Crystal Ball pick in favor of U of L for 5-star recruit

 Posted by at 1:41 PM on July 22, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball pick in favor of U of L for 5-star recruit
Jul 222017
 

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247Sports recruiting insider Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Louisville for five-star center Moses Brown on Friday.

Brown — a 7-footer from Queens, N.Y. — is the No. 1 center in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. UK Coach John Calipari visited him at his high school in New York earlier this spring — and the Wildcats’ coaches have watched him on the summer basketball circuit — but Brown has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.

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5-star recruit Garland includes UK on list of finalists

 Posted by at 7:04 PM on July 21, 2017  Comments Off on 5-star recruit Garland includes UK on list of finalists
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Darius Garland, the No. 1-ranked point guard in the class of 2018, included UK among his top six schools Friday.

Garland, who picked up a scholarship offer from the Wildcats earlier this week, listed Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, UCLA and Vanderbilt as his top schools. The 6-foot-1 prospect from Nashville is considered the No. 1 point guard in his class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Kentucky is also pursuing five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley, who has repeatedly named the Wildcats as the favorite in his recruitment and played for Coach John Calipari on the USA Basketball U19 squad earlier this month in Egypt.

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Explosive 2019 recruit from Frankfort gets UK offer

 Posted by at 10:39 AM on July 21, 2017  Comments Off on Explosive 2019 recruit from Frankfort gets UK offer
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Western Hills football standout Wandale Robinson received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Friday.

Robinson — a 5-foot-8 prospect from Frankfort — is ranked by Scout.com as a three-star recruit and is projected by that recruiting service as a slot receiver in college. The shifty, explosive junior-to-be ran for 2,014 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore last fall. He also had 22 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded a 4.39 40-yard dash at a Rivals camp this spring.

Louisville extended an offer to Robinson, a class of 2019 recruit, last month. He also has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Purdue and Virginia.

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Calipari watching recruits at Under Armour camp

 Posted by at 6:21 PM on July 19, 2017  Comments Off on Calipari watching recruits at Under Armour camp
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The second live recruiting period of July started Wednesday evening, and John Calipari and Tony Barbee were in Philadelphia for the first night of the Under Armour All-America Camp.

Recruits expected to attend the event included class of 2018 post players Moses Brown and Naz Reid — who are both still hoping for UK scholarship offers — as well as class of 2019 teammates Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, two of the top rising juniors in the country.

Calipari spent last week watching recruits on the Nike and Adidas circuits (all eight of the 2018 prospects with UK scholarship offers play in those leagues). Barbee was in Atlanta last week to watch Under Armour players.

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Five UK commits in new national football rankings

 Posted by at 1:04 PM on July 19, 2017  Comments Off on Five UK commits in new national football rankings
Jul 192017
 

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Scout.com updated its national football rankings for the class of 2018 on Wednesday, and five players committed to play for the University of Kentucky were included in the Top 300.

Michigan lineman Marquan McCall is the Cats’ top-ranked commitment, according to Scout.com, coming in at No. 202 nationally in the new rankings. Ohio linebacker Xavier Peters is right behind him at No. 203 overall, followed by Ohio offensive lineman Darian Kinnard at No. 211, Michigan linebacker Deandre Square at No. 248 and Georgia quarterback Jarren Williams at No. 260.

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UK target Immanuel Quickley sets three official visits

 Posted by at 4:14 PM on July 16, 2017  Comments Off on UK target Immanuel Quickley sets three official visits
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Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley will take his official visit to Kentucky on the weekend of Sept. 16, his AAU team director Jide Sodipo confirmed to the Herald-Leader on Sunday.

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels also reported that Quickley — a 6-foot-3 prospect from the Baltimore area — will take official visits to Kansas on Sept. 2 and Miami on Sept. 9. He’s expected to take an unofficial visit to nearby Maryland around that same time. Those are his other three finalists.

Quickley is hoping to have a college decision by late September, and Kentucky is the current favorite in his recruitment.

RELATED: More on Quickley and UK’s other top 2018 targets

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New UK basketball offer for the class of 2018

 Posted by at 1:22 PM on July 16, 2017  Comments Off on New UK basketball offer for the class of 2018
Jul 162017
 

Five-star class of 2018 point guard Darius Garland tweeted Sunday afternoon that he has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect from the Nashville area — is the No. 1 point guard and No. 8 overall player in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has several other major scholarship offers, and Duke and Vanderbilt are the two schools that have generated the most buzz in his recruitment in recent weeks.

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New UK Crystal Ball pick for 5-star basketball player

 Posted by at 12:30 PM on July 16, 2017  Comments Off on New UK Crystal Ball pick for 5-star basketball player
Jul 162017
 

247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater has logged a new Crystal Ball pick in favor of Kentucky for five-star prospect Louis King, who was a member of John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 team earlier this month.

King — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Hudson, N.J. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 14 overall prospect in the class of 2018, and he hasn’t been shy about his wish for a UK scholarship offer in recent interviews. He plays on the same Nike-affiliated summer team as Cameron Reddish and is close friends with the UK recruiting target.

Reddish told the Herald-Leader last week that he thinks King will get that offer from Kentucky sometime soon.

UK has 100 percent of the picks on King’s Crystal Ball page.

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Top analyst now predicting Duke for Marvin Bagley

 Posted by at 8:42 AM on July 15, 2017  Comments Off on Top analyst now predicting Duke for Marvin Bagley
Jul 152017
 

Marvin Bagley

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Marvin Bagley news has been aplenty this week, with buzz that the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018 might reclassify and play college basketball this season, new visit plans, and a few changes on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

247Sports analyst Andrew Slater switched his prediction for Bagley to Duke on Friday, and the Blue Devils now hold a plurality of the picks on the player’s Crystal Ball page.

Bagley told reporters at the Nike Peach Jam earlier in the week that he’s planning official visits to Duke, Arizona and Southern Cal in the near future. The trip to Durham will come after this week’s games.

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UK has reached out to five-star recruit Reggie Perry

 Posted by at 5:40 PM on July 14, 2017  Comments Off on UK has reached out to five-star recruit Reggie Perry
Jul 142017
 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — UK has been in contact with five-star basketball player Reggie Perry, a class of 2018 prospect who decommitted from Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas last week and is now considering other options in his recruitment.

Perry — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Thomasville, Ga. — told the Herald-Leader on Friday that UK assistant coach Kenny Payne has called and expressed interest in his recruitment. Perry is the No. 15 overall player in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

He had been committed to the Razorbacks for nearly a year.

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