First off, I’d like to begin with a shout-out to Mazel Dawg, who reminded me that the McDonald’s All-American game would be airing tonight at 10pm on ESPN.
As most of you probably know, Georgia signee Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (this kid needs a nickname bad – KCP?) will be playing in the game.
It’s ironic that I almost forgot to post about the all-star game tonight, because I was literally watching Youtube videos of some of Kentavious’s highlights the last few days. If you have time, check them out here and here.
To say that I was impressed by Caldwell-Pope would be an understatement – I was gushing. I knew from what I had read that he was supposedly one of the best shooting prospects in the country, but what those reports failed to mention was that his range is out of this world. In KCP’s highlights, he hits shots from five to six feet beyond the arc with consistency and relative ease.
He also appears to be a very good ball-handler, and he is not afraid to attack the rim.
At this point, nobody knows exactly what is going to happen with Trey Thompkins or Travis Leslie as far as whether they stay for their senior seasons or not.
But I am fairly confident that KCP will be a double-digit scorer in his freshman season.