Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday

 Posted by at 10:57 PM on November 14, 2017  Comments Off on Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday
Nov 142017
 

Quentin Grimes

Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes — a 6-foot-5 prospect from the Houston area — emerged this fall as a major UK recruiting target. In fact, he was the first prospect to get a visit from UK Coach John Calipari during the fall recruiting period that began in September.

Kansas and Texas go into Wednesday night’s announcement as the two favorites in Grimes’ recruitment, however, and the Jayhawks have a majority of the predictions on Grimes’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Kansas’ Bill Self and Texas’ Shaka Smart have both visited Grimes in recent days.

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Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision

 Posted by at 9:09 PM on November 12, 2017  Comments Off on Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision
Nov 122017
 

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Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro said Sunday night that he will announce his college decision Tuesday, one day before the end of the early signing period and just a couple of days after wrapping up his official visit to Kentucky.

UK has emerged as the major favorite in the recruitment of Herro, a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee who backed out of a commitment to Wisconsin last month. He took his first official visit to UK over the weekend, and he will not be visiting any other schools between now and his college announcement.

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Top analyst backs off Zion Williamson/Kansas pick

 Posted by at 10:41 PM on October 23, 2017  Comments Off on Top analyst backs off Zion Williamson/Kansas pick
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National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater switched his 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for Zion Williamson from Kansas to “foggy” on Monday.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 overall player in the 2018 class. He’s No. 2 overall in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Slater is the No. 1-ranked analyst in the 247Sports Crystal Ball standings. He changed his pick for Williamson to “foggy,” a designation that means there isn’t enough credible information on a recruitment to predict a specific team.

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UK expected to visit 2018 basketball recruit this week

 Posted by at 11:08 AM on October 22, 2017  Comments Off on UK expected to visit 2018 basketball recruit this week
Oct 222017
 

Herro

Kentucky is among the schools expected to visit four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro this week, according to Wisconsin recruiting insider Evan Flood.

Herro — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee — backed off a commitment to the home-state Badgers last week after being pledged to Wisconsin for more than a year. He’s considered a top-40 national player in the class of 2018 by every major recruiting service. (ESPN ranks him the highest at No. 27 overall).

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Crystal Ball: UK is the new leader for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:13 AM on October 17, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: UK is the new leader for Zion Williamson
Oct 172017
 

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Following several weeks of positive buzz in the Kentucky Wildcats’ favor, UK is finally now the favorite on Zion Williamson’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Kentucky jumped over Kansas this week as the new leader on Williamson’s page. The 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C., has already taken official visits to both of those schools. He’s the No. 1 overall player in the 247Sports rankings and the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Williamson is also considering Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina and UCLA. He has not yet set a date for his college announcement, but a decision in time for the early signing period next month remains a possibility.

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No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list

 Posted by at 8:10 PM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list
Oct 162017
 

Carey

Top-ranked basketball recruit Vernon Carey narrowed his list to eight schools Monday night, and Kentucky is still under consideration.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is now listing UK, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. Rivals.com and 247Sports rank Carey as the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class. He’s No. 2 overall on the Scout.com and ESPN lists.

UK extended a scholarship offer to Carey last month.

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Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week

 Posted by at 11:07 AM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week
Oct 162017
 

Jalen Lecque — a 6-4 combo guard in the class of 2019 — is planning to visit Kentucky on Friday with a couple of high school teammates.

Lecque, class of 2020 power forward Justice Ajogbor and class of 2020 guard Norance Berry — all of The Christ School (N.C.) — will be in Lexington on the same day as UK’s Blue-White Game, set for a 7 p.m. tip in Rupp Arena.

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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
 

Wiseman

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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