Prospect For Kentucky Class of 2008 Considered Major Recruit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie arrived in Lexington with the reputation of being a tireless recruiter. He's been adding support to that contention.

Within a month Gillispie landed Patrick Patterson and Alex Legion to complete the Class of 2007 and he's scored two major recruits for the future, G.J. Vilarino for 2009 and Dakotah Euton for 2010.

Now Gillispie has verbal commitmemnt from the top player from the Chicago Public School League, giving him his first rercruit for 2008. DeAndre Liggins, a versatile 6-foot-6 prep star who can play several positions on the floor. Liggins visited the U-K campus last weekend and informed the school of his decision yesterday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 at 09:22 AM
    What are DeAndre Liggins stats in high school
  • by Tony Location: Pikeville, KY on Sep 7, 2007 at 07:13 AM
    I'm sure that games will be played and it should be a fun team to watch. Tell me a time when the UK basketball offseason has been this interesting....never, that's when. Great job coach..I've always been true blue, but I'm finally excited about UK basketball again. That excitement has been missing lately. By the way, from what I have read this morning, Darius Miller has committed to the Cats as well. May be a rumor, but I believe it to be true. Great job coach.
  • by Steve Location: Vincennes, IN on Jun 29, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    Remember Morris, Rondo and Crawford? They were also the GREAT SAVIOURS. Let the games be played before you say UK is BIG TIMES.
  • by DANIEL Location: LEX. on Jun 28, 2007 at 01:03 PM
    OUTSTANDING, BACK IN THE BIG TIMES AGAIN.
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX,KY. on Jun 28, 2007 at 12:38 PM
    IN NO AM I HATER BUT A CONGRATULATOR.LET'S KEEP IT REAL(TRUTH OF THE MATTER).VERBAL COMMITMENTS FROM THESE IMPESSIONABLE KIDS ARE NOT BINDING COME TIME TO SIGN.THINK ABOUT THE BILLY D SITUATION AT FLA.I DON'T WANT TO SEE LATER ON THESE KIDS HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART LATER ON.I DO APPLAUDE COACH FOR GETTING OUT THERE HITTING THE PAVEMENT.NOW THIS IS KEEPING IT REAL.
  • by Alice Location: Grayson on Jun 28, 2007 at 12:07 PM
    Billy G is giving UK basketball fans a reason to be interested in the game year round. Its exciting!
  • by Jeremy Location: Richmond on Jun 28, 2007 at 09:03 AM
    I LOVE THIS GUY! Billy G is the answer to the BLUE NATIONS prayers.
  • by Kenny Location: Berea on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    Nice to finally be excited about Kentucky Basketball again! Great Job Coach Gillispie.

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