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Gentlemen, put your recruiting hats on

The last ties to last season are now scattered across the country as continue their quest toward their NBA dreams – which may or may not become realized in 2011.  Back in Lexington, that means it’s time to focus on now.  And while Coach Cal gets comfortable with his new deal and readies himself for the best that Puerto Rico has to offer, a trio of Wildcats looks to improve themselves in Chicago.  It’s already been reported that Terrence Jones is in Chicago at the Kevin Durant Skills Camp and it now appears Jones was joined by Darius Miller and Doron Lamb at the camp, which runs through tomorrow.  The players will join other top college wings in skill drills and get some mentoring from NBA coaches.  Even Brandon Knight and Enes Kanter can’t do that right now.

Perhaps more importantly, the trio gives Kentucky 33% of the college roster, meaning they can work a little pro-UK angle with some of the nation’s top high school players.  The Durant camp also brings in 29 of the nation’s top high school players, making this a great opportunity to preach the good word.  Don’t be shy, gentlemen.  Share what is in your heart.

Full list of high school players in attendance

Article written by Thomas Beisner

10 Comments for Gentlemen, put your recruiting hats on



  1. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    11:20 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    [cue NCAA legislation banning such a conflict-of-interest practice]



  2. drewsster02
    11:24 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Puerto Rico? What is he going on vacation? Are you going with him? Or did you happen to forget that he is actually coaching the Dominican Republic team?



  3. JEREMY
    11:25 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Is there any other “college ” players participating in the camp? If so is there a list of them and wing span, height…etc?



  4. JEREMY
    11:28 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Thanks Beisner!



  5. Golo Ghost
    11:48 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Yes – the NCAA will soon prohibit this practice…in fact, UK players will lose 1st amendment rights….they can’t be allowed to talk to high school
    players…



  6. TexasCatFan54
    11:48 am June 27, 2011 Permalink


  7. Rockfield, KY
    11:55 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    7. That says Sullinger is 6’10” now. Last year he went from 6″7″, to 6’8″, to 6’9″. Now he is 6’10”. I wonder if that is true or just optimistic measurements.



  8. Jones Returns
    11:59 am June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Draft surprises, both good and bad

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=oneil_dana&id=6694286

    “Rajon Rondo: If this list had a poster child, it would be Rondo. From 21st pick to elite player, from embattled college player to NBA champion, Rondo’s rise has been as meteoric as it’s been unpredictable. How big is Rondo? This website did a nine-chapter story — 9 Stories on No. 9 — about him last year. But before all this Boston glory, there were considerable doubts. At Kentucky, Rondo was a savant of a player, blessed with big hands and nimble feet but cursed with a stubborn streak. He was headstrong, a kid who liked to play by feel tethered to a coach, Tubby Smith, who liked to dictate play. The relationship destined for disaster failed to produce a UK Final Four and, in the end, probably cost Rondo more than a few draft spots. Among the players drafted ahead of him: Rutgers’ Quincy Douby and Memphis’ Rodney Carney. Neither is in the league now. In the meantime, Rondo — after some serious growing pains as a rookie — is a two-time All–Star with a championship ring.”



  9. KSR1080Fan
    12:40 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    why did anyone ever think Rodney Carney > Rondo????
    Oh, wait. That was when Memphis had an “effect”.