Ala. PG Bledsoe bound for Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - New Kentucky coach John Calipari continues
to make a splash on the recruiting trail.

The Wildcats signed Alabama point guard Eric Bledsoe on
Wednesday, the second high-profile recruit to join the Wildcats
since Calipari took over as Kentucky coach six weeks ago.

Bledsoe had narrowed his choices to Kentucky and Memphis, where
Calipari coached before joining the Wildcats. rates Bledsoe as the nation's No. 23 prospect overall
and third-best point guard.

The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 20.3 points, 11.5 assists and 9.4
rebounds as a senior at Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala.

DeMarcus Cousins, one of the nation's top prospects, has also
signed to play for the Wildcats since Calipari's hiring.

The late signing period runs through May 20.