Senior Hood taking leadership role in coming UK basketball season

Madness Hood

UK senior forward Jon Hood has done almost as much as a college basketball player can do at UK. He has won an NCAA National Championship game, has been a part of three SEC Championships and has played in multiple NCAA Tournament games.

Top players in Class of 2014 may come as a package deal

SANTA ANA, CA. --MARCH 12, 2013: Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson, right, is fouled by Long Beach Poly's Jordan Bell, left, in the second half of the CIF Southern California Open Division semifinal basketball playoff game at Mater Dei High School Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Poly's Chris Sullivan, right, defends. Mater Dei won 83-63. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times).

If national recruiting experts agree on one thing in the Class of 2014, it’s that this class is riddled with more potential package deals than any recruiting class in history.

UK head coach John Calipari has already received two commitments from the Class of 2014 in center Karl Towns Jr. and point guard Tyler Ulis.