Top analyst’s prediction for UK target Scottie Lewis

 Posted by at 2:15 PM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on Top analyst’s prediction for UK target Scottie Lewis
Apr 222018
 

Scottie Lewis

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Villanova for five-star wing Scottie Lewis on Sunday morning.

Lewis — a 6-foot-5 prospect in the class of 2019 — is one of UK’s top recruiting targets, and John Calipari and Tony Barbee have visited with him several times in the past few months. Lewis is also high school and Under Armour league teammates with five-star guard Bryan Antoine, another top UK recruiting target.

UK is currently favored on Lewis’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page, but Slater was ranked as the best predictor for recruitments during the 2018 cycle.

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National analyst picks UK for top basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:51 AM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picks UK for top basketball recruit
Apr 222018
 

Maxey

247Sports national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey on Saturday night.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Garland, Texas — has hosted John Calipari and UK assistant coach Tony Barbee twice for in-home visits over the past couple of weeks, and the national perception of his recruitment has swung heavily in the Wildcats’ favor over the past few days. UK now has nearly 90 percent of the picks on Maxey’s Crystal Ball page.

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Calipari on the road recruiting after win over Mizzou

 Posted by at 3:50 PM on February 25, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari on the road recruiting after win over Mizzou
Feb 252018
 

John Calipari

John Calipari was back on the recruiting trail Sunday — less than 24 hours after UK’s victory over Missouri — to see five-star prospects Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis in New Jersey.

Antoine and Lewis are both top-10 recruits in the class of 2019 and play for the same high school and Under Armour travel team. Lewis — a 6-foot-5 small forward — is the No. 6 junior in the 247Sports composite rankings. Antoine — a 6-5 combo guard — is the No. 7 player on that list. Recruiting analyst Pat Lawless first reported Calipari’s visit Sunday.

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Calipari watching Moses Brown at Hoophall Classic

 Posted by at 3:08 PM on January 14, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari watching Moses Brown at Hoophall Classic
Jan 142018
 

Moses Brown

John Calipari showed up at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Sunday afternoon to check out Moses Brown and other basketball recruits in the 2018 and 2019 classes.

Brown — a 7-footer from Bronx, N.Y. — is one of the top centers in the class of 2018, and Calipari also visited him in November and watched him play last month. Other than Zion Williamson, who will announce his college decision Jan. 20, Brown has been the only recruit on Calipari’s 2018 radar in recent months, though he does not yet have a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.

Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis — two of UK’s top targets in the class of 2019 — are also scheduled to play at the Hoophall Classic on Sunday. The Monday slate of games includes UK signees Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson, as well as top-ranked 2019 prospect Vernon Carey, who has an early offer from UK.

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UK basketball coach watches dynamic duo of recruits

 Posted by at 9:00 PM on December 18, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball coach watches dynamic duo of recruits
Dec 182017
 

UK assistant coach Tony Barbee was at the City of Palms Classic in Florida on Monday night to check out five-star teammates Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis, two of the first players in the 2019 class to land scholarship offers from Kentucky.

Lewis and Antoine — ranked No. 6 and 7 nationally, respectively, according to the 247Sports composite rankings — visited Lexington in May and are two the Cats’ top targets for the class of 2019.

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Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com

 Posted by at 12:00 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com
Sep 192017
 

Wiseman

James Wiseman — the first basketball recruit in the class of 2019 to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky — is now the No. 1 junior in the country, according to the new Scout.com rankings.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward who recently moved from Nashville to Memphis — landed an offer from Coach John Calipari last week, and he was UK assistant coach Joel Justus’ first visit at the start of the fall recruiting period earlier this month.

Kentucky is viewed as the possible early favorite in Wiseman’s recruitment. ESPN also recently moved Wiseman to the No. 1 spot in the 2019 rankings.

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