Fox is highest-rated UK signee in final Scout rankings

 Posted by at 12:26 PM on May 4, 2016  Comments Off on Fox is highest-rated UK signee in final Scout rankings
May 042016
 
De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox is the nation’s No. 2 point guard and UK’s highest-rated signee for the class of 2016, according to the final Scout.com rankings released Wednesday.

Fox ended the 2016 cycle as the No. 6 overall player in the class and the only future Wildcat in Scout’s top 10. Former UK target Markelle Fultz, a Washington signee, is the No. 1 point guard and No. 3 overall player in the rankings.

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All-state kicker will walk on for UK football team

 Posted by at 11:09 AM on May 4, 2016  Comments Off on All-state kicker will walk on for UK football team
May 042016
 
Tyler Pack

Tyler Pack

All-state football player Tyler Pack will walk on for the University of Kentucky as a kicker next season, the Cats’ Pause reported Wednesday.

Pack — a former standout at Johnson Central High School — was a second-team Associated Press all-state selection as a punter this past season. The Courier-Journal named him a first-team all-state kicker. He made just two field goals (and 52 extra points) as a senior, but Pack has a history of long kicks at the high school level.

As a sophomore, he set a state record with a 60-yard field goal. He also booted a state-record 89-yard punt this past season. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound specialist is ranked by ProKicker.com as the nation’s No. 5 kicker in the class of 2016.

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Former UK football commitment not considering Cats

 Posted by at 1:36 PM on May 2, 2016  Comments Off on Former UK football commitment not considering Cats
May 022016
 

Florida wide receiver Jermaine Eskridge provided the latest example of why fans should take early football commitments with a grain of salt Monday.

Eskridge — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Tampa, Fla. — committed to UK with much fanfare last July and then backed off of that pledge less than four months later. He released a new Top 10 list of schools Monday, and the Wildcats aren’t even on it.

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UK basketball target Porter Jr. visits SEC school

 Posted by at 11:41 PM on May 1, 2016  Comments Off on UK basketball target Porter Jr. visits SEC school
May 012016
 
Porter

Porter

Five-star small forward Michael Porter Jr. took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M over the weekend.

Porter — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Columbia, Mo. — is the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has not narrowed his list of schools.

At the recent Nike event in Indianapolis, Porter said that he plans to cut his list to six or seven schools sometime soon and that UK would be on that shortened list.

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Class of 2018 basketball prospect lands UK offer

 Posted by at 8:59 PM on April 29, 2016  Comments Off on Class of 2018 basketball prospect lands UK offer
Apr 292016
 
Reddish

Reddish

Class of 2018 basketball prospect Cameron Reddish said Friday that he has received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

Reddish — a 6-foot-7 wing from Norristown, Pa. — is ranked by ESPN as the No. 7 overall prospect nationally in the class. He is also a high school teammate of major UK recruiting target Mohamed Bamba, who is ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2017.

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Report: UK is no longer an option for Jarrett Allen

 Posted by at 2:28 PM on April 28, 2016  Comments Off on Report: UK is no longer an option for Jarrett Allen
Apr 282016
 
Allen

Allen

Five-star center Jarrett Allen is no longer considering Kentucky as a college destination, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Allen — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Austin, Texas — told the Herald-Leader at the McDonald’s All-American Game recently that UK Coach John Calipari was still in contact with him. It was clear then (and now) that the Wildcats were prioritizing fellow Texas center Marques Bolden as their final addition for the class of 2016, however.

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ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range

 Posted by at 12:30 PM on April 28, 2016  Comments Off on ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range
Apr 282016
 
Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft has passed, and Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee have kept their names in the pool for consideration.

Murray, Labissiere and Ulis have already gone all in on their draft decisions and will not return to UK next season. Briscoe and Lee will have until May 25 to withdraw their names from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.

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247Sports has Fox as UK’s top signee in final rankings

 Posted by at 4:24 PM on April 27, 2016  Comments Off on 247Sports has Fox as UK’s top signee in final rankings
Apr 272016
 
De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox fell four spots in the final class of 2016 rankings from 247Sports, but he remains UK’s highest-rated signee for next season.

Fox is now the No. 6 overall player in the class, according to the final rankings released Wednesday. He’s the No. 3 point guard in the class, behind UCLA signee Lonzo Ball and Duke signee Frank Jackson. Fox had been the No. 1 point guard and No. 2 overall player in the previous rankings.

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UK football commitments make ESPN 300 rankings

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on April 27, 2016  Comments Off on UK football commitments make ESPN 300 rankings
Apr 272016
 
Jedrick Wills

Jedrick Wills

Two University of Kentucky football commitments — and one local star on the Wildcats’ recruiting radar — were included in the new ESPN 300 national rankings released Wednesday morning.

Ohio defensive back Tyrell Ajian is ranked as the nation’s No. 227 overall prospect, according to ESPN. Ajian committed to UK earlier this month.

Florida quarterback Mac Jones — the Cats’ first commitment for the class of 2017 — is ranked as the No. 297 overall recruit. ESPN pegs Jones as the No. 15 pocket-passing QB in the class of 2017.

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Five UK signees in top 25 of ESPN’s final rankings

 Posted by at 9:03 AM on April 26, 2016  Comments Off on Five UK signees in top 25 of ESPN’s final rankings
Apr 262016
 
Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo

All five University of Kentucky basketball signees are listed as five-star recruits and top-25 national prospects in ESPN’s final class of 2016 player rankings, which were released Tuesday morning.

North Carolina post player Bam Adebyao is the Wildcats’ highest-rated signee at No. 5 overall. He’s followed by point guard De’Aaron Fox (No. 6), combo guard Malik Monk (No. 9), small forward Wenyen Gabriel (No. 14) and power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 24).

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