May 21, 2006

Cats remain in the hunt for top power forward

Tubby Smith is working harder than ever to recruit a top power forward. Kentucky is prominently involved with many of the best in the Class of 2007, including Saginaw, Mich., bruiser Joshua Southern.

Southern was a new addition to the recently updated Rivals 150, coming in at No. 92. He says his experience with the Michigan Mustangs AAU team this spring is helping him add new wrinkles to his game.

"It's gone well," said Southern of his early AAU play. "I've really improved. I've been scoring around the basket more and stepping out a little."

When asked who he's seen watching him at different tournaments, Southern rattled off a "who's who" list of head coaches.

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