Marquis Teague committed to the Kentucky Wildcats 2011 class on Thursday. The news that Marquis Teague commits to Kentucky has definitely caught the college basketball world as a surprise because Teague is only a junior in high school. Teague is ranked as one of the best high school juniors right now, and with his choice to commit to Kentucky in 2011, he gives coach John Calipari another world class point guard recruit. It is simply amazing how many elite point guards that John Calipari has been able to attract to his college basketball teams, and Teague falls in line with the best that Calipari has had.
With the choice to commit to the Kentucky Wildcats, Marquis Teague will join the 2011 class at the school. It looks as though he may already have the starting point guard slot locked up that year as well, provided the 2010 point guard decides to make the jump to the NBA. Brandon Knight is slotted to be the next starting point guard for the Kentucky Wildcats, as the phenom has already committed to playing for Calipari and Kentucky next season. Knight is still finishing up high school and is thought to be one of the best players coming into college basketball for the 2010-2011 season. He also looks to follow the previous three starting point guards that Calipari has sent on to the NBA after just one season playing college basketball.
This past season it was John Wall running the team for Calipari, and before that he had Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose in successive years. Derrick Rose was taken No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft, and Tyreke Evans looks to win the 2009-2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. As for point guard John Wall, he is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, making him the third straight point guard drafted in the NBA Lottery after playing just one year of college basketball. Brandon Knight is expected to be the next one-and-done point guard for John Calipari, and that would then clear the way for Marquis Teague to take over the starting spot for the 2011-2012 Kentucky Wildcats.
Marquis Teague is a point guard for Pike High School in Indianapolis and already stands 6’2″ in just his junior season. He has a lot of quickness off the ball and is a really good player in the open floor. He will definitely provide a lot of spark to the Kentucky Wildcats when he finally gets there, and can break down defenders in just about every one-on-one situation. Teague is still very young, but if he can develop even more in his senior season, it is going to make Kentucky Wildcats fans extremely excited that he committed to play for them.