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PJ Washington coming back to Lexington for Big Blue Madness

Five-star power forward PJ Washington took his official visit to UK less than two weeks ago, but he liked what he saw so much he’s already planning his next trip. Washington’s father Paul told Ben Roberts today that his son will attend Big Blue Madness on October 14. Because the cost of official visits are mostly covered by the host school and Washington already took his to Kentucky earlier this month, the Washington family will have to pay for the trip themselves, but PJ’s dad said his son wants to go so badly he started saving up for the trip in the summer.

“He doesn’t want to miss that event, so I’ll pay on that one,” PJ’s father told the Herald-Leader in July. “I’m saving up now.”

This past weekend, Washington took an official visit to North Carolina. He has official visits scheduled for Arizona (October 21) and Texas (October 28), and is also considering Kansas, UNLV, UCLA, and NC State. Kentucky currently leads his Crystal Ball with 62% of the predictions, followed by UNLV and Texas at 15% and UNC at 8%.

P.J. Washington
Power Forward| 6-7 | 225 lbs.
Dallas, TX | Findlay Prep
AAU: Team Penny
★★★★★
ESPN No. 16 | 2 PF Top247 No. 16 | 6 PF
Rivals No. 17 | — PF Scout No. 14 | 1 PF

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Top point guard visiting for Big Blue Madness

If the line of fans along Avenue of Champions wasn’t indication enough, Big Blue Madness is right around the corner and last night, word came out that five-star 2018 point guard Immanuel Quickley will be in Rupp Arena to check out the festivities. Quickley, considered the best point guard in the 2018 class by ESPN, also announced unofficial visits to Kansas (Oct. 1), Miami (Oct. 8), Louisville (Oct. 15), Virginia (Oct. 22) and Duke (Oct. 28).

You may remember Quickley as one of the recruits John Calipari traveled to Spain to watch this summer in the FIBA U17 World Championships. Joel Justus paid him a visit on September 9, the first day of the fall recruiting period.

Immanuel Quickley
Point Guard (2018) | 6-3 | 175 lbs.
Bel Air, MD | John Carroll School
AAU: Baltimore Elite
★★★★★
ESPN No. 11 | 1 PG Top247 No. 17 | 4 PG
Rivals No. 12 |  — Scout No. 10 | 2 PG

Right now, Duke, Maryland, and Kentucky are considered the early favorites for the Bel Air, Maryland native. Here’s his highlight reel:

 


That Debate’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

Like 100 million other Americans, I tuned in to last night’s debate expecting a hot mess, but, somehow, it was even worse than I could have imagined. I might as well have watched the most gruesome parts of “The Human Centipede” on loop and it would have been more civilized than what went down on NBC. Politics have always been a nasty, dirty business, but for an hour and a half, I watched two grown people claw, bark, sniffle, and interrupt each other in an exercise that genuinely made me sad for our country. Before you tell me to STICK TA SPORTS or GET IN THE KITCHEN, I don’t really care who you vote for on Election Day, and even if I did, nothing I could say would change your mind. While pundits spin and stumble to proclaim a winner, right now, all I’m certain of is the loser, and that’s us, because come January, we’re going to be stuck with one of these crazy people as our President.

I should have taken it as a sign when my television (along with several other televisions in Nashville, it seems) simply turned itself off about 30 minutes in. Of course, I didn’t, and as a result, I’m tired, I have a headache, and I just want to talk about UK sports for a while. That cool?

Things got a little bit awkward on last night’s Mark Stoops radio show

Mark Stoops couldn’t have been in a better mood during yesterday’s press conference, telling stories about his relationship with Nick Saban, good-naturedly poking fun at the media for trying to find headlines, and even taking some veiled shots at those who spread rumors about him on Saturday; however, last night’s call-in show was a different story. Stoops had to listen to callers tell him UK is the Chicago Cubs of football, Eddie Gran’s offense is no good, players don’t develop once they get to his program, and Tommy Tuberville should be UK’s coach. Someone even called in to ask Stoops why he shouldn’t take Alabama to cover the spread. By the end of it all, Stoops looked like this:

It speaks to the overwhelming frustration in the fan base that, even after a big win, some people aren’t just negative, but feel the need to call in and tell Stoops they’d rather a different coach have his job. Shoutout to Stoops for calmly shouldering the criticism and not teeing off on callers, but man, what a rough night.

