McGary cancels UK visit

The top big man won't attend Midnight Madness

by Harrison Sanford October 3, 2011 10:44am ET
Mitch McGary at Adidas May Classic
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UK is still hoping to land Mitch McGary even though he decided to skip out on attending Midnight Madness.

Five-Star Breakout Player of the Year, Mitch McGary announced in his ESPN blog last night that he will not be attending Kentucky's Midnight Madness.

"As far as more visits, I don’t think I’ll be making any," McGary posted in the blog. "I’m not gonna go to Kentucky’s Midnight Madness, I feel like I have all the information that I need to start to think about a decision. Within the next month I hope to have a decision made."

The news might come off as a letdown to Wildcats fans as Midnight Madness is usually a great chance to lure a recruit into signing. Two of Kentucky's biggest recruits, Tony Delk and Walter McCarty along with Rodrick Rhodes and Jared Prickett verbally committed to Kentucky a week after attending Midnight Madness in 1991. Headlined by Jamal Mashburn, the freshman quartet went to the Final Four before losing to Michigan. Consensus 2011 top recruit, Anthony Davis, also attended Midnight Madness last year.

Not all hopes are lost for Wildcats fans, as some of their biggest recruits did not attend the festivities, either. Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist still committed to the Wildcats to give them the best recruiting class in 2011.

On pace to attend this year's opening ceremonies are UK-commit Archie Goodwin, Shabazz Muhammad, DaJuan Coleman, Alex Poythress, T.J. Warren, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Willie Cauley and Dakari Johnson.

Take a look at the video below of Kentucky's 2009 Midnight Madness ceremony where John Wall stole the show with his dance moves.

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