Is Kentucky's 2013 class the best ever? 

March, 20, 2013
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No one has ever done this before.

Six McDonald’s All Americans and four top-rated players at their position in one class. The No. 1 recruiting classes four of the past five years. Unreal.

John Calipari sits atop the mountain of college basketball recruiting. He looks over the horizon, glares down at the masses of programs trying to scale the heights, and what does he do? He picks up the phone and offers the next round of guys likely to commit to him.

Yep, he’s got it like that.

It’s one thing to say, “This is the best recruiting class this year.” It’s on a completely different level to speak the following phrase: best recruiting class of all time. We’re not comparing Kentucky’s recruiting class to No. 2 Memphis or No. 3 Kansas anymore. Really what we’re talking about here is UK 2013 versus Michigan 1991, the “Fab Five.”