New predictions on Jonathan Kuminga and Skyy Clark

 Posted by at 8:43 PM on June 16, 2020  Comments Off on New predictions on Jonathan Kuminga and Skyy Clark
Jun 162020
 

Skyy Clark

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged two new Crystal Ball predictions related to Kentucky basketball recruiting targets Tuesday, and one went in favor of the Wildcats.

First, the bad — but not unexpected — news for UK: Meyer is predicting that No. 1-ranked prospect Jonathan Kuminga will turn pro straight out of high school instead of playing one season of college basketball. Kuminga — a 6-foot-8 forward from Congo — graduated from his New Jersey high school earlier this month and is expected to formally announce that he is reclassifying to 2020 sometime soon. Kuminga has narrowed his choices to Kentucky, Auburn, Duke, Texas Tech and the G League, and he’s widely expected to choose the professional path. 247Sports recruiting expert Evan Daniels is also predicting that Kuminga will pick the G League.

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National analyst Evan Daniels picks LSU for Cisse

 Posted by at 11:18 AM on May 28, 2020  Comments Off on National analyst Evan Daniels picks LSU for Cisse
May 282020
 

Cisse

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has added a prediction to the Crystal Ball page of five-star center Moussa Cisse, and it’s another pick in favor of Louisiana State.

Daniels’ prediction — made Thursday morning — joins a flurry of pro-LSU picks in the 24 hours since Cisse announced he was reclassifying to 2020 and would announce a college decision next week. National recruiting experts Eric Bossi and Brian Snow put in picks for LSU shortly after Cisse’s announcement Wednesday, and Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans said this week that he was sticking with his LSU prediction, which was made last fall.

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More predictions for basketball recruit Moussa Cisse

 Posted by at 11:21 AM on May 27, 2020  Comments Off on More predictions for basketball recruit Moussa Cisse
May 272020
 

Cisse

The confirmation Wednesday morning that five-star center Moussa Cisse is reclassifying to 2020 and making his college decision next week has brought more predictions from national recruiting analysts.

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi put in a Future Cast prediction and 247Sports recruiting insider Brian Snow logged a Crystal Ball pick — both in favor of Louisiana State — on Cisse’s pages Wednesday morning, more good news for the Tigers in their pursuit of Cisse, who is also considering Kentucky, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia and Memphis.

Snow put a confidence level of “7” (out of 10) on his Cisse pick, and two insiders for the 247Sports LSU affiliate also logged predictions in favor of the Tigers on Wednesday morning. Last fall, Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans put in a prediction for LSU, and he’s sticking with that pick in Cisse’s recruitment.

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Another Indiana prediction for UK basketball target

 Posted by at 11:36 AM on May 22, 2020  Comments Off on Another Indiana prediction for UK basketball target
May 222020
 

Kaufman

There’s more momentum for Indiana in the recruitment of Trey Kaufman, a talented forward who has been on UK’s recruiting radar since last year.

Mike Pegram — the Indiana insider for the 247Sports’ Hoosiers site — logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of IU, which already had public predictions going their way from national recruiting experts Corey Evans and Andrew Slater.

Kaufman — a 6-foot-8 forward from Sellersburg, Ind. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 41 overall player in the 2021 class. Indiana, Louisville, Purdue and Xavier have generally been seen as a top four in his recruitment, but several other schools are keeping tabs on him, and he was expected to be one of the main players on Kentucky’s watch list had the April evaluation periods gone on as planned last month.

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National analyst predicting Mutombo to Georgetown

 Posted by at 4:10 PM on May 16, 2020  Comments Off on National analyst predicting Mutombo to Georgetown
May 162020
 

Mutombo

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans has logged a Future Cast prediction in favor of Georgetown for highly touted center Ryan Mutombo, the son of former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.