In positive news, Denzil Ware was named Co-SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

Against South Carolina, Ware had five tackles, including two huge quarterback sacks at crucial moments that combined for -21 yards. We’ve complained about the defense a lot this season, but on Saturday, they were great, holding the Gamecocks to a season low ten points on 3 of 13 third down conversions.

The Vanderbilt game will kick off at 4 p.m. on October 8

This means that if you really, really want to, you could go to Keeneland for a few races in the early afternoon before making your way over to Commonwealth Stadium. Or, you could go to Keeneland on Friday and spend what should be a beautiful fall Saturday tailgating.

Calipari visited Romeo Langford yesterday

John Calipari has mainly focused on the 2017 class during the fall recruiting period, but last night, he went to New Albany, Indiana to check in on 2018 star Romeo Langford. The top ranked shooting guard has Kentucky in his top ten, but Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, and Indiana are in hot pursuit. Hopefully Calipari convinced him to take the short trek to Lexington for Big Blue Madness here in a few weeks.

Here’s a look at Big Blue Madness Campout

Remember: the campout itself doesn’t even start until tomorrow morning. #WePeopleAreCrazy

Tickets to the Blue/White Game go on sale NOW

This year’s Blue/White Game takes place Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena and will be televised on the SEC Network, but if you want to see the new team in person, you better get on Ticketmaster because tickets JUST went on sale. Upper level seats are $5 and lower level seats are $10. Click here to get yours, or call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or the Rupp Arena Box Office (859.233.3535) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

This Karl Towns vine makes me smile

Radio in an hour…


John Calipari visiting Romeo Langford

Where in the world is John Calipari this afternoon? According to Evan Daniels, Cal is in New Albany, Indiana watching 2018 guard Romeo Langford. Langford, considered the best shooting guard in the 2018 class by every recruiting outlet, seemed to be high atop Calipari’s wish list when he offered him back in April, but until today, there hadn’t been much activity between the two during the fall recruiting period.

Romeo Langford
Shooting Guard | 6-6 | 195 lbs.
New Albany, IN | New Albany Senior
AAU: Eric Gordon
★★★★★ (2018 Class)
ESPN No. 2 | 1 SG Top247 No. 5 | 1 SG
Rivals No. 3 | 1 G Scout No. 3 | 1 SG

Last month, Langford narrowed his list to ten (Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Purdue, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Kentucky) and so far, Duke holds the lead in his Crystal Ball with 67% of the predictions, followed by UK and Louisville at 17%. A few weeks ago, Langford took an unofficial visit to Louisville, and last week, hosted coaches from Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and UCLA, including Roy Williams and Bill Self.

Not only do we want Langford to spite Louisville, Duke, and Indiana, we want him because he’s really, really good:


Tremont Waters did accounting homework during his official visit to Indiana

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After taking a trip to Lexington last weekend, 2017 point guard Tremont Waters was in Bloomington, Indiana this past weekend for his official visit with the Hoosiers. Given this picture from TheHoosier.com, we know Waters watched Indiana lose to Wake Forest alongside goofy Tom Crean, but judging by his social media activity, the rest of his trip to Bloomingtown was…uneventful. Whereas most kids in his position would be out sampling the campus nightlife (or in Louisville’s case, prostitutes) at 11:33 p.m. on the Friday of an official visit, Waters spent the night doing…his accounting homework:

Maybe Waters is just a really diligent student, or maybe Bloomington was so boring he’d rather bury his head in the books while listening to Fetty Wap and Fabulous (check his browser tabs). This is Indiana we’re talking about, so I’m going with the latter.

After a flurry of activity last week, Waters’ Crystal Ball sits at 69% Kentucky, 23% Indiana.

