The Champions Classic did what college basketball needed: showcased its bright stars and put the spotlight on the sport in November instead of waiting until February and March.
Every time Kentucky coach John Calipari starts to praise his latest crop of talented freshmen, he's just as quick to point out that the preseason No. 1 team is a work in progress.
RecruitingNation basketball experts roundtable: Which college basketball programs will we be watching the closest in recruiting the rest of the winter heading into the spring signing period?
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.