Wiseman is new No. 1 in 247Sports rankings for 2019

 Posted by at 1:55 PM on January 25, 2018
Jan 252018


Five-star UK basketball target James Wiseman is the new No. 1 recruit in the updated class of 2019 rankings from 247Sports, which released its latest list Thursday.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Memphis — was the first player in the junior class to receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky. The Wildcats are also seen as major favorites in his recruitment — UK has all of the picks on his Crystal Ball page — and a commitment down the road from Wiseman would snap a UK skid of missing out on a top-five recruit in three consecutive classes.

In addition to his new No. 1 ranking from 247Sports this week, Wiseman has also been ranked No. 1 in the class by ESPN, and he moved past fellow UK target Vernon Carey into the No. 1 spot in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Carey is No. 2 in the new 247Sports rankings. Six other 2019 prospects have UK scholarship offers: Matthew Hurt (No. 4), Bryan Antoine (No. 8), Scottie Lewis (No. 9). Keion Brooks (No. 16), Tyrese Maxey (No. 17) and D.J. Jeffries (No. 27).


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