I can get used to these late night commitments! First it was DeMarcus Cousins; now, it’s the top point guard in all the land, John Wall.
Sources tell SLAM that John Wall, the nation’s top high school point guard, committed to the University of Kentucky tonight. Wall picked Kentucky over Duke, Miami and Florida, among other schools. The 6-4 senior from Word of God in Raleigh, N.C., is viewed as the missing piece for new Wildcats coach John Calipari.
With forward Patrick Patterson recently deciding to return to school (and high-scoring guard Jodie Meeks rumored to also be considering pulling out of the NBA Draft) and recruits like Alabama big man DeMarcus Cousins, as well as a talented core group of returnees, Kentucky is likely to be one of the favorites to win a national championship in 2010. While Alabama point guard Eric Bledsoe signed up to play in Lexington recently, in Calipari’s dribble-drive motion offense, multiple ballhandlers can play together in the up-tempo style. In addition, the recent SLAM co-cover boy is viewed as a one-and-done prospect.
This morning, Bomani Jones of 850 The Buzz in North Carolina confirmed the report, also saying that John Calipari will be heading to Raleigh today or tomorrow to officially welcome the newest member of the Kentucky Wildcats.
This is pure speculation, but I expect John Wall to not only commit, but also to sign a National Letter of Intent in the next two days. The deadline is tomorrow and I do not think that Calipari would head to Raleigh unless a letter was going to signed because of the rules regarding coaches talking about unsigned recruits.
Finally, more proof that UK fans, when mobilized, can take over the internet at will: Twitter, on the right side of its main page, tracks the top 10 most Tweeted about topics in real time. No real surprise here, but “John Wall” is currently one of those topics.
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