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Report: Randle still willing to join Lee at Kentucky

Oct 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

John Calipari AP

Remember ye oldenne days, when a coach took the first blue-chip recruit he could get at a given position, and then his safety backup guy would say “Oh well” and set his sights elsewhere so he could get his playing time?

Those days are still in effect for most of college basketball, but one man, John Calipari, seems to have the juice to keep options one, two, three and beyond on the string for as long as he’d like.

Calipari recently gained verbal assent from the Harrison twins — both premium wing players — then proceeded to get a ‘yes’ from James Young,  making him the third perimeter player to join the Kentucky class of 2013. In similar fashion, the verbal commit given by forward Marcus Lee recently hasn’t dissuaded any other premium big men from looking at Big Blue, either.


Julius Randle’s mother says her son is still considering Kentucky even after the commitment of Marcus Lee and that he will commit in the spring as originally planned.

“We’re happy for the young man and his family,” Carolyn Kyles told Saturday in reference to the 6-foot-8 Lee, who pledged to Kentucky last week, becoming the fifth member of John Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class.

“That was their commitment [based] on what was best for Marcus. Great players complement other great players on their team. Julius and his family will talk in the spring and decide the best place for him. Nothing has changed his thought about Kentucky. He’s still considering Kentucky.”

Just what every other BCS coach in America wanted to hear. If this keeps up, we’re going to have to realign Kentucky into the NBA’s Eastern Division and repeal the age limit.

  1. Louisville Kentucky Mortgage - Oct 20, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Embarrassing amount of riches

  2. eugenesaxe - Oct 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    How big of him, to consider an offer from NBA Lite.

  3. imforbigblue - Oct 21, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Don’t worry cry babies your teams can have uk’s left overs Lol

  4. packhawk04 - Oct 21, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Amazing recruiter, average coach. However, that is a hell of a lot better than an average recruiter and amazing coach in most instances.

  5. shrshot - Oct 21, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Yay, lets turn college ball into the NBA. Been 3 years since I watched an NBA game… Need to repeal the NBA age limit and let college bb be what it was, not the NBAs minor league for one and done’rs

  6. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Oct 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    He just is awaiting receipt of wired funds.

  7. shrshot - Oct 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Worldwide Wes always pays, err I mean delivers. How long before UK has to vacate all the wins like Memphis and UMASS before them?

  8. michael66086 - Oct 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    shrshot, I agree, Seems everyplace That particular coach goes, sanctions follow!! Coincidence, Perhaps, But I DON”T THINK SO!!! CHEATER!!

  9. imforbigblue - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    If only you morons would take five mins to research that Cal didnt do one thing wrong at any school it was the players its just easier to run your mouths i guess SMH

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