Malik Newman is one of UK’s top recruiting targets in the Class of 2015.
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Several University of Kentucky basketball recruits will be playing on various ESPN networks over the next few days.
Nine players with UK scholarship offers made the Team USA under-17 squad, which will compete for a FIBA world championship in Dubai starting Friday afternoon.
The opening game against Greece will be shown live on ESPN3 at 1 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s game against Angola is set for 8:30 a.m., and will be shown live on ESPNU. Team USA’s final preliminary game will be Monday against the Philippines at 10:45 a.m. on ESPNU.
If the U.S. team advances out of pool play, ESPNU or ESPN3 will show knockout-round games on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The gold-medal game will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. and shown live by an ESPN-affiliated network.
Every game in the tournament will also be available live at www.youtube.com/fiba
The nine Team USA players with UK scholarship offers are Henry Ellenson, Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Diamond Stone and Caleb Swanigan from the class of 2015, and Tyus Battle, Harry Giles, V.J. King and Jayson Tatum from the class of 2016. Josh Jackson, another class of 2016 prospect, is also a likely UK target.