UK scholarship offer now official for Tshiebwe

 Posted by at 6:12 PM on September 17, 2018  Comments Off on UK scholarship offer now official for Tshiebwe
Sep 172018
 

Five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe announced Monday that he has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9 center from Kennedy Catholic (Pa.) — hosted John Calipari and the UK coaching staff for an in-home visit Monday, and he’s expected to be in Lexington for his official visit next weekend. His other finalists are Baylor, Illinois and West Virginia, with the Mountaineers being the main competition for the Cats.

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UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 7:44 PM on September 9, 2018  Comments Off on UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit
Sep 092018
 

Four-star post player Zeke Nnaji landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky after meeting with Coach John Calipari on Sunday night, the first day of the fall recruiting period.

Nnaji — a 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward from Minnesota — had previous scholarship offers from Kansas, Arizona, Ohio State and several other top programs. He played alongside fellow UK target Matthew Hurt on the Adidas circuit over the summer and continues to climb the 2019 recruiting rankings with his stellar post play.

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More buzz for basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney to UK

 Posted by at 12:14 AM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on More buzz for basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney to UK
Jul 242018
 

Whitney

Five-star wing Kahlil Whitney has had a UK scholarship offer for less than a week, but the momentum continues to quickly build in the Wildcats’ favor.

National recruiting analysts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer both logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Cats on Whitney’s 247Sports page Monday, and Evan Daniels logged a UK pick Tuesday, joining national analyst Brian Snow, who recorded a UK prediction for Whitney shortly after he picked up the Kentucky offer Friday.

Whitney — a 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago — averaged 21.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on the Nike circuit during the spring, shooting 38 percent from three-point range. He is expected to visit UK sometime soon.

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Duke offers 2020 star who visited Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 12:49 PM on July 21, 2018  Comments Off on Duke offers 2020 star who visited Big Blue Madness
Jul 212018
 

Johnson

Five-star basketball recruit Jalen Johnson landed a scholarship offer from Duke on Friday.

Johnson — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Wisconsin — is the No. 6 overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Though he does not yet have a scholarship offer from Kentucky, the Cats are very interested in his recruitment and hosted him for a visit to Big Blue Madness last fall.

Members of UK’s coaching staff have also been watching Johnson this week. Home-state Wisconsin is considered another serious player in his recruitment.

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UK extends offer to five-star wing in 2019 class

 Posted by at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2018  Comments Off on UK extends offer to five-star wing in 2019 class
Jul 212018
 

Whitney

Five-star basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney says he has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Whitney — a 6-foot-6 wing player in the class of 2019 — told Scott Burgess of Prep Hoops on Friday that he has picked up the UK offer. “It was great. Coach Cal reached out to me after one of my games at the Peach Jam Invitational and talked to me. He wants to get me on campus soon. So, yeah, it was cool.”

Calipari also watched Whitney play at an event in Wisconsin on Friday night. The Chicago native now plays his high school ball in New Jersey and is the No. 14 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. He expects to cut his list to eight school sometime soon, and he wants to make an early decision and sign with the school of his choice in November.

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Another UK recruiting visit date set for Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2018  Comments Off on Another UK recruiting visit date set for Dontaie Allen
Jul 182018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen has scheduled unofficial visits to Kentucky on Aug. 1 and Louisville on Aug. 13.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing — had a tremendous start to the July recruiting season with his M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs travel team last week, earning scholarship offers from Louisville, Florida and Auburn and generating continued interest from the UK coaching staff.

It’s possible that UK will extend a scholarship offer during next month’s visit. Last week was the first time that John Calipari had seen Allen play, and the Kentucky head coach was not in Lexington when Allen visited UK last month.

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Vanderbilt is latest school to offer Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 3:30 PM on June 29, 2018  Comments Off on Vanderbilt is latest school to offer Dontaie Allen
Jun 292018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen received a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt during an unofficial visit to the school Friday.

Allen — a 6-foot-6 wing in the class of 2019 — averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as a high school junior last season, shooting nearly 40 percent from three-point range. 247Sports recently moved him up to the No. 154 overall ranking in the class of 2019.

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Alabama offers top UK target Wandale Robinson

 Posted by at 9:44 PM on June 17, 2018  Comments Off on Alabama offers top UK target Wandale Robinson
Jun 172018
 

Western Hills playmaker Wandale Robinson, one of UK’s top football targets and an early favorite for Mr. Football honors this fall, picked up a scholarship offer from Alabama on Sunday.

Robinson — a 5-foot-10 prospect who can do it all offensively — is the No. 7 prospect in Kentucky for the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has also picked up scholarship offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and a host of other major programs in recent months.

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UK’s top QB target lands another major SEC offer

 Posted by at 10:01 AM on May 10, 2018  Comments Off on UK’s top QB target lands another major SEC offer
May 102018
 

Class of 2019 quarterback Connor Bazelak landed a scholarship offer from Georgia on Wednesday.

Bazelak — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Dayton, Ohio — is Kentucky’s top recruiting target at the position for the 2019 class and has already visited Lexington several times. He also has offers from Pittsburgh, Purdue, Missouri and North Carolina, among many others, and recently visited Tennessee.

247Sports ranks Bazelak as the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class. 247Sports national director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction last month in favor of Kentucky.

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UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 10:34 PM on April 30, 2018  Comments Off on UK extends new offer to 2019 basketball recruit
Apr 302018
 

Lecque

Jalen Lecque has received a UK basketball scholarship offer, according to national recruiting analyst Andrew Slater.

Lecque — a 6-foot-4 combo guard from New York, now playing for a high school in North Carolina — is the No. 9 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has talked about possibly moving to 2018 — his original class — but there’s been no final decision on that, and UK is already expected to have several talented backcourt players for next season.

If Lecque stays in the 2019 class, he’ll be among UK’s top targets at the position. He averaged 20.1 points, 9.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game this past season, and he’s now playing with the New York Rens — the former team of Hamidou Diallo — on the Nike circuit.

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