With Bennett out, is UK done for Class of 2012?

Amile Jefferson

In case you missed it, Scout’s Evan Daniels reported last night that Anthony Bennett is no longer considering Kentucky.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Las Vegas is reportedly down to UNLV and Oregon.

This comes on the heels of Xavier transfer Mark Lyons announcing that he has picked Arizona over UK and Kansas. Although, the Cats not getting Lyons is no great loss. Good player. Questionable attitude.

Does this mean UK is done for the Class of 2013? Well, not exactly. John Calipari has said he would like to sign one more player.

There are reports that the Cats are now turning up the heat on Philadelphia area prospect Amile Jefferson, who is thought to be leaning toward North Carolina State but has not made a commitment.

There is still Torian Graham, but there are some eligibility issues there that must be addressed. There is also Mislav Brzoja, the Indiana guard who recently visited the Cats.

Update: Should have mentioned Wright State guard Julius Mays who is transferring and reportedly considering UK, along with Michigan State, Purdue, Cincinnati and Michigan.

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Comments

  1. Get a shooter and we will be okay. College BB down next year except for IU

  2. jean paul says:

    No three to four year player would want to go to Kentucky to ride the bench the way Poole did; it is all Cal fault.

  3. Dave says:

    Who cares Jean Paul. We just won #8 LOL! Now that was Cal’s fault. This kid has eligibilty issues. UK backed off as did Fla. Red flags my friend, why no on campus visits before now. Poole will do well at G-Tech. Now G-Tech won’t do well as a team but he will get his. If he had stuck around gave effort in practice he might of had a huge roll this next year. One thing for sure, if he stayed he would have a NC ring.

  4. Aric says:

    So Jean Paul, Stacey Poole rode the bench for 3-4 years? Nope, try one year… and then he bolted because, I assume, he wants to be the man at a lesser program. He wouldn’t have rode the bench this year, I mean he could’ve easily been UK’s 7th or 8th guy; next year the Cats might have an even more shallow bench, especially in the front court, so he would play next year too.