UK has had no new contact with Ryan Skovranko

 Posted by at 2:03 PM on November 1, 2013
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Photo: Christoper Horner/Tribune-Review

Photo: Christoper Horner/Tribune-Review

UK’s known pool of uncommitted recruiting targets in down to four players for the Class of 2014 — Stanley Johnson, Trey Lyles, Jahlil Okafor and Myles Turner.

With so few prospects and seemingly so many available scholarships for next season, the Cats might have to get creative to fill some of those spots.

Pittsburgh-area wing Ryan Skovranko is a player that John Calipari has shown interest in in the past, but he no longer appears to be part of UK’s future plans.

Lincoln Park Coach Mike Bariski told the Herald-Leader late last week that he hasn’t heard from Calipari “in a while” and wasn’t sure if the UK coach was still interested in his star player.

Calipari visited Skovranko back in February and then invited the 6-foot-7 wing to UK’s practice before the NIT game against Robert Morris in March.

That seems to be the extent of the Cats’ recruitment of Skovranko, who is not considered a Top 100 prospect in the senior class.

Bariski said LSU and DePaul are the latest schools showing serious interest in Skovranko. He added that an official visit to DePaul was a possibility in the near future. Temple, Pittsburgh, Iowa, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland are some of the other schools that have expressed interest in the past.


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