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The Rich Get Richer: Kentucky Lands 2013 Forward Marcus Lee


There is no slowing down the recruiting machine that is John Calipari.

On Wednesday afternoon, 2013 forward Marcus Lee became just the latest star recruit to pledge his commitment to Kentucky.

The Wildcats’ class now stands at five and although we are still a year away from seeing any of them on the court in Lexington, Kentucky may already have the nation’s top overall class locked up.

Derek Willis became the first to commit, pledging to the Wildcats last January, but the recent surge of top talent has flocked to UK over the course of the past few weeks is incredible. Back on Oct. 4, both Andrew and Aaron Harrison pledged their decisions in favor of the Wildcats and just one week later on Oct. 11, fellow top-10 recruit James Young did the same.

Now with Lee on board as well, the potential at Kentucky next season is already through the roof. An original native of Antioch, California, Lee announced his decision in favor of the Wildcats after close consideration from California.

Standing at 6-foot-10, Lee is a tremendous athlete who can run the floor with ease. Rivals lists him as the No. 15th overall prospect from within the senior class with ESPN ranks the forward at No. 28.

While the power and talent in Kentucky’s class of 2013 continues to grow, the Wildcats and Calipari may not be done just yet.

According to rankings from ESPN, Kentucky now holds commitments from four of the top-30 prospects from within the class of 2013. If you go by Rivals, the stat stands as four of the top-15 recruits.

Lee currently attends Deer Valley H.S. (CA) and ran with the Cali Supreme during his time on the AAU circuit.


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