May 7, 2007

Cats make final three for Lucas

Kentucky has made the final cut for McDonald's All-American Jai Lucas.

The four-star Houston (Texas) Bellaire point guard announced Monday that he has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to UK, Florida and Oklahoma State. In doing so, he dropped Oklahoma and Maryland from consideration.

"Those were tough decisions, but I needed to get things moving," Lucas said. "Oklahoma was the toughest call for me to make. I love coach (Jeff) Capel and the whole university, but I felt like I needed a little bit bigger stage to play on.

"With Maryland, some of the factors just didn't add up for me. It wasn't as good a fit."

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