Calipari expected to visit No. 1 recruit this week

 Posted by at 5:10 PM on September 18, 2017
Sep 182017


UK Coach John Calipari is expected to be in Florida on Wednesday to visit with Vernon Carey, the No. 1 player in the composite rankings for the class of 2019.

Carey — a 6-foot-10, 240-pound post player — is the No. 1 recruit in the, and 247Sports rankings for the junior class. ESPN has him at No. 2 behind James Wiseman, who landed a UK scholarship offer last week. Carey averaged 22 points and eight rebounds per game as a high school sophomore last season and the was team MVP during USA Basketball’s U16 gold medal run in Argentina over the summer.’s Corey Evans was the first to report Calipari’s expected visit.

Since Friday afternoon, Calipari has extended scholarship offers to four players from the 2019 recruiting class: Wiseman, combo guard Bryan Antoine, shooting guard Scottie Lewis and small forward D.J. Jeffries, all top-15 prospects nationally.


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