Many UK fans are already looking to next year. Coach Cal and staff have already locked up their third straight number one ranked recruiting class with their 2011 signees. All four of the signees have been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonalds All-American Game. Larry Vaught caught up with DraftExpress.com's Matt Kamalsky to get his views on UK's class in his latest article for The Advocate Messenger.
Here is what Matt had to say about each of the future Cats.
“Marquis Teague is a lot like his brother (NBA player Jeff Teague) in terms of his ability to create separation whenever he wants to. It will be important for him to focus on being a point guard first and a scorer second when he gets on campus to help maximize his value around the players coming in with him,”
“Michael Gilchrist is one of the most impressive high school players I’ve followed since I started working for DraftExpress. His jump shot is lagging behind his other skills, but he defends, passes and attacks like a pro. He’s a star in the making, no doubt,”
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“Kyle Wiltjer isn’t an imposing athlete, but his learned how to use his body better since he appeared on the national recruiting radar. He’s also become a significantly more consistent perimeter scorer. His mid-range game always looked good, but the results have gotten better and better. His ability to space the floor as a freshman could be invaluable to UK next season,”
“Anthony Davis has some things in common with Perry Jones III at Baylor. Both are extremely tall, long on potential, and have incredible skill sets for their height, but lack strength and polish,” the draft analyst said. “Davis has more perimeter tools that Jones, while Jones is a better athlete.
“Davis is a late bloomer who may need some time to adjust to the college game, but he’s considered a top recruit for a reason. He’s going to tap his offensive potential in time, but his ability to provide something of a shot blocking presence will be key to Kentucky’s success next season.”