Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn

 Posted by at 4:28 PM on October 9, 2018  Comments Off on Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn
Oct 092018
 

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After a brief flurry of pro-UK predictions surrounding his official visit to Lexington late last month, five-star center Isaiah Stewart’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page is in a bit of disarray.

National analyst Evan Daniels changed his pick on Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” last week, and some other recruiting analysts who had been predicting Kentucky followed that lead.

Two more picks from national analysts came in Tuesday morning, and they went in different directions. First, 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a prediction for Michigan State. And then, 247Sports national analyst Brian Snow, who is listed as the “lead expert” on Stewart’s player page, logged a prediction in favor of Washington.

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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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Aidan Igiehon’s Crystal Ball now unanimous for U of L

 Posted by at 10:56 AM on October 6, 2018  Comments Off on Aidan Igiehon’s Crystal Ball now unanimous for U of L
Oct 062018
 

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Louisville now holds 100 percent of the Crystal Ball predictions on the page of Aidan Igiehon, a top-50 post player in the class of 2019.

Igiehon — a native of Ireland who now plays for a high school in New York — recently narrowed his list of schools to U of L, Kentucky, Oregon and St. John’s. He’s already taken official visits to Louisville and Oregon, and he postponed a trip to St. John’s that was scheduled for his weekend.

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Oscar Tshiebwe takes final official visit this weekend

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on October 5, 2018  Comments Off on Oscar Tshiebwe takes final official visit this weekend
Oct 052018
 

The recruitment of five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe is reaching its final stages, and the Congo native will be at West Virginia this weekend for his fourth and final official visit.

Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9, 250-pound prospect now living in Pennsylvania — has narrowed his list to West Virginia, Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois, and he’s already taken official visits to the latter three schools in recent weeks. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player in the 2019 class.

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A few UK basketball recruiting notes and predictions

 Posted by at 12:18 PM on October 4, 2018  Comments Off on A few UK basketball recruiting notes and predictions
Oct 042018
 

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A few notes from this week …

* Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans reported Wednesday that five-star forward Jaden McDaniels is expected to take the first official visit of his recruitment next weekend to San Diego State, where his older brother, Jalen, is currently a standout player. McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — is the No. 4 overall player in the 2019 class and is also considering Kentucky, Texas, UCLA and Washington. His recruitment is considered wide open at this time.

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Scottie Lewis hosts UK coaches for another visit

 Posted by at 12:13 PM on October 2, 2018  Comments Off on Scottie Lewis hosts UK coaches for another visit
Oct 022018
 

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UK coaches were in New Jersey on Tuesday for another meeting with Scottie Lewis, one of the Cats’ top recruiting targets and a player who could be on the verge of a college decision.

Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers was first to report the UK visit.

Lewis — a 6-foot-5 wing — has already taken official visits to Kentucky and Florida and is expected to make a decision between those two schools sometime soon. The Gators remain the favorite on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Lewis is the No. 11 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction

 Posted by at 10:15 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction
Oct 012018
 

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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels changed his Crystal Ball prediction for five-star center Isaiah Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” Monday night, a day after originally picking the Wildcats.

Stewart — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — is the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Kentucky this past weekend and visited Washington the week before.

The other schools on Stewart’s list are Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse and Villanova. Going into the UK visit, Duke and Michigan State were widely seen as the Cats’ top competition. He does not yet have any other official visits scheduled.

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New Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UK basketball

 Posted by at 2:52 PM on September 26, 2018  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball prediction in favor of UK basketball
Sep 262018
 

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A new Crystal Ball prediction has been logged in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Jeremy Roach, one of the top basketball prospects in the class of 2020.

Dain Ervin of Basketball Illustrated Reports logged the pick for UK on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Roach has a UK scholarship offer. Ervin is currently the No. 1-ranked Crystal Ball prognosticator for recruits in the 2019 class.

Roach — a 6-foot-2 point guard from Leesburg, Va. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 11 overall player and No. 1 point guard in the 2020 class. UK is also actively recruiting RJ Hampton, the No. 1 combo guard in that class.

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Five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks trims his list

 Posted by at 2:47 PM on September 25, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks trims his list
Sep 252018
 

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Highly touted forward Keion Brooks announced Tuesday that he has trimmed his recruiting list to six schools, and Kentucky is still in the mix.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind. — is now considering UK, Indiana, Michigan State, North Carolina, Purdue and UCLA. There weren’t any surprises on Brooks’ latest list. He’s already taken an official visit to UCLA and has other trips planned for Indiana and UNC later this fall.

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National recruiting expert picks Isaiah Stewart to UK

 Posted by at 11:39 PM on September 24, 2018  Comments Off on National recruiting expert picks Isaiah Stewart to UK
Sep 242018
 

Stewart

Around the time that five-star post player Isaiah Stewart announced that he would take an official visit to Kentucky this weekend, national recruiting expert Brian Snow logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Wildcats.

Snow, who is listed as the “lead expert” on Stewart’s 247Sports page, is the first national analyst to pick the Cats for the 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y., but more pro-UK predictions are likely to follow soon. Duke, Michigan State and Villanova had been viewed as the main contenders for Stewart until John Calipari jumped into his recruitment earlier this month.

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