National analyst makes prediction on top UK target

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on June 7, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst makes prediction on top UK target
Jun 072018
 

Matthew Hurt

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater has logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kansas for five-star power forward Matthew Hurt, one of UK’s top targets in the class of 2019.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — was recently announced as part of the 12-player USA Basketball U18 team after taking part in that squad’s training camp in Colorado over the past week. Kansas Coach Bill Self is coaching the U18 team — meaning he’ll get plenty of time with Hurt — and the Jayhawks were seen by many as the favorites in his recruitment even before the U18 tryouts.

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National analyst picking UK for in-state running back

 Posted by at 11:28 AM on May 21, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picking UK for in-state running back
May 212018
 

Could UK be close to picking up another in-state football recruit?

Over the weekend, 247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Wildcats for three-star running back Aidan Robbins, a highly recruited player out of Manual High in Louisville.

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National analyst picking Xavier for Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picking Xavier for Dontaie Allen
May 152018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Following his scholarship offer from Xavier on Monday afternoon, Dontaie Allen also picked up the first school prediction on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Snow, who covered Allen at a recent event in Indianapolis, is now picking the Musketeers for the in-state basketball standout from Pendleton County.

Xavier Coach Travis Steele watched Allen — a 6-foot-7 small forward — play on back-to-back days in Indianapolis as part of the final evaluation period of the spring. U of L head coach Chris Mack also watched Allen in one of those games.

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Louisville could land major in-state basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:31 AM on April 26, 2018  Comments Off on Louisville could land major in-state basketball recruit
Apr 262018
 

Johnson

Louisville Trinity guard David Johnson has already been committed to the hometown Cardinals once in his recruitment.

The prospect from the class of 2019 committed to U of L under head coach Rick Pitino and then backed off of that pledge after Pitino was let go last fall. The 247Sports Crystal Ball says Johnson should be a Cardinal again in the future.

National recruiting analyst Evan Daniels, who has a near-100-percent success rate with Crystal Ball picks, is the latest to log a pro-Louisville prediction for Johnson, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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Top analyst’s prediction for UK target Scottie Lewis

 Posted by at 2:15 PM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on Top analyst’s prediction for UK target Scottie Lewis
Apr 222018
 

Scottie Lewis

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Villanova for five-star wing Scottie Lewis on Sunday morning.

Lewis — a 6-foot-5 prospect in the class of 2019 — is one of UK’s top recruiting targets, and John Calipari and Tony Barbee have visited with him several times in the past few months. Lewis is also high school and Under Armour league teammates with five-star guard Bryan Antoine, another top UK recruiting target.

UK is currently favored on Lewis’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page, but Slater was ranked as the best predictor for recruitments during the 2018 cycle.

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National analyst picks UK for top basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:51 AM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picks UK for top basketball recruit
Apr 222018
 

Maxey

247Sports national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey on Saturday night.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Garland, Texas — has hosted John Calipari and UK assistant coach Tony Barbee twice for in-home visits over the past couple of weeks, and the national perception of his recruitment has swung heavily in the Wildcats’ favor over the past few days. UK now has nearly 90 percent of the picks on Maxey’s Crystal Ball page.

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Carey tops Wiseman in latest Rivals rankings for 2019

 Posted by at 11:39 AM on April 20, 2018  Comments Off on Carey tops Wiseman in latest Rivals rankings for 2019
Apr 202018
 

Carey

There’s a clear two-way battle for the top spot in the basketball recruiting rankings for the class of 2019.

Rivals.com’s latest rankings, released Thursday, kept Vernon Carey with the No. 1 ranking, edging out fellow high school big man James Wiseman.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is ranked No. 2 behind Wiseman in the most recent 247Sports and ESPN rankings for the 2019 class, but Rivals.com has had him in the top spot for a while.

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ESPN analyst predicts James Wiseman to Kentucky

 Posted by at 7:52 PM on April 17, 2018  Comments Off on ESPN analyst predicts James Wiseman to Kentucky
Apr 172018
 

Wiseman

Add ESPN national recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi to those predicting that No. 1 prospect James Wiseman will ultimately pick Kentucky.

Biancardi took questions from readers via Twitter on Tuesday, and one asked the longtime recruiting analyst and former college coach where he thought Wiseman would end up.

“If I had a crystal ball, I would say Kentucky,” Biancardi responded.

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New prediction for Kentucky QB target in 2019

 Posted by at 9:45 AM on April 13, 2018  Comments Off on New prediction for Kentucky QB target in 2019
Apr 132018
 

247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for class of 2019 quarterback Connor Bazelak on Friday morning.

Bazelak — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Dayton, Ohio — is the No. 15 pro-style QB in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. Wiltfong’s prediction is the first pick on his Crystal Ball page.

West Virginia, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Vanderbilt are among the other schools that have offered.

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Some bad Crystal Ball news for Kentucky football

 Posted by at 2:59 PM on March 24, 2018  Comments Off on Some bad Crystal Ball news for Kentucky football
Mar 242018
 

247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction Friday in favor of Miami for four-star defensive back Keontra Smith, who was Kentucky’s first commitment for the class of 2019.

Smith — a Hollywood, Fla., native who committed to UK last June — received a scholarship offer from Miami last month and was on the Hurricanes’ campus Saturday for the program’s junior day event.

247Sports ranks him as the No. 12 safety in the 2019 class and the No. 198 overall prospect nationally in that group.

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