Five-star point guard scheduled to visit UK soon

 Posted by at 3:36 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on Five-star point guard scheduled to visit UK soon
Jan 212019
 

Cooper

Five-star point guard Sharife Cooper is planning to visit Kentucky on Feb. 23 for the Wildcats’ home game against Auburn, according to national recruiting analyst Andrew Slater.

Cooper — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Marietta, Ga. — is also expecting to visit Duke soon, Slater reported after watching the class of 2020 recruit play at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Monday afternoon. Cooper scored 27 points and dished out four assists to lead his team to a victory in the nationally televised game.

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Top 10 basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:20 AM on January 19, 2019  Comments Off on Top 10 basketball recruit sets visit to Kentucky
Jan 192019
 

Boston

Five-star basketball prospect Brandon Boston will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky on Feb. 16, according to Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans.

Boston — a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Atlanta, Ga. — is one of the top perimeter scorers in the class of 2020, and he’s also a Nike league teammate of five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, who landed a UK scholarship offer while visiting Lexington last fall.

National recruiting experts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater have already logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor for Duke for Boston, but there’s still plenty of time left in his recruitment. He’s already taken official visits to Alabama, Auburn, Duke and Florida, and he has scholarship offers from several other top schools.

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A new Duke prediction for top UK basketball target

 Posted by at 11:02 AM on January 2, 2019  Comments Off on A new Duke prediction for top UK basketball target
Jan 022019
 

Johnson

Wisconsin recruiting insider Evan Flood has logged a new prediction in favor of Duke on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page of Jalen Johnson, one of UK’s top basketball targets in the class of 2020.

Johnson — a 6-foot-8 small forward from Milwaukee — has visited Lexington for each of UK’s past two Big Blue Madness events, and he was one of the first prospects from the 2020 class to land a scholarship offer from the Wildcats. Johnson, who played this past summer on the Nike circuit, averaged 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a high school sophomore and has been one of the most impressive juniors in the country this season.

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Another major Crystal Ball pick for Vernon Carey

 Posted by at 11:51 AM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Another major Crystal Ball pick for Vernon Carey
Dec 042018
 

Carey

A consensus is forming in the recruitment of Vernon Carey, the elite post player in the 2019 recruiting class who recently cut Kentucky from his list and will announce a college decision Thursday.

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Duke for Carey on Monday night. That came shortly after national analyst Jerry Meyer did the same, and national recruiting expert Andrew Slater has had a Duke pick recorded for Carey since last fall.

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Another class of 2020 star lands an offer from Calipari

 Posted by at 5:31 PM on October 2, 2018  Comments Off on Another class of 2020 star lands an offer from Calipari
Oct 022018
 

RJ Hampton

Five-star guard RJ Hampton landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Tuesday, becoming the seventh player in the 2020 class to confirm such an offer from the Wildcats.

This one wasn’t a surprise. Hampton has long been one of the top stars in the 2020 class and was actually the first prospect from that group to have an in-home visit with John Calipari last month, meeting with the UK coach just a few days into the fall recruiting period.

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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
 

Stewart

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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Class of 2020 basketball recruit lands offer from UK

 Posted by at 6:48 PM on September 25, 2018  Comments Off on Class of 2020 basketball recruit lands offer from UK
Sep 252018
 

Johnson

Five-star small forward Jalen Johnson picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky during an in-home visit with Coach John Calipari on Tuesday evening.

Johnson — a 6-foot-8 prospect from Milwaukee — visited UK last fall for Big Blue Madness and has been on the Wildcats’ recruiting radar for well over a year. He joins Scottie Barnes and N’Faly Dante as the third player from the 2020 class with a confirmed offer from Kentucky.

Duke, Kansas, Arizona and home-state Wisconsin are among the many other major programs that have extended scholarship offers to Johnson, who is the No. 5 overall player in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He averaged 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season.

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Is Duke about to lose another recruit in class of 2019?

 Posted by at 5:33 PM on September 16, 2018  Comments Off on Is Duke about to lose another recruit in class of 2019?
Sep 162018
 

James

Earlier this month, five-star guard Bryan Antoine — long considered to be leaning toward Duke in his recruitment — committed to Villanova instead.

Could the Blue Devils be on the verge of losing another expected commitment?

Five-star guard Josiah James told 247Sports on Sunday that he will announce his college decision Wednesday. The final three schools in James’ recruitment are Clemson, Duke and Tennessee, and — while Duke has been considered the favorite for James for the past few months — pro-Clemson Crystal Ball predictions started rolling in Sunday.

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National analysts predict top-10 basketball recruits

 Posted by at 11:36 AM on September 14, 2018  Comments Off on National analysts predict top-10 basketball recruits
Sep 142018
 

Jalen Green

It’s still early, but some interesting Crystal Ball predictions popped up Thursday for two players that are likely to be major UK targets in the 2020 basketball recruiting cycle.

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater is predicting that California guard Jalen Green — the No. 2 player in the 247Sports composite rankings — will end up at Memphis, which is hosting him for an official visit this weekend. Top UK target James Wiseman and 2020 target RJ Hampton are also visiting Penny Hardaway’s program this weekend.

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Top basketball recruit says he will not reclassify

 Posted by at 11:07 AM on August 31, 2018  Comments Off on Top basketball recruit says he will not reclassify
Aug 312018
 

RJ Hampton

Five-star guard RJ Hampton announced on social media Friday that he intends to stay in the class of 2020, following months of speculation that he would move to the 2019 class in an attempt to play college basketball next season.

Hampton — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Little Elm, Texas — was one of the top stars on the Under Armour circuit this past summer and is considered to be the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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