August 4, 2006

Cats watch PG Lucas work out in Houston

Kentucky paid a visit earlier this week to the player who may be emerging as the Wildcats' top backcourt target in the Class of 2007.

"Monday was the last day they could come out and see players, and coach (Reggie) Hanson came down to watch me work out," said four-star Houston (Texas) Bellaire point guard Jai Lucas. "It was a workout my dad had set up for me and a bunch of other guys - some NBA players and some college players.

"It's going real well with Kentucky right now. I like the attention I'm getting from them. Coach Hanson could only watch on Monday, but he called me when he got back on Tuesday and said they want to get me up there for a visit sometime soon, maybe for their Midnight Madness. I think I'm going to try to do that.

"I get the sense from them that I'm a pretty high priority for them," Lucas added, "and they're pretty high on my list, too, so that's mutual."

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