March 16, 2007

Cats back in California for 2008 forward

Tubby Smith is California dreamin' again on the recruiting trail, and who can blame him?

Two of Smith's finest players at Kentucky, Tayshaun Prince and Chuck Hayes, both came from The Golden State. Two members of his solid freshman class, Derrick Jasper and Michael Porter, are Californians as well.

Now Smith is trying to convince one of the nation's best juniors to trade the golden poppy for bluegrass. San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty power forward Drew Gordon says recruiting is quiet as he chases his first state championship, but UK is among the many programs he is considering.

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