Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kentucky Wildcats News and Notes

* Perhaps a little fallout from the news of DeMarcus Cousins announcement Daniel Orton has re-opened his recruiting and decommitted from the University of Kentucky. Orton was ranked #22 on top 150. There were some concerns as to how Orton would fit into Calipari's dribble drive offense. Where this is a big loss for Kentucky with the signing of Cousins they essentially traded the #2 Rivals ranked player for the #22.

* Michael Porter has announced that we will not return to the University of Kentucky for his senior season. Porter, who played PG for the Cats in 2009, is leaving to pursue other options outside of basketball. Porter will graduate from Kentucky in May and is married with a baby due this summer. This will open up a scholarship spot for Kentucky.

* Xavier Henry has essentially narrowed his list down to Kentucky and Kansas. All early indications are that Henry would more than likely choose Kanasas. Henry's parents both played at Kansas and he has made an official visit to their campus. Henry had previously signed at Memphis to play for Calipari but was released from his letter from Memphis.

* #47 ranked player in SG Nolan Dennis has also been released from his LOI at Memphis. Dennis has been reported to be interested in joining Calipari at Kentucky.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Henry only comes to UK if his brother comes also...

You wanna know another fishy scandlous situation about Calipari then look up that story...pretty interesting one

Great job in UK picking up Cousins...just as bad that they lost Orton the way, but i called that one also