UK’s Boston makes jump in ESPN recruiting rankings

 Posted by at 10:28 AM on January 22, 2020
Jan 222020

Brandon Boston

ESPN updated its basketball recruiting rankings for all classes Wednesday morning, and a future Kentucky Wildcat made a major move at the top of the 2020 list.

UK signee Brandon Boston — a 6-foot-6 shooting guard — jumped from No. 12 to No. 6 overall in the 2020 class with his stellar season so far for star-studded Sierra Canyon, the California super-team that features several other Division I prospects, including the sons of NBA legends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Boston is now Kentucky’s highest-ranked signee, according to ESPN, which placed fellow shooting guard Terrence Clarke two spots lower at No. 8 overall. Point guard Devin Askew dropped one spot to No. 25 overall, power forward Isaiah Jackson dropped three spots to No. 30, power forward Lance Ware moved up five spots to No. 40, and four-star wing Cam’Ron Fletcher dropped 11 spots to No. 58 in the 2020 rankings.

The only two uncommitted 2020 recruits with UK scholarship offers — forward Greg Brown and center Cliff Omoruyi — stayed put at No. 9 and No. 49 nationally, respectively. Kentucky is in the final five for both of those players.

Philippines center Kai Sotto, who visited Kentucky earlier this season, is now ranked as the No. 68 overall player in the 2020 class. He has also taken visits to Auburn and Georgia Tech, while jumping straight to the pros remains an option.

Former Kentucky target Jalen Green, who remains undecided in his recruitment, took over the No. 1 overall spot, displacing Southern Cal signee Evan Mobley, who dropped to No. 2 in the rankings. Rounding out the new top five were Oklahoma State signee Cade Cunningham, Florida State signee Scottie Barnes, and Gonzaga commitment Jalen Suggs.


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