Tremont Waters
Point Guard | 5-11 | 160 lbs.
New Haven, CT | Notre Dame
AAU: Expressions Elite
★★★★★
ESPN No. 32 | 7 PG Top247 No. 58 | 11 PG
Rivals No. 36 | – PG Scout No. 36 | 10 PG

Check out his highlights below:


The SEC Trailblazers’ Friday Morning Wakeup

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Every day, it seems like there’s a new story about the racial tension gripping this country. From the riots in Charlotte to the shooting in Tulsa and protests at sporting events, there’s no denying we’re living in a racially charged time, which is why last night was so important. Last night, Kentucky unveiled a statue honoring Nate Northington, Greg Page, Houston Hogg, and Wilbur Hackett Jr., four UK football players who broke the color barrier in SEC Football. By now, you’ve hopefully heard their story, which for too long went untold. Not anymore. In front of an audience of friends, family, and fans, Northington, Hogg, Hackett, and Page’s brother Melvin were honored by the school they so bravely represented. I wasn’t able to be there, but could feel the moment’s importance even through the live stream. Here’s a video recap of the event courtesy of KyWildcatsTV:

As fans, it’s easy to get wrapped up in things like wins and losses; however, last night reminded us why sports really matter. Not only do they give us a platform to have fun and use our God given talents, they provide an even playing field that highlights injustice in a way that words and rhetoric just can’t. When those four men gave blood, sweat, tears — and in Page’s case, his life — to play the sport they loved, I’d like to think a message was sent across the South. Even if their story got lost in the shuffle over the years, that message resonates just as powerfully today. And, as fans, how lucky are we that they were wearing Kentucky across their chests when they did it.

With that healthy dose of perspective, let’s move on to today’s agenda.

I’m already nervous about tomorrow night

Kentucky takes on South Carolina tomorrow night in a crucial, crucial showdown. Not only do both teams need a win if they want to even dream of a bowl, it’s starting to feel more and more like it’s a make-or-break situation for Mark Stoops. It’s been a rocky season so far for Stoops and staff, and honestly, this week has been worrisome for me. Oddly enough, it’s not Stephen Johnson taking over for Drew Barker that scares me; I have more faith in UK’s offense than I have all year. I’m more concerned with Stoops’ comments about how his defense is struggling to grasp the staff’s schemes. In year four, isn’t it time to stop blaming the players for not getting it and take some responsibility for the issues yourself?

Before I go off too much on this, I just really, really hope they win. If not, well, things could get pretty interesting.

Kentucky is still a 2.5-point favorite

The game opened as a pick’em and Kentucky’s home field advantage is giving them a bump thus far. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect tomorrow, so don’t look to me for betting advice.

It’s UK Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend

Rich Brooks, Wesley Woodyard, and Chuck Hayes are among the six new inductees to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, along with James Johnson (wrestling), Molly Johnson-Belcher (softball), and Bernadette Madigan-Dugan (cross country/track and field). The six will be honored tonight in a reception and will be introduced tomorrow during the game. I can’t wait to hear the ovation for Brooks, Woodyard, and Hayes.

Any chance the refs would notice if Woodyard put on some pads and went out on the field?? NOBODY TELL.

Kevin Knox will take his official visit in January for the Kansas game

John Calipari has been zeroing in on the 6’8″ small forward in recent weeks, and last night, Knox announced he will take his official visit to Kentucky for the Kansas game on January 28. He’ll go to Duke first (October 28-30), followed by Florida State (January 7-9), Kentucky, and North Carolina (February 4-6). Duke’s been the favorite for Knox so far, but there’s been a lot of buzz in the Cats’ direction recently. I can’t think of a better atmosphere than the one in Lexington that weekend, so bring it on.

Check out this old picture of Kenny Walker, Rex Chapman, and Rock Oliver

Dwayne Peevy shared this gem last night. I know Oliver played at Cincinnati and worked for Rick Pitino when he came to Kentucky, but I didn’t realize the three overlapped enough to take this great picture. Regardless, it’s reason enough to use one of the best GIFs in UK Basketball history:

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Rob Harris has taken over for Oliver as the head strength coach, but Rock’s still on staff as the Student Engagement & Development Director.

Listen to the latest episode of The OTT

WKYT’s Jennifer Palumbo joined me this week to talk about what’s going on with the football team, next month’s UK Basketball Clinic, and the tight-knit fraternity that is the Lexington media. There’s a lot of opinions and scoop in this one, so be sure to check it out as you move through your Friday. While you’re at it, check out the latest KSR Football Podcast and The Depth Chart podcast, all of which are on the Kentucky Sports Radio feed on iTunes or Podbay.

KSR is at Newks on Richmond Road

Still time to get down there to hear the big Chester vs. Darryl debate about UK Football. Are you Team Chester (eternal optimism) or Team Darryl (rational pessimism)?


