Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team

 Posted by at 4:25 PM on June 5, 2018  Comments Off on Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team
Jun 052018
 

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UK commitment Tyrese Maxey has made it past the final round of cuts and will be part of the USA Basketball U18 team that travels to Canada later this week to play for a FIBA gold medal.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 point guard — was one of 12 players selected for the squad, which is being coached by Kansas’ Bill Self and will start international play Sunday night. The future Kentucky Wildcat — a member of the class of 2019 — has been in Colorado Springs since last week as part of the U18 training camp.

Other UK targets joining Maxey on the U18 team are Cole Anthony and Matthew Hurt. Both of those uncommitted 2019 prospects are also being recruited by Self.

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Maxey among finalists for USA Basketball U18 team

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on June 3, 2018  Comments Off on Maxey among finalists for USA Basketball U18 team
Jun 032018
 

Tyrese Maxey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — UK commitment Tyrese Maxey made it through the first cuts for the USA Basketball U18 national team Sunday morning, making him one of 18 players still competing for 12 spots on the squad.

Maxey was one of 33 prospects invited to the U18 training camp, which started Thursday evening and is being run by Kansas Coach Bill Self. Three other players with UK scholarship offers for 2019 — Keion Brooks, Matthew Hurt and Jalen Lecque — also made the cut, as did probable UK target Cole Anthony.

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USA Basketball measurements for top UK targets

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on June 2, 2018  Comments Off on USA Basketball measurements for top UK targets
Jun 022018
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Basketball released official measurements Saturday morning for players participating in this month’s U18 training camp. The USA measurements are typically the most accurate for high school recruits.

Here’s a look at how some UK targets and recruits of interest measured out:

Official measurements from Team USA
Player Status Height (w/shoes) Weight Wingspan Standing reach
Cole Anthony Target 6-3 184 6-5 7-11
Bryan Antoine UK offer 6-4.5 167.5 6-8 8-5
Keion Brooks UK offer 6-6.5 186 6-9
Matthew Hurt UK offer 6-9 214.5 6-9 8-10
Jalen Lecque UK offer 6-3.5 189 6-8 8-3
Kira Lewis Target 6-2 161.5 6-5 8-3
Scottie Lewis UK offer 6-5 184 6-11 8-8
Tyrese Maxey UK commit 6-2.5 187.5 6-6 8-3.5

 

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Calipari in Colorado to see top basketball recruits

 Posted by at 11:18 AM on June 2, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari in Colorado to see top basketball recruits
Jun 022018
 

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — UK Coach John Calipari arrived at the U.S. Olympic training complex here Saturday morning to see several of the Wildcats’ top recruiting targets.

It was the third day of training camp for the USA Basketball U18 hopefuls Saturday, the first day that college coaches were permitted to attend the event. Coaches will also be allowed back into the camp Sunday.

The camp roster is loaded with UK recruits, including five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey, who has already committed to the Wildcats for the 2019 class. Other 2019 recruits with UK scholarship offers in attendance are Bryan Antoine, Keion Brooks, Matthew Hurt, Jalen Lecque and Scottie Lewis.

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UK commitments near top of new basketball rankings

 Posted by at 3:06 PM on May 17, 2018  Comments Off on UK commitments near top of new basketball rankings
May 172018
 

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Top UK basketball target James Wiseman remains the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the newly released player rankings from 247Sports.

The recruiting website posted its updated rankings Thursday, keeping Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Memphis — in the top spot. Wiseman is expected to choose either Kentucky or Memphis.

Point guard Cole Anthony moved from No. 7 to No. 2 in the new rankings. Anthony — a 6-2 prospect from New York and the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony — has been quiet about his recruitment, though UK has been monitoring him for months.

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Carey tops Wiseman in latest Rivals rankings for 2019

 Posted by at 11:39 AM on April 20, 2018  Comments Off on Carey tops Wiseman in latest Rivals rankings for 2019
Apr 202018
 

Carey

There’s a clear two-way battle for the top spot in the basketball recruiting rankings for the class of 2019.

Rivals.com’s latest rankings, released Thursday, kept Vernon Carey with the No. 1 ranking, edging out fellow high school big man James Wiseman.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is ranked No. 2 behind Wiseman in the most recent 247Sports and ESPN rankings for the 2019 class, but Rivals.com has had him in the top spot for a while.

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Wiseman is new No. 1 in 247Sports rankings for 2019

 Posted by at 1:55 PM on January 25, 2018  Comments Off on Wiseman is new No. 1 in 247Sports rankings for 2019
Jan 252018
 

Wiseman

Five-star UK basketball target James Wiseman is the new No. 1 recruit in the updated class of 2019 rankings from 247Sports, which released its latest list Thursday.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Memphis — was the first player in the junior class to receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky. The Wildcats are also seen as major favorites in his recruitment — UK has all of the picks on his Crystal Ball page — and a commitment down the road from Wiseman would snap a UK skid of missing out on a top-five recruit in three consecutive classes.

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James Wiseman remains No. 1 in the ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 10:43 AM on January 24, 2018  Comments Off on James Wiseman remains No. 1 in the ESPN rankings
Jan 242018
 

Wiseman

Top UK recruiting target James Wiseman remains the No. 1 overall player in the ESPN class of 2019 rankings, which were updated Wednesday morning.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 prospect from Memphis — was the first player from the 2019 class to earn a UK scholarship offer, and the Wildcats are heavy favorites on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Kentucky has extended scholarship offers to seven other prospects in the 2019 rankings: power forward Vernon Carey (No. 2), power forward Matthew Hurt (No. 5), combo guard Bryan Antoine (No. 7), shooting guard Scottie Lewis (No. 8), point guard Tyrese Maxey (No. 14), small forward D.J. Jeffries (No. 17) and small forward Keion Brooks (No. 30).

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Calipari watching Moses Brown at Hoophall Classic

 Posted by at 3:08 PM on January 14, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari watching Moses Brown at Hoophall Classic
Jan 142018
 

Moses Brown

John Calipari showed up at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Sunday afternoon to check out Moses Brown and other basketball recruits in the 2018 and 2019 classes.

Brown — a 7-footer from Bronx, N.Y. — is one of the top centers in the class of 2018, and Calipari also visited him in November and watched him play last month. Other than Zion Williamson, who will announce his college decision Jan. 20, Brown has been the only recruit on Calipari’s 2018 radar in recent months, though he does not yet have a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.

Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis — two of UK’s top targets in the class of 2019 — are also scheduled to play at the Hoophall Classic on Sunday. The Monday slate of games includes UK signees Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson, as well as top-ranked 2019 prospect Vernon Carey, who has an early offer from UK.

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Carey remains No. 1 in Rivals.com rankings for 2019

 Posted by at 12:33 PM on January 10, 2018  Comments Off on Carey remains No. 1 in Rivals.com rankings for 2019
Jan 102018
 

Carey

UK recruiting target Vernon Carey is still the No. 1 basketball prospect in the class of 2019, according to the new rankings released by Rivals.com on Wednesday.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is one of eight high school juniors with an early scholarship offer from Kentucky.

The others with UK offers are power forward James Wiseman (No. 2 in the Rivals.com rankings), forward Matthew Hurt (No. 5), combo guard Bryan Antoine (No. 7), wing Scottie Lewis (No. 9), point guard Tyrese Maxey (No. 12), small forward Keion Brooks (No. 36) and small forward D.J. Jeffries (No. 47).

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