Tennessee close to more basketball recruiting wins?

 Posted by at 2:19 PM on September 3, 2020  Comments Off on Tennessee close to more basketball recruiting wins?
Sep 032020
 

Mutombo

After snagging arguably the best point guard in the 2021 class and one year removed from a nationally ranked recruiting haul, Tennessee appears on the verge of more good fortune.

Predictions in favor of the Volunteers for two high-profile basketball prospects in the class of 2021 have been coming in over the past week.

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi and Corey Evans have both put in recent pro-Tennessee picks for Ryan Mutombo, the No. 87 overall player in the 2021 class and one of the most intriguing big men in that group. Evans switched from his previous pick of Georgetown, which is the alma mater of Mutombo’s father, NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.

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New national rankings for UK signee Devin Askew

 Posted by at 10:52 AM on November 18, 2019  Comments Off on New national rankings for UK signee Devin Askew
Nov 182019
 

Askew

A few days ago, Kentucky basketball commitment Devin Askew announced that he had reclassified from 2021 to 2020 and officially signed with the Wildcats for next season.

His new rankings are now posted on the national recruiting websites.

Rivals.com ranks Askew as the No. 22 overall prospect in the 2020 class, while ESPN has him at No. 25 nationally and 247Sports ranks him 27th overall. All three recruiting services peg Askew as a five-star prospect.

Askew is the No. 6 point guard in the 2020 class, according to Rivals.com, which ranks Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State) first on that list, followed by Jalen Suggs (uncommitted), Daishen Nix (UCLA), Sharife Cooper (Auburn), and Caleb Love (North Carolina).

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National experts predict top-five recruit will pick UK

 Posted by at 10:24 AM on August 27, 2019  Comments Off on National experts predict top-five recruit will pick UK
Aug 272019
 

Clarke

National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky on Monday for Terrence Clarke, one of the top high school basketball players in the country.

Clarke — a 6-foot-6 guard — is currently the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports rankings for the class of 2021, but he’s widely expected to reclassify to 2020 and play just one more season of high school basketball before moving on to college. A reclassification announcement is expected soon.

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Top-five recruit will be at UK for Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 4:55 PM on August 20, 2019  Comments Off on Top-five recruit will be at UK for Big Blue Madness
Aug 202019
 

Banchero

Five-star power forward Paolo Banchero announced dates for five upcoming official visits, and Kentucky will host the highly touted prospect for a trip on Big Blue Madness weekend.

Banchero — a 6-foot-9 player from Seattle — also revealed official visit plans for North Carolina (Sept. 27-29), Duke (Oct. 17-20), Tennessee (Oct. 25-27) and Gonzaga (Jan. 18-19). The UK trip will come one week before his Duke visit, and Big Blue Madness is set for Oct. 11.

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UK target Lance Ware gets boost in new rankings

 Posted by at 11:45 AM on August 19, 2019  Comments Off on UK target Lance Ware gets boost in new rankings
Aug 192019
 

Ware

The recent decisions by N’Faly Dante and Addison Patterson to commit to Oregon and reclassify from 2020 to 2019 led to a minor shakeup in the Rivals.com rankings for 2020 on Monday, when the website adjusted a few other players before its next major rankings update in September.

One of the players affected was New Jersey forward Lance Ware, who landed a UK scholarship offer last month and has emerged as possibly the most likely player to commit to the Wildcats next.

Ware moved from No. 52 to No. 34 in the Rivals.com rankings.

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National analyst predicting Scottie Barnes to Oregon

 Posted by at 9:42 PM on August 13, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst predicting Scottie Barnes to Oregon
Aug 132019
 

Barnes

On the same day that five-star center N’Faly Dante announced his commitment to Oregon, the Ducks picked up a major prediction from a prominent national analyst.

Rivals.com’s Corey Evans logged a Future Cast pick in favor of Oregon on Tuesday for top-10 recruit Scottie Barnes, one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 and the first player from that group to land a scholarship offer from the Kentucky Wildcats.

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National analyst picking Oregon for N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 2:44 PM on August 10, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst picking Oregon for N’Faly Dante
Aug 102019
 

Dante

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans has logged a new Future Cast prediction in favor of Oregon for five-star center N’Faly Dante, a top recruit in the 2020 class who is expected to reclassify to 2019 and play college basketball this season.

Though recruiting experts are having a tough time pegging a clear favorite for Dante, the consensus is that he will choose either Oregon and Kentucky, and a college decision — as well as final word on reclassification — is expected very soon.

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More good news for UK in Cam’Ron Fletcher pursuit

 Posted by at 10:40 AM on July 30, 2019  Comments Off on More good news for UK in Cam’Ron Fletcher pursuit
Jul 302019
 

Fletcher

Highly touted wing Cam’Ron Fletcher is slated to begin his official visit to Kentucky on Thursday, and the Wildcats continue to gain momentum toward a commitment in the near future.

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans and 247Sports recruiting expert Brian Snow became the latest insiders to log predictions in favor of Kentucky on Monday, joining Evan Daniels and others in making pro-UK picks for Fletcher.

The 6-foot-6 prospect from St. Louis is also considering Alabama, Michigan State, Missouri and North Carolina, but the Herald-Leader has been told over the past few weeks that Lexington is very likely to be his eventual landing spot, and a commitment could come shortly after this week’s visit.

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Oregon is now a popular pick for N’Faly Dante

 Posted by at 11:31 PM on July 29, 2019  Comments Off on Oregon is now a popular pick for N’Faly Dante
Jul 292019
 

Dante

Four new predictions were made on the Crystal Ball page of five-star Kentucky target N’Faly Dante on Monday, and all four went in favor of Oregon.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer was among the recruiting experts who logged picks for the Ducks, and he was joined by the recruiting insiders from 247Sports’ Oregon and Louisiana State affiliates. LSU and Oregon had been seen as the top two choices for Dante for most of the past year. National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a pick in favor of the Ducks last October.

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Another national analyst likes UK for Lance Ware

 Posted by at 9:46 AM on July 29, 2019  Comments Off on Another national analyst likes UK for Lance Ware
Jul 292019
 

Ware

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi has logged a Future Cast prediction in favor of Kentucky for four-star power forward Lance Ware, who picked up a scholarship offer from the Wildcats over the weekend.

UK emerged as an immediate favorite for Ware — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Camden, N.J. — following the news of Kentucky’s offer. National recruiting experts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer were among the analysts who logged picks in favor of the Cats on Ware’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page this past weekend.

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