Wednesday, November 12, 2008

National Signing Day

Today is National Signing Day. What used to be an absolutely huge day has been turned into just a big day due to the year round coverage by scouting sites and bloggers. Also, players are committing earlier and earlier every year (case in point - UK's Michael Avery) so today turns out to be somewhat anticlimactic just because we already know who we're getting. Mike Marra, Rakeem Buckles, Peyton Siva, and Stephan Van Treese (pictured l-r) will all be inking with Coach Pitino and the Cards today at their respective schools.

The balance in this class is what excites me the most. You have your versatile point guard (Siva) sharp-shooting guard (Marra), athletic forward (Buckles) and token white center (Van Treese). All have separate roles and won't ever steal playing time from one another. Plus, they all are 4 year players that all the recruiting gurus claim have the sacred "upside" which hopefully in this case means the Cards got good value and a deep class that filled needs. However, you never know who is going to stay or leave from the team next year, so it's too early to say who will fill in for whom.

All 4 players joined the Sports Night crew on the Recruiting Bonanza Tuesday night. Here are the interviews...

MIKE MARRA & PEYTON SIVA - Sports Night Recruiting Bonanza

STEPHAN VAN TREESE & IU RECRUIT DEREK ELSTON.mp3 - Sports Night Recruiting Bonanza

RAKEEM BUCKLES - Sports Night Recruiting Bonanza

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