New predictions for top 2019 basketball recruits

 Posted by at 12:12 PM on April 13, 2019  Comments Off on New predictions for top 2019 basketball recruits
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Several notable predictions were made recently on the Crystal Ball pages of some of the highest-ranked uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2019 class.

D1 Circuit’s Alec Kinsky, who helps oversee media operations on the Nike EYBL travel circuit, logged new predictions for Jaden McDaniels (Washington), Matthew Hurt (Duke), Trendon Watford (Memphis), Precious Achiuwa (UConn) and Lester Quinones (Memphis).

McDaniels, Hurt, Watford and Achiuwa were all McDonald’s All-Americans this year, and Quinones is a top-50 national prospect and one of the best backcourt scorers in the 2019 class. McDaniels and Watford both played on the Nike circuit last summer.

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National analyst has new prediction for top UK target

 Posted by at 9:53 PM on January 24, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst has new prediction for top UK target
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247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer has logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Washington for five-star forward Jaden McDaniels, one of UK’s top remaining basketball targets in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — has narrowed his list to UK, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington, the hometown school. Earlier this week, five-star center Isaiah Stewart — a friend of McDaniels’ — announced his commitment to the Huskies and immediately said that he would start recruiting McDaniels to join him.

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ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels

 Posted by at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels
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It could be a very good winter of recruiting for the Washington basketball program.

After securing a midseason transfer from UK guard Quade Green and picking up a high-profile commitment from five-star big man Isaiah Stewart, who chose Washington over UK, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse on Sunday night, the Huskies are now fully focused on Seattle native Jaden McDaniels, another elite prospect in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward — played in the Hoophall Classic on ESPNU on Monday morning, and ESPN recruiting analyst Jeff Borzello commented on his recruitment after the game.

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New UK Crystal Ball pick for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on December 25, 2018  Comments Off on New UK Crystal Ball pick for Jaden McDaniels
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Basketball recruiting analyst Dain Ervin logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky this week for Jaden McDaniels, the highest-ranked recruit still on the Cats’ radar for 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-9 forward from Seattle — visited Lexington earlier this year and has narrowed his recruitment to UK, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington, though information has been hard to come by regarding which way he might be leaning. McDaniels is the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend

 Posted by at 10:02 AM on October 26, 2018  Comments Off on Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend
Oct 262018
 

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Five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has been perhaps the most tight-lipped top basketball prospect in the 2019 class when it comes to recruiting. This weekend, he’ll stay close to home for an official visit to Washington.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 player from Seattle — took an official visit to San Diego State, where his older brother is currently a star player, earlier this month. The Washington trip will be the second official visit of his recruitment.

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Calipari makes another trip to see Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 11:46 AM on October 10, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari makes another trip to see Jaden McDaniels
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John Calipari was in the Seattle area again this week to see five-star forward Jaden McDaniels, who is regarded as one of the top five players in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect — has narrowed his list to Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington. His older brother, Jalen, is a standout player at San Diego State.

Calipari also visited McDaniels in Seattle last month and closely monitored his games on the Nike circuit this past spring and summer. He was named the breakout performer of the year in that league after finishing among the leaders in scoring and rebounding, and 247Sports now ranks him as the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2019.

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National analyst predicts Texas for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 11:40 AM on September 19, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst predicts Texas for Jaden McDaniels
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Not much is known about the recruitment of Jaden McDaniels, a 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle who has emerged as one of the best basketball prospects nationally for the class of 2019.

McDaniels hosted John Calipari for an in-home visit last week, and he’s also had confirmed meetings with coaches from Texas and San Diego State, where his brother is a star player, in recent days. Arizona, Kansas and Washington are among the many others chasing McDaniels, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 overall prospect in the class.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer has now logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Texas for McDaniels, who’s expected to wait until the spring to make a college decision. He has not yet announced any campus visits.

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Calipari heads west as fall recruiting period continues

 Posted by at 8:11 PM on September 13, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari heads west as fall recruiting period continues
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UK Coach John Calipari, who has been meeting with top basketball prospects all week in the opening days of the fall recruiting period, tweeted a photo in the skies above Mount Rainier on Thursday night.

That’s just outside of Seattle, which is home to Jaden McDaniels, the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports and Rivals.com rankings. McDaniels has been one of the fastest-rising recruits in the country so far this year, and national analysts have been saying that he has the potential to emerge as the best overall prospect from this class.

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