Watch top UK basketball recruits live Saturday

 Posted by at 3:46 PM on December 13, 2014  No Responses »
Dec 132014
 
Blakeney

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The folks over at DMVStream.com are providing free, live video of games from the National High School Hoops Festival featuring several top Kentucky basketball recruits Saturday.

Here’s a rundown of who is playing, along with a link to each of those games:

3:45 p.m. – Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep) | LIVE VIDEO
5:30 p.m. — Antonio Blakeney (Oak Ridge) | LIVE VIDEO
7:15 p.m. — V.J. King (Paul VI) | LIVE VIDEO
9 p.m. — Jayson Tatum (Chaminade) | LIVE VIDEO

All four of those players have UK scholarship offers. Blakeney is one of the Cats’ top remaining targets in the class of 2015. The other three recruits are from the class of 2016.

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Dec 092014
 

The Next Cats player pages for all of John Calipari’s top recruits for the class of 2015 have been updated with each prospect’s game-by-game stats so far this season.

Some highlights:

Malik Newman has scored more than 30 points in six of his 10 games so far, including a 42-point performance Saturday night in Kentucky. He is averaging 29.8 points per game.

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Weekend schedule for Marshall County Hoop Fest

 Posted by at 12:29 PM on December 5, 2014  No Responses »
Dec 052014
 

UK coaches Kenny Payne and Barry “Slice” Rohrssen were in Benton for Day 1 of the Marshall County Hoop Fest on Thursday night.

Someone from UK’s coaching staff — possibly John Calipari — is expected back in town for Saturday’s games. This weekend’s slate will feature Malik Newman (Callaway), Thomas Bryant and Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep), Skal Labissiere (Reach Your Dream Prep), Carlton Bragg (Villa Angela-St. Joseph), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior) and Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep).

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Dec 032014
 
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The Marshall County Hoop Fest begins Thursday night with elite class of 2016 prospect Thon Maker, and several other UK recruiting targets will join him for games on Friday and Saturday.

This year’s slate includes UK signee Skal Labisssiere (Reach Your Dream Prep), along with top targets Carlton Bragg (Villa Angela-St. Joseph), Thomas Bryant (Huntington Prep), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior), Malik Newman (Callaway), Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep) and Maker (Orangeville Prep).

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Nov 252014
 
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UK basketball signee Charles Matthews and several of John Calipari’s top recruiting targets will play games on ESPN this season.

The network announced its full schedule of high school games Tuesday, a slate that includes Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Cheick Diallo, Stephen Zimmerman and Carlton Bragg — all players from the class of 2015 with UK scholarship offers. Class of 2016 targets Jayson Tatum, Derryck Thornton and V.J. King will also be showcased.

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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
 
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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

 Posted by at 11:37 AM on November 19, 2014  No Responses »
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
 
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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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