The media was invited to watch the McDonald’s All-Americans practice this morning in Chicago, and there’s already some fun recruiting news to share. Future UK point guard De’Aaron Fox has taken the lead on recruiting Marques Bolden, the number one center in the class, and joked with reporters this morning that he told Bolden he’d “break his kneecaps” if he doesn’t come to UK:
Fox says he's jokingly told friend and No. 1 center Marques Bolden "I'll break his kneecaps" if he doesn't come to UK.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) March 28, 2016
It doesn’t look like the group is shying away from expectations either; according to Kyle, Fox said that Calipari openly talked about building a “super team” when recruiting this group, a message Malik Monk is sharing with his fellow McDonald’s All-Americans:
"We tell everybody here that Kentucky is going to run everything next year."- Malik Monk said.
— T.J. Walker (@TWalkerRivals) March 28, 2016
That could definitely be the case if Bolden comes, but if you trust 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball (a dodgy bet), Duke is gaining some momentum. In the past week, four of the last five picks have been for the Blue Devils:
Hmm. Keep working, De’Aaron.