Calipari visiting five-star center in New Jersey

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Coach Cal continues to move about the country with his virtual Rupp Arena iPad and today he will make an appearance in the Garden State to see one of his five-star center targets.

Calipari is scheduled to meet with Nick Richards of The Patrick School today for the second time in the past week, which shows just how bad he wants the kid.

Kentucky is the heavy, heavy, heavy favorite to land Richards and there is some scuttlebutt bouncing around the interwebs that suggests the nation’s second-ranked center will be the Cats’ first commit in the 2017 class.

Nick Richards
Center | 6-11 | 235 lbs.
Manhasset, NY | St. Patrick’s
AAU: Expressions Elite
★★★★★
ESPN No. 8 | 3 C Top247 No. 13 | 2 C
Rivals No. 21 | 5 C Scout No. 31 | 8 C

Richards plans to visit Kentucky on September 30.

Cal, along with UK assistant Tony Barbee, will also meet with one of Richard’s teammates, 2019 point guard Al-Amir Dawes.


Is something brewing in Tremont Waters’ Crystal Ball?

Is something brewing in Tremont Waters’ Crystal Ball?

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Over the weekend, four-star point guard Tremont Waters visited Kentucky, and based on the rumblings online, that visit went very well. The last seven picks in Waters’ 247 Sports Crystal Ball have been in Kentucky’s favor, giving Kentucky 54% of the predictions to Indiana’s 31%:

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Don’t mistake this as a bad sign in the race for Trae Young. Kentucky will need two point guards next season, and with Young the clear priority at the position, Waters would be a good compliment. The 5’11” New Haven, Connecticut native has been compared to Tyler Ulis and is AAU teammates with five-star center Nick Richards, who Calipari is visiting tomorrow and will take an official visit to campus next weekend. All in all, sounds like a win.

Tremont Waters
Point Guard | 5-11 | 160 lbs.
New Haven, CT | Notre Dame
AAU: Expressions Elite
★★★★★
ESPN No. 32 | 7 PG Top247 No. 58 | 11 PG
Rivals No. 36 | – PG Scout No. 36 | 10 PG

Check out his highlights below:


“Narcos,” Season 2’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

“Narcos,” Season 2’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

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Television series based on true events can be tricky things. When I first started Netflix’s “Narcos” last year, I didn’t realize it would be a multiple-season series. Season one moved at a frantic clip, telling the story of Pablo Escobar and how he became the most famous drug lord in history. It moved so fast that I assumed Escobar would die in the finale, because, you know, that’s how his story ends. (If you’re yelling, “SPOILER ALERT” right now, you do realize Pablo Escobar was a real person, don’t you?) Alas, for Netflix, Escobar lived for another season, which just became available a few weeks ago. Four episodes in, I’m happy to report that season two may be even better than season one. I was skeptical about how the writers could stretch Escobar’s story out, but once again, Netflix has surpassed my expectations. Now, what they’re going to do with seasons three and four, I have no clue.

In lesser TV news, “Below Deck” is back and I am very happy about that. Although I’m not sure anything can top the train wreck that was Rocky in the mermaid’s tail last season, there’s some potential with this group, especially when Kate’s girlfriend comes aboard. (If you’re judging me for my TV show taste right now, well, I will remind you that “Everybody Loves Raymond” was once the most popular show on television for some reason.)

And yes, I watch too much television. Let’s go over today’s agenda, shall we?

Stephen Johnson took all the first team reps yesterday

After Mark Stoops said it would take a miracle for Drew Barker to be ready to go for Saturday’s game, Stephen Johnson took all of the first team reps in practice yesterday. Today, Barker will meet with a specialist to have his back evaluated, and although Eddie Gran didn’t rule out Drew being back on Saturday, he told reporters that, as of right now, “Stephen’s the guy.”

Mark Stoops will be on the SEC Coaches Teleconference after lunch, so check back in to read his comments heading into Saturday’s crucial showdown with South Carolina.

Don’t forget about two major football events this week besides the game

Tomorrow at 7 p.m., UK will unveil the new statue outside the training center honoring Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett and Houston Hogg, the four players who broke the color barrier in SEC Football. Eli Capilouto, Mitch Barnhart, and Northington will all speak at the unveiling, and Hackett, Hogg, and Page’s brother Melvin will also be on hand for what is sure to be a moving event.

