Point guard of the future?
While many of us spent yesterday trying to survive this summer’s increasingly crazy weather, Adam Zagoria busted his chops advertising UK to the nation’s (and other nations’) top high school basketball players. Ally already drew attention in the night post to the comments made by Julius Randle, who has been nothing short of a monster the last few days, about how great Kentucky and Coach Cal have been over the last few years.
But the class of 2013 weren’t the only ones to get some attention from the Zagsblog writer. He also spoke to 2014 point guard Tyus Jones (who we’ll probably be hearing a lot more about as time goes on) about his summer, and the possibility of playing for Kentucky. According to the man himself:
Last week [Jones] landed an offer from Kentucky.
“Yes, sir, last week,” he said. “It was a great feeling, especially with them being the national champion. They’re the top school right now. It’s a good feeling and it makes me want to work that much harder.
“Oh, yeah, most definitely I’m considering them,” he added. “They got a great system. Coach [John] Calipari’s a phenomenal coach. He’s always had great point guards and he knows how to coach point guards so that’s definitely a positive.”
Indeed, Calipari’s recent run of point guards has includes first-round NBA Draft picksDerrick Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight and Marquis Teague.
Adam also asked the budding prodigy how he’d feel about playing with Kentucky’s other high-caliber target in the class: Andrew Wiggins.
Since Wiggins told SNY.tv exclusively that Kentucky and Florida State are coming at him the hardest, what would it be like for Jones to join with Wiggins at Kentucky in 2014?
“I think it would be great,” Jones said. “I think me being a point guard, I think I could set him up well with him being the scorer that he is. I think it would be good.”
So as Julius Randle says that 2013 could be Cal’s “greatest class ever,” meaning of course that it would be anyone’s best class ever, let’s not forget about 2014 just yet. It’s possible UK could go hand-over-foot topping itself in recruiting these next few years. How long until other coaches just ask Cal who he wants before they start recruiting a player? Seems like they’d save a lot of time and effort that way…