Several notable predictions were made recently on the Crystal Ball pages of some of the highest-ranked uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2019 class.
D1 Circuit’s Alec Kinsky, who helps oversee media operations on the Nike EYBL travel circuit, logged new predictions for Jaden McDaniels (Washington), Matthew Hurt (Duke), Trendon Watford (Memphis), Precious Achiuwa (UConn) and Lester Quinones (Memphis).
McDaniels, Hurt, Watford and Achiuwa were all McDonald’s All-Americans this year, and Quinones is a top-50 national prospect and one of the best backcourt scorers in the 2019 class. McDaniels and Watford both played on the Nike circuit last summer.
Hurt and McDaniels are, of course, UK’s top two remaining targets in the 2019 class, though Duke has emerged as the consensus favorite for Hurt, and Washington remains a popular pick for McDaniels. Hurt will announce his college decision on Friday, while McDaniels has not set a decision date.
If Memphis is able to land both Watford and Quinones, it would put the Tigers in the discussion for the top recruiting class in the 2019 cycle.