UK Coach John Calipari was on the recruiting trail Friday night to see Pendleton County star Dontaie Allen play in the Louisville Jam Fest, his final recruiting event of the July evaluation period.
Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — is set to visit UK on Wednesday, and he could receive a scholarship offer from the Wildcats during that trip. He’ll be one of the frontrunners for Mr. Basketball honors as a senior this season. Rivals.com and 247Sports have both elevated him to Top 100 status in the 2019 class this month, and he’s picked up recent offers from Louisville, Florida, Xavier and several other top programs.
Calipari watched Allen play for the first time a couple of weeks ago at the Under Armour Challenge. The UK coach called Allen a few days later to set up next week’s campus visit.