John Calipari will have an in-home visit with top basketball prospect James Wiseman on Monday, the latest in a string of recruiting visits for the UK head coach over the past few days.
Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Memphis, Tenn. — is the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He was the first prospect in the 2019 class to earn a scholarship offer from UK, and he visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness last fall.
Calipari has also been meeting with other top 2019 recruits in recent days, including Florida power forward Vernon Carey, Texas point guard Tyrese Maxey and New Jersey duo Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine.
Wiseman’s recruitment is expected to come down to UK and Memphis, where Penny Hardaway — his high school and AAU coach — is now the head coach. Wiseman is also teammates on the Nike circuit with UK commitment DJ Jeffries.