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NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
The Wildcats had a nightmare 2012-2013 campaign. After winning the National Championship the season before, it was expected for Kentucky to have a down year, but nobody expected it to be NIT bad. John Calipari’s team finished the year 21-12, ending with an embarrassing loss in the first game of the NIT to Robert Morris. Last season is now a distant memory for Big Blue Nation. Calipari is widely known as the best recruiter in the game, but he managed to set the bar even higher this year. Not only does Kentucky have the #1 ranked 2013 recruiting class, they have five players ranked in the top-10 according to ESPN and six players in the top 25. Julius Randle (SF), Andrew Harrison (PG), and Aaron Harrison (SG) are all ranked #1 at their respective positions. Dakari Johnson (C), James Young (SF), and Marcus Lee (PF) are all ranked top-9 or better at their position. Some people are saying this is the best recruiting class of all-time, with a record six McDonald’s All-Americans. While that...
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