Top-five recruit will be at UK for Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 4:55 PM on August 20, 2019  Comments Off on Top-five recruit will be at UK for Big Blue Madness
Aug 202019
 

Banchero

Five-star power forward Paolo Banchero announced dates for five upcoming official visits, and Kentucky will host the highly touted prospect for a trip on Big Blue Madness weekend.

Banchero — a 6-foot-9 player from Seattle — also revealed official visit plans for North Carolina (Sept. 27-29), Duke (Oct. 17-20), Tennessee (Oct. 25-27) and Gonzaga (Jan. 18-19). The UK trip will come one week before his Duke visit, and Big Blue Madness is set for Oct. 11.

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Four-star OT Deondre Buford chooses UK over Mizzou, Pitt

 Posted by at 4:48 PM on August 19, 2019  Comments Off on Four-star OT Deondre Buford chooses UK over Mizzou, Pitt
Aug 192019
 

Deondre Buford

Deondre Buford, a senior offensive tackle from Michigan, committed to the University of Kentucky football team on Monday.

Buford, a four-star prospect and a top-300 recruit according to 247Sports, picked UK over Missouri and Pittsburgh, his other two finalists. Auburn and Purdue were among the other schools that offered the 6-foot-4, 273-pound prospect. Rivals rates Buford as a three-star prospect and the 70th-best player at his position.

Buford plays for Martin Luther King, the defending state champion in Michigan’s Division 3 classification. The school has won three state titles in the previous four years.

He is the third recruit from Michigan in the class of 2020 to commit to UK, joining Oak Park’s Justin Rogers, a five-star defensive tackle, and Earnest Sanders, a three-star wide receiver.

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UK target Lance Ware gets boost in new rankings

 Posted by at 11:45 AM on August 19, 2019  Comments Off on UK target Lance Ware gets boost in new rankings
Aug 192019
 

Ware

The recent decisions by N’Faly Dante and Addison Patterson to commit to Oregon and reclassify from 2020 to 2019 led to a minor shakeup in the Rivals.com rankings for 2020 on Monday, when the website adjusted a few other players before its next major rankings update in September.

One of the players affected was New Jersey forward Lance Ware, who landed a UK scholarship offer last month and has emerged as possibly the most likely player to commit to the Wildcats next.

Ware moved from No. 52 to No. 34 in the Rivals.com rankings.

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National analyst predicting Scottie Barnes to Oregon

 Posted by at 9:42 PM on August 13, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst predicting Scottie Barnes to Oregon
Aug 132019
 

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On the same day that five-star center N’Faly Dante announced his commitment to Oregon, the Ducks picked up a major prediction from a prominent national analyst.

Rivals.com’s Corey Evans logged a Future Cast pick in favor of Oregon on Tuesday for top-10 recruit Scottie Barnes, one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 and the first player from that group to land a scholarship offer from the Kentucky Wildcats.

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National analyst picking Oregon for N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 2:44 PM on August 10, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst picking Oregon for N’Faly Dante
Aug 102019
 

Dante

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans has logged a new Future Cast prediction in favor of Oregon for five-star center N’Faly Dante, a top recruit in the 2020 class who is expected to reclassify to 2019 and play college basketball this season.

Though recruiting experts are having a tough time pegging a clear favorite for Dante, the consensus is that he will choose either Oregon and Kentucky, and a college decision — as well as final word on reclassification — is expected very soon.

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More good news for UK in Cam’Ron Fletcher pursuit

 Posted by at 10:40 AM on July 30, 2019  Comments Off on More good news for UK in Cam’Ron Fletcher pursuit
Jul 302019
 

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Highly touted wing Cam’Ron Fletcher is slated to begin his official visit to Kentucky on Thursday, and the Wildcats continue to gain momentum toward a commitment in the near future.

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans and 247Sports recruiting expert Brian Snow became the latest insiders to log predictions in favor of Kentucky on Monday, joining Evan Daniels and others in making pro-UK picks for Fletcher.

The 6-foot-6 prospect from St. Louis is also considering Alabama, Michigan State, Missouri and North Carolina, but the Herald-Leader has been told over the past few weeks that Lexington is very likely to be his eventual landing spot, and a commitment could come shortly after this week’s visit.

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Oregon is now a popular pick for N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 11:31 PM on July 29, 2019  Comments Off on Oregon is now a popular pick for N’Faly Dante
Jul 292019
 

Dante

Four new predictions were made on the Crystal Ball page of five-star Kentucky target N’Faly Dante on Monday, and all four went in favor of Oregon.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer was among the recruiting experts who logged picks for the Ducks, and he was joined by the recruiting insiders from 247Sports’ Oregon and Louisiana State affiliates. LSU and Oregon had been seen as the top two choices for Dante for most of the past year. National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a pick in favor of the Ducks last October.

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Another national analyst likes UK for Lance Ware

 Posted by at 9:46 AM on July 29, 2019  Comments Off on Another national analyst likes UK for Lance Ware
Jul 292019
 

Ware

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi has logged a Future Cast prediction in favor of Kentucky for four-star power forward Lance Ware, who picked up a scholarship offer from the Wildcats over the weekend.

UK emerged as an immediate favorite for Ware — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Camden, N.J. — following the news of Kentucky’s offer. National recruiting experts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer were among the analysts who logged picks in favor of the Cats on Ware’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page this past weekend.

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Elite basketball recruit says UK a lock to get visit soon

 Posted by at 9:04 PM on July 28, 2019  Comments Off on Elite basketball recruit says UK a lock to get visit soon
Jul 282019
 

Banchero

Five-star forward Paolo Banchero talked to HoopSeen.com about his recruitment from this weekend’s USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs, and it’s clear Kentucky is one of the schools at the top of his list as he heads toward his junior season of high school.

Banchero — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Seattle — is the No. 5 overall player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and he earned a UK scholarship offer last month after being named the most valuable player of the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

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National analyst predicts UK will land N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 11:34 PM on July 27, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst predicts UK will land N’Faly Dante
Jul 272019
 

Dante

Five-star center N’Faly Dante is expected to announce a decision on whether or not he’ll reclassify to 2019 and play college basketball this season in the coming days, and Kentucky got some very good news related to his recruitment Saturday.

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi logged a Future Cast prediction for Dante in favor of the Wildcats, who hosted the 7-footer for an official visit late last month and have been working hard to add another frontcourt player to their 2019-20 roster. The Herald-Leader has been told repeatedly over the past few months that Dante is likely to make the move from the 2020 class to 2019, which would allow him to play this season.

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