Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn

 Posted by at 4:28 PM on October 9, 2018  Comments Off on Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn
Oct 092018
 

Stewart

After a brief flurry of pro-UK predictions surrounding his official visit to Lexington late last month, five-star center Isaiah Stewart’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page is in a bit of disarray.

National analyst Evan Daniels changed his pick on Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” last week, and some other recruiting analysts who had been predicting Kentucky followed that lead.

Two more picks from national analysts came in Tuesday morning, and they went in different directions. First, 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a prediction for Michigan State. And then, 247Sports national analyst Brian Snow, who is listed as the “lead expert” on Stewart’s player page, logged a prediction in favor of Washington.

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National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction

 Posted by at 10:15 PM on October 1, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst reverses Isaiah Stewart prediction
Oct 012018
 

Stewart

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels changed his Crystal Ball prediction for five-star center Isaiah Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” Monday night, a day after originally picking the Wildcats.

Stewart — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — is the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an official visit to Kentucky this past weekend and visited Washington the week before.

The other schools on Stewart’s list are Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse and Villanova. Going into the UK visit, Duke and Michigan State were widely seen as the Cats’ top competition. He does not yet have any other official visits scheduled.

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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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No. 1 basketball recruit cuts list to five schools

 Posted by at 7:52 PM on May 16, 2018  Comments Off on No. 1 basketball recruit cuts list to five schools
May 162018
 

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Vernon Carey — the No. 1 overall basketball prospect in the class of 2019, according to Rivals.com — has narrowed his recruitment to five schools.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is now considering Kentucky, Duke, Miami, Michigan State and North Carolina. He cut Kansas, UCLA and Florida from his previous list.

There were no surprises in Carey’s final five. Michigan State is the only school he’s been to for an official visit. Kentucky hosted him for an unofficial visit more than a year ago, and he told the Herald-Leader last month that he’s been in contact with Bam Adebayo about possibly playing for the Cats. Duke and UNC have been recruiting him hard for more than a year, and his father is a former football standout at Miami.

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Calipari scheduled to meet with Maxey this weekend

 Posted by at 9:34 PM on April 11, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari scheduled to meet with Maxey this weekend
Apr 112018
 

Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey is expected to host several top college coaches for in-home recruiting visits this weekend, according to Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans.

Maxey — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Garland, Texas — is scheduled to meet with UK’s John Calipari, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Michigan’s John Beilein and Texas’ Shaka Smart. The final recruiting period of the spring where in-home visits are permitted begins Friday and ends April 18.

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UK emerging as favorite for four-star linebacker

 Posted by at 3:42 PM on December 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK emerging as favorite for four-star linebacker
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Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene logged a prediction in favor of Kentucky for four-star linebacker Chris Oats on Wednesday.

Oats — a 6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect from Cincinnati — is the No. 23 outside linebacker in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Rivals.com and ESPN also rate him as a four-star recruit.

UK coaches Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow met with Oats on Tuesday night, and he’s expected to be in Lexington this weekend for an official visit. Michigan State, Mississippi and Oklahoma have also been mentioned prominently in Oats’ recruitment in recent weeks.

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