John Calipari was in Nevada on Friday to see a couple of his top recruits.
Kelly Oubre — one of the top players in the class of 2014 — tweeted Friday night that he had a “great in-home visit” with the UK coach. Scout.com ranks Oubre as the No. 11 overall prospect in the senior class. The 6-foot-6 wing player is from Texas, but he’ll spend his senior season with Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev.
Oubre has a UK scholarship offer and plans to use an official visit to see UK for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 18. He also is considering Kansas, Florida, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, UConn and UNLV.
Top 2014 shooting guard Rashad Vaughn also will play at Findlay Prep this season, but it’s unclear whether Calipari met with the Minnesota native. Vaughn has scheduled several trips, but none to UK. His mentor, Pete Kaffey, told the Herald-Leader earlier this week that a UK visit is possible.
UK also has offered scholarships to 2014 shooting guards Devin Booker and James Blackmon Jr.
Calipari also met Friday with 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman, a Las Vegas native who plays for Bishop Gorman. Both Zimmerman and his mother said they enjoyed their visit with the UK coach.