Top recruit Cole Anthony sets first two official visits

 Posted by at 3:16 PM on September 11, 2018  Comments Off on Top recruit Cole Anthony sets first two official visits
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Five-star point guard Cole Anthony has scheduled the first two official visits of his recruitment.

Anthony — a 6-foot-3 prospect from New York — will take official visits to Notre Dame this weekend and North Carolina on the weekend of Sept. 28, according to Adam Zagoria. Anthony, who will play his senior season at Oak Hill Academy (Va.), is the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports rankings.

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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
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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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UNC now trending for possible UK basketball target

 Posted by at 12:05 PM on August 7, 2018  Comments Off on UNC now trending for possible UK basketball target
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North Carolina has emerged in recent days as the favorite in the recruitment of Josh Green, a five-star prospect in the class of 2019 that has been tied to Kentucky this summer.

Green — a 6-foot-5 guard from Australia — is entering his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida and was one of the top stars on the Under Armour circuit this summer. He’s ranked as high as No. 8 nationally (by ESPN), and is the No. 11 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for the class of 2019.

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Basketball recruit Bacot down to five schools

 Posted by at 6:40 PM on July 28, 2018  Comments Off on Basketball recruit Bacot down to five schools
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Five-star post player Armando Bacot announced his final five schools Saturday afternoon, but Kentucky did not make the list.

Bacot — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Richmond, Va. — is down to Duke, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and hometown school Virginia Commonwealth. UNC holds 100 percent of the predictions on his Crystal Ball page.

UK’s recruiting contact with Bacot had been sporadic over the past year, though he did tell Rivals.com earlier in the week that he had been in touch with Wildcats assistant coach Joel Justus recently. UK, however, never extended a scholarship offer.

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UK, North Carolina visit five-star basketball target

 Posted by at 6:45 PM on January 31, 2018  Comments Off on UK, North Carolina visit five-star basketball target
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A UK assistant coach and North Carolina head coach Roy Williams were in Georgia on Wednesday visiting the high school of five-star post player E.J. Montgomery, one of the top uncommitted recruits in the class of 2018.

Montgomery — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Marietta, Ga. — has a list that still includes Kentucky, Duke, UNC, UCLA and several other schools. He’s expected to cut that list to five programs in the next few days.

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Zion Williamson says UK has met with him recently

 Posted by at 11:15 PM on January 13, 2018  Comments Off on Zion Williamson says UK has met with him recently
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Five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson scored 36 points at the Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts on Saturday night, then briefly discussed his recruitment with reporters at the event.

Williamson said his Jan. 20 announcement date is also his mother’s birthday, and he mentioned Clemson, South Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina as the six schools still in the mix. He took recruiting visits to all six of those schools during the fall.

The 6-foot-6 forward from Spartanburg, S.C., also said that coaches from UK, UNC and South Carolina have been by to see him in the past week or so. Clemson has emerged in recent weeks as the team to beat in Williamson’s recruitment.

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Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools

 Posted by at 1:18 PM on November 11, 2017  Comments Off on Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools
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Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford cut his list to three schools Saturday morning, but he is not expected to make a college decision before the early signing period ends Wednesday.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has narrowed his choices to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. His previous list also included Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina, and he took official visits to the latter two schools this fall. Langford has not visited Kentucky recently, and UK Coach John Calipari had not had any contact with the top prospect since the summer, signaling that UK was no longer recruiting him.

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No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list

 Posted by at 8:10 PM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list
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Top-ranked basketball recruit Vernon Carey narrowed his list to eight schools Monday night, and Kentucky is still under consideration.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is now listing UK, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. Rivals.com and 247Sports rank Carey as the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class. He’s No. 2 overall on the Scout.com and ESPN lists.

UK extended a scholarship offer to Carey last month.

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UK basketball target lands offer from North Carolina

 Posted by at 11:00 AM on August 4, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball target lands offer from North Carolina
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Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans received a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Friday morning.

Hagans — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Covington, Ga. — is among the best point guards in the class of 2019, and he was one of the top performers from that group of recruits during the recent summer travel session. He’s the No. 2 point guard and No. 11 overall prospect nationally for 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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