Top in-state football recruit set to announce decision

 Posted by at 2:44 PM on January 5, 2018  Comments Off on Top in-state football recruit set to announce decision
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Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore is expected to announce his college decision Saturday at the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Moore — a 5-foot-9 prospect — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 player in the state of Kentucky and the No. 17 receiver nationally for the class of 2018. He had 109 receptions for 1,478 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season for the state champion Shamrocks, also rushing for 537 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Barbee in Florida to see UK target James Wiseman

 Posted by at 6:01 PM on December 19, 2017  Comments Off on Barbee in Florida to see UK target James Wiseman
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Wiseman

UK assistant coach Tony Barbee was back at the City of Palms Classic on Tuesday evening to check out James Wiseman, arguably the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2019.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward from Memphis — is ranked No. 1 in the junior class by Scout.com and ESPN, and Kentucky is the early favorite in his recruitment. He struck down rumors earlier this month that he might reclassify to 2018 and play college basketball next season.

Barbee watched top 2019 prospects Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis at the Florida-based showcase Monday night.

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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
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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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Top Canadian prospect visiting UK on Saturday

 Posted by at 12:33 PM on December 15, 2017  Comments Off on Top Canadian prospect visiting UK on Saturday
Dec 152017
 

Elite Canadian basketball recruit AJ Lawson will be in Lexington for an unofficial Saturday, when Kentucky will host Virginia Tech at Rupp Arena.

Lawson — a 6-foot-7 small forward in the 2019 class — is ranked by North Pole Hoops as the No. 1 junior prospect in Canada. North Pole Hoops was also the first to report this weekend’s visit, and Lawson will get to watch fellow Canadians Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker face off on the trip.

Oregon and Southern Methodist have both already offered Lawson, who played on the Nike circuit this past summer.

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No UK basketball commits in new top 10 rankings

 Posted by at 3:30 PM on December 14, 2017  Comments Off on No UK basketball commits in new top 10 rankings
Dec 142017
 

Quickley

UK has one of the best basketball recruiting classes in the country for the class of 2018, but none of the Cats’ three early signees were included in the top 10 nationally in the new 247Sports player rankings released Thursday.

Immanuel Quickley (No. 14 overall) and Keldon Johnson (No. 15) are both considered five-star recruits by 247Sports, and Tyler Herro (No. 35) is a four-star prospect in those rankings. All three signed with UK last month.

Kentucky has finished with at least one top-10 recruit in the 247Sports rankings in every class under Coach John Calipari.

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Top UK basketball target plays ESPN2 game Thursday

 Posted by at 12:02 PM on December 14, 2017  Comments Off on Top UK basketball target plays ESPN2 game Thursday
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Wiseman

James Wiseman — arguably UK’s top basketball target for the class of 2019 — will lead Memphis East (Tenn.) against Webster Groves (Mo.) on Thursday night in a game that will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at 7 p.m.

Wiseman is the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the Scout.com and ESPN rankings. He visited UK for Big Blue Madness in October and was the first player from the junior class to receive a scholarship offer from he Wildcats.

His Memphis East team is ranked No. 1 nationally, and Webster Groves features multiple high-major college prospects.

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UK picks up a second football commitment Tuesday

 Posted by at 10:01 PM on December 12, 2017  Comments Off on UK picks up a second football commitment Tuesday
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Defensive tackle Jerquavion Mahone has announced his commitment to Kentucky, becoming the second player from the class of 2018 to pledge to the Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Mahone — a 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect from Manchester, Ga. — fills a big area of need for Kentucky, which had 20 commitments for 2018 before Mahone jumped on board but just one from a defensive lineman (Davoan Hawkins). Mahone is the only interior D-lineman in the Cats’ class.

None of the major recruiting websites have a star ranking for Mahone, who visited UK over the weekend. He was credited with 13 sacks and 30 tackles for loss as a senior. He also received a scholarship offer from Tennessee a few days ago.

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Seven UK players on Top 100 list for NBA Draft

 Posted by at 8:52 AM on December 12, 2017  Comments Off on Seven UK players on Top 100 list for NBA Draft
Dec 122017
 

Kevin Knox

Seven Kentucky basketball players are listed among the top 100 prospects for next year’s NBA Draft in the latest update from ESPN released Tuesday morning.

Freshman Kevin Knox is the top Wildcat on the list at No. 10 overall, and Hamidou Diallo (No. 21) and Nick Richards (No. 28) are also ranked in first-round territory. Fellow freshmen PJ Washington (No. 40 overall), Jarred Vanderbilt (No. 41) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (No. 47) are in the mid-second round range.

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Terry Wilson makes trip to UK for official visit

 Posted by at 10:36 PM on December 8, 2017  Comments Off on Terry Wilson makes trip to UK for official visit
Dec 082017
 

Terry Wilson

Junior college quarterback Terry Wilson arrived in Lexington on Friday night for his official visit to the University of Kentucky.

Wilson — a 6-foot-3 prospect — has emerged in recent weeks as UK’s top quarterback target for the class of 2018 following the decommitment of Jarren Williams, who has since committed to Miami.

247Sports ranks Wilson as the No. 2 juco quarterback in the 2018 class, and the Oklahoma City native could challenge Drew Barker for the starting job next season if he does pick the Wildcats. He’s also considering Florida and Nebraska.

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Four Kentucky players in new NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 11:01 AM on December 5, 2017  Comments Off on Four Kentucky players in new NBA mock draft
Dec 052017
 

Kevin Knox

ESPN draft insider Jonathan Givony has a new NBA mock draft up for 2018, and four Kentucky Wildcats are projected as selections.

Freshman forward Kevin Knox is the top Cat listed — going No. 10 overall to the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s followed by fellow freshmen Hamidou Diallo (No. 20), Nick Richards (No. 26) and PJ Washington (No. 37). There are 30 picks in the first round of the NBA Draft.

In that scenario, UK would return seven scholarship players next season: juniors Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones and Tai Wynyard, and sophomores Jemarl Baker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Quade Green and Jarred Vanderbilt. Baker and Vanderbilt have yet to play this season due to injuries.

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