Brandon Boston playing on national TV Monday

 Posted by at 11:47 AM on January 19, 2020  Comments Off on Brandon Boston playing on national TV Monday
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Future Kentucky guard Brandon “BJ” Boston has been a standout for the star-studded Sierra Canyon (Calif.) basketball team this winter, and he’ll get a chance to play on national TV on Monday.

Boston and Sierra Canyon — a team that features the sons of NBA legends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade — will play against Virginia high school power Paul VI at 1 p.m. Monday on ESPNU as part of the Hoophall Classic from Springfield, Mass.

The game will be one of four major high school matchups Monday on ESPNU, but it’s the only one featuring a Kentucky basketball signee or target. Boston had 17 points and 10 assists in Sierra Canyon’s earlier game at Hoophall on Saturday.

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Kentucky basketball targets on national TV Sunday

 Posted by at 11:27 AM on January 19, 2020  Comments Off on Kentucky basketball targets on national TV Sunday
Jan 192020
 

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A major, made-for-ESPN high school basketball matchup Sunday night will feature a couple of five-star Kentucky recruiting targets.

The game between Florida prep powerhouses Montverde Academy and IMG Academy is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN, one of the marquee matchups at the annual Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

IMG Academy’s roster features five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and five-star post player Moussa Diabate, two prospects on Kentucky’s recruiting radar. Huntley-Hatfield was the first player in the 2022 class to land a UK scholarship offer, though he’s widely expected to end up in the 2021 class. He visited Kentucky for last month’s home game against Louisville.

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Tyrese Maxey, UK targets to play in Hoop Summit

 Posted by at 4:21 PM on April 11, 2019  Comments Off on Tyrese Maxey, UK targets to play in Hoop Summit
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UK basketball signee Tyrese Maxey and a couple of five-star Wildcats recruiting targets will be on national television Friday night as part of the annual Nike Hoop Summit all-star game.

Maxey and highly touted forward Matthew Hurt — one of UK’s top remaining targets in the 2019 class — will represent USA Basketball at the event. The American roster also features Memphis signee James Wiseman, Florida signee Scottie Lewis and several other top high school seniors.

Five-star center N’Faly Dante — a Mali native and the second player in the 2020 class to land a UK scholarship offer — will represent the World Team, which also features former UK target Oscar Tshiebwe, a West Virginia signee. Dante is considering a move to the 2019 class, which would allow him to play college basketball next season, and Kentucky remains a legitimate player in his recruitment.

The Nike Hoop Summit will be played in Portland, Ore., and televised live at 10 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.

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Keion Brooks, other UK recruits to play on national TV

 Posted by at 2:23 PM on April 3, 2019  Comments Off on Keion Brooks, other UK recruits to play on national TV
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Kentucky basketball fans will be able to get a look at future Wildcats forward Keion Brooks this week as he tries to lead La Lumiere (Ind.) to a high school national championship.

Brooks — a 6-foot-7 senior from Fort Wayne, Ind. — and undefeated La Lumiere will play in the Geico National Championships starting Thursday. La Lumiere is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and begins play at 4 p.m. against Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.

Brooks, a five-star recruit in the 2019 class, committed to Kentucky last month.

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Whitney among UK recruits fans can watch Saturday

 Posted by at 8:36 AM on January 18, 2019  Comments Off on Whitney among UK recruits fans can watch Saturday
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ESPN Plus subscribers will be treated to a full day of high school basketball programming Saturday, and the slate features top-ranked Kentucky commitment Kahlil Whitney along with a few other Wildcats recruiting targets.

Whitney and Roselle Catholic (N.J.) will face Norcross (Ga.) — a team led by class of 2020 UK target Brandon Boston — at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. (The Kentucky-Auburn game is scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. Saturday on ESPN). Whitney is the No. 8 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and Boston is a top 10 player in the 2020 class.

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Keldon Johnson on national TV again Thursday

 Posted by at 11:37 PM on March 28, 2018  Comments Off on Keldon Johnson on national TV again Thursday
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Keldon Johnson

There will be no rest for Keldon Johnson this week.

After several days of practices leading up to Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta, the UK signee will play next in the GEICO Nationals — a nationwide tournament featuring the best high school players in the country — Thursday afternoon.

Johnson and Oak Hill Academy (Va.) face Garfield (Wash.) at 4 p.m. Thursday on ESPNU in the first round of the tournament. If Oak Hill wins that one, it will play in the semifinals at 3 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The finals are set for noon Saturday on ESPN2.

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Two UK basketball signees play Monday on ESPNU

 Posted by at 10:37 PM on January 14, 2018  Comments Off on Two UK basketball signees play Monday on ESPNU
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Five-star Kentucky basketball recruits Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson will play in games on ESPNU on Monday, part of the network’s coverage of the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

Quickley — a 6-foot-3 point guard — leads John Carroll (Md.) against Hudson Catholic (N.J.) at 11 a.m. Monday. Johnson — a 6-6 wing — leads Oak Hill Academy (Va.) against University School (Fla.) at 3 p.m.

The University School squad also features Vernon Carey, the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2019 and an early recipient of a UK scholarship offer.

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