Calipari makes a side trip on weekend recruiting trail

 Posted by at 11:58 AM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari makes a side trip on weekend recruiting trail
Apr 222018
 

Matthew Hurt

UK Coach John Calipari spent the first two days of this weekend’s live recruiting period in Texas, primarily watching the Wildcats’ top targets on the Nike and Under Armour circuits.

Calipari popped up Sunday morning in the Indianapolis area, however, to check out five-star power forward Matthew Hurt, one of the top players in the class of 2019 and a marquee name on the Adidas circuit this summer.

Hurt — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Minnesota — is the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports rankings. Calipari has hosted him for an unofficial visit to Lexington and extended a scholarship offer in January.

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National analyst logs prediction for Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on February 8, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst logs prediction for Matthew Hurt
Feb 082018
 

Matthew Hurt

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a Crystal Ball prediction Wednesday in favor of Kansas for five-star basketball recruit Matthew Hurt, one of the handful of prospects from the class of 2019 with an early scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-10 forward from Minnesota — plays on the Adidas circuit and is one of the top post scorers in the country. The versatile junior is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 overall player in the 2019 class.

UK Coach John Calipari visited Hurt in December and extended a UK scholarship offer then. Hurt was also in Lexington last fall for an unofficial visit to UK’s campus.

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Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com

 Posted by at 12:00 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com
Sep 192017
 

Wiseman

James Wiseman — the first basketball recruit in the class of 2019 to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky — is now the No. 1 junior in the country, according to the new Scout.com rankings.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward who recently moved from Nashville to Memphis — landed an offer from Coach John Calipari last week, and he was UK assistant coach Joel Justus’ first visit at the start of the fall recruiting period earlier this month.

Kentucky is viewed as the possible early favorite in Wiseman’s recruitment. ESPN also recently moved Wiseman to the No. 1 spot in the 2019 rankings.

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