HAMPTON, Va. — Stay tuned to this blog throughout the weekend for updates on several UK recruiting targets who will be playing in the Nike EYBL event in Hampton, Va. Seven 2014 prospects with UK scholarship offers — Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander, Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay, Rashad Vaughn, Devin Booker and Stanley Johnson — are expected to be in action.
Trey Lyles, the other 2014 recruit with a confirmed offer from the Cats, will not play as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Other players on UK’s radar who will be in Hampton this weekend include Jalen Lindsey, Isaiah Whitehead, D’Angelo Russell, Zylan Cheatham, Skal Labissiere, Malik Newman, Elijah Thomas and Charles Matthews.
The Lexington-based Travelers will play five games this weekend. Lafayette star Jackson Davis did not make the trip after injuring his back during the first EYBL session last week in Los Angeles. Davis is hoping to return for the next round of games in Dallas on May 10-12, his family told the Herald-Leader.
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To learn more about many of these players, check out our “2014 Recruits” page.