UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date

 Posted by at 1:40 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date
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Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes has taken official visits to all four schools, but head coaches from Kansas and Texas have both met with him in recent days, and those are the two favorites heading into Wednesday’s announcement.

Grimes is the No. 16 overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Five-star point guard Darius Garland picks Vanderbilt

 Posted by at 12:36 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star point guard Darius Garland picks Vanderbilt
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Five-star point guard Darius Garland is staying home for college.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect in the class of 2018 — committed to hometown Vanderbilt on Monday, he announced during a ceremony at his high school. The No. 10 player in the 2018 composite rankings had narrowed his list to Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA and Vandy, though UK had always been viewed as a major long-shot in his recruitment.

Kentucky has already signed five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley — the No. 8 player in the 2018 rankings — and could return freshman point guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for next season.

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Top point guard Garland announces decision Monday

 Posted by at 10:01 PM on November 12, 2017  Comments Off on Top point guard Garland announces decision Monday
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Five-star point guard Darius Garland will announce his college decision Monday at 3:45 p.m. from his Nashville-area high school.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect — has narrowed his college choices to Indiana, Kentucky, UCLA and hometown Vanderbilt. He has taken official visits to all four of those schools this fall, including a trip to UK’s Big Blue Madness last month.

Vanderbilt has taken over as the favorite on Garland’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page in recent weeks, and Indiana has been seen as the Commodores’ top competition heading into Monday’s announcement.

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Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision

 Posted by at 9:09 PM on November 12, 2017  Comments Off on Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision
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Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro said Sunday night that he will announce his college decision Tuesday, one day before the end of the early signing period and just a couple of days after wrapping up his official visit to Kentucky.

UK has emerged as the major favorite in the recruitment of Herro, a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee who backed out of a commitment to Wisconsin last month. He took his first official visit to UK over the weekend, and he will not be visiting any other schools between now and his college announcement.

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Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools

 Posted by at 1:18 PM on November 11, 2017  Comments Off on Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools
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Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford cut his list to three schools Saturday morning, but he is not expected to make a college decision before the early signing period ends Wednesday.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has narrowed his choices to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. His previous list also included Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina, and he took official visits to the latter two schools this fall. Langford has not visited Kentucky recently, and UK Coach John Calipari had not had any contact with the top prospect since the summer, signaling that UK was no longer recruiting him.

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Crystal Ball: UK is clear favorite for Keldon Johnson

 Posted by at 10:58 PM on November 10, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: UK is clear favorite for Keldon Johnson
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Kentucky missed out on No. 1 recruit R.J. Barrett on Friday, but the Wildcats look to be in a good spot to land five-star prospect Keldon Johnson on Saturday night.

Johnson — a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) — is set to announce his college decision at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina State and Texas. He’ll reveal his college choice a day after Barrett — a 6-7 shooting guard from Canada — committed to Duke over UK.

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Quickley becomes UK’s first 2018 basketball signee

 Posted by at 10:24 AM on November 9, 2017  Comments Off on Quickley becomes UK’s first 2018 basketball signee
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Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley officially signed with the University of Kentucky during a ceremony at his high school Thursday morning, becoming the first recruit from the class of 2018 to sign with the Wildcats.

Quickley remains UK’s only commitment for the 2018 class, though the Cats are expected to pick up more additions during the early signing period, which ends Wednesday.

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Three-star football recruit Ashtan Pierre picks UK

 Posted by at 8:55 PM on November 7, 2017  Comments Off on Three-star football recruit Ashtan Pierre picks UK
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Kentucky landed a commitment from three-star athlete Ashtan Pierre on Tuesday night, giving the Wildcats their 19th pledge for the class of 2018.

Pierre — a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect from Deerfield Beach, Fla. — is the No. 109 athlete in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. South Carolina was also among the schools thought to be at the top of his list before Tuesday’s announcement.

The new UK commitment’s official 247Sports evaluation says outside linebacker might be his best position at the college level, though defensive back has also been mentioned as a possible fit for Pierre.

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Six Kentucky players among Top 100 draft prospects

 Posted by at 10:33 AM on November 6, 2017  Comments Off on Six Kentucky players among Top 100 draft prospects
Nov 062017
 

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Five UK freshmen and one sophomore were included Monday on ESPN’s new list of the Top 100 prospects for next year’s NBA Draft.

Kevin Knox is the top Cat at No. 14 on the list, and the 6-9 small forward is the No. 10-ranked freshman eligible for next year’s draft, according to ESPN. He was followed by fellow freshmen Hamidou Diallo (No. 18), Nick Richards (No. 22), PJ Washington (No. 32) and the injured Jarred Vanderbilt (No. 35).

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UK Crystal Ball pick for five-star basketball recruit

 Posted by at 7:14 PM on November 5, 2017  Comments Off on UK Crystal Ball pick for five-star basketball recruit
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Five-star center Moses Brown hosted UK Coach John Calipari for a visit Sunday, and the top-ranked recruiting analyst on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page is predicting he’ll ultimately become a Wildcat.

Brown — a 7-footer from New York — visited with Calipari and UK assistant coach Tony Barbee on Sunday. Brown is the No. 15 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater also logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Kentucky for Brown on Sunday. Until Slater’s prediction, Brown’s Crystal Ball page was 100 percent Maryland picks, while UCLA had also been mentioned as a possible landing spot in recent weeks.

UPDATE: Brown’s father talks to us about Calipari’s Sunday visit.

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