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Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were the No. 2 and No. 3 overall prospects in the class of 2011 according to Rivals. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics) Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were the No. 2 and No. 3 overall prospects in the class of 2011 according to Rivals. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
Yahoo! Sports posted an article this morning tracking the progress of the 26 players rated as five-star prospects in the class of 2011. John Calipari signed four of the players ranked in the top 22 by Rivals, so Kentucky was the most talked-about team in the piece.

Here is what Yahoo! had to say about UK's four freshman:

2. Kentucky F Anthony Davis
Season averages: 12.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 steals, 4.5 blocks, 27.5 minutes
Buzz: Davis frequently is mentioned as a potential No. 1 overall pick in next year's NBA draft. He has spent the first part of his freshman season showing why scouts think so much of him. He nearly recorded a triple-double against St. John's: 15 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks. He already has three double-doubles and ranks second nationally in blocks.

3. Kentucky F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Season averages: 12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.1 blocks, 29.4 minutes
Buzz: Kidd-Gilchrist delivered perhaps the best performance of his young career Saturday with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 73-72 victory over North Carolina. He scored in double figures in six of UK's first eight games. Kidd-Gilchrist also has pulled down at least nine rebounds in four of those games.

5. Kentucky G Marquis Teague
Season averages: 10.3 points, 4.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 30.1 minutes
Buzz: Teague has been a bit up-and-down. He committed six turnovers each against Kansas and Old Dominion. But he has taken better care of the ball lately. Over his past four games, Teague has 22 assists and only five turnovers. Teague's shooting has been inconsistent. He was 9-of-32 from the floor in his past three games.

22. Kentucky F Kyle Wiltjer

Season averages: 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds
Buzz: Wiltjer has been one of the odd men out as Calipari has favored a shorter rotation. Wiltjer has been the seventh man off the bench. When he has played extended minutes, Wiltjer has produced. In 28 minutes against Penn State, he scored 19 points.


LINK: Kentucky's freshmen proving best in class

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