This weekend also marks the induction of six new members to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame: Rich Brooks (football), Chuck Hayes (men’s basketball), James Johnson (wrestling), Molly Johnson-Belcher (softball), Bernadette Madigan-Dugan (cross country/track and field) and Wesley Woodyard (football). The entire class will be introduced at the game on Saturday. If you’re on the fence about going, seeing Brooks, Woodyard, and Hayes is reason enough for me.

It’s going to be a battle for spots at Big Blue Madness campout

Yesterday, UK released the full details for next weekend’s Madness Campout, including a map of the new parameters for where you can and cannot camp. As you can see, they’re really cracking down on camping areas, leaving pretty much just the east side of Memorial Coliseum for fans to set up tents. Last night, De’Aaron Fox snapped this pic of the lines now painted on the grass:

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If you’re planning on camping out, you better be ready to fight for a spot when the horn goes off next Wednesday morning at 5 a.m.

But, you’ll get to see these guys

Here’s a preview of your 2016-2017 team pic:

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What a sweet, sweet reminder that basketball season is almost here.

On the recruiting side…

Calipari visited Hamidou Diallo last night

After visiting him last week, Calipari made the trek to New York City again yesterday to see Hamidou Diallo, considered the best shooting guard in the 2017 class. On Monday, Cal visited John Petty, the fifth best shooting guard in the class, but given the roster overhaul on the horizon, he’d like to have both on the roster next season. According to Adam Zagoria, Cal is expected to check in on New Jersey big man Nick Richards tomorrow. Richards will take an official visit to UK next weekend.

In other recruiting news, big man Wendell Carter cut the Cats from his list yesterday, listing Duke, Harvard, Georgia Tech, and Georgia as his final four. The move shouldn’t come as a surprise since Calipari essentially conceded Carter to Duke earlier this summer.

Now get some work done before the radio show starts in an hour…


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Catching up with Cal

After spending Monday evening in Alabama with John Petty, John Calipari traveled to New York to see Hamidou Diallo.  He last visited Diallo eight days ago.  Both wings could share the spotlight at Kentucky, but for now they’ll have to split Calipari’s time.

We’re not sure exactly where Cal will be tomorrow, but Adam Zagoria reports he’ll be in New Jersey this Thursday to visit center Nick Richards.  Richards says he plans on taking an official visit to Kentucky next weekend with his mother.

Wendell Carter Cuts the Cats

It seemed as though Cal had conceded Carter to Duke long ago, but the nation’s third-ranked power forward didn’t make it official until today, releasing a top four featuring Duke, Harvard, Georgia Tech and Georgia.  Even when Carter was considering UK, I secretly wanted to see him land in the Ivy League.  That would be a sight to see.  Go Crimson.

WKU on the Prowl?

I’m under the impression that Rick Stansbury is a better salesman than Dwight Schrute.  He started his stint in Bowling Green by landing Mitchell Robinson, the No. 1 center in 2017.  Tonight he landed  a Top 50 wing in the 2017 class.  The addition of four-star shooting guard Josh Anderson gives the Tops a Top Ten recruiting class and that’s something I never thought I’d type on this site.


Coach Cal puts recruits in virtual Rupp Arena during in-home visits

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John Calipari is a trailblazer in basketball recruiting. He’s been at the top of the game since he landed at Kentucky in 2009 and everyone else strives to be him, often imitating his tactics (See: Krzyzewski, Mike) and strategy.

Today, we learned a new innovative way Cal is ahead of the pack, via a story Kevin Knox shared on his USA Today blog. Knox wrote, “Coach Cal brought this panoramic video on an iPad or something and I could walk around inside of Rupp! It’s like I was actually there. It was crazy!”

Knox called it a tie for “Best Presentation” with Roy Williams, who brought pictures of Knox in a North Carolina jersey. (Lame.)

So how ’bout that? Cal’s packing around an interactive, virtual Rupp Arena for recruits to tour from the comfort of their own home. That’s pretty cool, right? It won’t be long before Coach K is doing it, too.

 


John Calipari Returns to Recruiting in Alabama

John Calipari Returns to Recruiting in Alabama

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John Calipari teased his Twitter followers with the image above and this caption:

“Went to Best Wings in Huntsville. This place rivals Ching’s Wings. If you’ve been to Ching’s, you know that’s good.  I went with the honey gold and the Cajun spicy ranch.”

