May 072019


Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey is the No. 10 overall prospect in the class of 2019 — and the Cats’ only incoming top-10 prospect — according to the final rankings for that group, which were released in full Tuesday.

Maxey dropped one spot from the previous ranking. Other UK commitments in the new rankings are Kahlil Whitney at No. 14 (down six spots), Keion Brooks at No. 28 (down one spot) and Dontaie Allen at No. 67 (down 12 spots). Allen missed almost all of his senior season with a major knee injury.

UK is still recruiting several players for next season, including RJ Hampton (No. 6 in the new rankings), Jaden McDaniels (No. 7), and Johnny Juzang (No. 37). Coming into the month of May, it appeared that Juzang was the most likely of those players to end up at UK — and the Cats still have an excellent shot at his commitment — though there has also been increased buzz for Kentucky’s chances with McDaniels in recent weeks.

You can see the full, final Rivals 150 here … and the website’s team of recruiting analysts go more in-depth on the final rankings and what they think about the 2019 class here.


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