National analyst picking LSU for N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 9:20 AM on July 15, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst picking LSU for N’Faly Dante
Jul 152019
 

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Oregon and Kentucky have been getting most of the buzz in N’Faly Dante‘s recruitment lately, but a prominent national analyst logged a new prediction for Louisiana State on Sunday.

Rivals.com’s Corey Evans is now picking LSU for Dante, the near-7-footer who led his Mokan Elite squad to a Peach Jam title Sunday. Though currently listed as the No. 9 overall player in the 2020 class, Dante is widely expected to jump to the 2019 class and play college basketball this season.

Kentucky hosted the Mali native for an official visit earlier this month, and the Wildcats are clearly still looking for another player to join next season’s frontcourt, which already includes Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery and graduate transfer Nate Sestina.

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N’Faly Dante set to visit Kentucky later this week

 Posted by at 11:34 AM on June 26, 2019  Comments Off on N’Faly Dante set to visit Kentucky later this week
Jun 262019
 

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Five-star big man N’Faly Dante will start a recruiting visit to Lexington on Thursday, according to the Tipton Edits Twitter account.

Dante — a 7-footer from Mali — is the No. 11 prospect in the 2020 composite rankings from 247Sports, but he’s long been rumored as a candidate to reclassify to 2019, and the buzz in recruiting circles has indicated that he’s likely to make that move and play college basketball this coming season.

The news of Dante’s planned visit comes as Virginia Tech star Kerry Blackshear is still mulling his transfer decision, though Kentucky’s chances to land his commitment have dwindled in recent days. UK’s current frontcourt for next season includes Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery and graduate transfer Nate Sestina, alongside several talented guards and wings that can play multiple positions.

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New Crystal Ball pick for top UK target Scottie Barnes

 Posted by at 10:33 AM on January 4, 2019  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball pick for top UK target Scottie Barnes
Jan 042019
 

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National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a new Crystal Ball prediction this week in favor of Oregon for five-star basketball prospect Scottie Barnes, the first player from the 2020 class to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Barnes — a versatile 6-foot-8 small forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — took official visits to Florida State and Oregon this fall, and he told Rivals.com last month that Kentucky, Alabama, Duke, Kansas, Miami and Ohio State are also among the schools recruiting him hard.

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Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar

 Posted by at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar
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Four-star linebacker Jared Casey has decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is looking like the new favorite in his recruitment.

Casey — a standout player at Ballard High School in Louisville — committed to the Ducks in October, and UK was one of his top schools at the time of that pledge. He hosted Kentucky coaches for an in-home visit earlier this week, and his decommitment became public Tuesday night.

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UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro

 Posted by at 9:56 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro
Nov 132017
 

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Kentucky is expected to get its third basketball commitment for the class of 2018 on Tuesday.

Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee — is scheduled to announce his college decision at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the day before the end of the early signing period.

Herro wrapped up his official visit to Lexington on Sunday, and UK is the only school that he will see before making his college announcement. Kansas, Oregon, Villanova and Butler have all been recruiting Herro since he decommitted from Wisconsin last month, but he hasn’t taken trips to any of those schools.

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Top analyst switches Crystal Ball pick away from UK

 Posted by at 11:07 PM on August 8, 2017  Comments Off on Top analyst switches Crystal Ball pick away from UK
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247Sports national recruiting insider Andrew Slater made a Crystal Ball change Tuesday, switching a prediction for five-star forward Louis King from Kentucky to Oregon.

King — a 6-foot-7 prospect from New Jersey — played on John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 team last month in Egypt and has played several games in front of the UK coach on the Nike circuit this summer. Still, he does not have a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.

Oregon has been prioritizing King for months, and he’s expected to announce a shortened list sometime soon. He is the No. 14 overall prospect in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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