It was all good just a week ago for the John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats when Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced their commitment to attend and play basketball for the university for the 2013-14 season, now this week things are absolutely great in Lexington. On Thursday, one week following the Harrison twins (Andrew #2 ranked recruit in ESPN Top 100 and Aaron #4) announcement of their commitment to Kentucky, the fifth ranked recruit James Young has also committed to the Wildcats as well.
Young a 6’6″ 210lbs. swingman from Rochester, MI averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season during his junior year at Rochester High School. Young should fir in terrifically with the Harrison twins as Andrew plays point guard and Aaron plays shooting guard so naturally the swingman Young could play the three and give the Wildcats without question not only the top perimeter trio in the nation but also the top recruiting class in 2013.
Young choose Kentucky over Michigan State, Syracuse and Kansas saying “Kentucky has always been my dream school” while revealing a blue t-shirt with his last name on it that read “Kentucky Bound”. The Wildcats now have the second, fourth and fifth ranked recruits in the class of 2013 and aren’t finished there they are also in the hunt for a top notch power forward to give their newly committed perimeter trio some presence and help in the paint.
Kentucky is still waiting to hear from both the third ranked player in the ESPN Top 100, power forward Julius Randle from Dallas, TX and the sixth ranked recruit, power forward Aaron Gordon from San Jose, CA. If Coach Cal can land one of those two players along with a top flight center, either 18th ranked Kennedy Meeks from Charlotte, NC or #28 ranked Marcus Lee from Antioch, CA then this could go down as the greatest basketball recruiting class in the history of the NCAA.
Can anyone say the New Fab Five? It should not only be very interesting to see how this plays out but if they can assemble a team such as this how they will look as a unit in 2013.