Wednesday, April 8, 2009

DeMarcus Cousins Commits to Kentucky

DeMarcus Cousins, who decommitted from Memphis when coach John Calipari took the Kentucky job, has followed him to Lexington. He committed there last night, according to Gary Parrish.

Most expected Daniel Orton to rescind on his commitment to Kentucky if Cousins came (UPDATE: All day, reports circulated that Orton had asked out of his LOI, but Orton's father has denied those reports), simply because a front court with Cousins, Patrick Patterson, and Perry Stevenson would be very crowded. But Cal is the best recruiter in the country, and there may actually be a chance he gets Orton to stay.

As for Xavier Henry and John Wall, well, that is up in the air right now. On Saturday, news was leaked that Henry was all but gone to Kansas. But now word has leaked that Josh Pastner will hire Carl Henry, the father of Xavier and CJ (who is already at Memphis), in an effort to keep him. John Wall is still a huge question mark. It was rumored that Memphis was at the top of his list when Cal was there, and I'm sure Kentucky is somewhere up there now.

Big Blue fans are salivating right now. Imagine this line-up - Jodie Meeks, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Wall, and Henry. Can you say Final Four?

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