Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kentucky trims three scholarships

With the signing of John Wall last week, Coach Calipari completed one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory. Not only was he able to retain blue chip recruits like Daniel Orton and Jon Hood, but he convinced Patrick Patterson to return to school and got Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Darnell Dodson to follow him from Memphis.

This is great news for Kentucky fans.

Not so great for guys lower on the depth chart. It has been widely reported that Kentucky had 16 players due to receive a scholarship (17 if Jodie Meeks withdraws from the draft).

That no longer will be an issue, as three players have decided to leave the program. Jared Carter, who missed much of his sophomore season with a shoulder injury, will not seek a fifth year of eligibility, while AJ Stewart (who had quit and returned to the Kentucky during last season) and Donald Williams both decided (read as: were forced) to transfer out of the school.

There will be one more head on the chopping block if Meeks does decide to return to Lexington, but as of now it looks like Coach Cal has his roster set for 2009.

And here is the rest of it.

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