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Five-star point guard visiting UK on Wednesday

 Posted by at 11:10 AM on June 29, 2016  Comments Off on Five-star point guard visiting UK on Wednesday
Jun 292016
 
Quade Green

Quade Green

Five-star point guard Quade Green is scheduled to arrive in Lexington on Wednesday for an unofficial visit to UK that will extend into Thursday.

Green — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Philadelphia — has emerged as one of the premier point guards in the class of 2017, and he could receive a scholarship offer from the Wildcats during this week’s visit. He led the Nike EYBL regular season in both assists and steals, playing alongside UK target Mohamed Bamba with the PSA Cardinals.

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UK basketball target among the new five-star recruits in Rivals.com’s updated rankings for the 2017 class

 Posted by at 1:24 PM on June 28, 2016  Comments Off on UK basketball target among the new five-star recruits in Rivals.com’s updated rankings for the 2017 class
Jun 282016
 
Ayton

Ayton

DeAndre Ayton held on to the No. 1 spot, and emerging UK basketball target Quade Green achieved five-star status in the new Rivals.com rankings for the class of 2017 posted Tuesday.

Ayton — a 7-footer from the Bahamas who plays his high school ball in Arizona — once again tops the list. He is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the class by every major recruiting service, and UK, Kansas, Arizona and UCLA are among the schools involved in his recruitment.

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Three-star linebacker has Kentucky in his top three

 Posted by at 9:33 PM on June 21, 2016  Comments Off on Three-star linebacker has Kentucky in his top three
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Three-star linebacker Chase Monroe announced his top three schools Tuesday, and the list consists of Kentucky, Mississippi State and Wake Forest.

Monroe — a 6-foot-2, 215-pound inside linebacker from Davidson, N.C. — has visited UK multiple times, most recently in April. The three schools at the top of his list are the only power-five programs that have extended scholarship offers so far.

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Quade Green lands scholarship offer from Duke

 Posted by at 3:23 PM on June 21, 2016  Comments Off on Quade Green lands scholarship offer from Duke
Jun 212016
 
Quade Green

Quade Green

Five-star point guard Quade Green received a scholarship offer from Duke during his unofficial visit Tuesday.

Green — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Philadelphia — has been on Duke’s campus since Monday afternoon and has emerged as one of the top point guards in the class of 2017. He led the Nike EYBL circuit in assists and steals during the regular season this spring.

Scout.com ranks Green as the No. 25 overall player in the 2017 class.

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National analyst predicts elite point guard to Duke

 Posted by at 5:36 PM on June 19, 2016  Comments Off on National analyst predicts elite point guard to Duke
Jun 192016
 
Quade Green

Quade Green

Duke is the favorite to land five-star point guard Quade Green, according to a new Crystal Ball prediction logged by 247Sports national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer on Sunday.

Green — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Philadelphia — is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Duke on Monday. He told the Herald-Leader at last week’s Team USA U18 training camp that he will visit Kentucky later this month.

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Official measurements for UK basketball targets

 Posted by at 3:53 PM on June 18, 2016  Comments Off on Official measurements for UK basketball targets
Jun 182016
 

USA Basketball released official measurements Saturday from this week’s U17 and U18 training camps that included several of UK’s top recruiting targets in the classes of 2017 and 2018. Here’s a rundown of measurements for 18 UK targets:

Official measurements from Team USA
Player Class Standing reach Height (w/shoes) Weight Wingspan
Mohamed Bamba 2017 9-6 6-11.5 207 7-9
Wendell Carter 2017 9-1.5 6-9 254 7-3.5
Hamidou Diallo 2017 8-7 6-5 188 6-11
Quade Green 2017 7-10.5 6-1 171.5 6-1.25
Kevin Knox 2017 8-10 6-8.5 203 6-11
John Petty 2017 8-6.25 6-4.5 185.5 6-9.25
Gary Trent Jr. 2017 8-4 6-5 203 6-8
Jarred Vanderbilt 2017 8-11 6-8.5 203 6-11.5
Lonnie Walker 2017 8-4.5 6-4 192 6-10
P.J. Washington 2017 8-10.25 6-7.5 232.5 7-2.5
Trae Young 2017 7-11.5 6-1.5 171 6-2.5
Darius Garland 2018 8-0 6-0 158 6-4
Romeo Langford 2018 8-6.5 6-6 195 6-10
Jaedon LeDee 2018 8-7 6-8 213 6-9.5
Immanuel Quickley 2018 8-4 6-2.5 175 6-7
Cameron Reddish 2018 8-8.5 6-7 199 7-0
Naz Reid 2018 8-11.5 6-9 240 7-2
Javonte Smart 2018 8-3.5 6-4.5 190 6-7

 

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Kansas is latest to offer major UK basketball target

 Posted by at 11:01 AM on June 17, 2016  Comments Off on Kansas is latest to offer major UK basketball target
Jun 172016
 
Reddish

Reddish

Five-star small forward Cameron Reddish received a scholarship offer from Kansas on Friday morning.

Reddish — a 6-foot-6 prospect from Pennsylvania — participated in Team USA U17 training camp over the past few days in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he would have made the team if not for suffering a sports hernia injury in one of the final practice sessions.

UK extended a scholarship offer to Reddish earlier this spring. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class of 2018.

Reddish also has early offers from Duke, Villanova, UConn and Syracuse.

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Michigan is latest school to offer 2017 recruit Wilkes

 Posted by at 3:38 PM on June 12, 2016  Comments Off on Michigan is latest school to offer 2017 recruit Wilkes
Jun 122016
 
Kris Wilkes

Kris Wilkes

Five-star forward Kris Wilkes received a scholarship offer from Michigan during his recruiting visit to Ann Arbor on Sunday.

Wilkes — a 6-foot-8 prospect from Indianapolis — has visited UK multiple times but still does not have an offer from the Wildcats. He plays his summer ball on the Under Armour circuit alongside fellow class of 2017 standout Paul Scruggs, who lists UK among his final eight schools but also doesn’t have an offer from the Cats.

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Four UK football commitments in new Rivals rankings

 Posted by at 12:33 PM on June 9, 2016  Comments Off on Four UK football commitments in new Rivals rankings
Jun 092016
 
Richardson

Richardson

Four of UK’s nine high school football commitments for the class of 2017 were included in the most recent update of the Rivals.com position rankings, which were posted Thursday.

Three of those players — Javonte Richardson, Tyrell Ajian and Russ Yeast — are ranked at the “athlete” position.

Richardson comes in as the No. 5 athlete in the new rankings. He projects as a wide receiver at UK and is also ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 97 overall prospect nationally and the No. 3 player from Ohio.

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Bagley still No. 1 in Scout.com’s new 2018 rankings

 Posted by at 11:37 AM on June 9, 2016  Comments Off on Bagley still No. 1 in Scout.com’s new 2018 rankings
Jun 092016
 
Marvin Bagley

Marvin Bagley

Arizona native and top UK target Marvin Bagley remains the No. 1 basketball recruit in the class of 2018, according to the new Scout.com rankings released Thursday.

Bagley — a 6-foot-10 power forward now playing for a high school in California — is ranked No. 1 in the class by all of the major recruiting services. He recently narrowed his college list to UK, Duke, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Oregon.

“Bagley is a dominating 6-foot-10 power forward that possesses good size and athleticism for the position,” said Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. “He’s active, mobile and is equipped with an impressive scoring arsenal that allows him to score the ball on the block or the perimeter with jump shots. … Bagley currently has a firm grasp on the top spot in the 2018 class.”

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