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about 997 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Six months ago, John Calipari seemed virtually invincible on the recruiting trail. He was riding a wave of momentum fueled by his 2012 national championship, incredible recent success in the NBA draft, and being on the verge of delivering one of the top recruiting classes in the history of college basketball.
about 1082 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
There are plenty of freshmen scoring in double-digits and playing integral roles for their teams. Instead of tracking down those guys, we culled through the NCAA lists of best scorers, rebounders, shot blockers, steals, assists and 3-point shooters.
The college basketball world is about to be inundated with preseason rankings, awards and inflated expectations. It's the business of the sport, and consuming all the information is part of the allure of the early season for fans.
The assembly line that is Kentucky basketball recruiting is humming along at a pace foreign to most college basketball programs. John Calipari had one commitment when the month began: power forward Derek Willis.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari officially announced the signing of the nation's No. 1 recruit on Thursday. 6-foot-10 Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./The Tilton School) signed his letter of intent with the Wildcats, giving Calipari his fourth straight top-ranked recruiting class.