Jaxson Hayes cuts recruiting list to five schools

 Posted by at 9:17 AM on September 22, 2017  Comments Off on Jaxson Hayes cuts recruiting list to five schools
Sep 222017
 

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Fast-rising power forward Jaxson Hayes — the most recent recipient of a UK scholarship offer — has cut his list to five schools.

Hayes told hometown Cincinnati TV station WXIX on Thursday that he is now considering Kentucky, Texas, Xavier, Butler and Georgetown. The 6-foot-10 prospect in the class of 2018 has already taken official visits to Texas and Xavier.

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels talked to the Herald-Leader about Hayes this week.

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

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Vandy hosting UK basketball targets this weekend

 Posted by at 11:57 AM on September 21, 2017  Comments Off on Vandy hosting UK basketball targets this weekend
Sep 212017
 

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The Vanderbilt basketball program is in for a very big recruiting weekend, with three five-star players expected to be on campus for the Commodores’ football game against No. 1-ranked Alabama.

Romeo Langford, one of the top five prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, will take his first official visit this weekend and Nashville is the destination, his father told the Herald-Leader earlier this week. Langford — a 6-foot-5 player from New Albany, Ind. — includes the Dores on his list of seven schools.

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Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com

 Posted by at 12:00 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com
Sep 192017
 

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James Wiseman — the first basketball recruit in the class of 2019 to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky — is now the No. 1 junior in the country, according to the new Scout.com rankings.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward who recently moved from Nashville to Memphis — landed an offer from Coach John Calipari last week, and he was UK assistant coach Joel Justus’ first visit at the start of the fall recruiting period earlier this month.

Kentucky is viewed as the possible early favorite in Wiseman’s recruitment. ESPN also recently moved Wiseman to the No. 1 spot in the 2019 rankings.

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Kentucky will visit nation’s No. 1 center this week

 Posted by at 10:48 AM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Kentucky will visit nation’s No. 1 center this week
Sep 192017
 

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Five-star basketball recruit Balsa Koprivica is expected to get a visit from Kentucky on Thursday, according to 247Sports analyst Andrew Slater.

Koprivica — a 7-footer from Florida — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 center and No. 7 overall recruit in the 2019 class. He already has scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, UCLA and many other top schools.

U of L hosted Koprivica for an unofficial visit last weekend, and the Cardinals have taken a sizable early lead on the star player’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

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National analysts now say Texas for Keldon Johnson

 Posted by at 9:47 PM on September 4, 2017  Comments Off on National analysts now say Texas for Keldon Johnson
Sep 042017
 

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Two weeks ago, after receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky, it seemed like five-star shooting guard Keldon Johnson would ultimately be part of the Wildcats’ recruiting class of 2018.

Coming out of this past weekend’s official visit to Texas, that recruitment might be looking a little different.

247Sports national analysts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater both switched their Crystal Ball picks for Johnson from Kentucky to Texas on Monday, shortly after the Oak Hill Academy star wrapped up his official visit to Austin.

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UK target Keldon Johnson takes weekend visit

 Posted by at 10:22 AM on August 28, 2017  Comments Off on UK target Keldon Johnson takes weekend visit
Aug 282017
 

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Five-star basketball recruit Keldon Johnson — the newest recipient of a UK scholarship offer — took an unofficial visit to North Carolina State over the weekend.

Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from South Hill, Va. — will be a senior at Oak Hill Academy this season and is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 11 overall recruit in the 2018 class. He is scheduled to take official visits to Texas, Florida State and Maryland next month.

UK hosted Johnson for an unofficial visit last week and extended a scholarship offer during that trip. Kentucky has since emerged as the favorite in Johnson’s recruitment.

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Crystal Ball: Top analyst predicts Reddish to Duke

 Posted by at 9:40 PM on August 27, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Top analyst predicts Reddish to Duke
Aug 272017
 

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Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction on Cameron Reddish’s 247Sports page Sunday, and it’s bad news for Kentucky.

Daniels is picking Duke for Reddish, who is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2018 class and has been one of UK’s top recruiting targets from that group for well over a year.

Reddish — a 6-foot-7 wing from Pennsylvania — narrowed his list to UK, Duke, UCLA, UConn and Villanova earlier this month. Duke and Kentucky have been considered the top two teams in his recruitment for the past few months.

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New UK basketball targets rise in updated rankings

 Posted by at 10:44 AM on August 23, 2017  Comments Off on New UK basketball targets rise in updated rankings
Aug 232017
 

Shittu

The new ESPN 100 basketball rankings for the class of 2018 were released Wednesday morning, and R.J. Barrett has moved past Zion Williamson and into the No. 1 spot.

A couple of players who have moved up on UK’s recruiting radar in recent weeks also received rankings bumps.

Simi Shittu — a 6-9 forward from Canada — is now the No. 6 overall prospect in the 2018 class. Shittu does not yet have an “official” scholarship offer from Kentucky, but John Calipari flew to Canada to watch him play recently and the versatile prospect is expected to land that offer as soon as he visits Lexington, a trip that could happen very soon.

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Five-star basketball recruit lands offer from Kentucky

 Posted by at 1:33 PM on August 22, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star basketball recruit lands offer from Kentucky
Aug 222017
 

Johnson

Five-star basketball recruit Keldon Johnson took an unofficial visit to Kentucky on Tuesday, and the Herald-Leader has been told that he picked up a scholarship offer from the Wildcats during the trip.

Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from South Hill, Va. — spent last season at nearby Huntington (W.Va.) Prep and took a couple of unofficial visits to UK during his time with that school. He transferred to Oak Hill for his final year of high school and is scheduled to be back in the state for the Marshall County Hoop Fest in early December.

247Sports ranks Johnson as the No. 11 overall recruit and No. 2 shooting guard in the 2018 class. Texas, Maryland and Kansas are among the schools that have extended scholarship offers and are thought to be at the top of Johnson’s list.

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Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford

 Posted by at 11:43 AM on May 7, 2017  Comments Off on Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford
May 072017
 

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247Sports analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction Sunday morning that projects five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford to Louisville.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has scholarship offers from UK, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Indiana and several other top schools. Duke was the favorite on Langford’s Crystal Ball page coming into the weekend, but that could change with Slater’s pick.

Langford’s high school gym is less than 10 miles from the Yum Center, and he attended several Louisville games this past season. He also attended Big Blue Madness and hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit last month.

247Sports ranks Langford as the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2018 class.

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