Top analyst picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on May 18, 2019  Comments Off on Top analyst picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels
May 182019
 

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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels put in a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Washington for five-star forward Jaden McDaniels on Saturday, yet another sign that the biggest recruiting target on UK’s 2019 board is trending toward the Huskies.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — is expected to announce a commitment to either Washington or Kentucky sometime soon. Last week, UK emerged as a heavy favorite on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page, but Daniels changed his prediction to “undecided” a few days ago and is now going with the Huskies.

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Top analyst ‘leaning’ Washington on Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 11:22 AM on May 17, 2019  Comments Off on Top analyst ‘leaning’ Washington on Jaden McDaniels
May 172019
 

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The wait for Jaden McDaniels’ college decision is still on, and national recruiting expert Evan Daniels offered his latest thoughts on the five-star basketball prospect on his podcast Friday morning.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle — is on the verge of a college announcement, and Kentucky and Washington are the two teams battling it out for his commitment. Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Wildcats last week but has since changed that pick to “undecided.” On his podcast — The Sidelines with Evan Daniels — he explained his thinking with that recruitment.

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Top expert picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 5:19 PM on May 16, 2019  Comments Off on Top expert picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels
May 162019
 

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In another sign that things might not be going well for Kentucky in the recruitment of five-star forward Jaden McDaniels, national recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Washington on McDaniels’ 247Sports page Thursday afternoon.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — is expected to announce a college decision soon, and his recruitment has come down to Kentucky and the hometown Huskies. UK emerged as a favorite last week, but 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has since changed his Crystal Ball pick from Kentucky to “undecided,” and plenty of mystery remains in McDaniels’ recruitment.

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National analyst now undecided on Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 10:26 PM on May 13, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst now undecided on Jaden McDaniels
May 132019
 

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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has changed his prediction on five-star basketball recruit Jaden McDaniels from Kentucky to “undecided” — another sign of the back-and-forth nature of what has been one of the most mysterious recruitments in the 2019 cycle.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle — narrowed his list last fall to UK, Washington, San Diego State, Texas and UCLA, and his recruitment has been framed as a battle between the Wildcats and hometown Huskies for the past several weeks. Daniels and several other analysts logged picks in favor of UK last week, sparking speculation that McDaniels might be close to a Kentucky commitment.

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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
Apr 132019
 

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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
Jan 242019
 

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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
Dec 252018
 

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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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