If you have been following Kentucky basketball in the offseason you know that Calipari has been hot on the recruiting trail once again. But what you might not know is that John Calipari has assembled another recruiting class that can be considered one of the most talented groups...ever! Last night Kentucky received their signed financial aid papers from Terrence Jones. Three weeks ago Jones, a McDonalds All-American, had committed to Washington but voiced his doubt shortly after making his decision public. Last night Jones officially changed his decision and sent his paperwork to Kentucky. The financial aid papers are not a binding deal, Jones can still back out, but he indicated that he is now 95% sure he will be attending Kentucky.
What does this mean for the Kentucky recruiting class? This takes them from amazing to epic.
What can Kentucky expect next year?
Kentucky now has four Five Star ranked recruits:
Terrence Jones- PF
Brandon Knight- PG
Enes Kanter- PF
Doron Lamb- SG
And add to that two Four Star ranked recruits:
Stacey Poole- SF
Eloy Vargas- C (transfer from Miami Dade CC, previously played at Florida)
I don't know how John Calipari does it (and maybe I don't want to know) But I do know that Kentucky will have the talent next year to be even better than their Elite Eight team this season.