Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Kentucky Top 20 Recruiting Class Edition

Andy Lyons

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky now has a top 20 football recruiting class. John Calipari begins big push for 2015 recruiting. Kentucky gets "double Yahtzee." More.

Yesterday's commitment of Darius Fullwood represents the 17th 4-star player Mark Stoops & Co. have recruited at UK. That's more than Joker Phillips and Rich Brooks combined.

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It is amazin', to be sure.

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Lots of reaction to Kentucky's "double Yahtzee" yesterday {Via Hank}:

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  • Nate Silver comes with evidence that staying to your sophomore year in college is beneficial to a college basketball career, but more for the NBA than the player:

    Freshmen and high school draft picks have better careers on average. Through their first 10 NBA seasons, they produce about 15 percent more win shares than sophomores, and 70 percent more than juniors and seniors.

    However, they can take longer to come into their own. The average sophomore draft pick has been slightly better than the average freshman through his first five NBA seasons.

    But the slow development of a freshman can sometimes happen too late for the team that drafts him.

    Everyone wonders why the NBA wants to extend the minimum draft entry age. This article explains why pretty well. I do think there is a bit of understandable bias here because the very best players almost always to after one year rather than two. Still, it's an informative and well-done piece by Silver. Hat tip: Real Clear Sports

  • Frank Martin is pleased with the improvement of South Carolina. That's good to hear, they have a lot of improving to do, even though they did beat us last season.

  • UCLA picks up a valuable Colorado State transfer.

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