Kerry Blackshear schedules official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 7:26 PM on June 16, 2019  Comments Off on Kerry Blackshear schedules official visit to Kentucky
Jun 162019
 

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Highly coveted graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. is scheduled to start his official visit to Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Blackshear — a 6-foot-10, 250-pound post player from Virginia Tech — has already taken recruiting visits to Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee since announcing his withdrawal from the NBA Draft and intention on playing one more season of college basketball as an immediately eligible transfer. Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com was the first to report his planned UK visit.

The Orlando native averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Hokies last season and is ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 graduate transfer this year.

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Kerry Blackshear ready for first recruiting visit

 Posted by at 9:50 AM on June 6, 2019  Comments Off on Kerry Blackshear ready for first recruiting visit
Jun 062019
 

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Virginia Tech basketball star Kerry Blackshear Jr. will take his first recruiting visit as a prospective graduate transfer to Florida, according to a report from Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans on Wednesday night.

Evans reported that Blackshear — a 6-foot-10 player with one season of college eligibility remaining — would be in Gainesville starting Thursday. He is an Orlando native, and the Gators have a big need in the frontcourt next season, though Mike White’s squad is loaded with talented guards and wings.

Kentucky and Texas A&M are two other schools that have received significant buzz as possible landing spots for Blackshear, but no visits have yet been scheduled to those two schools. Blackshear averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season and is ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 graduate transfer this year.

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UK assistant coach visits highly touted point guard

 Posted by at 12:00 AM on May 3, 2019  Comments Off on UK assistant coach visits highly touted point guard
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Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus had an in-home visit with five-star point guard Daishen Nix on Thursday night.

Nix — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Alaska — is one of the most highly touted playmakers in the 2020 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 13 overall prospect in that class and the No. 1 point guard in 2020.

Earlier this year, Nix said that he had been in contact with Kentucky, which has coveted point guards with his type of size during the John Calipari era. Kansas, UCLA, Arizona and Gonzaga are among the many schools that have extended scholarship offers.

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UK target Johnny Juzang cuts his list of schools

 Posted by at 6:33 PM on April 28, 2019  Comments Off on UK target Johnny Juzang cuts his list of schools
Apr 282019
 

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Five-star shooting guard Johnny Juzang, who recently announced that he is reclassifying to 2019, revealed Sunday evening that he has narrowed his recruitment to four schools schools.

Juzang — a 6-foot-6 prospect from Los Angeles — is down to Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Virginia, and UK is widely seen as the favorite. He is scheduled to begin his official visit to Lexington on Monday, and a college decision could come soon after that trip. He has no other official visits scheduled, and his only previous one was a trip to Virginia in the fall.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer is among many recruiting experts now predicting that Juzang will end up at Kentucky.

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Top five recruit expected to visit UK on Tuesday night

 Posted by at 10:34 AM on February 26, 2019  Comments Off on Top five recruit expected to visit UK on Tuesday night
Feb 262019
 

Jonathan Kuminga
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Five-star recruit Jonathan Kuminga is expected to be in Lexington on Tuesday night for UK’s home game against Arkansas.

Kuminga — a 6-foot-8 small forward at Our Savior New American (N.Y.) — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 overall player in the 2021 class. His expected visit to Kentucky was first reported by 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels last week.

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Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 9:01 PM on November 25, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky
Nov 252018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt is expected to be in Lexington this weekend for his official visit to Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 7 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and he’s been one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the past year. His planned official visit to UK will be the first of his recruitment and was first reported Sunday night by Stockrisers analyst Jake Weingarten.

The early signing period for high school seniors ended Wednesday, so Hurt will not be officially signing with a college until the spring. He’s also considering Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Minnesota and Villanova.

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Calipari hitting the recruiting trail this weekend

 Posted by at 7:53 PM on November 24, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari hitting the recruiting trail this weekend
Nov 242018
 

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UK Coach John Calipari plans to see several top recruiting targets this weekend, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Calipari will be watching UK signee Tyrese Maxey as well as three five-star players in the 2020 class: highly touted guards RJ Hampton and Jalen Green, and star center N’Faly Dante. All three of the younger players already have scholarship offers from Kentucky, and all three have been mentioned in recruiting circles as possibilities to move to the 2019 class.

Green — a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from California — is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Hampton — a 6-4 combo guard from Texas — is the No. 5 player in those rankings. Dante — a 6-11 prospect from Mali, now playing for a high school in Kansas — is the No. 9 overall player in the class.

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Calipari makes another trip to see Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 11:46 AM on October 10, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari makes another trip to see Jaden McDaniels
Oct 102018
 

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John Calipari was in the Seattle area again this week to see five-star forward Jaden McDaniels, who is regarded as one of the top five players in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect — has narrowed his list to Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington. His older brother, Jalen, is a standout player at San Diego State.

Calipari also visited McDaniels in Seattle last month and closely monitored his games on the Nike circuit this past spring and summer. He was named the breakout performer of the year in that league after finishing among the leaders in scoring and rebounding, and 247Sports now ranks him as the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2019.

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Oscar Tshiebwe takes final official visit this weekend

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on October 5, 2018  Comments Off on Oscar Tshiebwe takes final official visit this weekend
Oct 052018
 

The recruitment of five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe is reaching its final stages, and the Congo native will be at West Virginia this weekend for his fourth and final official visit.

Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9, 250-pound prospect now living in Pennsylvania — has narrowed his list to West Virginia, Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois, and he’s already taken official visits to the latter three schools in recent weeks. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 19 overall player in the 2019 class.

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Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman

 Posted by at 4:55 PM on September 27, 2018  Comments Off on Memphis will get an official visit from James Wiseman
Sep 272018
 

James Wiseman

Top-ranked basketball recruit James Wiseman will take an official visit to Memphis, after all.

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Thursday that Wiseman has set an official visit to Memphis for the weekend of Oct. 19, locking in the fifth and final official visit of his recruitment. Wiseman has already taken his official visit to Kentucky and has other trips set for Kansas (this weekend), Vanderbilt (Oct. 12) and Florida State (Oct. 26).

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