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UK basketball team’s incoming recruits have all arrived in Lexington

John Calipari wants next year's team to fly

Kentucky coach John Calipari says speed will be the biggest asset of next year's team so he wants it to get up and down the floor.
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Kentucky coach John Calipari says speed will be the biggest asset of next year's team so he wants it to get up and down the floor.

All five members of the University of Kentucky basketball program’s signing class of 2016 have made it to campus.

The official UK basketball Twitter account posted a photo Thursday that included those five recruits — and most of the rest of the 2016-17 Wildcats — in Coach John Calipari’s house for a team meeting. The newest Cats started arriving last weekend, but this was the first confirmation that all five of them had made it to Lexington.

UK’s incoming group features point guard De’Aaron Fox, shooting guard Malik Monk, small forward Wenyen Gabriel and post players Bam Adebayo and Sacha Killeya-Jones, who together are ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to Rivals.com, ESPN and the Recruiting Services Consensus Index composite rankings.

Like in past years, the new Wildcats will take classes this summer — on-campus pick-up games among UK players and others are also a common occurrence — as they prepare for their freshman seasons.

Ben Roberts: 859-231-3216, @NextCats

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