National analyst not picking Kentucky for top recruit

 Posted by at 8:57 PM on October 22, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst not picking Kentucky for top recruit
Oct 222019
 

Jackson

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Alabama on the page of UK target Isaiah Jackson on Tuesday, the latest sign that the highly touted forward could be heading somewhere other than Lexington.

A little more than a month ago, national recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Alabama for Jackson, who visited UK earlier this fall, and — for a few weeks — looked like he was favoring the Wildcats.

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John Calipari to visit top-10 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:36 AM on October 20, 2019  Comments Off on John Calipari to visit top-10 basketball recruit
Oct 202019
 

Huntley-Hatfield

UK Coach John Calipari is expected to go to IMG Academy in Florida this coming week to see five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, a top-10 recruit in the class of 2022.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9, 224-pound prospect from Clarksville, Tenn. — has ties to former UK player Alex Poythress and is the No. 6 overall player in the 2022 rankings, according to 247Sports. Until earlier this year, he was a member of the class of 2021.

The Herald-Leader covered Huntley-Hatfield at last weekend’s USA Basketball minicamp in Colorado Springs, where he called UK his “dream school” growing up and said he’d like to one day play for Calipari. He also said that Poythress was likely to help guide him through the recruiting process.

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UK getting in early with 2022 basketball recruits

 Posted by at 1:11 PM on October 18, 2019  Comments Off on UK getting in early with 2022 basketball recruits
Oct 182019
 

Jaden Bradley

Kentucky is expected to host a trio of young basketball recruits for Friday night’s Blue-White scrimmage at Rupp Arena, and a UK assistant coach was in Cincinnati on Friday morning to meet with another star prospect.

The Herald-Leader reported earlier this week that five-star point guard Jaden Bradley will be at the Blue-White game. He’s the No. 1 point guard in the 2022 class. UK will also host four-star center Shawn Phillips and Huntington Prep shooting guard Kok Yat — both 2022 recruits — for Friday night’s scrimmage. Phillips is the No. 39 player in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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UK trending for Devin Askew ahead of announcement

 Posted by at 10:14 PM on October 16, 2019  Comments Off on UK trending for Devin Askew ahead of announcement
Oct 162019
 

Devin Askew

With five-star point guard Devin Askew set to make his college announcement Thursday night, Kentucky has established itself as the major favorite to land his commitment.

The Wildcats picked up predictions from 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels and Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi on Wednesday, when it was revealed that Askew would announce his college decision Thursday at 11 p.m., less than two weeks after completing his official visit to Kentucky.

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National analyst picking UK for Cade Cunningham

 Posted by at 3:38 PM on October 13, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst picking UK for Cade Cunningham
Oct 132019
 

Cunningham

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has made a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Cade Cunningham, the top-ranked uncommitted player in the class of 2020.

Cunningham — a 6-foot-7 prospect from Texas — attended Big Blue Madness on Friday night and wrapped up his official visit to UK later in the weekend. Daniels logged the pick Sunday afternoon.

Kentucky is one of five finalists for Cunningham — ranked No. 2 nationally by 247Sports — with Oklahoma State, Florida, North Carolina and Washington rounding out his top five. The Herald-Leader was told in recent days that Cunningham will ultimately pick either UK or Oklahoma State, where his older brother was just hired as an assistant coach.

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More good news for UK in Devin Askew recruitment

 Posted by at 11:30 AM on October 9, 2019  Comments Off on More good news for UK in Devin Askew recruitment
Oct 092019
 

Devin Askew

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater had switched his Crystal Ball pick to Kentucky in the recruitment of Devin Askew, becoming the latest insider to pick the Cats for the five-star point guard from California.

Askew — a top-10 player in the 2021 class — has taken recent visits to Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona and Memphis, and he is expected to announce his college decision sometime in the next couple of weeks. There is also a chance that Askew will jump to the 2020 class, though that decision likely won’t be made until after the high school season.

Slater had originally picked Louisville for Askew, but UK landed the last visit in his recruitment — an official visit this past weekend — and the Wildcats appear to have all of the momentum going into his college decision.

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Another Kentucky pick for point guard Devin Askew

 Posted by at 1:17 PM on October 7, 2019  Comments Off on Another Kentucky pick for point guard Devin Askew
Oct 072019
 

Devin Askew

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer is the latest college basketball recruiting expert to put in a pro-Kentucky prediction for five-star point guard Devin Askew.

Meyer put in the pick for Kentucky over the weekend, when Askew was in Lexington for his official visit. He’s also taken recent recruiting trips to Arizona, Louisville and Memphis, and U of L has been seen as the Wildcats’ biggest competition for the California native.

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans is also predicting that Askew will end up at Kentucky, telling the Herald-Leader late last week that he’d be a great fit for the Wildcats.

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Isaiah Todd ready to announce his college decision

 Posted by at 12:55 PM on October 7, 2019  Comments Off on Isaiah Todd ready to announce his college decision
Oct 072019
 

Todd

Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd — one of UK’s earliest targets in the class of 2020 — is almost ready to make his college decision.

The 6-foot-9 prospect announced Monday morning that he will reveal his college choice Oct. 17, about a month before the early signing period for high school basketball players. He also said Monday that he has narrowed his recruitment to two schools: Kansas and Michigan.

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Crystal Ball pick goes against UK for Isaiah Jackson

 Posted by at 10:22 PM on September 16, 2019  Comments Off on Crystal Ball pick goes against UK for Isaiah Jackson
Sep 162019
 

Jackson

For the past couple of weeks, there’s been considerable chatter in recruiting circles that Kentucky might be in the best spot to land five-star power forward Isaiah Jackson.

The 6-foot-9 power forward from Detroit took an official visit to Lexington earlier this month, and the Herald-Leader was told as recently as last week that he might be the Wildcats’ most likely commitment in the fall, following the recent pledges of Lance Ware and Terrence Clarke.

It might not be that simple.

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New prediction for five-star recruit Scottie Barnes

 Posted by at 1:00 PM on September 16, 2019  Comments Off on New prediction for five-star recruit Scottie Barnes
Sep 162019
 

Barnes

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi has logged a Future Cast prediction in favor of Oregon for five-star forward Scottie Barnes, who was the first recruit in the 2020 class to land a scholarship offer from John Calipari.

Fellow Rivals recruiting analyst Corey Evans also logged a pro-Oregon pick on Barnes’ page last month.

There’s hasn’t been much recent buzz related to Kentucky in Barnes’ recruitment, and Oregon has long been seen as the dream school for the Florida native. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 9 overall recruit in the 2020 class. He played Nike league ball with Isaiah Todd this past summer, and he will be high school teammates this season with Cade Cunningham.

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