UK Recruiting

UK recruit Trevor Lacey's decision might not come Wednesday

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College basketball prospect Trevor Lacey's high school coach said the player is "supposed" to be announcing his college choice Wednesday.

But fans should not be surprised if an announcement does not come for another week or so.

Jack Doss, the coach for Butler High in Huntsville, Ala., said Lacey is still weighing his options, including Kentucky, Kansas, Alabama and Auburn.

Kansas affords a great opportunity for playing time as a freshman. Kentucky Coach John Calipari can sell getting players to the NBA despite relatively little playing time (see Orton, Daniel). Alabama is the home-state school with an obvious need for a shooter.

Lacey is supposedly torn on what option to pursue. Hence, the need for patience could extend into next week or longer.

Cal announces staff for Dominican team

Kentucky Coach John Calipari announced at a news conference in the Dominican Republic and via Twitter Tuesday that his coaching staff for the country's national team will include UK assistant Orlando Antigua and athletics department staffer Rod Strickland.

Calipari will coach the Dominican team in the Tournament of the Americas, an Olympic qualifier scheduled for Aug. 30-Sept. 11 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The other two members of his staff announced Tuesday are former NBA head coach Del Harris and onetime St. John's star and San Antonio Spurs draft pick Felipe Lopez.

Antigua and Lopez were born in the Dominican.

"I realized early on that I am known in the Dominican Republic as the guy who coaches w/ Orlando Antigua," Calipari tweeted Tuesday.