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John Wall has apparently committed to Kentucky.

Wall said he simply wanted to play for John Calipari. Obviously this makes UK an instant Final Four contender even more so if Jodie Meeks decides to withdraw from the NBA Draft. It will be interesting to see to what extent Wall's decision affects Meeks. Given the way Kentucky fans think, anything short of a national title is going to send them into a frenzy.

Of course the more interesting angle from my perspective is whether a team assembled like this can actually make a national title run. This is a little like what the New York Yankees used to do in terms of signing every hot free agent out there in an effort to stockpile talent and hope you can get it to mesh. I think Calipari has his work cut out for him in that respect.

As for Duke, another high profile miss on a recruit that maybe could have given Mike Krzyzewski some credibility in recruiting the one and doners.

Also, I wonder what Eric Bledsoe is thinking this morning and if it included the phrase: "He lied to me."