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In a shocking turn of events, 6’8 5-star power forward Jarred Vanderbilt committed to the Kentucky Wildcats this morning over North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU. Head coach John Calipari has no shortage of material to use in selling Kentucky to recruits, so did anyone really think the top-ranked power forward in the nation was going to take his talents to Eugene or Forth Worth? Vanderbilt made the easy choice when considering his future draft stock. From that perspective the decision was not surprising.

However, I do have a question for college basketball fans. Do UK fans even get excited anymore when a big name commits to Lexington? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Tune in to the college sports podcast with B-Fox and B-Frank to hear their takes on all things college basketball.