Kentucky basketball targets for the class of 2018

Zion
Williamson


R.J.
Barrett


Simi
Shittu


Immanuel
Quickley


Keldon
Johnson


Quentin Grimes


Darius Garland


Bol Bol


Romeo Langford

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(Others:
Moses Brown | Simi Shittu)

Moses Brown

Brown is generally considered the No. 1 center in the 2018 class, and John Calipari has already shown considerable interest in his recruitment. The 7-footer has the tools to be a top-notch rebounder and post defender at the next level, while his offensive game continues to progress. He made it clear this spring that his goal is to be a one-and-done college player, and Calipari and other big-name coaches are selling their programs as the best destinations to accomplish that goal. Duke, Louisville, Florida, Kansas and Maryland are among the top schools pursuing him.

Position: Center
Height: 7-0
Weight: 225
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
High school: Archbishop Molloy
Travel team: New Heights (Under Armour)
Rivals ranking: No. 7
Scout ranking: No. 6
ESPN ranking: No. 6
247 ranking: No. 25
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Simi Shittu

Shittu — a native of Canada — has been a well-known prospect for years now, but UK has shown varying amounts of interest in his recruitment so far. Wildcats assistant coach Kenny Payne did watch him at a Nike event this spring, and John Calipari followed that up with a special trip to Canada to see Shittu in a camp setting, so UK is at least keeping an eye on him. Shittu is an athletic power forward who can do a number of things offensively. If UK gets more involved, the Cats could be a major player in his recruitment.

Position: Power forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 220
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
High school: Vermont Academy
Travel team: CIA Bounce (Nike)
Rivals ranking: No. 9
Scout ranking: No. 15
ESPN ranking: No. 9
247 ranking: No. 7
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