One of college basketball's strangest recruitments to take place in recent seasons was the pursuit of former five-star forward Terrence Jones.
Back in 2010, Jones, an Oregon native, committed to Washington. Roughly an hour after he pledged to the Huskies, Jones called John Calipari, saying he "made a mistake." Calipari held a scholarship for Jones, who winded up playing for the Wildcats, helping UK win a national championship in 2012.
That situation might be repeating itself a bit in 2015. Shaun Kirk, a three-star small forward, committed to N.C. State on Monday. Hours after his commitment, he the 6-foot-7, 185-pound prospect received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
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Evan Daniels, a national recruiting analyst for Scout.com, says Kirk is now "in limbo."
But by Monday evening, John Calipari and Kentucky offered Kirk, a 6-foot-6 combo forward, a scholarship and that changed things, according to a source.
"He intends to explore that option," the source told Scout.
Kirk, who is eligible to go to college this coming season, didn't sign any paperwork after he committed to N.C. State.
Is what Kentucky is doing unethical? Maybe. But when it comes to recruiting, the most important thing is the high schooler committing to the college he most wants to attend.
If Kirk wants to play for the Wildcats more than any other team, and he has a scholarship offer to attend Kentucky, there's nothing wrong with him ending up in Lexington, Ky.