New UK Crystal Ball pick for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on December 25, 2018
Dec 252018


Basketball recruiting analyst Dain Ervin logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky this week for Jaden McDaniels, the highest-ranked recruit still on the Cats’ radar for 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-9 forward from Seattle — visited Lexington earlier this year and has narrowed his recruitment to UK, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington, though information has been hard to come by regarding which way he might be leaning. McDaniels is the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Previous Crystal Ball predictions include national recruiting expert Andrew Slater picking McDaniels to San Diego State (where his brother is currently a star player) and 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer predicting Texas. McDaniels has completed all five of his official visits, though he has not yet set a specific date for his college commitment.

Ervin has been correct on more than 80 percent of his Crystal Ball predictions in the 2019 cycle and is ranked as the top prognosticator outside of the 247Sports network.


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