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  1. Top 10: Signing ESPN Top 25 players

    Dave Telep

    OK, last week we looked at college basketball teams in relation to Top 100 players signed in the last five years. No surprise, the Kentucky Wildcats led the way with 23 Top 100 players from 2009-2013. Are you sitting down? John Calipari's team di...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. Top 10: Signing ESPN 100 players

    Dave Telep

    Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. Since John Calipari took over at Kentucky we've steadily sung the praises of the Wildcats and their recruits. Well, it turns out there was a good reason for the high praise. Kentucky exports prospects to th...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. Impact of one-and-done on recruiting

    Dave Telep

    College basketball recruiting used to be, relatively speaking, pretty straightforward: Recruit the best players and then enjoy their services for multiple years. In 1995, a new era of recruiting began when Kevin Garnett jump-started a trend of player...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Cleaning out the notebook

    Dave Telep

    This week's Friday notebook includes an introduction to one of the nation's most impressive freshmen, a look at Indiana's big recruiting weekend, why John Calipari's words resonated with the nation's No. 2 junior, Illinois putting in work on the recr...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  6. Telep: Cleaning out the notebook (Insider)

    Dave Telep

    Dave Telep's Friday recruiting notebook includes an introduction to one of the nation's most impressive freshmen, a look at Indiana's big recruiting weekend, why John Calipari's words resonated with the nation's No. 2 junior, Illinois putting in work...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  7. Cleaning out the notebook

    Dave Telep

    Over the course of seven days in recruiting, you see, hear and get texted a lot of things. Some of the info turns into stories. Some of it is not to be repeated. And some gets filed away in the notebook. As a new weekly feature, we'll be cleaning ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  8. Cancer Research Classic: What I learned

    Dave Telep

    WHEELING, W.Va. -- Where to begin? For a two-day event, the Cancer Research Classic smashed a ton of talent into a tight window. Between two classes, there were four top-five players on display this weekend, plus a college announcement from the natio...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  9. Top 10 sophomore shines in loaded game

    Dave Telep

    WHEELING, W.Va. -- Before the TV cameras roll in Saturday for a pair of nationally televised games, the Cancer Research Classic tipped off Friday night. With two of the nation's finest collections of talent in attendance, the stage was set for a ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Terps walk tightrope to land Peters

    Dave Telep

    Everybody thinks being the head coach is easy. On Fridays, when it's payday, it's certainly a lot of fun. However, you don't get the chance to make big-boy money unless you make big-boy decisions. Those kinds of decisions have consequences. Ask Mark ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The Harrison twins: Maryland vs. Kentucky

    Dave Telep

    Shortly after 5 p.m. ET Thursday live on ESPNU, the collegiate intentions of twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis High) will be known and the rampant speculation will cease. Until then, the watercooler rumors and soothsayers will h...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. Kentucky-Louisville recruiting battles

    Dave Telep

    The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals have scores to settle, and I'm not only talking about the fact that John Calipari has the last win over his buddy (tongue in cheek), Rick Pitino. Rick of Louisville is trying to win his fifth straight po...

    Blog | March 30, 2012