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Antigua named one of nation's top recruiters

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Antigua.jpgHead coach John Calipari gets a ton of the praise for Kentucky's recent trend of top-ranked recruiting classes, and deservedly so, but Calipari can't do it by himself. The man has an ace in the hole.

When it comes to recruiting, that man is assistant coach Orlando Antigua.

As chosen by Jason King of Yahoo! Sports, Antigua has been named one of the 10 recruiting recruiters in college basketball. The list appears to be in no particular order, but Antigua, nonetheless, is listed first.

Here is what King has to say about Antigua:

Orlando Antigua, Kentucky - The former Pittsburgh player and assistant coach is one of the key reasons John Calipari has been able to lure talent such John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton, Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb to Kentucky. Antigua - who worked for Calipari during his final year at Memphis and then followed him to Lexington - played for the Harlem Globetrotters for seven years before breaking into the coaching ranks in 2002. He and new assistant Kenny Payne will make Kentucky a force in recruiting for years to come. The Wildcats have already secured pledges from three of the top eight players in the Class of 2011.

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