With all the news of the 2012 recruits I find myself easily caught up in the drama of day-to-day tweets and decommits and coaching carousels that would make new decommits and scholarship limitations and incredibly premature class rankings and a serious lack of commas, I forget about 2011. Judging by most of the recent posts on this site, it would seem that I'm not alone.
Which leads me to my next question to distract us from the over-rated hype. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU GUYS FOR THE CLASS WE ALREADY HAVE?? This is the start of a new era in UL recruitment. We have 3 Top 100 recruits, 2 of which are McDonalds All-Americans, and 2 others rounding out the class that don't fall below the (albeit bogus rankings) 90 level on espn.com.
Wayne Blackshear? Are you serious? This kid is going to have Dickie V. losing his voice by halftime. I've seen his videos, as I'm sure you have, and the talent level there is incredible.
Chane Behanan? One of three, count them three, UK, you p.o.s. basketball academy who boasts representing the majority of Kentucky whilst lacking the local talent to back it up, one of THREE players to represent our great state, who was named Mr. Basketball outside of Louisville and Lexington, as I understand it.
Zach Price. 6'10", #7 Center in the class. Thoroughbred. Eats kittens for breakfast. 'Nuff said.
Angel Nunez. A kid who seemed only too anxious to prove himself to the Cardinal Collective at the Derby Festival. Kids like that with a good work ethic will absolutely thrive in Pitino's system, I can't wait to watch this kid's stock sky rocket when he puts his money where his mouth is.
Ryan Taylor-- Can only hope this kid follows through and signs with us to help represent Louisville on his hometown team.
AND the possibility of additional transfers, whether it's Ware, Woods, Gibbs, etc. All good names, assuming they keep their hands to themselves. I'm going to do my very best to stay away from twitter, turn off the computer and hide under a rock to avoid news of the 2012 squad, because I'm already tired of it and the class we already have signed looks to be a phenomenal foundation for years to come.
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