Scottie Lewis hosts UK coaches for another visit

 Posted by at 12:13 PM on October 2, 2018  Comments Off on Scottie Lewis hosts UK coaches for another visit
Oct 022018
 

Lewis

UK coaches were in New Jersey on Tuesday for another meeting with Scottie Lewis, one of the Cats’ top recruiting targets and a player who could be on the verge of a college decision.

Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers was first to report the UK visit.

Lewis — a 6-foot-5 wing — has already taken official visits to Kentucky and Florida and is expected to make a decision between those two schools sometime soon. The Gators remain the favorite on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Lewis is the No. 11 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer

 Posted by at 10:24 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer
Oct 012018
 

Jalen Green

Five-star guard Jalen Green — one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 — is the latest basketball recruit to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Green — a 6-foot-5 player from Fresno, Calif. — hosted UK coaches for a visit last week and is the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Memphis last month and also has early scholarship offers from Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, Arizona and several other top programs.

MaxPreps.com named Green the national sophomore of the year following last season, when he averaged 27.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game at the high school level.

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National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction

 Posted by at 10:15 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction
Oct 012018
 

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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels changed his Crystal Ball prediction for five-star center Isaiah Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” Monday night, a day after originally picking the Wildcats.

Stewart — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — is the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Kentucky this past weekend and visited Washington the week before.

The other schools on Stewart’s list are Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse and Villanova. Going into the UK visit, Duke and Michigan State were widely seen as the Cats’ top competition. He does not yet have any other official visits scheduled.

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Basketball recruit Zeke Nnaji trims list to five schools

 Posted by at 12:15 AM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on Basketball recruit Zeke Nnaji trims list to five schools
Oct 012018
 

Four-star forward Zeke Nnaji cut his recruiting list to five schools Sunday, and Kentucky is no longer in contention.

Nnaji — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Hopkins, Minn. — listed Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Purdue and UCLA as his final five schools. He was the first prospect that UK Coach John Calipari visited to start the fall recruiting period earlier this month, and Nnaji received a Wildcats scholarship offer during that meeting. He’s the No. 34 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Sharife Cooper lands scholarship offer from Calipari

 Posted by at 9:28 PM on September 28, 2018  Comments Off on Sharife Cooper lands scholarship offer from Calipari
Sep 282018
 

Class of 2020 point guard Sharife Cooper picked up a UK scholarship offer during his unofficial visit to Lexington on Friday night.

Cooper — a 6-foot prospect from Marietta, Ga. — already had scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, UCLA and several other top programs. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player and No. 2 point guard in the 2020 class.

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Point guard recruit planning to visit UK this weekend

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on September 28, 2018  Comments Off on Point guard recruit planning to visit UK this weekend
Sep 282018
 

In addition to class of 2019 big men Isaiah Stewart and Oscar Tshiebwe, the Kentucky Wildcats are expected to host class of 2020 point guard Sharife Cooper for a visit in Lexington this weekend.

Cooper — a 6-foot prospect from Marietta, Ga. — met with UK’s coaches earlier this week and already has scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, UCLA and several other top programs. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player and No. 2 point guard in the 2020 class.

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Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman

 Posted by at 4:55 PM on September 27, 2018  Comments Off on Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman
Sep 272018
 

James Wiseman

Top-ranked basketball recruit James Wiseman will take an official visit to Memphis, after all.

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Thursday that Wiseman has set an official visit to Memphis for the weekend of Oct. 19, locking in the fifth and final official visit of his recruitment. Wiseman has already taken his official visit to Kentucky and has other trips set for Kansas (this weekend), Vanderbilt (Oct. 12) and Florida State (Oct. 26).

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New Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UK basketball

 Posted by at 2:52 PM on September 26, 2018  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UK basketball
Sep 262018
 

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A new Crystal Ball prediction has been logged in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Jeremy Roach, one of the top basketball prospects in the class of 2020.

Dain Ervin of Basketball Illustrated Reports logged the pick for UK on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Roach has a UK scholarship offer. Ervin is currently the No. 1-ranked Crystal Ball prognosticator for recruits in the 2019 class.

Roach — a 6-foot-2 point guard from Leesburg, Va. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 11 overall player and No. 1 point guard in the 2020 class. UK is also actively recruiting RJ Hampton, the No. 1 combo guard in that class.

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Class of 2020 basketball recruit lands offer from UK

 Posted by at 6:48 PM on September 25, 2018  Comments Off on Class of 2020 basketball recruit lands offer from UK
Sep 252018
 

Johnson

Five-star small forward Jalen Johnson picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky during an in-home visit with Coach John Calipari on Tuesday evening.

Johnson — a 6-foot-8 prospect from Milwaukee — visited UK last fall for Big Blue Madness and has been on the Wildcats’ recruiting radar for well over a year. He joins Scottie Barnes and N’Faly Dante as the third player from the 2020 class with a confirmed offer from Kentucky.

Duke, Kansas, Arizona and home-state Wisconsin are among the many other major programs that have extended scholarship offers to Johnson, who is the No. 5 overall player in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He averaged 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season.

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Five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks trims his list

 Posted by at 2:47 PM on September 25, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks trims his list
Sep 252018
 

Brooks

Highly touted forward Keion Brooks announced Tuesday that he has trimmed his recruiting list to six schools, and Kentucky is still in the mix.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind. — is now considering UK, Indiana, Michigan State, North Carolina, Purdue and UCLA. There weren’t any surprises on Brooks’ latest list. He’s already taken an official visit to UCLA and has other trips planned for Indiana and UNC later this fall.

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