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BASKETBALL RECRUITING OVERLOAD!!!
The nation’s top talent is on display at various recruiting events this week/weekend and every college basketball coach in the country is fighting for a seat up close to the action, hoping to be seen.
John Calipari and his entire staff are covering a lot of ground and piecing together the early makings of the 2016 recruiting class. They’ve already seen several of their top targets with plenty more basketball-watching to go.
As the action picks in Charlotte, Atlanta and North Augusta, take a second to catch up on the early news in today’s Sleep Outfitters Recruiting Roundup…
Malik Monk will announce his top five schools in August.
Monk, one of the top players in the 2016 class, will announce his final five on his brother’s radio show in August. Arkansas and Kentucky will undoubtedly be on the list, with the other three spots still somewhat up in the air.
The five-star shooting guard from just outside Fayetteville is shining in the Peach Jam for a second consecutive year. Gary Parrish called him his favorite player in the class and predicts he will sign a $100 million contract one day.
Calipari wants him. Calipari wants him bad.
Harry Giles went for 25 in his first game as Chris Paul watched on.
Giles and his glowing CP3 jersey got off to a great start in North Augusta. The top-ranked power forward in the class dropped 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting with 11 rebounds in very limited action. He sat for most of the second half once the game got out of hand.
Ridge Runner, KSR’s new scout on staff, watched Giles this morning and said he is “simply a beast.”
Hearing that hurts, knowing it’s unlikely he will end up at UK. But we can still dream.
Jayson Tatum to announce very, very soon.
Jayson Tatum, Giles’ good buddy, will announce his decision any day now and word on road is Duke is the heavy favorite to win out. Kentucky’s in the final four, but no one seems to think it will be the pick.
Wherever Tatum ends up, Giles is likely to follow.
Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke. Please don’t pick Duke.
Coach Cal watched Markelle Fultz, who once called UK his “dream school.”
Cal and Tony Barbee watched on as Markelle Fultz did his thing at the Under Armour All-America showcase this morning. Fultz, a five-star shooting guard, named Kentucky one of the programs recruiting him the hardest and said he plans to have a list of top schools together by next week.
Fultz told The Sporting News he’s been compared to DeAngelo Russell.
Calipari’s “Who’s next?” call has Miles Bridges’ attention.
The five-star small forward told Kyle Tucker, “(Calipari) knows what he’s doing. He knows he does it well. That’s why he says it and it’s true, too. Who’s next? Who’s next to go to the league?”
Bridges went for 22 and 11 this morning in front of UK assistant Kenny Payne. He is more than welcome to be next if he’d like.
Tom Crean always looks so unhappy at these events.
It’s almost like he knows that none of the kids he is watching want to go to his program because it’s terrible and he will almost certainly get canned next April. Just down there in Georgia wasting his time because every other coach in America is in the building so he feels obligated to show up.
Or something like that.