Calipari visits five-star point guard Sharife Cooper

 Posted by at 7:09 PM on January 23, 2019  Comments Off on Calipari visits five-star point guard Sharife Cooper
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UK Coach John Calipari was in Georgia on Wednesday to visit with five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, according to USA Today recruiting reporter Jason Jordan.

Cooper — a 6-foot-1 prospect in the class of 2020 — was the second point guard from that group to land a UK scholarship offer, joining Virginia native Jeremy Roach, who is sidelined for his junior season with a torn ACL.

Kentucky is scheduled to host Cooper for a recruiting visit next month coinciding with its home game against Auburn, which is currently the leader on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Cooper is the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Wiseman holds on to No. 1 spot in ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 11:04 AM on January 23, 2019  Comments Off on Wiseman holds on to No. 1 spot in ESPN rankings
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Former UK target James Wiseman remains the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class, according to ESPN’s updated rankings for high school seniors.

Wiseman — a 7-footer from Tennessee — committed to Memphis in November after a lengthy recruitment. He was the first player in the 2019 class to land a UK scholarship offer.

Two UK commitments made the ESPN top 100: Chicago wing Kahlil Whitney at No. 9 and Texas point guard Tyrese Maxey at No. 11. Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen, the Cats’ other commitment for the 2019 class, was not included on ESPN’s top 100 list.

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UK coaches visiting new basketball target Wednesday

 Posted by at 10:53 AM on January 23, 2019  Comments Off on UK coaches visiting new basketball target Wednesday
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UK coaches will be in Minnesota on Wednesday to visit with class of 2020 basketball prospect Dawson Garcia, according to Prep Hoops national analyst Ryan James.

Garcia — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Prior Lake, Minn. — is the No. 28 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has reported scholarship offers from Texas, Xavier, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue and several other schools.

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New ESPN mock draft filled with UK players, recruits

 Posted by at 10:44 AM on January 23, 2019  Comments Off on New ESPN mock draft filled with UK players, recruits
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ESPN released a new NBA mock draft for 2020 on Wednesday — after its analysts evaluated several top recruits at the Hoophall Classic over the weekend — and the list of possible picks is filled with current and future Kentucky Wildcats.

Top UK target Jaden McDaniels is the projected No. 1 overall pick in the new mock draft. The 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle is one of the highest ranked prospects in the 2019 class and has narrowed his recruiting list to Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington. He is not expected to make a college decision until the spring.

Another UK target, shooting guard Anthony Edwards, is No. 2 on the list. Edwards — a 6-5 prospect from Atlanta — arrived on UK’s campus earlier this week for his official visit and is also considering Florida State, Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina.

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Five-star center expected to visit UK this weekend

 Posted by at 6:52 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on Five-star center expected to visit UK this weekend
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It was announced on ESPNU’s broadcast from the Hoophall Classic on Monday that five-star center Hunter Dickinson is planning to take a recruiting visit to Kentucky this weekend for the Wildcats’ home game against Kansas.

Dickinson — a 7-foot-2 prospect from DeMatha Catholic (Md.) — is the No. 19 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took official visits to Notre Dame and Purdue in the fall and is also getting recruiting interest from Duke, Michigan and several other top schools.

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Five-star point guard scheduled to visit UK soon

 Posted by at 3:36 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on Five-star point guard scheduled to visit UK soon
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Five-star point guard Sharife Cooper is planning to visit Kentucky on Feb. 23 for the Wildcats’ home game against Auburn, according to national recruiting analyst Andrew Slater.

Cooper — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Marietta, Ga. — is also expecting to visit Duke soon, Slater reported after watching the class of 2020 recruit play at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Monday afternoon. Cooper scored 27 points and dished out four assists to lead his team to a victory in the nationally televised game.

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ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels

 Posted by at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels
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It could be a very good winter of recruiting for the Washington basketball program.

After securing a midseason transfer from UK guard Quade Green and picking up a high-profile commitment from five-star big man Isaiah Stewart, who chose Washington over UK, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse on Sunday night, the Huskies are now fully focused on Seattle native Jaden McDaniels, another elite prospect in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward — played in the Hoophall Classic on ESPNU on Monday morning, and ESPN recruiting analyst Jeff Borzello commented on his recruitment after the game.

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No. 1-ranked basketball recruit to visit UK next week

 Posted by at 3:02 PM on January 19, 2019  Comments Off on No. 1-ranked basketball recruit to visit UK next week
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Five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards will take his official visit to Kentucky next week, according to a report from 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels on Saturday.

Daniels reported that Edwards — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Atlanta — will start his official visit to UK on Monday. He’ll also be in town for the Cats’ home game against Mississippi State on Tuesday night. Edwards decided several weeks ago to reclassify from 2020 to 2019, and 247Sports now ranks him as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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Top 10 basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:20 AM on January 19, 2019  Comments Off on Top 10 basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky
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Five-star basketball prospect Brandon Boston will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky on Feb. 16, according to Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans.

Boston — a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Atlanta, Ga. — is one of the top perimeter scorers in the class of 2020, and he’s also a Nike league teammate of five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, who landed a UK scholarship offer while visiting Lexington last fall.

National recruiting experts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater have already logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor for Duke for Boston, but there’s still plenty of time left in his recruitment. He’s already taken official visits to Alabama, Auburn, Duke and Florida, and he has scholarship offers from several other top schools.

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Whitney among UK recruits fans can watch Saturday

 Posted by at 8:36 AM on January 18, 2019  Comments Off on Whitney among UK recruits fans can watch Saturday
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ESPN Plus subscribers will be treated to a full day of high school basketball programming Saturday, and the slate features top-ranked Kentucky commitment Kahlil Whitney along with a few other Wildcats recruiting targets.

Whitney and Roselle Catholic (N.J.) will face Norcross (Ga.) — a team led by class of 2020 UK target Brandon Boston — at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. (The Kentucky-Auburn game is scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. Saturday on ESPN). Whitney is the No. 8 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and Boston is a top 10 player in the 2020 class.

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