Mutombo — a still-growing, 6-foot-11 prospect in the class of 2021 — is currently ranked No. 83 in that class by Rivals.com, but he’s been rocketing up the recruiting lists lately and is expected to continue his rise in the near future. 247Sports’ recently updated rankings pegged Mutombo as the No. 43 player in the class.

The Herald-Leader spoke to Mutombo’s high school coach, Mike Harner, in Atlanta late last month, and he said that they were still hoping to hear from Kentucky, which, as of late April, had not yet reached out.

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National analyst has new pick for Pat Baldwin Jr.

 Posted by at 9:14 PM on May 6, 2020  Comments Off on National analyst has new pick for Pat Baldwin Jr.
May 062020
 

Baldwin

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi has logged a Future Cast prediction in favor of Duke for Patrick Baldwin Jr., a Kentucky target and the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2021.

The pick, which was made Wednesday, shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Duke has long been seen as a favorite in Baldwin’s recruitment, and this is further indication that the Blue Devils are in a good spot to land the top-five prospect. Baldwin — a 6-foot-9 small forward from Milwaukee — was one of the first players in the 2021 class to land a UK scholarship offer.

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Recruiting analyst has new prediction for Greg Brown

 Posted by at 10:38 AM on April 14, 2020  Comments Off on Recruiting analyst has new prediction for Greg Brown
Apr 142020
 

Greg Brown

247Sports national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels has logged a new prediction in favor of Texas for five-star forward Greg Brown, the only uncommitted prospect in the 2020 class with a UK scholarship offer.

Brown — a 6-foot-9 recruit from Austin, Texas — has a list that includes UK, Auburn, Memphis, Michigan and Texas, and the hometown Longhorns have become a major favorite in recent weeks. Brown is expected to announce his college decision April 24.

He and five-star guard Jalen Green are the only uncommitted players in the top 50 of the 247Sports composite rankings that are looking at college careers. Brown is No. 9 overall in the class, and Green is No. 3 in those rankings. Green is expected to announce his college decision Friday.

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Top 10 basketball recruit includes Kentucky on list

 Posted by at 10:20 PM on April 12, 2020  Comments Off on Top 10 basketball recruit includes Kentucky on list
Apr 122020
 

Cisse

Class of 2021 basketball standout Moussa Cisse revealed his top 10 schools Sunday night, and Kentucky made the list.

Cisse — a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Guinea — included UK along with Alabama, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana State, Memphis, Southern Cal and Tennessee. He’s the No. 8 overall player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

National recruiting experts have predicted that Cisse would try to reclassify from 2021 to 2020 and play college basketball next season. He averaged 23.2 points, 14.2 rebounds and 8.7 blocked shots per game this past season, leading his team to a state title in Tennessee.

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National analysts picking Kentucky for grad transfer

 Posted by at 9:57 PM on April 9, 2020  Comments Off on National analysts picking Kentucky for grad transfer
Apr 092020
 

Davion Mintz

Kentucky emerged Thursday as a major favorite to land Creighton guard Davion Mintz, who missed this past season with an ankle injury and will be a graduate transfer with one year of immediate eligibility in the 2020-21 season.

Mintz — a 6-foot-3 senior from Charlotte — can play both guard positions and started all but one game for the Bluejays during his sophomore and junior seasons. He was on track for a stellar senior season before suffering a high ankle sprain in the preseason and missing the entire year as a redshirt.

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Recruiting expert predicts Kentucky target to Indiana

 Posted by at 12:05 PM on April 8, 2020  Comments Off on Recruiting expert predicts Kentucky target to Indiana
Apr 082020
 

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater had logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Indiana for Sellersburg standout Trey Kaufman, a Kentucky target in the 2021 class.

The home-state Hoosiers have been seen as something of a favorite in the recruitment of Kaufman, who has visited Bloomington multiple times. Louisville, Purdue and Xavier have commonly been mentioned as the other top contenders in Kaufman’s recruitment, and all four of those schools have extended scholarship offers.

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