Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas

 Posted by at 7:51 PM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas
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Five-star basketball recruit Quentin Grimes announced his commitment to Kansas on Wednesday night, the final day of the early signing period.

Grimes — a 6-foot-5 combo guard from the Houston area — picked the Jayhawks over fellow finalists Kentucky, Marquette and Texas. The Longhorns were thought to be Kansas’ top competition going into the fall signing period. Grimes is the No. 16 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Kansas now has the No. 1-ranked class in the country, according to 247Sports. Duke is No. 2, and Kentucky is ranked No. 3. Grimes joins a group of future Jayhawks that already included Top 50 recruits Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack.

Kentucky has already signed highly touted backcourt players Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro for its 2018 class.

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Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:24 AM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson
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Update: Zion Williamson will not sign during the early period.

Clemson has been talked about as a school to watch in Zion Williamson’s recruitment for weeks, and the Tigers are finally getting some momentum on the top prospect’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Several pro-Clemson predictions have been logged on Williamson’s page this week, including a big one from national recruiting insider Andrew Slater on Wednesday. Slater is the top-ranked recruiting analyst in the Crystal Ball standings for the class of 2018. He also covered Williamson’s season opener in South Carolina on Tuesday night.

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Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday

 Posted by at 10:57 PM on November 14, 2017  Comments Off on Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday
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Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes — a 6-foot-5 prospect from the Houston area — emerged this fall as a major UK recruiting target. In fact, he was the first prospect to get a visit from UK Coach John Calipari during the fall recruiting period that began in September.

Kansas and Texas go into Wednesday night’s announcement as the two favorites in Grimes’ recruitment, however, and the Jayhawks have a majority of the predictions on Grimes’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Kansas’ Bill Self and Texas’ Shaka Smart have both visited Grimes in recent days.

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UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro

 Posted by at 9:56 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro
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Kentucky is expected to get its third basketball commitment for the class of 2018 on Tuesday.

Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee — is scheduled to announce his college decision at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the day before the end of the early signing period.

Herro wrapped up his official visit to Lexington on Sunday, and UK is the only school that he will see before making his college announcement. Kansas, Oregon, Villanova and Butler have all been recruiting Herro since he decommitted from Wisconsin last month, but he hasn’t taken trips to any of those schools.

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National analyst picking Vandy for Romeo Langford

 Posted by at 7:04 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst picking Vandy for Romeo Langford
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Vanderbilt landed a commitment from five-star point guard Darius Garland on Monday, a major pickup for Coach Bryce Drew.

The Commodores might have some more five-star magic in store for the future.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer has now logged a pro-Vanderbilt pick on the Crystal Ball page of five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford, the No. 5 overall recruit in the 2018 class. Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — cut his list to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt over the weekend, but IU and KU have been seen as the most likely destinations in recent weeks.

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UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date

 Posted by at 1:40 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date
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Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes has taken official visits to all four schools, but head coaches from Kansas and Texas have both met with him in recent days, and those are the two favorites heading into Wednesday’s announcement.

Grimes is the No. 16 overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools

 Posted by at 1:18 PM on November 11, 2017  Comments Off on Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools
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Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford cut his list to three schools Saturday morning, but he is not expected to make a college decision before the early signing period ends Wednesday.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has narrowed his choices to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. His previous list also included Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina, and he took official visits to the latter two schools this fall. Langford has not visited Kentucky recently, and UK Coach John Calipari had not had any contact with the top prospect since the summer, signaling that UK was no longer recruiting him.

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Busy week of visits for top UK target Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 12:03 PM on November 1, 2017  Comments Off on Busy week of visits for top UK target Zion Williamson
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As reported earlier this week, UK assistant coach Joel Justus was in South Carolina on Tuesday to visit five-star recruit Zion Williamson, who is arguably the Wildcats’ top target in the 2018 class.

Justus won’t be the only coach seeing Williamson this week.

Clemson was also in to see the in-state target Tuesday, and coaches from Duke, Kansas and North Carolina are all expected to see Williamson on Wednesday. Though the 6-foot-6 small forward has not set a date for his college announcement, there is a chance he could sign with a school during the early period, which ends Nov. 15.

Kentucky is currently the leader on Williamson’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

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UK coach planning to see Zion Williamson on Tuesday

 Posted by at 5:30 PM on October 30, 2017  Comments Off on UK coach planning to see Zion Williamson on Tuesday
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A UK assistant coach is expected to be in South Carolina on Tuesday to see top recruit Zion Williamson, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is the No. 1 overall player in the 247Sports rankings for the class of 2018, and he’s the No. 2 player nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s arguably UK’s top remaining target for next year’s recruiting class.

Duke is expected to visit Williamson on Wednesday.

Williamson has narrowed his recruiting list to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina, and he has taken visits to all six of those schools this fall. He could make a college decision in time for the fall signing period, which ends Nov. 15.

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Kansas visits UK basketball target Quentin Grimes

 Posted by at 9:20 PM on October 29, 2017  Comments Off on Kansas visits UK basketball target Quentin Grimes
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Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes got a visit from Kansas on Sunday, according to Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels, and it was the second time in less than a week that the Jayhawks made the trip.

Bill Self and the entire Kansas coaching staff were in the Houston area Monday to visit Grimes, the No. 16 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings for the class of 2018.

The Jayhawks have all of the picks on Grimes’ Crystal Ball page, but recruiting insiders have told the Herald-Leader in recent days that the recruitment is still a tough one to handicap. There have been various degrees of buzz for each of the other three schools on Grimes’ final list: UK, Marquette and Texas.

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