The 2013 Kentucky basketball recruiting class sends a record five to the McDonald’s All-American game. One fifth of the field will be in Kentucky blue next season, a haul even for John Callipari.
The players to be named McDonald’s All- Americans’s are point guard Andrew Harrison, shooting guard Aaron Harrison, small forward James Young, power forward Marcus Lee and center Dakari Johnson.
With all good news there is always bad news. Okay the news isn’t that bad, unless you are Dakari Johnson. He is the lone Kentucky recruit to be suiting up for the East. Young, Lee, and the Harrison twins will be suiting up for the West.
Callapri is known for his recruiting ability. He has a long history of bringing talent to his schools going back to UMass. Names like Camby, Wall, Rose, Evans, and recently Anthony Davis, yet Callapri has never had five McDonald’s All-Americans in one recruiting class.
The only thing remotely close to this class is the Chris Webber lead “Fab Five” Michigan class of 1991. That year head coach Steve Fisher landed Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. It is considered the greatest recruiting class ever. Now Callapri and Kentucky hope this five takes the final step the “Fab Five” didn’t, winning a National Championship. By Steve Kish