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Consensus No. 1 recruit Andrew Wiggins commits to Kansas over UK, others

UK fans’ hopes to add the consensus No. 1 recruit to what some have called the best recruiting class in college basketball history were dashed Tuesday when Andrew Wiggins committed to Kansas.   Wiggins, who is ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013 by each of the four major recruiting services, announced his commitment in a ceremony at his high school in Huntington, West Virginia....

Chances to avenge NIT season, improve stock lead Cauley-Stein, Poythress to return to UK

UK fans have become accustomed to freshmen thriving under John Calipari for a season then leaving Lexington for the NBA, but unfinished business led two 2012-13 freshmen to buck that trend.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Freshmen forwards Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress were both projected as possible first round picks in the 2013 NBA draft, but the chance to improve their personal...

UK basketball adds sixth five-star recruit to class of 2013 with Julius Randle commitment

John Calipari did not have to wait long for some positive news following his team’s elimination from the NIT with a loss at Robert Morris.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] On Wednesday, Texas high school power forward Julius Randle became the sixth five-star commitment in Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class. Randle is rated as the No. 2 player in the country and No. 1 power forward...

Five star center Dakari Johnson joins
highly touted UK recruiting class for 2013

UK head coach John Calipari has picked up his fifth five-star commitment in the class of 2013.   Dakari Johnson, 6-foot-10, 265 pound center at Montverde Academy in Florida, announced his commitment to UK Saturday on ESPNU. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 13 recruit in the country.   Johnson, the No. 1 center according to ESPN, joins what could be one of the best recruiting classes in the...

Five star center Dakari Johnson joins highly touted UK recruiting class for 2013

UK head coach John Calipari has picked up his fifth five-star commitment in the class of 2013.   Dakari Johnson, 6-foot-10, 265 pound center at Montverde Academy in Florida, announced his commitment to UK Saturday on ESPNU. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 13 recruit in the country.   Johnson, the No. 1 center according to ESPN, joins what could be one of the best recruiting classes in the...