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Some names to know for tomorrow night

We mentioned earlier that Anthony Davis will be taking the court on ESPNU Thursday night, but the game is actually part of a tripleheader featuring a couple of other UK targets.  Here is a teeny weeny preview on each:

Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.) vs.  Perspectives Charter (Chicago, Ill.)  5 p.m.  ESPNU 

Anthony Davis (2011) – Kentucky fans are very familiar with Davis at this point, but Thursday evening presents many of them with their first opportunity to see Rivals’ #6 overall player in the class of 2011.  He’ll lead his Perspectives team, which is essentially just your average high school basketball team with an All-American thrown in the mix, against a Whitney Young team that is deep on big guys and has several D-1 prospects on the roster.  To this point, Davis has posted monster numbers in his final high school season and has a chance for another breakout performance Thursday.  Just be prepared for two things:  1.  The story of him growing nine inches to be repeated about 100 times and 2.  Some sort of Kevin Garnett comparison.

Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) vs.  Lew Wallace (Gary, Ind.)  7 p.m.  ESPN

Jabari Parker (2013) – The 6’6″ Simeon star checks in as  Rivals’ #11 player in his class and already ha a host of offers according to Rivals, though Kentucky is not one.  ESPN rates him as the sixth-best player of 2013 and has him as the second-best small forward.  He already has a strong body and, according to ESPN, nice touch on his jumper, which extends to 20 feet.  Some see him as more of a power forward than a small forward.  VIDEO!  MORE VIDEO!

Yates (Houston, Texas) vs.  Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)    9 p.m. ESPN

Winston Shepard (2012) – The 6’8″ Shepard is just one of the latest big names to come through Findlay Prep and ranks as a four-star prospect by Rivals.  He already holds offers from schools like Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis and Texas.  Kentucky is listed as one of the programs interested, but he has not received an offer.  He rates as the 36th-best player overall and the 8th-best small forward.  VIDEO!  MORE VIDEO!

I dont believe this guy is playing, but I think he should:


Article written by Thomas Beisner