Yesterday was a very big Wednesday for Big Blue Nation. As expected, UK freshman sensation Nerlens Noel was cleared to play by the NCAA, meaning a full complement of top-flight rookies will take the floor for the 2012-2013 season. But that's not all.

In addition to the Harrison twins--the #2 and #4 players in the Class of 2013--and James Young, who ranks #5, Coach John Calipari received a commitment from another Top 30 player in next year's class.

His name is Marcus Lee and he's a power forward from Antioch, California who thrives on playing defense. That should be music to Coach Cal's ears.

I have to wonder...with the 2013 class shaping up to be something other-worldly, will UK fans be able to focus on the season at hand? And, then I have to admit...that's ridiculous. Of course they will.

Recently, Coach Cal spoke with ESPN's Hannah Storm about defending a national title and the upcoming season: