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Might Want To Start Learning How To Spell Tarczewski

This is the kind of story you expect when you tell your friends not to worry about next years recruiting class – after all, we have John Calipari.  Just a few weeks ago Kentucky was nowhere to be found as one of Kaleb Tarczewski’s potential suitors, but that all changed at the Peach Jam.  Matt broke it to us first, saying that he was hearing Kentucky was in a much better position for Kaleb than most were thinking (and it certainly didn’t hurt that John Calipari was taking some games in around the same time.)  However, the feeling is spreading as ESPN is jumping on the story now, saying that Kentucky is working it’s way in with the number 9 ranked player in the 2012 class.

The post is insider, so here’s a snippet from Adam Finkelstein:

But this week in Las Vegas it became very clear that a new player was emerging in Tarczewski’s recruitment with Kentucky, and very often coach John Calipari himself, being front and center each time the No. 9 overall player took the court.

Tarczewski was a little up and down this week and by his own admission trying to get his confidence back, but even when not at his best it’s tremendously clear that he’s one of the premier big men in the country.

The fact that Kentucky has now joined Tarczewski’s “big three”, and is working hard to set up an unofficial visit of their own for next month, suggests the big fella’s recruitment may not be as close to an end as originally thought.

He may be right – Kaleb may not decide for a little bit – but everything we’ve been hearing is that he wants to make his intentions known over the next month or so.  And if that’s the case, I would rather be the school he suddenly has a mutual interest with than any of the other ‘big three,’ on his list, wouldn’t you?

Article written by Will Lentz

20 Comments for Might Want To Start Learning How To Spell Tarczewski

  1. ink
    8:13 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Finkelstein … probably a rough childhood with that name

  2. Crush little red
    8:24 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Stumbled in on this pick up game…ryan harrow is for real!

  3. JortsVersionTwo
    8:25 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like a more athletic version of Jorts…:)

  4. SexnNursinHomes
    8:32 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    This Poythress kd I’m watching on tv is awesome. Sign that dude now

  5. tyrus
    8:33 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Add him with McGary would be interesting.

  6. Urincatland
    8:36 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Lock him down Cal and bring him home to Lexington. Go Cats!!

  7. The Real Hambone
    8:38 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Hey SnNHs… you’re still an idiot.

  8. SexnNursinHomes
    8:41 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    7- guess you made parole. great news.

  9. tdogg4033011
    8:42 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    SnNH ….. You Da Man !!!

  10. Le Sigh
    8:44 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Tarczewski and McGary would be a fierce post presence in 2012. Throw in Bazz, Harrow, and another blue chipper, and we’re in the hunt again. Following UK with Cal at the helm is fun for the trophies and sports jealousy from all of our rivals.

  11. BolognaWeiner
    8:45 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    If we can sign Tarczewski and McGary, team them up with an experienced Wiltjer, Adolf Rupp may come crawling from the grave like the thriller video and find his place on the bench.

  12. tdogg4033011
    8:49 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    10) plus, maybe Teague or Gilchrist along with Wiltjer will be around another season. Either
    way Calipari will have a loaded team.

  13. djeter
    9:01 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    11- hahahaha. Put hood n polson with em…. TEAM WHITEOUT!!!

  14. ToeMater
    9:01 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Watching the game on ESPNU, Danual House reminds me of Derek Anderson.

  15. Han
    9:24 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Comments blocked on the post about the tickets?
    Is there any confirmation on if this will be broadcast on tv?

  16. Cousins Fake Teeth
    9:49 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    15) yeah just noticed that

  17. Ldbowe10
    11:31 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Laces Out!!!

  18. SagaciousMind
    11:58 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    I would absolutely love if UK comes outta nowhere and takes this kid away from UNC and KU, I know their fans will shit their pants. UK is taking recruits left and right. Look how many we’ve gotten over KU in just the past couple of classes. Cal is a master of the game. I cannot wait to see what our 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes look like. And it’s lookin like we are already in good with some 2014 top recruits. As a Cat fan, I am in love with our situation.

  19. les claypool
    1:30 am July 27, 2011 Permalink


  20. Tokyo Satchel
    7:54 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    If we were one of the big 3 would you have claimed to have rather been in fr the long haul rather than just emerging?