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Could Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow be the next package deal?

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The most notable package deal thus far in the 2014 class is between Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, but another one may be on the horizon. According to Adam Zagoira, 2014 small forwards Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow are discussing playing together at the next level, and both have Kentucky on their list.

Johnson told Zagoria:

“We got a couple of similar schools on our lists and I think together we can do something real special in college. Me and him think similarly so me and him are really talking about it, trying to get a decision done.

It’s all about how the college feels about it. We want to do it, we’re committed to each other. As long as the college is OK with it and they’re seeing it the way we’re seeing it, then we can make it happen. But if it doesn’t happen that way, then we’re not going to do it.”

Johnson and Winslow also have Arizona and Florida in common on their lists, and Winslow also mentioned Kansas as a possible destination for them both. Johnson (ranked 8th in the nation by Rivals) will visit Kentucky in October for Big Blue Madness, while Winslow (ranked 16th in the nation by Rivals) doesn’t have any trips to the Bluegrass planned (yet).

How good could they be at the next level? Johnson says they’d be “the best one-two punch in the country.”

Let’s find out.

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19 Comments for Could Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow be the next package deal?



  1. BIGKnocker
    2:12 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Would they really be the best 1-2 punch in the country? They wouldbe good but they need to understand what it takes to be the best. I don’t think they understand yet. Calipari will teach them.



  2. Mc
    2:25 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Mrs. TT,
    If that’s your picture on the top right of this page, congratulations. Looks like the Insanity worked well.



  3. BK
    2:32 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    ARIZONA.



  4. KevinM
    2:34 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Can I just say that don’t you have to have signed to be a package deal? As of right now, Jones/Okafor are stll available….if they were destined for sure for Duke, why haven’t they signed? Is Duke trying to come up with a 1 year sociology degree?



  5. Huh
    2:34 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Stanley sent out that tweet months ago asking why coaches would recruit someone at the same position and then tell him he was their top priority. I thought it was aimed at Zona talking about them recruiting Winslow so hard. Does he think he’s a 2 or does he think Winslow is? Either way if they end up at the same school I don’t think it will be here. Now we’ve got two package deals we need to break up.



  6. trublue
    3:13 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    anyone interested in going to Brooklyn, NY for the UK vs. Providence game, I have two tickets together that are 3 rows from the floor, lower arena, at the free throw line, the seats are Calvin Klein VIP seats, best seats in the house, if interested send me an email



  7. Gaydar
    3:19 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    What’s with these package deals lately?



  8. SupCats
    3:28 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    I am not a big fan of package deal.



  9. phillycats
    3:43 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    I guess best “package deal” that doesn’t include Mudiay and his JuCo brother that is getting a full ride to a $50K a year school? Yet D-1 schools can’t allow a player to put both cream cheese AND butter on their bagel…cause that would be a violation. Yeah…these rules make a ton of sense.



  10. Mr. T's Mohawk
    3:44 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    #4 All any player can do right now is give a verbal commitment. No one can sign until the fall signing period in November.



  11. Biglaw Dawgin'
    3:46 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Those jersey/sock/shoe combos are sick. We’d at least have the most fashionable 1-2 punch in the nation….



  12. SoCal Will
    3:47 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Crude. If the kids are serious this makes UCLA a player. They are the two physically toughest wings in this class. Since both Towns and Lyles can shoot Cal might find two special forces types appealing. Both are smart and have that “will to win” Cal loves.



  13. rational UK Fan
    4:42 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Im not really worried about who is coming for next season when this season hasn’t started yet. We are goin to be awesome this year for sure! Lookin forward to that! GO BIG BLUE!!!



  14. lol
    4:58 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd Gilchrest and Marquis Teague all committed before Brandon Knight ever played a reg. season game for UK. People don’t have to care about recruiting a year before guys get here but those are usually the ones who don’t know anything or have to act like they know something about our incoming recruits.



  15. Yes They Would!
    8:05 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    If one school gets both these two, it is lights out. Talk about drive, motor, work ethic, desire, whatever terms you wish, these kids at one school would be incredible!



  16. Slade
    8:12 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    I have a feeling they are Arizona bound



  17. UKCatsRedsColts
    9:26 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    BBN would love to have Johnson/Winslow package as well as the Jones/Okafor package.
    Calipari has had the #1 recruiting class every year except 2012 when UCLA took the top spot.
    I think Calipari could miss out on the #1 recruiting class in 2014.I think losing Mudiay was a major blow that will be felt by BBN and Calipari that won’t soon be forgotten.If the Jones/Okafor combo doesn’t pick UK,which by the way is a big longshot than a Johnson/Winslow combo could be key in keeping UK’s class in the top five.Qua entin Snider would be a nice pickup that would stick in Lil Ricky’s craw like Karen Syphers nipple ring.



  18. Pay Attention
    10:55 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    UKCatsRedsColts, UK has the number 1 recruiting class 5 years running. UCLA was only number 1 in 2012 according to ESPN recruiting and if they are your go to guys then the rest of your comment is irrelevant anyway.



  19. UKCatsRedsColts
    5:48 am August 27, 2013 Permalink

    #19,What’s so irrelevant about the possibility of having a top-five class?
    If Jones/Okafor picks Duke then who is left for UK to get to a #1 recruiting class ranking?