Recruiting information can be so scattered. So let’s try and tie it together. Here is a list of Kentucky basketball’s targets for 2012 with their current status. Or what we think is their current status.
At the end of each graph is the player’s ranking by (ESPNU-Rivals-Scout).
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Brandon Ashley – The 6-foot-8 forward from Findlay Prep in Las Vegas announced last month that his finalists are Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kenteucky, Oregon, Syracuse, Texas and UCLA. (5-14-8)
Anthony Bennett – The 6-8 Canada native, who also plays at Findlay Prep, cut his list to UNLV, Kentucky, Connecticut, West Virginia, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Florida, Missouri, Ohio State and Washington. (8-7-11)
DaJuan Coleman – Syracuse and Kentucky were considered the leaders for the 6-10 center from upstate New York, but he says now that Ohio State is on equal footing. Blame his friendship with Jared Sullinger. (15-18-4)
Andre Drummond – The 6-10 Connecticut native announced that instead of trying to go to college this year, he will enter a prep school. If he does go to college in 2012, said he would consider Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisville, Georgetown and West Virginia. (2-2-2)
Perry Ellis – The 6-8 forward from Wichita, Kansas dropped in some ratings, but still being recruited hard by Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Kansas State. (38-19-22)
Archie Goodwin – Some think the 6-5 guard from Arkansas will be the first to commit to UK, but Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Memphis, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas and Georgetown are also on his long list. (14-11-20)
Torian Graham – The 6-4 guard de-committed from North Carolina State and says he is hoping to hear from Kentucky, UCLA, Louisville, Florida State, Baylor and Xavier. After playing for Word of God, John Wall’s old school in Raleigh, Graham will play for Arlington Country Day School in Florida this season. (39-27-34)
Ricardo Ledo – The 6-6 guard from Massachusetts says he plans on visiting Kentucky, Syracuse, Connecticut and Providence. (23-8-9)
Mitch McGary – The 6-10 center from Indiana has cut list to six schools, including Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky. (3-5-5)
Shabazz Muhammad – The 6-6 forward from Nevada is now rated No. 1 by Scout, Rivals and ESPNU, recently visited USC. UCLA considered leader, but Duke, Kentucky, UNLV, Kansas, Texas A&M and Memphis are all still in the mix. (1-1-1)
Devonta Pollard – The 6-7 forward from Mississippi has not listed his favorites, but Mississippi State, Alabama, Georgetown, Ole Miss, LSU, Missouri and Kentucky are all very interested. (21-6-13)
Alex Poythress – The 6-7 forward from the Nashville area lists Kentucky, Duke, Florida, Memphis, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Tennessee as possibilities. (18-38-15)
Kaleb Tarczweski – The 7-footer from New Hampshire likes Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona and North Carolina. He recently added UK to that list. (7-12-6)
T.J. Warren – The 6-7 forward from North Carolina says Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Louisville, Texas, Kansas and Georgetown are major players. Recently took a visit to Chapel Hill. (24-36-39)
Derek Willis – The Bullitt East product recently de-comitted from Purdue, and lists Kentucky and Louisville, but says he will still consider the Boilermakers. If you remember, it was Willis’ dad, Del, who said he didn’t trust John Calipari or Rick Pitino. “They’re more worried about themselves,” he said. (NR-NR-NR)
Willis is Class of 2013.