Wow, how amazing was that? I thought all hope was lost. I even had a “it’ll be ok, UK fans” post written, but screw that, WE GOT NERLENS!
For the fourth year in a row John Calipari has the best recruiting class in the nation. With Noel, Kentucky now fills the void that the presumed number one pick in the 2012 NBA draft Anthony Davis has left. He brings a defensive prowess that some say they have never seen at the high school level, and its coming to Lexington. Did someone say Repeat City? The reaction of UK signee Archie Goodwin said it all for Big Blue Nation. We are all excited as well as relieved that we received a commitment from one of the two top recruits in the nation. With signing Nerlens, Kentucky now has three of the top fifteen recruits in the 2012 class and the number one overall class. Take that, Shabazz.
To put the icing on the cake, CatsPause.com says that big man Anthony Bennett is close to choosing UK over Florida, Oregon, UNLV, and Washington. Bennett, who was one of the best players at the McDonald’s All-American game, could join Nerlens in the front court for the 2012-13 Wildcats. Good luck scoring on that.
Here’s a little preview of the starting lineup if we do in fact receive that commitment from Bennett:
Yes, please. UK signees Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin both told Big Blue Nation that they are excited to get to Lexington and that “can’t wait to help win another championship.” If that doesn’t get you hyped for next year, you’re probably dead. We just won a title, and we have to enjoy that, but BBN is just excited about UK basketball as it was about a week ago because Nerlens just came with this:
THAT. JUST. HAPPENED.