Kentucky's 2010 recruiting class has taken shape with the official signings of Terrence Jones and Eloy Vargas.
UK announced Friday that both Jones and Vargas have signed financial aid offers to play basketball at the University of Kentucky.
The signings will more than likely give UK the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the second year in a row, plus it will squash any concerns about the lack of presence in the paint for next season.
Jones, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore., is rated the 13th-best overall recruit in the 2010 class by Rivals.com and the eighth best by Scout.com. Jones, a 2010 McDonald's All-American, averaged 30.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists last season.
Vargas officially inked with UK on Friday as well. The 6-11 former Florida Gator averaged 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a sophomore at Miami-Dade Community College last season. Once the No. 26 prospect in the 2008 Rivals.com rankings, Vargas was named the 2010 Southern Conference Player of the Year.
The signing of Jones gives Kentucky five top-33 players in the Rivals.com 2010 recruiting class, more than any other school in the nation.
For more information, including quotes from head coach John Calipari, read the full news release on the home page.