Is Louisville leading for 5-star UK basketball target?

 Posted by at 12:23 AM on June 28, 2018
Jun 282018


Ireland native Aidan Igiehon has been one of the fastest-rising basketball recruits in the class of 2019 this spring, and Louisville could now be well-positioned for his commitment.

Igiehon — a 6-foot-10 power forward now living in New York — is scheduled to visit U of L on Thursday, and 247Sports national recruiting analysts Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon both logged picks in favor of the Cardinals on Igiehon’s Crystal Ball page Wednesday. Daniels is a perfect 18-for-18 with his Crystal Ball picks so far in the 2019 recruiting cycle.

Earlier in the week, national recruiting analysts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer logged predictions in favor of St. John’s for Igiehon, who plays on the Under Armour circuit and is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 14 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

On Tuesday, the star recruit cut his list to 10 schools: UK, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Louisville, Oregon, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Kentucky has not yet extended a scholarship offer, though the Wildcats’ coaching staff has been in contact recently and will continue to watch him this summer.

Igiehon is Under Armour league teammates with Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, who both have scholarship offers from Kentucky.


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