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Dave Telep: “Will Kentucky Strike Again?”

Apparently ESPN didn’t want folks to embed the video, so you’ll have to click the link below. Curmudgeons.

ESPN recently updated its Top 100 for the class of 2013, as well as the rankings for 2014-15.  Dave Telep spent some time discussing the new rankings, and surprise, surprise, Kentucky’s in good shape with the top players in all three years.  For 2013, there were no significant changes at the top: Jabari Parker stays at number one, followed by Andrew Harrison, Julius Randle, Aaron Harrison, James Young, and Aaron Gordon.  Folks around here seem to be less and less confident about Parker, who is rumored as a Duke lean, but the other five in that group are very real possibilities, if not probabilities (looking at you, James Young) for future Kentucky commitments.

For 2013, again, no earth-shattering news.  According to Telep: “Andrew Wiggins became the best high school basketball prospect in the land this summer.”  Still no word on whether he plans to reclassify, but regardless of his year, it’s good that a superlative like that is being given to a Kentucky target.

2015 just got a couple mentions, but recent Kentucky favorite, and Dominican national team staple Karl Towns, Jr. got the first shout-out as the leader of a trio of talented big men.

Overall, Telep’s four-plus minute video was spent almost entirely talking about Kentucky recruits.  It’s no surprise, then, that he mentioned the inevitable, pointing to a UK logo placed surreptitiously over the other school logos:

What’s gonna happen? We’re waiting on these guys, the University of Kentucky; they’re involved with a lot of top five players.  Will they strike again?

I don’t think the question is “will Kentucky strike again?” but rather, “how bad will it hurt when they do?”

Article written by Corey Nichols

10 Comments for Dave Telep: “Will Kentucky Strike Again?”



  1. avg
    9:10 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    AVG is currently blocking KSR.
    Details…
    Phoenix Exploit Kit (type 769)

    Just a heads up.



  2. Bob Sugar
    9:16 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    This talk of dominance on the recruiting trail and bringing in only the best players is extremely dangerous. Cosmic, premature expectations are just about the only thing that can harm what is a really good thing right now for UK Basketball. The perils of success are well documented, and although we would love nothing more than a 10-peat over the next decade, it is important to enjoy the momentum of this last national championship and take it one recruiting class, one madness, one preseason ranking, one rivalry game, one conference schedule, one conference tournament, one selection Sunday, one NCAA tournament at a time.



  3. CliffFrankLou
    9:38 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    #2, Jerry, is that you?



  4. Whats The Hold UP
    9:47 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    I thought Sir Gary Parrish was writing some article today about WWW? Where is it?



  5. TheLaw
    9:57 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    2 – You again? Your ignorance never ceases to amaze me, thanks for your brilliant insight.



  6. jwill
    10:14 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    off topic but very cool.
    ¨The Kentucky Effect¨

    I am sitting in a train station last night at the base of MACHU PICHU in PERU and my wife notices a kid wearing a KENTUCKY sweatshirt
    so she asked the kids mother if they lived in ky and her response was ¨no,we are from and live in Washington D.C. and have plenty schools
    to choose from but he loves the KENTUCKY WILDCATS and his dream is to play for them.¨My response was GO CATS!



  7. juan4uk
    10:32 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    UL would only have 3 ncaa championship s then. So in the end I can live w that



  8. chooga
    10:43 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    2. sweet bob, there’s a difference in “talk of dominance” and actually dominating. Go waste someone else’s bandwidth. We are not impressed with your lack of writing skills.



  9. Han
    10:52 am August 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve heard round here or RR that Wiggins and the Xavier kid want to play together, but X wouldn’t want to play with the Harrisons (same position as one of them, obviously). Does that hurt us with Wiggins at all if he reclassifies? Is it serious desire to play together or Jai Lucas and Patrick Patterson level?

    Also, if Wiggins reclassifies and commits, do we not take one of those other guys?

    In other words, what are the odds we get 5 of the top 7 players in the class (excluding Parker and maybe 1 other)?



  10. AminuTimberlake
    4:51 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    any news on patterson and lucas?