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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

CBKB: Marquis Teague verbally commits to Kentucky

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Kentucky coach John Calipari has landed another high-profile point guard to his collection.

Indiana high school star Marquis Teague verbally committed to the Wildcats on Thursday, opting to join the Wildcats over Louisville and Indiana among schools.

Teague is ranked the No. 2 player in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com. He can't sign a letter of intent until the fall at the earliest, but if he signs with the Wildcats he will join a steadily growing list of elite point guards who have agreed to play for Calipari, a list that includes Derrick Rose and John Wall.

Teague averaged 15.7 points and 4.6 assists for Pike High in Indianapolis, and his combination of size and athleticisim have made him a coveted recruit.

Teague said he was leaning toward Louisville early in the recruiting process before choosing Kentucky after the Wildcats hired John Calipari last spring.