ESPN updates all basketball recruiting rankings

 Posted by at 3:33 PM on June 24, 2019  Comments Off on ESPN updates all basketball recruiting rankings
Jun 242019
 

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ESPN updated its basketball recruiting rankings for the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 on Monday, and likely Southern Cal commitment Evan Mobley is the top prospect in the next senior class.

Mobley — a post player from California — has not committed to the Trojans yet, but his father is an assistant coach at USC and his older brother, five-star recruit Isaiah Mobley, will be a freshman there this season.

Rivals.com and 247Sports also rank Evan Mobley as the top player in 2020.

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Basketball recruit Fletcher lands UK scholarship offer

 Posted by at 5:40 PM on June 22, 2019  Comments Off on Basketball recruit Fletcher lands UK scholarship offer
Jun 222019
 

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Kentucky has extended a scholarship offer to class of 2020 recruit Cam’Ron Fletcher, he announced Saturday afternoon.

Fletcher — a 6-foot-6 wing from St. Louis — has been on UK’s radar for several months, and he told the Herald-Leader earlier this spring that Wildcats assistant coach Kenny Payne had asked him to come to Lexington for a recruiting visit. Fletcher said he planned to make that trip this summer, and he was in Lexington on Saturday.

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UK assistant coach visits highly touted point guard

 Posted by at 12:00 AM on May 3, 2019  Comments Off on UK assistant coach visits highly touted point guard
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Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus had an in-home visit with five-star point guard Daishen Nix on Thursday night.

Nix — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Alaska — is one of the most highly touted playmakers in the 2020 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 13 overall prospect in that class and the No. 1 point guard in 2020.

Earlier this year, Nix said that he had been in contact with Kentucky, which has coveted point guards with his type of size during the John Calipari era. Kansas, UCLA, Arizona and Gonzaga are among the many schools that have extended scholarship offers.

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Keion Brooks, other UK recruits to play on national TV

 Posted by at 2:23 PM on April 3, 2019  Comments Off on Keion Brooks, other UK recruits to play on national TV
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Kentucky basketball fans will be able to get a look at future Wildcats forward Keion Brooks this week as he tries to lead La Lumiere (Ind.) to a high school national championship.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 senior from Fort Wayne, Ind. — and undefeated La Lumiere will play in the Geico National Championships starting Thursday. La Lumiere is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and begins play at 4 p.m. against Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.

Brooks, a five-star recruit in the 2019 class, committed to Kentucky last month.

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Where UK targets landed in new recruiting rankings

 Posted by at 1:38 PM on January 30, 2019  Comments Off on Where UK targets landed in new recruiting rankings
Jan 302019
 

Jalen Green

Rivals.com’s basketball rankings week continued Wednesday with an updated list for the class of 2020, and there’s a new name at the top.

California post player Evan Mobley has taken over the No. 1 spot in Rivals’ 2020 rankings, but he is not a UK recruiting target. Mobley is the son of Southern Cal assistant coach Eric Mobley and the younger brother of USC signee Isaiah Mobley, and — though Evan hasn’t committed to the Trojans just yet — the assumption is he will ultimately join his family at USC.

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Kahlil Whitney projected as top-10 NBA Draft pick

 Posted by at 10:10 AM on October 12, 2018  Comments Off on Kahlil Whitney projected as top-10 NBA Draft pick
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ESPN revealed its first NBA mock draft for 2020 on Friday morning, and the top end of those projections includes several UK recruits.

Class of 2019 commitment Kahlil Whitney comes in as the No. 7 overall pick, and he’s joined in the top 10 by UK recruiting targets James Wiseman (No. 1), Cole Anthony (No. 2), Jaden McDaniels (No. 3) and Isaiah Stewart (No. 6). Other UK targets included in ESPN’s mock draft include Matthew Hurt (No. 16), Vernon Carey (No. 22) and current class of 2020 recruit N’Faly Dante (No. 37).

Tyrese Maxey, another UK commitment, is No. 22 on ESPN’s list, which also includes current Wildcats Ashton Hagans (No. 36) and Nick Richards (No. 46).

ESPN’s most recent mock draft for 2019 included Keldon Johnson and PJ Washington as first-round picks.

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Another 2020 basketball prediction goes UK’s way

 Posted by at 12:18 PM on October 7, 2018  Comments Off on Another 2020 basketball prediction goes UK’s way
Oct 072018
 

Basketball recruiting analyst Dain Ervin is currently ranked as the No. 1 prognosticator for prospects in the class of 2019, and he’s predicting quite the haul for Kentucky in the class of 2020.

His latest prediction, made Sunday morning, is that the Cats will ultimately land five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, who recently visited Lexington and picked up a UK scholarship offer on that trip.

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Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer

 Posted by at 10:24 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer
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Jalen Green

Five-star guard Jalen Green — one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 — is the latest basketball recruit to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Green — a 6-foot-5 player from Fresno, Calif. — hosted UK coaches for a visit last week and is the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Memphis last month and also has early scholarship offers from Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, Arizona and several other top programs.

MaxPreps.com named Green the national sophomore of the year following last season, when he averaged 27.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game at the high school level.

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Sharife Cooper lands scholarship offer from Calipari

 Posted by at 9:28 PM on September 28, 2018  Comments Off on Sharife Cooper lands scholarship offer from Calipari
Sep 282018
 

Class of 2020 point guard Sharife Cooper picked up a UK scholarship offer during his unofficial visit to Lexington on Friday night.

Cooper — a 6-foot prospect from Marietta, Ga. — already had scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, UCLA and several other top programs. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player and No. 2 point guard in the 2020 class.

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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
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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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