Top 10 basketball recruit includes Kentucky on list

 Posted by at 10:20 PM on April 12, 2020  Comments Off on Top 10 basketball recruit includes Kentucky on list
Apr 122020
 

Cisse

Class of 2021 basketball standout Moussa Cisse revealed his top 10 schools Sunday night, and Kentucky made the list.

Cisse — a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Guinea — included UK along with Alabama, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana State, Memphis, Southern Cal and Tennessee. He’s the No. 8 overall player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

National recruiting experts have predicted that Cisse would try to reclassify from 2021 to 2020 and play college basketball next season. He averaged 23.2 points, 14.2 rebounds and 8.7 blocked shots per game this past season, leading his team to a state title in Tennessee.

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Crystal Ball prediction for UK target Moussa Cisse

 Posted by at 11:24 AM on March 10, 2020  Comments Off on Crystal Ball prediction for UK target Moussa Cisse
Mar 102020
 

Cisse

There’s a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of a Southeastern Conference school on the page of five-star center Moussa Cisse, but it’s not going Kentucky’s way.

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged the first pick in favor of Louisiana State on Cisse’s page Monday. The 6-foot-10 prospect is the No. 8 overall player in the 2021 class, though he’s widely expected to reclassify to 2020 and play college basketball next season. UK extended a scholarship offer last year, and John Calipari has been to several of his games.

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Analysts make predictions on UK basketball targets

 Posted by at 12:04 PM on April 16, 2019  Comments Off on Analysts make predictions on UK basketball targets
Apr 162019
 

RJ Hampton

Rivals.com national analysts Eric Bossi and Corey Evans have logged new predictions on a couple of major UK basketball targets over the past few days, and both picks have gone against the Wildcats.

Bossi has put in a prediction in favor of Duke for five-star forward Matthew Hurt, who is expected to choose among the Blue Devils, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina on Friday afternoon. Duke has emerged as the major favorite in Hurt’s recruitment over the past few weeks, and several national analysts are predicting the Blue Devils will land his commitment going into Friday’s announcement.

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Memphis predicted to land another top-five recruit

 Posted by at 12:36 PM on December 30, 2018  Comments Off on Memphis predicted to land another top-five recruit
Dec 302018
 

Jalen Green

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway has been making waves on the recruiting trail with commitments from composite No. 1 recruit James Wiseman and former UK pledge DJ Jeffries, and he could be adding another top-five prospect to the Tigers in the near future.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a new prediction this weekend in favor of Memphis for five-star guard Jalen Green, the No. 1 player in the Rivals.com rankings for the 2020 class. Green — a 6-foot-5 player from California — is the No. 2 player in the 247Sports rankings for 2020.

Green is also one of the few 2020 prospects to already receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky, and the Wildcats have made him a major target. UK Coach John Calipari watched him play earlier this season, and he’s expected to visit Lexington over the next few months. He has already taken official visits to Memphis and Florida State.

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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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Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer

 Posted by at 10:24 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on Another 2020 recruit lands UK basketball offer
Oct 012018
 

Jalen Green

Five-star guard Jalen Green — one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 — is the latest basketball recruit to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Green — a 6-foot-5 player from Fresno, Calif. — hosted UK coaches for a visit last week and is the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Memphis last month and also has early scholarship offers from Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, Arizona and several other top programs.

MaxPreps.com named Green the national sophomore of the year following last season, when he averaged 27.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game at the high school level.

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Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman

 Posted by at 4:55 PM on September 27, 2018  Comments Off on Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman
Sep 272018
 

James Wiseman

Top-ranked basketball recruit James Wiseman will take an official visit to Memphis, after all.

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Thursday that Wiseman has set an official visit to Memphis for the weekend of Oct. 19, locking in the fifth and final official visit of his recruitment. Wiseman has already taken his official visit to Kentucky and has other trips set for Kansas (this weekend), Vanderbilt (Oct. 12) and Florida State (Oct. 26).

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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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Some interesting Crystal Ball picks for 2019 recruits

 Posted by at 1:06 PM on September 9, 2018  Comments Off on Some interesting Crystal Ball picks for 2019 recruits
Sep 092018
 

DJ Jeffries

The fall recruiting period begins Sunday, when college coaches will start traveling around the country to meet with their top targets in the 2019 class and beyond.

Heading into that fall recruiting period, there have been a few interesting Crystal Ball predictions related to some of the top prospects in the nation.

Perhaps the most intriguing development regards former UK commitment DJ Jeffries, who was viewed as a near-lock to Memphis in the immediate aftermath of his decommitment from the Wildcats earlier this summer.

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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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