Recruits visit Rupp Arena for UK-Florida game

 Posted by at 4:30 PM on March 9, 2013
Mar 092013

Class of 2014 stars Trey Lyles and Goodluck Okonoboh were in Rupp Arena on Saturday for Kentucky’s possible season-saving victory over 11th-ranked Florida.

Lyles, the No. 4 overall player in the junior class, was making his fourth visit to Lexington since September. He wore a UK sweatshirt and tweeted before the game about sitting near Papa John’s founder John Schnatter.

The 6-foot-9 forward from Indianapolis recently narrowed his list to UK, Florida, Louisville, Duke, UCLA and Butler.

Okonoboh was rated the No. 20 overall prospect in ESPN’s latest 2014 rankings, which came out last month. The 6-foot-9 center from Boston is a friend and former teammate of injured UK star Nerlens Noel.

John Calipari has expressed interest in Okonoboh, but he does not yet have a scholarship offer from Kentucky. Syracuse, Missouri, Pitt, Gonzaga and UConn are among the many schools that have already offered.

“Rupp Arena is Nuts!” Okonoboh tweeted Saturday.

UK signee James Young was planning to attend the game, but the Detroit-area native had a playoff game of his own late Friday night and was not able to make it to Lexington. UK commitment Karl Towns was also on the guest list, but his state playoffs prevented him from being in Rupp Arena.


  2 Responses to “Recruits visit Rupp Arena for UK-Florida game”

  1. Trey Lyles we need to go along with Karl Towns to get a great start to the prmier frontcourt in the country in 2014-15. Add Stanley Johnson and Emanuel Mudiay to those 3 plus SG R, Vaughn then you have another championship caliber team in 2014-15

  2. Glad to see Lyles there again.

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