DeMarcus Cousins to Kentucky

Posted by nvr1983 on April 8th, 2009

When we first reported that John Calipari was leaving Memphis to take over at Kentucky, we speculated on the potential impact it could have for both programs recruiting in the near future. Going into the NCAA tournament, Memphis had the best class in the nation with the headliners being DeMarcus Cousins and Xavier Henry, but they were also viewed as the leader in the chase for John Wall. If they were able to land Wall, the Tigers could have brought in the top 3 recruits (according to many analysts), which is something that not even Michigan‘s famed “Fab Five” could claim.  However, we noted that the vaunted class could fall apart with Calipari’s departure.

According to Jeff Goodman at Fox Sports, the first piece just fell as Cousins has commited to Kentucky. As for Henry, he has decommited from Memphis, but has not officially announced his choice although Kansas appears to be the leader.


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