Posted on: September 24, 2009 5:41 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2009 5:43 pm
Stacey Poole, as expected , gave Kentucky its first commitment from the Class of 2010 on Thursday.
"This decision was very hard," said Poole, a 6-foot-5 wing from Florida. "It came down to the wire."
Poole is ranked No. 86 by MaxPreps.com, No. 58 by Scout.com and No. 27 by Rivals.com.
He was also considering South Carolina.
Posted on: September 24, 2009 3:17 pm
Stacey Poole will announce his college decision today at 5 p.m. ET live on ESPNU.
Officially, he's choosing between Kentucky and South Carolina.
But -- forgive me for ruining the suspense -- he's really already decided, and he's going to pick Kentucky, and I know this because Poole is ranked 58th nationally by Scout.com, and ESPNU wouldn't care much about the nation's 58th-best prospect unless it knew he was picking Kentucky. The alternative -- Poole picking South Carolina -- wouldn't even get top billing in South Carolina considering Steve Spurrier has a football game against Ole Miss tonight. So tune in if you like, and watch it all go down. But I can already tell you that Stacey Poole is announcing for Kentucky, and if he doesn't for some reason then the folks at ESPNU are going to be pissed.
Posted on: September 21, 2009 8:07 am
Edited on: September 21, 2009 8:09 am
Cameron Clark committing to Oklahoma wasn't the only recruiting development from this weekend.
Here are some others:
Rivers visits Duke: Class of 2011 star Austin Rivers visited Duke despite supposedly being committed to Florida. As Bruce Weber can attest -- you haven't forgotten the Eric Gordon recruitment, have you? -- there is no way to interpret this as a good thing for the Gators. Rivers taking that visit makes him by definition no longer genuinely committed to Florida, and it's only a matter of time before he acknowledges as much publicly. Scout.com ranks Rivers as the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2011. He is the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers
Wroten tears ACL: While Rivers was touring Cameron Indoor Stadium, fellow Class of 2011 star Tony Wroten Jr. was tearing his ACL in a football game, according to the Seattle Times . The paper reported that Wroten will have surgery this week and need seven-to-nine months of rehab, meaning he's done with football and basketball for the year. Scout.com ranks Wroten as the No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2011.
Quick hitters: Stacey Poole, a 6-foot-5 wing from Florida, told Scout.com that he'll likely pick between Kentucky and South Carolina by the end of the week. Poole is ranked 58th in the Class of 2010. ... Kyrie Irving, ranked fifth in the Class of 2010, eliminated Indiana from his list of possible destinations. The New Jersey point guard is still considering Duke, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M. ... One of the nation's top junior college prospects, J.P. Olukemi, committed to Oklahoma state. He's the fourth OSU commitment for the Class of 2010.