Thursday, May 31, 2007

Billy Donovan leaves Florida Gators for NBA's Orlando Magic

Anyone surprised by this move? I can't help but feel sorry for Jai Lucas. He's one who went to Florida after the UF folks told him that Patrick Patterson would be playing there.

Marc Maggard has this over at KSR.
Samardo Samuels' guardian is now being quoted as saying that UK is a MAJOR player for Samardo. I understand that Samardo was not even mentioning UK as an aside prior to a day or two ago. When I posted about Samuels a few days ago, I knew that it would be difficult for some to believe…and still probably is. The simple fact is this….Billy Gillispie is not a good recruiter….he is not even a great recruiter….he is an AMAZING recruiter. The best part about this is, he is one hell of a coach as well. Samuels may not end up at UK, but if the right things happen, he very well could be a Cat in the next few weeks.

If Jai Lucas decides to get out of his LOI to UF and Foley lets him out, It would not surprise me to see him at UK. I am quite certain that he was disappointed at the least when Patterson came to UK. He was all but told that Patterson was going to be a Gator. I also am quite sure that UK would still be interested in his services.
As far as recruiting goes, I don't know what will happen to any of the McDonald's or Parade All-Americans that have signed with Florida. If anything, Lucas goes to UK.

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