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  1. What I learned from McDonald's

    Dave Telep

    CHICAGO -- It was a busy week of practices, college commitments and game action at the McDonald's All American Game, culminating in No. 4 recruit Aaron Gordon earning MVP honors in Wednesday's main event, one day after he made headlines by pledging t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  2. Is Kentucky's 2013 class the best ever?

    Dave Telep

    No one has ever done this before. Six McDonald's All Americans and four top-rated players at their position in one class. The No. 1 recruiting classes four of the past five years. Unreal. John Calipari sits atop the mountain of college bask...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Telep's Top 10: NBA-style bodies

    Dave Telep

    Talent evaluation is an inexact science. However, over the last 15 years, because of advances in technology and the ability to see prospects more, be it live on TV or through the Internet, we now know more about players on every level. However, what ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  4. Cleaning out the notebook

    Dave Telep

    This week's Friday notebook includes a continuation of the Aaron Gordon/Blake Griffin comparison, how Kentucky's recruiting class made history again, which underclassmen visited Duke and Michigan State and much more recruiting news. More Gordon v...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. Big matchups highlight Jordan Classic

    Dave Telep

    There's no arguing the quality of this year's Jordan Brand Classic rosters, which were announced on Tuesday. The game is stocked with 22 players, and that means some of the fat has been trimmed off the event. Typically, this event constructs its ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. Dave Telep's Starting 5: Kentucky reaching Fab Five status, Jabar...

    Dave Telep

    Dave Telep's Starting 5: Kentucky's historic class, Jabari Parker's return to form, Rysheed Jordan's final list, introducing Harry Giles and the search for Jamar Ergas.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  7. SEC's top five incoming freshmen and 2013 recruits

    Dave Telep

    The SEC was in a lull before John Calipari took over at Kentucky, but since he brought his strength on the recruiting trail and top-flight competition to the league, he has forced conference foes to set up their game.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  8. New No. 1 senior Wiggins a game-changer

    Dave Telep

    A lethargic Thursday recruiting news cycle was tossed on its head when the nation's No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2014, small forward Andrew Wiggins (Thornhill, Ontario/Huntington Prep), reclassified to the 2013 class. By making the move to his...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  9. New schools in mix for 2014 No. 1 Wiggins

    Dave Telep

    John Calipari sits on top of the mountain in the world of college basketball. However, being king doesn't make him immune to a problem. This is elite recruiting, and every action comes with a reaction. And there's reason to believe a recent addit...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  10. Marcus Lee a key recruit for Kentucky

    Dave Telep

    The assembly line that is Kentucky basketball recruiting is humming along at a pace foreign to most college basketball programs. John Calipari had one commitment when the month began: power forward Derek Willis. Now he has five. And we're not j...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  11. James Young, No. 5 prospect in 2013 class, commits to Kentucky Wi...

    Dave Telep

    The Kentucky Wildcats are on the verge of a historic recruiting class. James Young, rated No. 5 overall in the ESPN 100, committed to Kentucky on Thursday, choosing the Wildcats over Michigan State, Syracuse and Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  12. No. 5 recruit set to announce Thursday

    Dave Telep

    It was early May at the Hensley Memorial Foundation and James Young (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) was in the layup line. All of his teammates were sporting the traditional garb of gold and black, the colors of travel team The Family. Young was the out...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  13. Parker and then the debate begins in 2013

    Dave Telep

    The prevailing storyline in the senior class rests among the first half-dozen elite members of the group. When ESPN convened its scouts to discuss the 100 elite seniors in the country, the most difficult task we faced was settling on an order for the...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  14. DePaul, Kentucky, FSU out in full force

    Dave Telep

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Jabari Parker's travel team, Mac Irvin Fire, is at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam. The only problem is Parker, the nation's top senior, isn't with them. Parker's back home in Chicago taking care of a broken foot that limited him durin...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  15. UK leads for ESPN 100 SG Young

    Dave Telep

    LAS VEGAS -- Here's a shocker: Kentucky is the lead choice of a top-10 prospect. In May at the Spiece Run n' Slam, James Young (Troy, Mich./Troy) unabashedly sported a Kentucky T-shirt during warm-ups of a game. Fast-forward two months, and Young ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  16. What I've learned during evaluation period

    Dave Telep

    There's no better time than the present to learn about prospects. In this business, if you're not in information-gathering mode and learning on a daily basis, you're not pulling your weight (my suitcase goes from trunk to the laundry room and back in...

    Blog | May 10, 2012