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Julius Randle Blogs About His Visit to Kentucky :: USA Today

He had nothing but good things to say about the trip to Lexington. But the most important takeaway? Randle: "This decision will be the hardest decision I’ve ever made, by far. I can honestly say that I have no idea where I want to go yet." These are 17-year old kids making the biggest decisions of their lives to-date. Let's remember, and respect, that fact.

2013 PF Marcus Lee Down to 3 Schools :: Zags Blog

Marcus Lee, a power forward from Antioch Deer Valley (CA), is down to three schools. He lists California, Kentucky, and Louisville. Lee plans to visit UK for Big Blue Madness. However, recruitniks believe that Lee will eventually choose Cal. Lee cut four notable schools from his list: Duke, Indiana, UCLA, and Kansas. He is expected to decide in the fall.

2013 PF Chris Walker Commits to Florida

The top 10 prospect had long expressed interest in Kentucky, but never received a UK offer. Florida is building a stout 2013 team, with Walker joining fellow top 10 recruit Kasey Hill, as well as eligible transfers Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech) and Damontre Harris (South Carolina).

Beyond The Hype: Analyzing Top 10 Recruits from 2007-11 :: NextCats

Ben Roberts at NextCats put together a fantastic analysis of top 10 freshmen from the past few years. He contrasts Kentucky's recent freshmen to other similarly touted prospects. For example, here's some fun facts about Marquis Teague: Though he’s been criticized for his play so far this season, Marquis Teague actually ranks behind only Wall and Derrick Rose in assists per game among the players on this list. His assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) also trails Rose (1.8) and Wall (1.6), but it’s better than both Brandon Knight (1.3) and Tyreke Evans (1.1). Through his first 19 games, Teague’s numbers (85 assists, 60 turnovers) are almost identical to Rose’s (84 assists, 57 turnovers) over the same span. Among the top five point guards in the class of 2011, only Texas’ Myck Kabongo (2.0) has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than Teague. Kabongo (5.5) and Michigan’s Trey Burke (4.8) are the only freshmen from major conferences averaging more assists per game than Teague.

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