UK signee Herro will be part of the Nike Hoop Summit

 Posted by at 2:22 PM on January 24, 2018  Comments Off on UK signee Herro will be part of the Nike Hoop Summit
Jan 242018
 

Tyler Herro

UK basketball signee Tyler Herro announced Wednesday that he has been named to the U.S. team for the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., in April.

Herro will be one of 12 American players in the game, which is one of the premier postseason all-star events in high school basketball. The limited number of prospects chosen for the game actually makes it more exclusive than the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.

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James Wiseman remains No. 1 in the ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 10:43 AM on January 24, 2018  Comments Off on James Wiseman remains No. 1 in the ESPN rankings
Jan 242018
 

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Top UK recruiting target James Wiseman remains the No. 1 overall player in the ESPN class of 2019 rankings, which were updated Wednesday morning.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 prospect from Memphis — was the first player from the 2019 class to earn a UK scholarship offer, and the Wildcats are heavy favorites on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Kentucky has extended scholarship offers to seven other prospects in the 2019 rankings: power forward Vernon Carey (No. 2), power forward Matthew Hurt (No. 5), combo guard Bryan Antoine (No. 7), shooting guard Scottie Lewis (No. 8), point guard Tyrese Maxey (No. 14), small forward D.J. Jeffries (No. 17) and small forward Keion Brooks (No. 30).

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UK expected to see 2019 point guard on Wednesday

 Posted by at 12:13 PM on January 23, 2018  Comments Off on UK expected to see 2019 point guard on Wednesday
Jan 232018
 

UK assistant coach Joel Justus is expected to be in North Carolina on Wednesday for a visit with Jalen Lecque, one of the top prospects in the class of 2019.

Lecque — a 6-foot-4 point guard — is the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. UK’s latest visit was first reported by recruiting analyst Justin Byerly, and the Cats have been monitoring his recruitment for a few months now.

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6-foot-9 offensive lineman commits to Kentucky

 Posted by at 7:27 PM on January 22, 2018  Comments Off on 6-foot-9 offensive lineman commits to Kentucky
Jan 222018
 

Three-star offensive lineman Nick Lewis announced Monday night that he has flipped his commitment from Washington State to Kentucky and joined the Wildcats’ recruiting class of 2018.

Lewis — a 6-foot-9, 350 pound prospect from Jacksonville, Fla. — took an official visit to UK over the weekend. Vince Marrow had taken over recruiting duties for Lewis recently, and the high-upside offensive tackle joins Darian Kinnard, Quintin Wilson, Kenneth Horsey and Marquan McCall as the fifth O-lineman in UK’s 2018 class. Lewis can sign with the Cats on Feb. 7.

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Five-star recruit Moses Brown commits to UCLA

 Posted by at 2:43 PM on January 22, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star recruit Moses Brown commits to UCLA
Jan 222018
 

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Five-star basketball recruit Moses Brown announced Monday that he has committed to UCLA, picking the Bruins over fellow finalists Florida State and Maryland.

Brown — a 7-footer from Bronx, N.Y. — hosted UK Coach John Calipari for a visit in November, and Calipari then watched Brown play with his high school team twice over the next few weeks, but the Wildcats never came through with a scholarship offer. Brown is the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Wide receiver joins UK’s recruiting class of 2018

 Posted by at 6:59 PM on January 21, 2018  Comments Off on Wide receiver joins UK’s recruiting class of 2018
Jan 212018
 

Three-star wide receiver LiAllen Dailey announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he committed to Kentucky while in Lexington this weekend for an official visit.

Dailey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Pinson, Ala. — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 94 wide receiver nationally in the 2018 class. He joins fellow wide receivers Marvin Alexander, Akeem Hayes and Bryce Oliver, all three-star prospects from Florida who signed with the Wildcats last month.

The regular signing day is set for Feb. 7.

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Three UK football signees playing on ESPN3 Friday

 Posted by at 1:49 PM on January 19, 2018  Comments Off on Three UK football signees playing on ESPN3 Friday
Jan 192018
 

Three of Kentucky’s top-rated football signees for the class of 2018 will play in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium — home of the Dallas Cowboys — on Friday night, and the game will be available on ESPN3.

Tight end Brenden Bates and offensive linemen Darian Kinnard and Quintin Wilson are part of the U.S. Under-19 National team, which has been practicing all week in Dallas. They will play against the Canadian U-19 team in Friday’s game, which is slotted to start at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

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Ohio State takes Crystal Ball lead for top UK target

 Posted by at 9:56 AM on January 18, 2018  Comments Off on Ohio State takes Crystal Ball lead for top UK target
Jan 182018
 

Ohio State has overtaken Kentucky on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page for class of 2018 football recruit Chris Oats, a four-star linebacker from Ohio and one of the Wildcats’ top remaining targets for this class.

Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene is among those who have changed their predictions from UK to the Buckeyes for Oats, who is the No. 22 outside linebacker in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Greene told the Herald-Leader earlier this month that he thought UK led for Oats, but the team to watch would be Ohio State.

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Gilgeous-Alexander moves up in new draft rankings

 Posted by at 9:40 AM on January 18, 2018  Comments Off on Gilgeous-Alexander moves up in new draft rankings
Jan 182018
 

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UK freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been the Wildcats’ best player over the past few weeks, and it’s looking like that could lead to him playing only one season in a Kentucky uniform.

ESPN’s latest Top 100 rankings for the 2018 NBA Draft were posted Thursday morning, and Gilgeous-Alexander has moved up to the No. 18 overall position — just four spots out of the lottery range. In a separate post Thursday, analysts from ESPN noted that Gilgeous-Alexander is making a strong case to be the third-best guard in this draft class — behind Trae Young and Collin Sexton.

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ESPN analyst predicts Zion Williamson to Gamecocks

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on January 16, 2018  Comments Off on ESPN analyst predicts Zion Williamson to Gamecocks
Jan 162018
 

Williamson

Pretty much every recruiting analyst in the country is predicting that five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson will commit to Clemson when he makes his college announcement Saturday.

ESPN national recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi had a different pick Monday, predicting during the network’s coverage of the Hoophall Classic that Williamson would choose South Carolina.

“I think it’s a closer race between Clemson and South Carolina than most people think,” Biancardi said. “It’s going to be one of those two schools. I’m picking South Carolina. I’m going for the upset.”

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings for the class of 2018 and the only remaining uncommitted player in that group with a Kentucky scholarship offer.

His finalists are UK, Clemson, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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