Kentucky Wildcats 2013 recruiting class will face enormous expectations

With six McDonald’s All-Americans on their way to Lexington, it is pretty obvious as to why the Kentucky Wildcats have the number one recruiting class in 2013.  In fact, you can make an argument that the group of Julius Randle, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, James Young, and Marcus Lee might be the best recruiting class of all time.  Wherever they rank on that list, one thing is for certain; this freshmen class will face an incredible amount of pressure with such high expectations placed upon this group.

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Bulls grab Kentucky’s Marquis Teague: building point guard depth

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Derrick RoseTyreke EvansJohn WallBrandon Knight.  The lineage of John Calipari-coached point guards is beyond impressive.  That tradition continues with McDonald’s All-American and one-and-done Marquis Teague from Kentucky.

Teague is one of six players from Lexington who were drafted this year.  He was joined by fellow Wildcats Anthony Davis,  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (who went one and two), Terrence Jones, sharpshooter Doron Lamb and versatile wing Darius Miller. Teague fits in as that typical Gar Forman/John Paxson draft pick: big name school with a winning tradition. So when the Chicago Bulls took him it made perfect sense.

Because of the team he played on, Teague has gotten a bit overlooked by NBA scouts. But he started all 40 games for the nationa champions.

“Playing with Anthony Davis, he gets a lot of attention cuz he’s so dominating. And Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, it’s hard to show as much,” Teague said at NBA Combine media day

(This is a Paul M. Banks and David Kay collaboration.)

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Kentucky Wildcats Land Top Shooting Guard Archie Goodwin

The Kentucky Wildcats have owned the top ranked recruiting class in the nation the past three years. College basketball royalty, they’re off to a good start already in the 2012 recruiting cycle. It started with NC State transfer Ryan Harrow, a point guard. Now UK has an elite shooting guard to pair with in the backcourt: Archie Goodwin of Sylvan Hills (AR) committed this week.

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