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
 

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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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UK coaches plan visit with top recruit Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 5:13 PM on August 29, 2018  Comments Off on UK coaches plan visit with top recruit Matthew Hurt
Aug 292018
 

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Kentucky will be one of the first schools to get a meeting with top-10 national basketball prospect Matthew Hurt when the fall recruiting period starts next weekend.

Coaches from UK, Duke and Kansas are scheduled to meet with the Minnesota native on Sept. 9, according to Stockrisers.com recruiting analyst Jake Weingarten. That is the first day of the fall recruiting period, when college coaches are permitted to be on the road for in-home and in-school visits with recruiting targets.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 6 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also considering North Carolina, UCLA, Indiana, Memphis and Minnesota.

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Five-star recruit schedules official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 4:31 PM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star recruit schedules official visit to Kentucky
Jul 242018
 

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The UK buzz continues for five-star basketball prospect Kahlil Whitney, who now has an official visit scheduled for Lexington.

ESPN national analyst Paul Biancardi reported Tuesday that Whitney will visit Kentucky on Aug. 3-5 — less that two weeks from now — as momentum continues to go in the Wildcats’ favor. Earlier this week, several national recruiting analysts logged pro-UK predictions on Whitney’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

The 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago is ranked No. 14 overall in the 2019 class.

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UK visit date set for in-state recruit Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 10:46 PM on June 1, 2018  Comments Off on UK visit date set for in-state recruit Dontaie Allen
Jun 012018
 

Dontaie Allen | Photo by Matt Goins

Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen will take his unofficial visit to Kentucky on June 10, his AAU team announced Friday night.

Allen — a 6-foot-7 forward — has had a tremendous spring with M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs, picking up scholarship offers from West Virginia, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Dayton this week, with other recent offers from Xavier, Nevada and Western Kentucky, among others.

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Wiseman hosts Penny Hardaway for in-home visit

 Posted by at 2:39 PM on April 18, 2018  Comments Off on Wiseman hosts Penny Hardaway for in-home visit
Apr 182018
 

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Top UK basketball recruiting target James Wiseman had an in-home visit with Memphis Coach Penny Hardaway and new Tigers assistant coach Mike Miller on Wednesday.

Hardaway was Wiseman’s coach with Team Penny on the Nike circuit last summer, and the 6-foot-11 power forward from Nashville then transferred to Memphis East High School to play for Hardaway this past season.

Wiseman hosted UK Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Joel Justus for an in-home recruiting visit Monday, and he was the first player from the class of 2019 to earn a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.

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Calipari not meeting with Vernon Carey on Monday

 Posted by at 11:23 AM on April 16, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari not meeting with Vernon Carey on Monday
Apr 162018
 

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John Calipari will not meet with top basketball recruit Vernon Carey on Monday, as had been previously reported, according to college basketball analyst Adam Zagoria.

Calipari did meet with Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — last week, and Kentucky remains one of the schools on his list. Carey is the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Other schools on his list include Duke, Miami and Michigan State. Carey averaged 26.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while leading his team to a state title this past season.

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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
 

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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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Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week

 Posted by at 11:07 AM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week
Oct 162017
 

Jalen Lecque — a 6-4 combo guard in the class of 2019 — is planning to visit Kentucky on Friday with a couple of high school teammates.

Lecque, class of 2020 power forward Justice Ajogbor and class of 2020 guard Norance Berry — all of The Christ School (N.C.) — will be in Lexington on the same day as UK’s Blue-White Game, set for a 7 p.m. tip in Rupp Arena.

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