NRS Mailbag: UK, UNC, Austin Nichols, Tyus Jones

NRS Mailbag: UK, UNC, Austin Nichols, Tyus Jones

By: Josh Paunil
July 11, 2012
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Mailbag: North Carolina’s targets in the class of 2013

Mailbag: North Carolina’s targets in the class of 2013

By: Josh Paunil
January 3, 2012
“Who does UNC have the best shot at landing to go along with Hicks and Britt from the 2013 class?” -Bobby (Kentucky). UNC is already off to a great start in the class of 2013 having already landed two elite juniors.

Mailbag Question: Who has the most potential (Class of 2012)?

“Who in your top 50 in the class of 2012 has the most potential to move up in the rankings?”– Jonathon B. (Sarasota, Florida) There are three prospects who I think could make big jumps in the class of 2012 top 50 rankings: point guard Kyle Anderson (#22), small forward Indiana-commit Jeremy Hollowell (#39) and small forward Maryland-commit […]

Mailbag Question: Most underrated player at the NHSI?

“Who was the most impressive player at the ESPN RISE tournament?”- Alex (Pennsylvania) Although Villanova-commit Tyrone Johnson was clearly the tournament MVP, and Duke-commit and McDonald’s All-American Quinn Cook had the best performance in the tournament, Montrose Christian (MD) junior Michael Carrera was the most impressive player. Carrera came into this event under a lot […]

Mailbag Question

“This (Tokoto’s commitment to UNC) should help UK even more for Shabazz Muhammad, don’t you think?” (via twitter) -Patrick (Mt. Washington, Kentucky) Initially, I would say yes since both Tokoto and Muhammad play the wing and are very similar players between their great athleticism and excellent play in transition. However, I do have Muhammad ranked 30 spots ahead […]

Mailbag Question: Kentucky 2011, best class ever?

“How does this year’s recruiting class for Kentucky compare to the Wall, Cousins, Bledsoe, and Orton class?”- Dave (Lexington) Like I said in my class rankings, this Wildcat recruiting class legitimately rivals the ’09 class. However, I would take the ’09 class over this one because it’s very difficult to do better than two first-team […]

Mailbag Question: Best position in the class of 2011?

“What’s the best position in this year’s recruiting class?”– Jake (Maryland) Looking at the top-50, there are more elite players at the two guard then any other position.  There are seven shooting guards in the top 21 and two in the top six between #1 overall recruit Austin Rivers and #6 overall Bradley Beal. A big […]