ESPN compares UK recruits to NBA players

The High School All-American game, being played at 10 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN and, features four UK recruits from the 2011 recruiting class.

ESPN took a look at some NBA comparisons for the players.

Anthony Davis and Kevin Garnett: “Both have great length and skill with guard skills in a big man’s body. … can score inside and out, as well as off the catch or dribble. Both also rebound in and out of area and block shots on the ball or from the weak side.”

Michael Gilchrist and Grant Hill: “Long, athletic and the ultimate competitor who can do everything pretty well but struggles shooting from the perimeter at times … stat-sheet stuffers and players others love to be on the same team with because they both are relentlessly looking to find a way to help their team win on offense or defense.”

Marquis Teague and Devin Harris: “Both attack off the dribble with off-the-charts first steps and can go by defenders with ease in order to get into the lane to score or drop off passes.”

Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin McHale: “back-to-the-basket footwork, fakes and ability to score over more athletic players make this an easy comparison. … Also passes well out of the post and rebounds everything in his area.”

They also took a look at the two Louisville commitments playing.

Chane Behanan and DeJuan Blair: “Is an undersized power forward who is pretty skilled, tough and a rebounding machine. Also competes on both ends and is an overachiever in the low post.”

Wayne Blackshear and Wesley Matthews: “Very tough and strong wings who can score inside and out with range to the arc.”