Monday, April 23, 2007

In UK news today...

Matt Jones at Kentucky Sports Radio has an update on Alex Legion, the recruit who just recently decommitted from the University of Michigan.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Alex Legion is down to UK, UCLA and Michigan. Since his mother told a Detroit newspaper that he would not be going to UCLA and Michigan is the school he originally decommitted from, you have to like UK’s chances. Sal’s will never be the same.
I have to say that I like our chances at getting Legion in a Wildcat uniform next season.

We know that Coach Gillispie saw the whole game in Pittsburgh where Michael Sanchez was playing.
One high-major coach said Michael Sanchez's effort against the Michigan Mustangs was Herculean. That's about as good of a way to describe the big man's game on Saturday afternoon. Sanchez put in the work to the tune of 25 points and roughly 15 rebounds (maybe more).

Sanchez played with non-stop energy and strength on the blocks and rarely played on the wing as a jump shooter. That was exactly what his Arkansas Hawks team needed from him in a game that had over 60 personal fouls called. Sanchez was a true enforcer on the blocks and put together one of the best big man performances in the short spring. His knee didn't seem to give him any problems.

Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie saw the entire game, as did the new Arkansas staff and Skip Prosser and his assistants from Wake Forest. Sanchez now has a predicament – does he continue with his plan to enroll in Findlay Prep in Las Vegas and become a 2008 prospect or does he visit Kentucky, Wake Forest and others late in the game?
It gets interesting with the fact that Kentucky wants him to play in 2007, rather than start in 2008. Here's a recent update on Sanchez.
“Kentucky wants Michael for ’ 07,” Bert Sanchez said. “Michael isn’t sure he’s going to be able to make that commitment since he is currently planning on going to a prep school.”

Sanchez has given strong consideration to reclassifying to the class of 2008. It appears that if Sanchez goes to a prep school, it will be Findlay Prep in Las Vegas.

Knee injuries hampered Sanchez prior to his senior season and his stock with the recruiting services dropped, but Sanchez followed up with a strong senior season that saw him average 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists a game.

“Kentucky definitely got a good one in Coach Gillispie,” Bert said, mentioning that Kentucky’s coaches had seen Michael play for the Arkansas Hawks in the Real Deal on the Hill in Fayetteville.
Greg Monroe has the Kentucky Wildcats on his list.

Jai Lucas will decide by Friday and Patterson will decide later in May.

UK has named Matthew Mitchell as it's newest Women's Basketball head coach.

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