Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Bledsoe Will Commit to Kentucky
According to multiple reports, top-25 recruit Eric Bledsoe is planning to announce that he will commit to Kentucky tomorrow morning. Bledsoe has a press conference scheduled for 10:00 a.m., where he will officially decide between the Wildcats and Memphis.
However, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com and SNY.tv, Jeff Drummond of CatsPause.com and Brooks Hansen of MemphisRoar.com are all reporting that Bledsoe will choose Kentucky. "I got it from a college coach who’s recruiting him," a source told Zagoria. "He told some staffs where he’s not going. He said, 'Kentucky's my school.'"
The 6-1 Bledsoe is the third-ranked point guard in the 2009 class, according to Rivals.com. He is an excellent ball-handler who can get into the lane on most defenders and then finish with effectiveness at the rim. Perhaps more importantly, Bledsoe is also arguably the best defensive point guard in the country.
The Birmingham, Ala. product will join five-star centers DeMarcus Cousins and Daniel Orton, as well as four-star forwards Jon Hood and Darnell Dodson, in the incoming Kentucky recruiting class. The Wildcats also remain involved with the nation's top-ranked player, John Wall, who still has several schools on his list.