Kentucky head coach John Calipari officially announced the signing of the nation's No. 1 recruit on Thursday. 6-foot-10 Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./The Tilton School) signed his letter of intent with the Wildcats, giving Calipari his fourth straight top-ranked recruiting class.
ESPNU 100 power forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) will announce his decision during ESPNU's Recruiting Nation on Thursday. The show airs at 5 p.m. ET. He is deciding between Duke, Florida and Michigan.
Sean Miller already had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country before receiving a commitment from center Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H./St. Mark's). Miller's found a trick to recruiting out west and Arizona fans are being treated to elite-level players coming to Tucson en masse.
John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats love to recruit against Kansas. Willie Cauley (Spearville, Kan./Olathe NW) is the top talent in Kansas this year and his commitment would typically be a big feather in Calipari's cap except for one small detail: Kansas wasn't a player for Cauley.
ESPNU 100 center Willie Cauley (Spearville, Kans./Olathe Northwest H.S.) ended his recruitment early Monday when he verbally committed to Kentucky. Cauley, ranked No. 32 overall in the 2012 class, chose the Wildcats over Florida, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Kansas State.
Shooting 3s ... Different strategy for Calipari Last year, John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats held a celebration at Big Blue Madness. UK hosted all four of its committed players -- Kyle Wiltjer, Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis -- which comprised the nation's top-ranked recruiting class and the evening's recruiting festivities were geared toward the quartet of stars.