By Mike White | Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 10:35 p.m.
University of Kentucky coach John Calipari was at Gateway Middle School Tuesday night, checking out an open workout of some Gateway High School players.
Calipari was there to watch two Gateway sophomores - 6-5 guard Tyler Scott and 6-9 center Barnett Harris. But before anyone starts saying Calipari is recruiting both players, relax. Calipari was only there to watch the players.
"You have to be a special kid to go to Kentucky," said Gateway coach Mitch Adams, who also attended the workout. "I don't know if he's going to recruit them. He didn't say anything to me about that. He's in gyms just about every day all across the country.
"He just happened to be here in town, seeing some friends and decided to come out. It's no big deal."
Scott, pictured to the left, already has a scholarship offer from Duquesne. He has loads of potential. He has good size for a guard and might not be done growing yet. He has a nice shot from the outside, although he sometimes forces some bad shots and loses his fundamentals at times, like not squaring up to the basket. But that could be just a maturity thing.
If he grows even a little more, and figures out how to play hard all the time, he could have many more Division I colleges coming to see him.
Harris also has a lot of potential, but doesn't have the offensive skills that Scott has. But Scott is still growing into his body. The way he's built, he could very easily be 6-11 by the time he's a senior. Certain parts of his game still need a lot of work, but what sophomore doesn't need a lot of work on his game? He also needs to get stronger and also needs to play hard at all times. But he's so long and moves well for a big man. Sometimes, he shows forward skills. Harris is pictured in a game against Oliver this season.
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