UK wide receiver recruit commits to Texas A&M

 Posted by at 10:46 PM on November 27, 2014  No Responses »
Nov 272014
 
Damion Ratley

Damion Ratley

Junior college wide receiver Damion Ratley announced his commitment to Texas A&M on Thursday.

Ratley — a standout at Blinn College in Texas — was one of UK’s top class of 2015 targets at the position and had been scheduled to take an official visit to Lexington next month.

The 6-foot-2 prospect from Yoakum, Texas had 45 catches for 1,197 yards and 20 touchdowns in eight games this season.

UK is still in the mix for South Carolina wide receiver Tavin Richardson, who is also considering Louisville and is expected to be at Saturday’s game between the Cats and Cards. Richardson has already been to Lexington multiple times this year and is scheduled to take his official visit to UK in January.

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NBA analyst: Devin Booker moving up Draft board

 Posted by at 2:08 PM on November 26, 2014  No Responses »
Nov 262014
 
Devin Booker

Devin Booker

Through the first six games of UK’s season, freshman guard Devin Booker is — somewhat surprisingly — the team’s leading scorer.

Booker has made 12 of 17 three-point attempts over the Cats’ past three games and is now shooting 46.4 percent from long range for the season. He’s averaging 11.2 points in 17.7 minutes per game.

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Nov 252014
 
Matthews

Matthews

UK basketball signee Charles Matthews and several of John Calipari’s top recruiting targets will play games on ESPN this season.

The network announced its full schedule of high school games Tuesday, a slate that includes Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Cheick Diallo, Stephen Zimmerman and Carlton Bragg — all players from the class of 2015 with UK scholarship offers. Class of 2016 targets Jayson Tatum, Derryck Thornton and V.J. King will also be showcased.

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Nov 242014
 
Harry Giles

Harry Giles

UK Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne traveled to North Carolina on Monday to check out class of 2016 star Harry Giles.

Calipari and Payne sat courtside and watched Giles score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds in his team’s 73-53 victory. Giles — a 6-foot-9 power forward — is considered one of the top five prospects in the junior class and visited Lexington last year for Big Blue Madness.

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Four basketball recruits visit UK this weekend

 Posted by at 3:14 PM on November 22, 2014  No Responses »
Nov 222014
 
Simmons

Simmons

As expected, four highly touted basketball recruits made it to Lexington for unofficial visits Friday and Saturday.

Huntington Prep standouts Thomas Bryant, Miles Bridges and Curtis Jones all visited for UK’s home victory over Boston University on Friday night. The three players sat behind the UK bench. (Read more about Bryant’s recruitment here).

Atlanta-area point guard Kobi Simmons came to town Saturday for an unofficial visit. Simmons is considered one of the top-10 prospects in the class of 2016. He also visited UK for Big Blue Madness in 2013.

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Nov 212014
 

Two of Louisville’s top basketball recruiting targets are scheduled to play against each other in a two-game showcase at Seneca High School on Dec. 1.

The event will feature Arlington Country Day (Fla.), Sunrise Christian (Kan.), Life Center Academy (N.J.) and Prime Prep Academy (Texas) — all teams with major Division I prospects.

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Nov 212014
 
Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike Basketball

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike Basketball

Highly touted senior power forward Thomas Bryant will be in Rupp Arena for an unofficial visit Friday night.

Bryant will be joined by Huntington Prep teammates Miles Bridges and Curtis Jones, both players from the class of 2016.

Here’s a quick rundown on Bryant’s recruitment ahead of his first visit to Lexington:

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Nov 212014
 
Simmons

Simmons

Five-star basketball prospect Kobi Simmons tweeted Friday that he will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend.

The Wildcats host Boston University on Friday night and Montana State on Sunday evening.

Simmons — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Alpharetta, Ga. — is considered the No. 8 overall player in the class of 2016 by Scout.com. He also visited Lexington for last year’s Big Blue Madness.

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Class of 2015 forward Bryant to visit UK on Friday

 Posted by at 12:26 PM on November 20, 2014  No Responses »
Nov 202014
 
Bryant

Bryant

Five-star power forward Thomas Bryant will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky on Friday, his high school coach confirmed to the Herald-Leader on Thursday.

Bryant is entering his second season at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep and is considered one of the top post players in the class of 2015. ESPN ranks him as the No. 16 overall senior in the country.

The 6-foot-10 native of Rochester, N.Y., is a high-energy prospect who has said in recent interviews that he’s focusing on Indiana, Syracuse and Missouri. Former Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford is now an assistant coach at Mizzou.

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Nov 202014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

College basketball’s early-signing period ended Wednesday, and UK came out of it with three high-profile additions and arguably the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

But John Calipari isn’t finished. The Wildcats are expected to lose several players to the NBA Draft after this season, and that means the UK coach is likely to add at least two or three players to his class of 2015.

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