Until John Calipari arrived at Kentucky last spring, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that highly touted guard Marquis Teague would sign with Louisville.
Rick Pitino has been recruiting Teague since he entered high school. He coached the Indianapolis native's father, Shawn, at Boston University. He even hired Shabaka Lands, a former assistant at Teague's high school, to serve as "special assistant."
All these connections Louisville has with Teague make it all the more frustrating for Cardinals fans that Teague may don a blue cap instead of a red one when he announces his college selection on Thursday. Louisville and Kentucky are considered co-favorites by recruiting experts, though Rivals.com's No. 2 rated player in the class of 2011 is also considering Purdue, Cincinnati and Indiana.
Because Teague's recruitment has evolved into a head-to-head battle between two coaches and programs who aren't fond of each other, interest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is sky-high in theRead More »from Can Kentucky pluck Marquis Teague from Louisville?