National analysts like Kentucky for Keion Brooks

 Posted by at 10:04 AM on February 19, 2019  Comments Off on National analysts like Kentucky for Keion Brooks
Feb 192019
 

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The first pro-Kentucky predictions from a national recruiting analyst is in following five-star wing Keion Brooks’ visit to Lexington this past weekend.

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a pick for the Wildcats on Brooks’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page early Tuesday morning. His prediction also moved Kentucky into a tie with Indiana for the favorite status on Brooks’ Crystal Ball page. Later in the day, 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer changed his pick from Indiana to UK, pushing the Cats past the Hoosiers.

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How the experts are tracking UK target Keion Brooks

 Posted by at 11:46 AM on February 18, 2019  Comments Off on How the experts are tracking UK target Keion Brooks
Feb 182019
 

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The momentum in the recruitment of five-star basketball prospect Keion Brooks appears to be shifting away from longtime favorite Indiana, and UK could be in line to take over that frontrunner status in the very near future.

Brooks, of course, visited Kentucky over the weekend and was sitting directly behind the UK bench — right next to Wildcats signee Dontaie Allen — for the team’s dismantling of No. 1 Tennessee in front of the best Rupp Arena crowd of the year Saturday night.

Indiana, meanwhile, has lost 10 of 11 games and sits near the bottom of the Big Ten standings in Archie Miller’s second season as head coach. Brooks also cancelled a visit to Michigan State that was set for Sunday, unable to make the trip to the early afternoon game in East Lansing after watching the Cats play late Saturday night.

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Updated predictions for UK basketball targets in 2019

 Posted by at 10:43 PM on February 6, 2019  Comments Off on Updated predictions for UK basketball targets in 2019
Feb 062019
 

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There have been a few new predictions of note over the past week on the Rivals.com FutureCast pages — that recruiting service’s counterpart to the 247Sports Crystal Ball — relating to some of UK’s remaining targets in the 2019 class.

Georgia now has 100 percent of the predictions for five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who will announce his college decision Monday morning. Kentucky and Florida State are the other two finalists for Edwards — an Atlanta area prospect — but Rivals.com analysts Eric Bossi, Corey Evans and Dan McDonald are among those predicting he will pick the Bulldogs.

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Keion Brooks ‘fascinated’ by Calipari’s knowledge

 Posted by at 8:18 PM on January 5, 2019  Comments Off on Keion Brooks ‘fascinated’ by Calipari’s knowledge
Jan 052019
 

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More than two months removed from his official visit to UK, five-star basketball prospect Keion Brooks is still undecided in his recruitment.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 wing from Fort Wayne, Ind. — joined the Tipton Edits Instagram page Friday night, and he had great things to say about the Wildcats’ program and his trip to Lexington in October.

“The main thing I pulled away from that was just how great of a basketball mind that Coach Cal is,” Brooks said. “We were sitting at breakfast, and he was still trying to figure out stuff he was going to do in practice. … I was just fascinated by how smart he is.”

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ESPN analyst favors Kentucky for Keion Brooks

 Posted by at 10:06 AM on October 20, 2018  Comments Off on ESPN analyst favors Kentucky for Keion Brooks
Oct 202018
 

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ESPN recruiting insider Jeff Borzello is now predicting that Kentucky is in the best position to land highly touted forward Keion Brooks, who is taking his official visit to Lexington this weekend.

In Borzello’s latest “Hot Board” post chronicling the top official visits of the week, he predicted UK would ultimately land the 6-foot-7 prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind., though he put his confidence level on that pick at 35 percent in what has been a tough-to-read recruitment.

Brooks has already taken official visits to UCLA and Indiana, and he’ll take official visits to North Carolina and Michigan State next month. Purdue is also among his finalists. ESPN ranks Brooks as the No. 33 overall player in the class of 2019, and he was one of the first recruits from that group to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

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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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Calipari visits a pair of top recruits in Indiana

 Posted by at 3:40 PM on September 14, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari visits a pair of top recruits in Indiana
Sep 142018
 

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John Calipari was expected to be at La Lumiere (Ind.) on Friday to visit with highly touted frontcourt players Keion Brooks and Isaiah Stewart, as first reported by 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 forward from Fort Wayne, Ind. — is a longtime UK target. It had been unclear how seriously the Cats were still recruiting Brooks following the commitments of wing players Kahlil Whitney and Isaiah Stewart, but UK is indeed involved with Brooks, who may analysts have been predicting to Indiana in recent weeks.

Stewart — a 6-9 center from Rochester, N.Y. — was on UK’s recruiting radar earlier this summer, though the Cats were not on the most recent list of schools he released. There have been rumblings over the past couple of weeks that Kentucky remains interested, however. Stewart is the No. 5 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Brooks is No. 21 on that list.

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National analyst picks Indiana for major UK target

 Posted by at 3:15 PM on July 4, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picks Indiana for major UK target
Jul 042018
 

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247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer has logged a new prediction in favor of Indiana for Keion Brooks, one of UK’s top basketball targets in the class of 2019.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Fort Wayne, Ind. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2019 class, and he was one of the first players from that group to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

UK commitment Tyrese Maxey told the Herald-Leader last month that Brooks has been the No. 1 priority on his personal recruiting list. The two rising seniors have known each other since grade school and both play on the Nike circuit.

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Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team

 Posted by at 4:25 PM on June 5, 2018  Comments Off on Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team
Jun 052018
 

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UK commitment Tyrese Maxey has made it past the final round of cuts and will be part of the USA Basketball U18 team that travels to Canada later this week to play for a FIBA gold medal.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 point guard — was one of 12 players selected for the squad, which is being coached by Kansas’ Bill Self and will start international play Sunday night. The future Kentucky Wildcat — a member of the class of 2019 — has been in Colorado Springs since last week as part of the U18 training camp.

Other UK targets joining Maxey on the U18 team are Cole Anthony and Matthew Hurt. Both of those uncommitted 2019 prospects are also being recruited by Self.

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