a commitment from Ge-Lawn, whom he had chosen over the likes of Western Kentucky, Indiana, Cincinnati, Dayton, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State. Now, Anthony Wireman, who runs Bluegrass State Basketball , is hearing from multiple sources that Guyn is planning on decommitting from Charlotte and looking around again. He apparently believes that he rushed his decision a little bit and might not have given it enough thought. I would assume that he would be looking at the same schools all over again but there is no official word yet from Guyn on who might be in the mix this go ’round. In situations like this one, I get the feeling that one of the “bigger” schools is asking the recruit to keep his options open and allow them to continue to scout and recruit him. Then, later down the line, if they like what they see or they miss out on someone else, they’ll extend an offer. I’m not saying that’s what is going on in this situation because I have absolutely zero inside knowledge here, I’m just merely speculating on what might be happening. Either way, its a pretty interesting story because Guyn has only been committed to Charlotte for nearly a week now, which may be a record for quickest decommit. Can anyone think of any shorter stays?
Lastly, tomorrow is the beginning of the Lebron James Skills Academy. I’m pretty excited to talk to Doron Lamb and see how the visit went and where exactly UK is on his list. I’m also excited to get my first look at Perry Ellis and also talk to him about how his visit to Lexington worked out. Make sure you are following all the tweets from Akron, I’m sure there will be quite a few interesting things to mention with all the talent traveling to northern Ohio this weekend.
Hope everybody is having a good 4th of July. Remember these famous slogans today: “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,” “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk,” and “Guys, Miller Lite Lime aka Miller Chill is Not Beer. Either Stick to Zimas, Little Ladies, or Grab A Sam Adams.” Better yet, get yourself a Kentucky Ale or a little Woodford and when you’re all finished, call your mom or flag down a taxi. A cold jail cell is not the place you wanna be waking up with a Woodford-esque hangover. As long as you remember those few guidelines, you’ll have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July KSR readers, have a fun one!