Basketball notes: Trae Young will wait on a decision

 Posted by at 11:53 PM on September 28, 2016  Comments Off on Basketball notes: Trae Young will wait on a decision
Sep 282016
 
Trae Young

Trae Young

It appears that five-star point guard Trae Young will not make a college decision in time for the early signing period in November.

Young — UK’s top target at the position — told ESPN on Wednesday night that he doesn’t plan to sign this fall. “Just want to be able to watch these teams play and see how these teams play, as well as see who will be there when I get on campus,” he said.

UK and Oklahoma are considered the co-favorites in Young’s recruitment. The 6-foot-2 prospect from Norman, Okla., will take an official visit to Texas Tech, his father’s alma mater, this weekend.

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Calipari meeting with point guard Wednesday night

 Posted by at 8:10 PM on September 28, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari meeting with point guard Wednesday night
Sep 282016
 
Waters

Waters

After visiting with five-star shooting guard Lonnie Walker in Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon, UK Coach John Calipari planned to travel to Connecticut to meet with four-star point guard Tremont Waters, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Waters — a 5-foot-11 prospect from New Haven, Conn. — hosted Calipari for an in-home visit earlier this month, and he took an official visit to Kentucky two weekends ago. He has also taken official visits to Georgetown and Indiana, and he’s scheduled to be at Kansas this weekend for what could be the final official visit of his recruitment.

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Calipari to visit five-star guard for second time

 Posted by at 12:12 PM on September 28, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari to visit five-star guard for second time
Sep 282016
 
Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

UK Coach John Calipari traveled to Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon to meet with five-star shooting guard Lonnie Walker, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Walker — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Reading, Pa. — earned a scholarship offer from Calipari and hosted him for a visit in the opening days of the fall recruiting period, which began Sept. 9. Calipari has been visiting many of his top targets for a second time in recent days.

The UK coach has already met with Hamidou Diallo and John Petty — the Cats’ other top shooting guard targets — twice this month.

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New Crystal Ball picks for UK target PJ Washington

 Posted by at 6:11 PM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball picks for UK target PJ Washington
Sep 262016
 
Washington

Washington

247Sports analysts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater both changed their “Crystal Ball” picks for five-star forward PJ Washington from UNLV to Kentucky on Monday.

Washington — a 6-foot-8 prospect from Findlay Prep (Nev.) — is one of UK’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2017, and he took the first official visit of his recruitment to Lexington earlier this month. Washington visited North Carolina last weekend and has official visits planned for Arizona and Texas later this fall.

247Sports ranks Washington as the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Kentucky holds a 62-percent majority on his Crystal Ball page.

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Calipari visits top-five basketball recruit in Indiana

 Posted by at 5:47 PM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari visits top-five basketball recruit in Indiana
Sep 262016
 

UK Coach John Calipari was in Indiana on Monday afternoon to see five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford, one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2018.

Langford — a 6-foot-4 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 3 overall player in the 2018 class. Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels was the first to report Calipari’s visit Monday.

UK extended a scholarship to Langford earlier this year, and he also has offers from Duke, Indiana, Louisville and several other major programs.

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Five-star point guard coming to Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 5:41 PM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on Five-star point guard coming to Big Blue Madness
Sep 262016
 

Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley will be among the visiting recruits for Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena on Oct. 14.

A list of upcoming unofficial visits for Quickley was released Monday, and the Wildcats will have him in attendance for one of their premier recruiting events. This year’s Madness is expected to once again include several visiting prospects. Trae Young — UK’s top point guard target in the class of 2017 — will be there as part of his official visit.

Quickley — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Maryland — is one of the top point guards in the class of 2018, and UK’s coaches have been recruiting him for several months. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 10 overall recruit for 2018.

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Top UK football target visiting Michigan this week

 Posted by at 1:35 PM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on Top UK football target visiting Michigan this week
Sep 262016
 
Jedrick Wills

Jedrick Wills

Lafayette offensive lineman Jedrick Wills announced Monday that he will take the first official visit of his recruitment to Michigan this weekend.

Wills — a 6-foot-4, 315-pound prospect — is ranked by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and the No. 4 offensive tackle in the class of 2017. The top two schools in his recruitment are thought to be UK and Alabama, and those two programs will play each other Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.

Michigan hosts Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon in a major Big Ten battle.

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Another Syracuse prediction for Quade Green

 Posted by at 10:26 AM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on Another Syracuse prediction for Quade Green
Sep 262016
 
Quade Green

Quade Green

247Sports analyst Andrew Slater is the latest to log a prediction in favor of Syracuse on the Crystal Ball page of five-star point guard Quade Green, who emerged over the summer as a UK recruiting target.

Slater — one of the most accurate prognosticators on the Crystal Ball — joins several others who have predicted over the past few weeks that Green will land with the Orange. Syracuse now has a 71-percent majority on Green’s Crystal Ball page.

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First RSCI rankings for the class of 2017 are out

 Posted by at 12:19 PM on September 25, 2016  Comments Off on First RSCI rankings for the class of 2017 are out
Sep 252016
 
Bamba

Bamba

Arizona commitment DeAndre Ayton is the No. 1 basketball player in the recruiting class of 2017, according to the first RSCI rankings for that group released this weekend.

The RSCI (Recruiting Services Consensus Index) takes an average of the nation’s top recruiting services to create a composite ranking. The RSCI dates back to 1998.

Washington commitment Michael Porter Jr. is the No. 2 player in the rankings. Ayton has the No. 1 ranking from three of the four recruiting services used in this year’s RSCI (Rivals, Scout and ESPN), while Porter has the No. 1 ranking from 247Sports, the other website in the formula.

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UK football commitment suffers serious injury

 Posted by at 10:43 AM on September 24, 2016  Comments Off on UK football commitment suffers serious injury
Sep 242016
 

UK football commitment Bryant Koback left Friday night’s game with a serious leg injury.

Koback — a 6-foot, 205-pound running back from Holland, Ohio — had already rushed for 1,093 yards on 93 carries and scored 20 touchdowns in just four high school games this season before Friday night. Jordan Strack of WTOL-11 in Toledo reported that Koback suffered a broken fibula and tibia in Friday’s game and was scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday. He left the field in an ambulance.

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