Kira Lewis leaves Kentucky off new recruiting list

 Posted by at 3:07 PM on July 31, 2018  Comments Off on Kira Lewis leaves Kentucky off new recruiting list
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Highly touted guard Kira Lewis released his updated recruiting list Tuesday, and Kentucky is not one of the 12 schools still in contention.

Lewis — a 6-2 prospect from Hazel Green, Ala. — visited Lexington in June and was watched several times by the Wildcats’ coaching staff this spring and summer, but UK never extended a scholarship offer and appears to be focused on other guards in the 2019 class.

His new list of 12 schools includes Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Providence and Texas Christian. Lewis has also mentioned the possibility of reclassifying to 2018, though a decision on that is not yet final.

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UK basketball target might move to the 2018 class

 Posted by at 12:11 PM on July 27, 2018  Comments Off on UK basketball target might move to the 2018 class
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Highly touted combo guard Kira Lewis told reporters at an event in Las Vegas late Thursday night that he is considering reclassifying to 2018.

Lewis, currently the No. 30 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2019, has been getting looks from Kentucky’s coaches all summer, though he has not yet received a scholarship offer from the Wildcats. He visited UK in June.

Whether he stays in 2019 or makes the move to 2018, Alabama is looking like a major favorite in Lewis’ recruitment. National recruiting insider Andrew Slater reported Thursday night that Lewis will make a final decision on reclassification in early August.

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Top analyst picks Alabama for UK basketball target

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on July 16, 2018  Comments Off on Top analyst picks Alabama for UK basketball target
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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has joined other recruiting experts in predicting that Alabama will land home-state star Kira Lewis, who has been on UK’s radar for a possible scholarship offer.

Lewis — a 6-foot-2 guard from Hazel Green, Ala. — was one of the top players on the Nike circuit this spring and vaulted to the No. 24 overall spot in the 247Sports rankings for the 2019 class, making him a five-star recruit. UK has shown interest in his recruitment — even hosting him on an unofficial visit to Lexington last month — but the Cats have not yet come through with a scholarship offer.

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Five-star basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 8:12 PM on May 18, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky
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Kira Lewis will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky next month.

Lewis — a 6-foot-3 guard from Alabama — is scheduled to visit UK on June 10, according to recruiting analyst Jake Weingarten.

One of the top scorers on the Nike circuit this spring, Lewis told the Herald-Leader a few weeks ago that Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Iowa State and Tennessee were among the schools recruiting him the hardest. Since then, he’s picked up new scholarship offers from Kansas, Indiana and several other top programs.

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