The first cuts for John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 training camp were made Tuesday morning, and all three of UK’s players here — as well as all of the Wildcats’ recruiting targets at this camp — are still possibilities to make the squad.
The U19 camp was trimmed from 27 players to 18 players after the first four sessions under Calipari, who will coach the team at the FIBA World Cup in Egypt from July 1-9.
UK freshmen Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and PJ Washington all made the cut Tuesday morning. Major UK recruiting targets Bol Bol, Romeo Langford, Immanuel Quickley and Cameron Reddish also made the cut. Kentucky is also showing interest in 2018 recruits Louis King and Jordan Brown, who were also among the 18 players to make it through first cuts.