Tweet watch: Damien Harris, others react to UK loss

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Sep 142014
 

Some of UK’s top football recruits for the class of 2015 were keeping tabs on Saturday night’s overtime thriller against Florida, a game the Gators won 36-30 after three extra periods.

Here’s a sample of their tweets:

No. 1 recruit Damien Harris …

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Calipari meeting with Zimmerman on Saturday

 Posted by at 12:09 PM on September 13, 2014  No Responses »
Sep 132014
 
Zimmerman

Zimmerman

In-home visits with top high school basketball prospects have slowed down a bit heading into the weekend, but UK Coach John Calipari is still out on the road.

Calipari heads to Las Vegas on Saturday for his planned in-home visit with Stephen Zimmerman, one of the best post players in the class of 2015.

Zimmerman — a 7-foot center — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 14 overall prospect in the class. He will be in Lexington next month for an official visit to UK.

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Who is visiting UK basketball recruits Friday?

 Posted by at 1:50 PM on September 12, 2014  No Responses »
Sep 122014
 
Matthews

Matthews

After visiting with three uncommitted players in the class of 2015 on Thursday, UK Coach John Calipari will meet with his only commitment Friday in Chicago.

Four-star combo guard Charles Matthews is hosting Calipari for an in-home visit exactly two months before he will be able to officially sign with the Wildcats. The UK coach has already visited Malik Newman, Jaylen Brown, Doral Moore, Caleb Swanigan, Brandon Ingram and Henry Ellenson since the fall recruiting period started Tuesday. He will travel to Las Vegas to see Stephen Zimmerman on Saturday.

UK has offered scholarships to a total of 12 uncommitted prospects in the class of 2015. Here’s a look at the schools that those players will be hosting Friday:

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Calipari meets with Swanigan, Ingram and Ellenson

 Posted by at 11:33 PM on September 11, 2014  No Responses »
Sep 112014
 
Swanigan

Swanigan

UK Coach John Calipari landed in Chicago late Thursday night after wrapping up a long day of in-home visits with some of his top targets in the class of 2015.

Calipari flew from Florida to Fort Wayne, Ind., on Thursday morning to meet with 6-foot-8 power forward Caleb Swanigan. He was joined at that visit by UK assistants Kenny Payne and Barry Rohrssen.

Rohrssen developed a strong relationship with Swanigan while he was an assistant coach at Pittsburgh last season and stayed in contact with the top-10 prospect after he took a job on the UK staff.

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Who is visiting UK basketball recruits Thursday?

 Posted by at 11:58 AM on September 11, 2014  No Responses »
Sep 112014
 
Ingram

Ingram

It’s Day 3 of the fall recruiting period, and UK’s top basketball targets for the class of 2015 have more visits scheduled.

UK Coach John Calipari has already seen Malik Newman, Jaylen Brown and Doral Moore, and he’s scheduled to meet with three more recruits on Thursday. Calipari has offered scholarships to a total of 12 uncommitted prospects in the class of 2015. Here’s a look at the schools that those players will be hosting Thursday:

Carlton Bragg: Kansas
Jaylen Brown: UCLA
Cheick Diallo: Iowa State (Hat tip: ZagsBlog)
Henry Ellenson: Kentucky
Brandon Ingram: Kentucky
Derrick Jones: UConn
Skal Labissiere: Official visit to Georgetown
Doral Moore: None
Malik Newman: None
Ivan Rabb: None
Caleb Swanigan: Kentucky, N.C. State
Stephen Zimmerman: North Carolina

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Sep 112014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

Top UK basketball recruits Jaylen Brown and Malik Newman are the two best uncommitted players in the class of 2015, according to the new rankings from ESPN released Thursday.

Louisiana State commitment Ben Simmons is the No. 1 overall prospect in the ESPN 100. Simmons — a native of Australia — is also No. 1 in the Rivals.com and 247Sports rankings. The 6-foot-8 forward will sign with LSU in November.

Brown is now No. 2 — up six spots since the most recent ESPN update. The 6-7 wing from Georgia hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit Tuesday, the first day of the fall recruiting period. He is also considering Kansas, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Brown is also No. 2 in the Rivals and 247Sports rankings. Scout.com has him No. 1.

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Sep 102014
 
Henry Ellenson

Ellenson

UK Coach John Calipari has been on the recruiting trail for the last two days, and he will meet with several more prospects from the class of 2015 on Thursday.

First up is Calipari’s long-planned in-home visit with small forward Brandon Ingram. The Kinston, N.C., native is the No. 25 overall prospect in the Scout.com rankings and has already met with coaches from North Carolina, Kansas and N.C. State. He will have an in-home visit Friday with UCLA Coach Steve Alford.

Duke is also recruiting Ingram — some project the Blue Devils as the leaders — but Coach Mike Krzyzewski is still with Team USA at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Sep 102014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

Tuesday was the first day of the fall recruiting period, and college basketball coaches were spread all over the country visiting their top targets.

UK Coach John Calipari had in-home visits with Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown on Tuesday, and he saw four-star center Doral Moore on Wednesday (Hat tip: ZagsBlog). Calipari has offered scholarships to 12 uncommitted prospects in the class of 2015. Here’s a look at the schools that those players will be hosting Wednesday:

Carlton Bragg: Illinois
Jaylen Brown: Kansas (Brown said he had a “great” visit with Calipari on Tuesday)
Cheick Diallo: Pittsburgh
Henry Ellenson: None
Brandon Ingram: Kansas
Derrick Jones: None (Visiting with UConn on Thursday)
Skal Labissiere: Tennessee
Doral Moore: Kentucky, Wake Forest
Malik Newman: N.C. State
Ivan Rabb: None
Caleb Swanigan: Missouri, California, Iowa
Stephen Zimmerman: Arizona

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Sep 092014
 
Zimmerman

Zimmerman

Tuesday is the first day of the fall recruiting period, which allows college basketball coaches to visit with prospective recruits off campus.

UK Coach John Calipari has offered scholarships to 12 uncommitted prospects in the class of 2015. Here’s a look at the schools that those players will be hosting Tuesday:

Carlton Bragg: None (Visiting with Kansas on Thursday)
Jaylen Brown: Kentucky
Cheick Diallo: N/A
Henry Ellenson: Marquette
Brandon Ingram: North Carolina, N.C. State
Derrick Jones: None (Visiting with UConn on Wednesday)
Skal Labissiere: Memphis, North Carolina
Doral Moore: None (Visiting with Wake Forest on Wednesday)
Malik Newman: Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi State
Ivan Rabb: California, UCLA
Caleb Swanigan: Michigan State, Pittsburgh
Stephen Zimmerman: UNLV

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Sep 082014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

College basketball coaches go back on the road starting Tuesday, and UK’s John Calipari won’t be wasting any time with his top recruiting targets for the class of 2015.

Calipari is expected to visit Jaylen Brown and Malik Newman — arguably his top two immediate targets — on the first day of the fall recruiting period.

Brown — a 6-foot-7 wing from Marietta, Ga. — is now considered the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2015 by Scout.com. He climbed up the rankings — and UK’s wish list — during a stellar showing on the summer circuit.

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