National analysts like Kentucky for Keion Brooks

 Posted by at 10:04 AM on February 19, 2019  Comments Off on National analysts like Kentucky for Keion Brooks
Feb 192019
 

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The first pro-Kentucky predictions from a national recruiting analyst is in following five-star wing Keion Brooks’ visit to Lexington this past weekend.

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a pick for the Wildcats on Brooks’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page early Tuesday morning. His prediction also moved Kentucky into a tie with Indiana for the favorite status on Brooks’ Crystal Ball page. Later in the day, 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer changed his pick from Indiana to UK, pushing the Cats past the Hoosiers.

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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
Jan 212019
 

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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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Major Crystal Ball prediction for Isaiah Stewart

 Posted by at 10:59 AM on January 17, 2019  Comments Off on Major Crystal Ball prediction for Isaiah Stewart
Jan 172019
 

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Washington’s momentum in the recruitment of five-star post player Isaiah Stewart continued Thursday morning with a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Huskies from 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels.

Daniels, who is admittedly cautious with his Crystal Ball picks, has been correct on 85 of his 88 predictions within the 2019 class. Washington is also now the leader on Stewart’s Crystal Ball page.

The 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — who plays for La Lumiere (Ind.) — is also considering Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse, but the Huskies have been the subject of several prominent predictions in recent weeks. Those now picking Washington for Stewart include Rivals.com analysts Eric Bossi, Corey Evans and Dan McDonald, as well as 247Sports analysts Brian Snow and Jerry Meyer.

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Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on November 28, 2018  Comments Off on Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards
Nov 282018
 

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When five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards revealed last week that he was moving from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019, a list of five schools was attached to his recruitment: Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan State and North Carolina.

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels reported Tuesday night that three more schools have been added — Duke, Kansas and UCLA — and Edwards will enter the winter focused on those eight schools. Daniels also rescinded his recent Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Florida State, a sign that this recruitment might be a little more open than previously thought.

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Tshiebwe sets a date for his college announcement

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on October 10, 2018  Comments Off on Tshiebwe sets a date for his college announcement
Oct 102018
 

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Five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe announced on his Instagram page Wednesday that he will reveal his college decision on Oct. 21.

Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Congo, now living in Pennsylvania — has narrowed his college choices to Kentucky, West Virginia, Baylor and Illinois, and he’s already taken official visits to all four schools. His recruitment is widely expected to come down to UK and West Virginia.

UK Coach John Calipari has visited with Tshiebwe multiple times this fall and hosted him for an official visit late last month. Tshiebwe is the No. 19 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings.

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UK no longer on Kofi Cockburn’s list of schools

 Posted by at 1:34 PM on September 24, 2018  Comments Off on UK no longer on Kofi Cockburn’s list of schools
Sep 242018
 

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Highly touted center Kofi Cockburn has trimmed his list of colleges to eight, and Kentucky is no longer in contention.

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater reported Monday that Cockburn has narrowed his recruitment to Syracuse, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Illinois, UConn, LSU, Florida State and St. John’s. He’s expected to begin setting up his official visits soon.

Cockburn — a 6-foot-10, 255-pound prospect from New York — is the No. 31 overall recruit in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He will play his senior season at Oak Hill Academy (Va.).

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UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 7:44 PM on September 9, 2018  Comments Off on UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit
Sep 092018
 

Four-star post player Zeke Nnaji landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky after meeting with Coach John Calipari on Sunday night, the first day of the fall recruiting period.

Nnaji — a 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward from Minnesota — had previous scholarship offers from Kansas, Arizona, Ohio State and several other top programs. He played alongside fellow UK target Matthew Hurt on the Adidas circuit over the summer and continues to climb the 2019 recruiting rankings with his stellar post play.

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Top basketball recruit says he will not reclassify

 Posted by at 11:07 AM on August 31, 2018  Comments Off on Top basketball recruit says he will not reclassify
Aug 312018
 

RJ Hampton

Five-star guard RJ Hampton announced on social media Friday that he intends to stay in the class of 2020, following months of speculation that he would move to the 2019 class in an attempt to play college basketball next season.

Hampton — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Little Elm, Texas — was one of the top stars on the Under Armour circuit this past summer and is considered to be the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Four-star basketball recruit includes UK in final four

 Posted by at 6:57 PM on August 28, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star basketball recruit includes UK in final four
Aug 282018
 

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Five-star post player Aidan Igiehon narrowed his recruitment to four schools — including Kentucky — on Tuesday evening.

Igiehon — a 6-foot-10 prospect who plays his high school ball for Woodmere Academy (N.Y.) — said Tuesday that he is down to UK, Louisville, Oregon and St. John’s. The Herald-Leader was told Tuesday evening that UK is keeping in contact with Igiehon, but there has not yet been a formal scholarship offer.

The other three schools on his list have all extended offers.

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Two UK commitments in top 10 of new ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 11:59 AM on August 27, 2018  Comments Off on Two UK commitments in top 10 of new ESPN rankings
Aug 272018
 

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UK basketball commitments Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney were both included in the top 10 of ESPN’s new rankings for the class of 2019 on Monday morning, and Dontaie Allen has moved into the top 100.

ESPN ranks Maxey as the No. 7 overall recruit in the class, Whitney at No. 9 and Allen at No. 91. Those three players will be eligible to officially sign with the Cats in November.

Uncommitted UK targets in the new ESPN rankings include James Wiseman at No. 1, Cole Anthony at No. 2, Vernon Carey at No. 3, Matthew Hurt at No. 6, Bryan Antoine at No. 12, Scottie Lewis at No. 13, Oscar Tshiebwe at No. 32 and Keion Brooks at No. 33.

Former UK commitment DJ Jeffries is at No. 21 in the new rankings.

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