Kentucky already has a ridiculous six recruits in its class for 2017 and it’s actually seven if you count guard Hamidou Diallo who’s already on the campus. For most schools, that would be more than enough and would actually create a huge backlog and so some people were wondering why coach Cal wasn’t commenting on his class as he usually does. To that query, he had this answer:
Kentucky is probably the only school that would have room in its class for a potential eighth or ninth recruit. Three key seniors are graduating in Derek Willis, Mychal Mulder and Dominque Hawkins while Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox and Isaiah Briscoe have declared for the NBA Draft. Adebayo may come back though as he has not hired an agent and has fallen down drafts board over the course of his freshman season.
To compensate for those losses, Calipari has already gotten five-star players to commit in P.J. Washington, Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt and Quade Green to go along with four-star recruits Jemari Baker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. However, the Wildcats are still in play for 7″0′ five-star center Mohamed Bamba as well as five-star small forward Kevin Knox and four-star point guard Tremont Waters.