LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky

 Posted by at 6:30 PM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky
Nov 302018
 

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Kentucky is not recruiting LaMelo Ball, the Herald-Leader was told Friday.

Ball, formerly a top recruit in the class of 2019, is now playing with Spire Academy (Ohio) and has expressed interest in attending college next season. The 17-year-old from California is the younger brother of former UCLA players Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball and was considered a five-star recruit — ranked top 10 nationally by ESPN — before leaving the country to play professionally in Lithuania with his brother, LiAngelo.

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UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date

 Posted by at 11:54 AM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date
Nov 302018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey will announce his college decision Thursday.

Casey — a star football recruit at Ballard High School in Louisville — recently decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is now seen as a heavy favorite in his recruitment. Casey would be a major addition to the Wildcats’ 2019 recruiting class and is ranked by Rivals.com and 247Sports as one of the top 20 inside linebackers in the class.

Vince Marrow has been UK’s primary recruiter on Casey in recent months.

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Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on November 28, 2018  Comments Off on Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards
Nov 282018
 

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When five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards revealed last week that he was moving from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019, a list of five schools was attached to his recruitment: Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan State and North Carolina.

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels reported Tuesday night that three more schools have been added — Duke, Kansas and UCLA — and Edwards will enter the winter focused on those eight schools. Daniels also rescinded his recent Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Florida State, a sign that this recruitment might be a little more open than previously thought.

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Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar

 Posted by at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar
Nov 272018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey has decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is looking like the new favorite in his recruitment.

Casey — a standout player at Ballard High School in Louisville — committed to the Ducks in October, and UK was one of his top schools at the time of that pledge. He hosted Kentucky coaches for an in-home visit earlier this week, and his decommitment became public Tuesday night.

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ESPN mock draft includes two UK basketball players

 Posted by at 11:55 AM on November 27, 2018  Comments Off on ESPN mock draft includes two UK basketball players
Nov 272018
 

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An updated NBA mock draft from ESPN on Tuesday morning placed UK freshman Keldon Johnson at No. 7 overall and Wildcats sophomore PJ Washington in the No. 20 overall spot, and those were the only two Kentucky basketball players to make to the list.

Johnson and Washington both moved up one spot from ESPN’s preseason mock draft, which was posted in late August. Through six games this season, Johnson is the team’s leading scorer with 16.5 points per game, while Washington is averaging 13.3 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game.

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Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 9:01 PM on November 25, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky
Nov 252018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt is expected to be in Lexington this weekend for his official visit to Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 7 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and he’s been one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the past year. His planned official visit to UK will be the first of his recruitment and was first reported Sunday night by Stockrisers analyst Jake Weingarten.

The early signing period for high school seniors ended Wednesday, so Hurt will not be officially signing with a college until the spring. He’s also considering Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Minnesota and Villanova.

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Calipari hitting the recruiting trail this weekend

 Posted by at 7:53 PM on November 24, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari hitting the recruiting trail this weekend
Nov 242018
 

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UK Coach John Calipari plans to see several top recruiting targets this weekend, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Calipari will be watching UK signee Tyrese Maxey as well as three five-star players in the 2020 class: highly touted guards RJ Hampton and Jalen Green, and star center N’Faly Dante. All three of the younger players already have scholarship offers from Kentucky, and all three have been mentioned in recruiting circles as possibilities to move to the 2019 class.

Green — a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from California — is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Hampton — a 6-4 combo guard from Texas — is the No. 5 player in those rankings. Dante — a 6-11 prospect from Mali, now playing for a high school in Kansas — is the No. 9 overall player in the class.

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One of UK’s top basketball targets suffers torn ACL

 Posted by at 7:34 PM on November 21, 2018  Comments Off on One of UK’s top basketball targets suffers torn ACL
Nov 212018
 

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Five-star point guard Jeremy Roach has suffered a torn ACL, according to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels.

Roach — a 6-foot-2 prospect from Fairfax, Va. — is the top-rated point guard in the 2020 class, and he recently cut his recruiting list to UK, Duke, North Carolina and Villanova. He’s the No. 10 overall player in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Kentucky extended a scholarship offer to Roach earlier this fall, and the Cats already have several Crystal Ball picks on his 247Sports page. MaxPreps.com named Roach a second-team sophomore all-American after last season, and he was also a standout on the Nike circuit this past summer.

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National analyst makes prediction for UK basketball

 Posted by at 12:52 PM on November 15, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst makes prediction for UK basketball
Nov 152018
 

CJ Walker

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Kentucky for four-star power forward CJ Walker on Thursday morning, a day after the class of 2019 prospect announced he was ready to make his college decision.

Walker — a 6-9 player at Oak Ridge High School in Florida — revealed Wednesday that he will announce his college decision on Nov. 21, the final day of the early signing period. The twist here is that Walker has long been down to three schools — Louisiana State, Miami and Oregon — and those were the only three programs included in his video previewing the college announcement Wednesday.

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Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:10 AM on November 14, 2018  Comments Off on Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky
Nov 142018
 

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Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey became the first recruit in the class of 2019 to officially sign with Kentucky on Wednesday, the first day of the national early signing period.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Texas — signed with the Cats during a special ceremony at his high school. He was also UK’s first commitment for the 2019 class, giving his pledge in early May. Maxey is the No. 10 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

UK confirmed the signing Wednesday afternoon.

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