UK tops the SEC but suffers a blow
Originally Published: May 17, 2012By Mike LaPlante | ESPN RecruitingNation
Here's a team-by-team breakdown of the SEC's 2012 recruiting classes. Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./Tilton School), No. 1 overall, is a shot-blocking specialist who can impact a game without scoring. Fellow five-star prospects small forward Alex Poythress (Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast) and shooting guard Archie Goodwin (Little Rock, Ark./Sylvan Hills) will provide scoring punch from the wings, and 6-foot-10 center Willie Cauley (Spearville, Kan./Olathe Northwest) is a high-octane athlete who runs, rebounds and blocks shots with the best of them. Braxton Ogbueze (Charlotte, N.C./United Faith Christian) and shooters Michael Frazier (Tampa, Fla./Montverde), DeVon Walker (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven) and Dillon Graham (Orlando, Fla./First Academy). The staff had some near misses, while targeting some high-level post players, and will be focusing on power forwards and centers in the 2013 class.