It is late and I am a bit beat with a full day tomorrow, so just a few notes….
— The man you see above is Terrence Boyd, a 2009 recruit with major talent who told Scout.com today that Kentucky is currently his leader for his services. Sounds good right? Well Boyd can play and would be a welcome addition to any team. However those who are following his recruitment suggest that there is virtually no chance that he will get eligible and that taking a commitment from Boyd is simply hoping for a miracle. I have no insight as to his academic condition, but I have seen his game. He can play and if he were to end up in Lexington, the Cats would be very happy.
— Jeff Goodman, the only person more negative about UK than Jerry Tipton, did a story on John Wall today that stated his top three schools were Oregon, Oklahoma State and Baylor. This follows an ESPN story that suggested his schools were Memphis, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Baylor….a Rivals story that suggested UK, Memphis, Oklahoma state and NC State and a Bob Gibbons story that said Memphis, Oregon and Oklahoma State. What does that mean? Well only one school makes the list every time….and that is Oklahoma State. When you get such divergent lists, look for the school with the most appearances. Couple that with the Marshall Moses connection and Travis Ford may be getting it done.
— Harrison Barnes played his first game in Louisville and had 18 points in a rout win. I am going to watch his evening game tomorrow and will report on his play. Having been to Ames, I can say for all it glory, its no Lexington.
— Deuce Finch, the St Xavier standout running back who is looking for a big year this season, did not commit to Kentucky as earlier reported today. In the “General Franco is still not dead” mode, Finch had to deny the report after it was made by a number of sources, including apparently WKYT. I blame Rob Bromley.
We will have more throughout the day, including an answer to the question “what happened to Hunter McClintock?”
And oh yeah, there has been some gold on here today….look at Tomlin’s earlier post and Beisner’s Gillispie and Rich Brooks pictures below….brilliant. For example:
He was in a New York club and caught the controversial freestyle rap by Rich Brooks called “Kragthorpe, how’s my a– taste?”