In a statement from the Kentucky Athletics Department, the men's basketball program officially introduced the three Fall Signing Period signees that will join the Wildcats starting in the 2012-13 season. Those three, for those living under a rock, are shooting guard Archie Goodwin, center Willie Cauley, and small forward Alex Poythress.
With all three officially signed, head coach John Calipari is now allowed to "officially" comment on his recruits. Here are Coach Cal's thoughts.
On Archie Goodwin:
"Archie is a combo guard who can really score the ball," Calipari said. "I love his athleticism and length. He plays kind of like Tyreke Evans, but can shoot it more consistent at this stage in his career than Tyreke could."
On Willie Cauley:
"At 7-feet tall, Willie has great feet and great hands," Calipari said. "He’s a wide receiver on the football team. When he starts zeroing in on this sport, I think people are going to be surprised at how good he really is. He’s got his best basketball ahead of him."
On Alex Poythress:
"When Alex is at his best, because of his size and athleticism, he’s as good as anybody in the country," Calipari said. "He is really athletic, and when he’s got his motor running, he can score at will."
Once again, a hearty welcome to all three recruits on joining Big Blue Nation!