Nov 202014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

College basketball’s early-signing period ended Wednesday, and UK came out of it with three high-profile additions and arguably the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

But John Calipari isn’t finished. The Wildcats are expected to lose several players to the NBA Draft after this season, and that means the UK coach is likely to add at least two or three players to his class of 2015.

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Nov 192014
 
Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK signee Skal Labissiere and Reach Your Dream Academy have been added to next month’s Marshall County Hoop Fest, according to a new schedule obtained by the Herald-Leader on Wednesday.

Labissiere — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Haiti — attends school at Lausanne Collegiate Prep in Memphis but has been ruled ineligible to play his senior season there due to a transfer snafu. His guardian set up Reach Your Dream Academy to get him on the court this season.

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Top recruits set to compete in Ky. Elite Shootout

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Nov 192014
 

Several nationally ranked basketball recruits and a couple of the state’s best guards will play Saturday in the Kentucky Elite Shootout at Perry Central High School.

Perennial powerhouse Huntington (W.Va.) Prep takes on Sound Doctrine (Ga.) in the event’s headliner.

Possible UK recruit Miles Bridges (class of 2016) and highly touted senior power forwards Thomas Bryant and Ted Kapita are among the top players on Huntington Prep’s roster this season. Kentucky has expressed early interest in Bridges, a 6-foot-6 small forward who already has scholarship offers from Kansas, UConn, Michigan State and several other major programs.

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Briscoe, Labissiere make USA Today preseason list

 Posted by at 12:17 PM on November 18, 2014  No Responses »
Nov 182014
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

Briscoe

Briscoe

UK signees Isaiah Briscoe and Skal Labissere are among 21 high school players on the USA Today’s ALL-USA preseason boys basketball team, which was released Tuesday morning.

Briscoe and Labissiere both committed to Kentucky last Thursday and signed letters of intent with the Wildcats the following day.

Several top UK recruiting targets joined the two UK signees on USA Today’s list, which included players from the senior and junior classes.

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Nov 102014
 
Blakeney

Blakeney

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney told Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi that he will not make his college decision until the spring.

Blakeney took an official visit to Louisiana State over the weekend. LSU, UK and Missouri are considered the top three schools in his recruitment.

He’s one of several UK recruits who has publicly stated that he will wait until the spring before making a college choice. Others in that category include Carlton Bragg, Jaylen Brown, Cheick Diallo, Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Caleb Swanigan and Stephen Zimmerman.

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Nov 102014
 
Swanigan

Swanigan

Some basketball recruiting storylines you might have missed over the weekend …

Five-star point guard Isaiah Briscoe made a surprise visit to St. John’s on Saturday for that program’s exhibition victory. Briscoe was expected to make his college decision over the weekend and reveal it sometime this week, though there was no public announcement setting that date as of Sunday night. UK and St. John’s seem to be the two finalists for Briscoe, who is also still listing UConn.

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Blakeney, Zimmerman among recruits making visits

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Nov 072014
 
Blakeney

Blakeney

Zimmerman

Zimmerman

At least two of John Calipari’s top recruiting targets will be on official visits this weekend, while another one will be busy making his college decision.

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney, who was at UK last weekend, will take his official visit to Louisiana State. The Tigers are also expected to host Ben Simmons and JaQuan Lyle. Simmons is already committed to LSU and is regarded by many as the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the country. Lyle was once committed to Louisville — like Blakeney — and signed with Oregon last spring but will not play for the Ducks this season. He has instead enrolled at IMG Academy in Florida while he looks for another school.

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Oct 312014
 
Blakeney

Blakeney

UK Coach John Calipari will host another official visitor this weekend, while most of the Wildcats’ other top targets will stay off the recruiting trail.

Florida shooting guard Antonio Blakeney is scheduled for his official visit to Lexington starting Saturday. He visited Missouri earlier this month and is expected to be on Louisiana State’s campus next weekend. Those three schools are thought to be the leaders in his recruitment.

Scout.com ranks Blakeney as the No. 22 overall prospect in the class of 2015. He was once committed to Louisville, which is no longer recruiting him.

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Oct 272014
 
Newman

Newman

Matthews

Matthews

Diallo

Diallo

The Mustang Madness basketball showcase is returning to Paducah for a second edition in January, and several top UK recruits will be there again this season.

McCracken County High School will once again host the event, which will include top immediate UK targets Malik Newman and Cheick Diallo, as well as Charles Matthews, the Cats’ only commitment so far for the class of 2015.

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UK basketball recruits visiting UCLA this weekend

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Oct 242014
 
Ingram

Ingram

Zimmerman

Zimmerman

UK is not scheduled to host any basketball recruits this weekend after having seven of John Calipari’s top targets on campus for Big Blue Madness last week.

UPDATE: Ivan Rabb will visit UK this weekend.

It looks to be a pretty quiet weekend for class of 2015 visitors in general.

UCLA will host two top players — Stephen Zimmerman and Brandon Ingram — for official visits. Zimmerman and Ingram were both in Lexington last weekend and took official visits to Kansas the week before that.

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