Five-star UK basketball target commits to LSU

 Posted by at 2:22 PM on June 30, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star UK basketball target commits to LSU
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Five-star point guard Javonte Smart announced his commitment to Louisiana State on Friday, giving new Tigers coach Will Wade another high-profile recruiting victory.

Smart — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Baton Rouge — recently narrowed his school list to Kentucky, LSU, Florida State, Kansas, Oklahoma State and UCLA. UK Coach John Calipari has visited him and watched him play several times over the past couple of years, but the Wildcats never extended a scholarship offer.

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New Crystal Ball pick for UK target Javonte Smart

 Posted by at 10:19 AM on June 16, 2017  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball pick for UK target Javonte Smart
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247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Louisiana State for five-star point guard Javonte Smart on Friday.

Smart — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Baton Rouge, La. — is the No. 15 overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He recently narrowed his list to LSU, Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas, Oklahoma State and UCLA.
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Elite point guard includes UK on list of six finalists

 Posted by at 11:28 AM on May 16, 2017  Comments Off on Elite point guard includes UK on list of six finalists
May 162017
 

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Five-star point guard Javonte Smart announced Tuesday morning that he has narrowed his recruitment to six schools: Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas, Louisiana State, Oklahoma State and UCLA.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect from Baton Rouge, La., is currently ranked by Scout.com as the No. 1 point guard and No. 9 overall recruit in the 2018 class, and he’s already taken an unofficial visit to UK and recently hosted Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit in Louisiana.

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No. 1 point guard visiting Kentucky this weekend

 Posted by at 10:53 AM on February 25, 2017  Comments Off on No. 1 point guard visiting Kentucky this weekend
Feb 252017
 

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Louisiana point guard Javonte Smart will take an unofficial visit to UK for Saturday’s game against Florida, according to Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels.

Smart — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Baton Rouge, La. — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 9 overall prospect and No. 1 point guard in the 2018 class. UK’s coaches have been monitoring his recruitment for more than a year.

In-state guards David Johnson and Dekeyvan Tandy — both players from the class of 2019 — will also be at UK on Saturday.

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Watch possible UK basketball target online Thursday

 Posted by at 11:16 AM on February 16, 2017  Comments Off on Watch possible UK basketball target online Thursday
Feb 162017
 

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SportsNOLA.com will have a livestream of Thursday night’s game between Scotlandville (La.) and Oak Hill Academy (Va.), a matchup of two of the top point guards in high school basketball.

Scotlandville is led by class of 2018 star Javonte Smart, who has already drawn recruiting interest from Kentucky and is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 1 point guard and No. 9 overall recruit in the junior class. Oak Hill’s point guard is highly touted Matt Coleman, who has already committed to Texas for the 2017 class.

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UK coach visiting class of 2018 point guard

 Posted by at 4:27 PM on October 11, 2016  Comments Off on UK coach visiting class of 2018 point guard
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Coaches from Kentucky and UConn were in Louisiana on Tuesday to see five-star point guard Javonte Smart, according Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.

Smart — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Baton Rouge — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 1 point guard and No. 9 overall prospect in the class of 2018. A UK assistant coach watched one of his games during the high school season earlier this year.

Last week, Maryland native Immanuel Quickley became the first point guard from the class of 2018 to receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

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UK checks out basketball recruit from class of 2018

 Posted by at 11:45 AM on January 5, 2016  Comments Off on UK checks out basketball recruit from class of 2018
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UK’s coaching staff used the road trip to Louisiana State to check in on class of 2018 point guard Javonte Smart on Monday night.

Smart — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Baton Rouge, La. — scored 18 points in front of a UK assistant in Monday’s game. He is considered the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2018 and is ranked among the top five sophomores nationally by all of the major recruiting services.

His early scholarship offers include Baylor, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt.

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