The first thing I wondered: how do you eat wings with a suit-coat on?  That sounds awfully messy.

The second thing I wondered: what’s he doing back in Huntsville?  It’s much easier to answer that question.

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Coach Cal shared some wings with swingman John Petty.  Calipari was in Huntsville just ten days ago to see Petty for an in-home visit at the beginning of the open recruiting period.  Calipari is turning Huntsville, Alabama into a home-away-from-home as he tries to convince Petty to turn down his home state school for the Cats.

If you don’t know much about Petty yet, the first player Cal offered in the ’17 class, here’s the basics:

John Petty
Shooting Guard/Small Forward | 6-7 | 180 lbs.
Huntsville, AL | J.O. Johnson
AAU: Team Penny
★★★★★
ESPN No. 25 | 7 SG Top247 No. 28 | 8 SF
Rivals No. 30 | – SG Scout No. 44 | 9 SG

Which 2017 recruit is most likely to commit to UK?

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Kentucky hosted two 2017 recruits this weekend: five-star power forward PJ Washington and four-star point guard Tremont Waters. Ben Roberts caught up with Scout.com’s Evan Daniels this morning to get his views on Kentucky’s status with the 2017 class, and when asked to name the one recruit that is most likely to commit to Kentucky, Daniels singled out Washington.

“PJ Washington,” Daniels told Roberts. “I think they’re in really good shape with him. Obviously, there’s a lot to play out. And if you asked PJ, he probably wouldn’t tell you they’re his leader. But just from being in this business of examining recruitments, he seems to be a guy that Kentucky is in great shape with.”

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Adam Zagoria spoke with Washington’s father, the head coach at Findlay Prep, and he said the visit — the first of four official visits Washington has scheduled — went well. On the trip, Washington and his family toured the facilities, met with academic advisors, Eli Capilouto, and hung out with the team and fellow 2017 recruit Tremont Waters. Calipari reportedly told Washington and his family that he’s itching to get the 2017 class rolling.

“His message was we need to get the Class of 2017 going, get everybody on board, on the same page,” Washington said. “With a school like this, they are going to have about 5-7 scholarships available, so it’s just a matter of what kids you want to play with and the style of play and that kind of thing.”

Washington has visits to North Carolina (Sept. 23-25), Arizona (Oct. 21-23) and Texas (Oct. 28-30) scheduled. His father didn’t give Zagoria a timetable for his son’s decision, but said he would prefer if he waits until he’s taken all of his visits.

[ZagsBlog]


PJ Washington is on campus

PJ Washington is on campus

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Before we turn our attention to all things football, a brief basketball recruiting update: five-star power forward PJ Washington is on campus for his official visit. The 6’7″ Dallas native posted this picture from the Joe Craft Center moments ago:

P.J. Washington
Power Forward| 6-7 | 225 lbs.
Dallas, TX | Findlay Prep
AAU: Team Penny
★★★★★
ESPN No. 16 | 4 PF Top247 No. 16 | 6 PF
Rivals No. 23 | 5 PF Scout No. 14 | 1 PF

Four-star point guard Tremont Waters is also on campus this weekend. Hopefully the rain clears up and we can show these boys a good time.


Tremont Waters also visiting this weekend

PJ Washington isn’t the only 2017 target visiting UK’s campus this weekend. According to Adam Zagoria, four-star point guard Tremont Waters will also be in Lexington the next few days after a trip to Georgetown a few weeks back.

Tremont Waters
Point Guard | 5-11 | 160 lbs.
New Haven, CT | Notre Dame
AAU: Expressions Elite
★★★★★
ESPN No. 32 | 7 PG Top247 No. 58 | 11 PG
Rivals No. 36 | – PG Scout No. 36 | 10 PG

The 5’11” Waters is one of three point guards John Calipari has offered in the 2017 class, along with Trae Young and Quade Green. Although Cal is prioritizing Young, the roster will pretty much be a blank slate next season, so Kentucky will need all the guards they can get. Waters hosted Calipari on an in-home visit Tuesday night, and the Connecticut native will also take trips to Indiana and Kansas over the next two weekends.

Waters has been compared to Tyler Ulis, which automatically makes me like him. Check out his highlights below: