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Cats Land 5 Star Charles Matthews

Perhaps it has become so common that it is expected, but to little surprise, Kentucky picked up another huge commitment this week with class of 2015 shooting guard Charles Matthews.

Matthews may reclassify to 2014 and enter school next year, but regardless of when he shows up in Lexington, he is expected to make an impact. 

He is rated in the top 15 by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports, and is a consensus 5 star player. 

Here is what ESPN has to say about him:

“Matthews is a long and...

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In His Words: Calipari on Historic Class

Since signing what many think is the best class in college hoops history, Coach John Calipari has been uncharacteristically mum. He recently opened up to the media and offered some candid thoughts on each player. We offer them here, along with our own comments. Print this out and revisit in a few months...

Aaron Harrison:
Coach Cal: “Aaron is more of a scoring guard who can make shots and make plays at the rim. He can also play some point in a pinch. Like his brother, Andrew, he has the...

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Future Wildcats Highlight McDonald’s All-American Game

The Big Blue Lowdown's UKHomer offers his thoughts on Kentucky's incoming class after watching the McDonald's All American game. UK Homer says top recruit Andrew Wiggins will be a Wildcat so he includes him in the analysis.

Print this out as its always reference material a year later.

Andrew Wiggins: He is a Human Pogostick!  But he is not the top player in the class IMO. He has the most overall athleticism and a body built for the pros but I dont know if he can shoot it from deep like...

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Jason King Talks With ‘Polarizing’ Coach Cal

ESPN's Jason King is out with a great piece on "polarizing" Coach Cal.  You either love him or hate him, according to King.  I think Big Blue Nation has made their judgement...and to hell with everyone else!  You can view the piece here.

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John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell are dynamic duo

With both the UK basketball teams - men's and women's -  favored to win the SEC and strong contendors for a Final Four run, Kentucky Sports Radio's Ally Tucker has a great post about what impact John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell are as a 1-2 punch.

read more preview on ESPNU All Access Kentucky has a preview of the new episode of All Access-Kenucky that is coming Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Video: Marcus Lee commits to Kentucky

Here's video of Marcus Lee's commitment to Kentucky.

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NBA Scouting Director: Kentucky headed toward best recruiting class in history

The addition of James Young to Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class following last week's commitment by the Harrison Twins means that the Cats now have commitments from three of the top five players in the nation.  They are also expected to add at least one and probably two more players in the top ten, giving UK potentially the best recruiting class in college basketball history.

Don't believe me on that!  Over on his blog, Adam Zagoria talks to a NBA scouting director who says the same thing.

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Patrick Patterson loves Calipari, Harrison Twins

Patrick Patterson is a big fan of the Harrison Twins and John Calipari.  This is some great video!

Patrick Patterson on Kentucky landing the Harrison Twins

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likes the Harrison Twins

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tweeted his approval of the Harrison Twin's signing with UK!

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Harrison Twins pick Kentucky

John Calipari continued the magic carpet ride that is his recruiting by gaining commitments from perhaps the best package deal in the history of college basketball yesterday.  Andrew and Aaron Harrison - dubbed the Harrison Twins - announced their decision to play basketball for the Wildcats yesterday afternoon on ESPNU much to the delight of BBN who was collectively sitting on the edge of their seats.

The choice came down to Maryland and UK, and Andrew Harrison said the reason came down to...

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Calipari wants the Harrison Twins

Recruiting is never far from the minds of UK fans, but that interest is at a peak today as Andrew and Aaron Harrison - otherwise known as the Harrison Twins - will make their decision of where to play basketball next season.  The announcement is at 5 p.m. on ESPNU, and has created a buzz.

John Calipari is in the mix with seven of the top 11 players in the class of 2013, and has a very good chance to land the best class in the history of college basketball.  It starts with the Harrison...

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October means one thing in the Bluegrass-Basketball!

October is a normally associated with college football, but in the Bluegrass State we all know that October means another season of Kentucky Basketball is right around the corner.  Midnight Madness is 10 days away, and with the Wildcats coming off their eighth national championship and sure to be ranked in the top five again this season, excitement has never been higher around the program.

John Calipari is entering his fourth season as head coach, and after an NCAA Championship and another...

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Calipari Looks to Sign Monumental Class

With the college basketball season over, many parts of the college landscape turn their attention to the other major sport on campuses around the country--football.  Spring practice is happening all around the nation, including at Kentucky, where Joker Phillips looks to build on the momentum from finally getting over the hump and beating Tennessee last season.

At Kentucky, however, most eyes don’t focus on spring football, or baseball, despite the Wildcats 30-3 start and #1 national...

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Calipari Looks to Sign Another Top Recruiting Class

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Kentucky freshman Charles Matthews is transferring, the school announced. Former ESPN 100 prospect. - via @ESPN App…
1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,...
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back.

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