Dontaie Allen just misses another 50-point game

 Posted by at 11:23 AM on December 15, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen just misses another 50-point game
Dec 152018
 

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UK signee Dontaie Allen’s unbelievable offensive season continued Friday night with a 49-point showing in Pendleton County’s 91-55 victory over Harrison County.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing who signed with the Cats last month — also had 20 rebounds and seven assists in the game, leading Pendleton County to a 7-2 record so far this season. He was 17-for-26 from the floor, 7-for-13 from three-point range and 8-for-11 from the free throw line.

Over his last three games, Allen has gone 20-for-35 from three-point range (57.1 percent).

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Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip

 Posted by at 11:34 AM on December 5, 2018  Comments Off on Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip
Dec 052018
 

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A final decision is expected this week from Wandale Robinson, who committed to Kentucky on Nov. 1 but is still being recruited by Nebraska — his previous favorite — and could flip to the Cornhuskers.

247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong and several others had logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of a flip to Nebraska as of Wednesday morning, and an announcement from Robinson — a standout at Western Hills High School in Frankfort — could come as early as Wednesday.

Robinson is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 117 overall prospect in the 2019 class, and he’s the highest-ranked commitment for UK in this cycle. He earned Mr. Football honors from the state’s coaches over the weekend and is expected to play a large role in the Wildcats’ offense.

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Couple of Crystal Ball picks for top-five recruits

 Posted by at 12:05 PM on December 3, 2018  Comments Off on Couple of Crystal Ball picks for top-five recruits
Dec 032018
 

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Neither Cole Anthony nor Vernon Carey is still on Kentucky’s recruiting radar for the class of 2019, but those two players remain top-five national prospects and should have major impacts on college basketball next season.

That means there’s still quite a bit of national interest in where they will end up at the next level. Over the weekend, a couple of national analysts logged new Crystal Ball predictions for both players.

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LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky

 Posted by at 6:30 PM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky
Nov 302018
 

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Kentucky is not recruiting LaMelo Ball, the Herald-Leader was told Friday.

Ball, formerly a top recruit in the class of 2019, is now playing with Spire Academy (Ohio) and has expressed interest in attending college next season. The 17-year-old from California is the younger brother of former UCLA players Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball and was considered a five-star recruit — ranked top 10 nationally by ESPN — before leaving the country to play professionally in Lithuania with his brother, LiAngelo.

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Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar

 Posted by at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar
Nov 272018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey has decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is looking like the new favorite in his recruitment.

Casey — a standout player at Ballard High School in Louisville — committed to the Ducks in October, and UK was one of his top schools at the time of that pledge. He hosted Kentucky coaches for an in-home visit earlier this week, and his decommitment became public Tuesday night.

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Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 9:01 PM on November 25, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky
Nov 252018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt is expected to be in Lexington this weekend for his official visit to Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 7 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and he’s been one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the past year. His planned official visit to UK will be the first of his recruitment and was first reported Sunday night by Stockrisers analyst Jake Weingarten.

The early signing period for high school seniors ended Wednesday, so Hurt will not be officially signing with a college until the spring. He’s also considering Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Minnesota and Villanova.

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National analyst makes prediction for UK basketball

 Posted by at 12:52 PM on November 15, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst makes prediction for UK basketball
Nov 152018
 

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National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Kentucky for four-star power forward CJ Walker on Thursday morning, a day after the class of 2019 prospect announced he was ready to make his college decision.

Walker — a 6-9 player at Oak Ridge High School in Florida — revealed Wednesday that he will announce his college decision on Nov. 21, the final day of the early signing period. The twist here is that Walker has long been down to three schools — Louisiana State, Miami and Oregon — and those were the only three programs included in his video previewing the college announcement Wednesday.

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Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:10 AM on November 14, 2018  Comments Off on Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky
Nov 142018
 

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Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey became the first recruit in the class of 2019 to officially sign with Kentucky on Wednesday, the first day of the national early signing period.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Texas — signed with the Cats during a special ceremony at his high school. He was also UK’s first commitment for the 2019 class, giving his pledge in early May. Maxey is the No. 10 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

UK confirmed the signing Wednesday afternoon.

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Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend

 Posted by at 10:02 AM on October 26, 2018  Comments Off on Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend
Oct 262018
 

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Five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has been perhaps the most tight-lipped top basketball prospect in the 2019 class when it comes to recruiting. This weekend, he’ll stay close to home for an official visit to Washington.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 player from Seattle — took an official visit to San Diego State, where his older brother is currently a star player, earlier this month. The Washington trip will be the second official visit of his recruitment.

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National analyst has new pick for Wandale Robinson

 Posted by at 9:39 AM on October 22, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst has new pick for Wandale Robinson
Oct 222018
 

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247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong has logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Nebraska for Western Hills football star Wandale Robinson.

Robinson — a 5-foot-9, do-it-all offensive prospect in the class of 2019 — is arguably Kentucky’s top remaining target in that class and has been on UK’s campus for several recruiting visits. He’s also taken official visits to each of his five other finalists: Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Purdue.

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