LEXINGTON — He has already signed five players and likely will have a fifth straight No. 1 recruiting class at Kentucky, but coach John Calipari indicated Thursday there could be more additions to the 2013 class.
“I would think we’re going to get one or two more guys. We’ll get one or two more,” said Calipari. “It’s a good class and a good bunch of guys, but you know…”
Kentucky signed twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, both 6-5, of Richmond, Texas, along with 6-9 forward Marcus Lee of Antioch, Calif., and 6-6 shooting guard James Young of Rochester, Mich. The fifth signee is 6-9 forward Derek Willis of Mount Washington.
Here is what Calipari said about each signee.
“Aaron is more of a scoring guard who can make shots and make plays at the rim,” Calipari said. “He can also play some point in a pinch. Like his brother, Andrew, he has the ability to physically dominate the opponent.”
“Andrew comes in ready to play physically at the point-guard position,” Calipari said. “He’s a driver, slasher and playmaker with great size. He and his brother Aaron have the ability to be great on-ball defenders.”
“Marcus Lee is a long, agile, quick-bounce, quick-twitch, 6-9 forward,” Calipari said. “He gets to the basket, he’s a terrific shot-blocker and he can rebound above the rim. Marcus has unlimited upside because he’s going to get stronger and he’s going to improve his skill around the basket. His speed, quickness, jumping ability and length set him apart.”
“Derek is a very skilled, 6-9 big man who is learning to play through bumps, which is going to elevate his game,” Calipari said. “He’s a long-armed basketball player who can get his hands on balls and really pass. Like Marcus, he has a tremendous upside because he’s going to get stronger and be able to play more physical and really use his size and his shot-making ability to spread the court for us.”
“James is a long, athletic and skilled wing,” Calipari said. “He’s a lefty who can shoot it and get in transition. You can throw it ahead to him and he can make basketball plays. He rebounds the ball for his position as well anyone in the class.”
Wiggins to play in Georgetown
Kentucky recruiting target Andrew Wiggins of Huntington, W.Va.), will be featured in a game Sunday in Georgetown. Wiggins' Huntington Prep team will play Creedmoor (N.C.) Christian Faith Academy at 4 p.m. at Scott County High School.