John Calipari has the magic touch when it comes to recruiting, and perhaps that will be the difference for the Kentucky head coach in the sweepstakes for the top shooting guard in the 2019 class.
The Wildcats were fortunate enough to remain on five-star recruit Anthony Edwards' college list, which was cut down to five programs. As of right now, he still has Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Florida State and Georgia as possible destinations.
When talking about what makes the Wildcats so intriguing, Edwards credited Calipari and the fact that he knows other people that attend the university.
“Kentucky is the Big Blue school. It’s different with coach Cal and it’s a good school and I know a couple of people that go there.”
Edwards is considered the No. 4 composite recruit and best shooting guard in his class, per 247Sports.
The most notable team that was removed from his list was Duke. Although the Blue Devils will miss out on adding Edwards, they already have a commitment from the No. 2 recruit in the country in Vernon Carney.
As for Kentucky, adding Edwards into the fold would help in the event that Keldon Johnson leaves Lexington for the NBA Draft.