Friday, May 22, 2009

Kentucky's Fab Five

With the recent signing of top ranked recruit John Wall, head coach John Calipari has created quite a stir throughout the bluegrass state. Kentucky's recruiting class is overwhelmingly ranked the #1 class in this years recruiting but how good are they? Only time will tell, but this class that Calipari has assembled on paper is as good as any put together. Right now I would compare it to Michigan's Fab Five in 1991, lets compare:

1991 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting Class:
#1 overall- Chris Webber
#5 overall- Juwan Howard
#8 overall- Jalen Rose
#18 overall- Jimmy King
#48 overall- Ray Jackson

2009 Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting Class:
#1 overall- John Wall
#2 overall- Demarcus Cousins
#22 overall- Daniel Orton
#23 overall- Eric Bledsoe
#40 overall- Jon Hood

The 1991 Michigan team went to two final fours while in school and were two time national runner up. The future is still unknown with this Kentucky team, it is unlikely that we will have this complete group for more than two years so next year will be pivotal.

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