Top analyst picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on May 18, 2019  Comments Off on Top analyst picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels
May 182019
 

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247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels put in a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Washington for five-star forward Jaden McDaniels on Saturday, yet another sign that the biggest recruiting target on UK’s 2019 board is trending toward the Huskies.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — is expected to announce a commitment to either Washington or Kentucky sometime soon. Last week, UK emerged as a heavy favorite on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page, but Daniels changed his prediction to “undecided” a few days ago and is now going with the Huskies.

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Top expert picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels

 Posted by at 5:19 PM on May 16, 2019  Comments Off on Top expert picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels
May 162019
 

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In another sign that things might not be going well for Kentucky in the recruitment of five-star forward Jaden McDaniels, national recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of Washington on McDaniels’ 247Sports page Thursday afternoon.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Seattle — is expected to announce a college decision soon, and his recruitment has come down to Kentucky and the hometown Huskies. UK emerged as a favorite last week, but 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has since changed his Crystal Ball pick from Kentucky to “undecided,” and plenty of mystery remains in McDaniels’ recruitment.

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New predictions for top 2019 basketball recruits

 Posted by at 12:12 PM on April 13, 2019  Comments Off on New predictions for top 2019 basketball recruits
Apr 132019
 

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Several notable predictions were made recently on the Crystal Ball pages of some of the highest-ranked uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2019 class.

D1 Circuit’s Alec Kinsky, who helps oversee media operations on the Nike EYBL travel circuit, logged new predictions for Jaden McDaniels (Washington), Matthew Hurt (Duke), Trendon Watford (Memphis), Precious Achiuwa (UConn) and Lester Quinones (Memphis).

McDaniels, Hurt, Watford and Achiuwa were all McDonald’s All-Americans this year, and Quinones is a top-50 national prospect and one of the best backcourt scorers in the 2019 class. McDaniels and Watford both played on the Nike circuit last summer.

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Tyler Herro moving up the NBA Draft boards

 Posted by at 11:06 AM on March 1, 2019  Comments Off on Tyler Herro moving up the NBA Draft boards
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ESPN has once again updated its Top 100 player rankings for this year’s NBA Draft, and UK freshman Tyler Herro keeps moving in the right direction.

Herro is now the No. 27 overall player on ESPN’s board — placing him in late-first round territory. He has moved up five spots since ESPN’s most recent mock draft a little more than two weeks ago. Herro was No. 40 overall the last time the Top 100 rankings were updated in mid-January.

The other UK player with the most interesting postseason decision to make will be freshman guard Ashton Hagans, who is No. 40 in ESPN’s new rankings. That’s 10 spots outside of the first round, though there’s obviously plenty of time for Hagans to keep moving toward that draft range.

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ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels

 Posted by at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2019  Comments Off on ESPN analyst: Washington the favorite for McDaniels
Jan 212019
 

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It could be a very good winter of recruiting for the Washington basketball program.

After securing a midseason transfer from UK guard Quade Green and picking up a high-profile commitment from five-star big man Isaiah Stewart, who chose Washington over UK, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse on Sunday night, the Huskies are now fully focused on Seattle native Jaden McDaniels, another elite prospect in the class of 2019.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward — played in the Hoophall Classic on ESPNU on Monday morning, and ESPN recruiting analyst Jeff Borzello commented on his recruitment after the game.

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Major Crystal Ball prediction for Isaiah Stewart

 Posted by at 10:59 AM on January 17, 2019  Comments Off on Major Crystal Ball prediction for Isaiah Stewart
Jan 172019
 

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Washington’s momentum in the recruitment of five-star post player Isaiah Stewart continued Thursday morning with a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Huskies from 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels.

Daniels, who is admittedly cautious with his Crystal Ball picks, has been correct on 85 of his 88 predictions within the 2019 class. Washington is also now the leader on Stewart’s Crystal Ball page.

The 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — who plays for La Lumiere (Ind.) — is also considering Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse, but the Huskies have been the subject of several prominent predictions in recent weeks. Those now picking Washington for Stewart include Rivals.com analysts Eric Bossi, Corey Evans and Dan McDonald, as well as 247Sports analysts Brian Snow and Jerry Meyer.

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New changes on Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page

 Posted by at 4:37 PM on January 9, 2019  Comments Off on New changes on Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page
Jan 092019
 

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Washington is gaining some major traction in the recruitment of five-star center Isaiah Stewart, one of the top targets left on UK’s recruiting board.

Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi and 247Sports insider Jerry Meyer are the latest national analysts to log predictions in favor of the Huskies, who landed Stewart’s first official visit back in the fall. Washington is coached by Mike Hopkins, who has a long relationship with Stewart — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, N.Y. — going back to his time as a Syracuse assistant coach.

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Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend

 Posted by at 10:02 AM on October 26, 2018  Comments Off on Jaden McDaniels visiting Washington this weekend
Oct 262018
 

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Five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has been perhaps the most tight-lipped top basketball prospect in the 2019 class when it comes to recruiting. This weekend, he’ll stay close to home for an official visit to Washington.

McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 player from Seattle — took an official visit to San Diego State, where his older brother is currently a star player, earlier this month. The Washington trip will be the second official visit of his recruitment.

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Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn

 Posted by at 4:28 PM on October 9, 2018  Comments Off on Isaiah Stewart’s Crystal Ball page takes another turn
Oct 092018
 

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After a brief flurry of pro-UK predictions surrounding his official visit to Lexington late last month, five-star center Isaiah Stewart’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page is in a bit of disarray.

National analyst Evan Daniels changed his pick on Stewart from Kentucky to “foggy” last week, and some other recruiting analysts who had been predicting Kentucky followed that lead.

Two more picks from national analysts came in Tuesday morning, and they went in different directions. First, 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a prediction for Michigan State. And then, 247Sports national analyst Brian Snow, who is listed as the “lead expert” on Stewart’s player page, logged a prediction in favor of Washington.

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