ESPN released its final rankings for the 2018 high school basketball class today. Four future Kentucky Wildcats rank within the final top 30, which gives John Calipari the second-ranked class overall, behind Mike Krysywyeajdkys and Duke. It marks the fifth straight year Duke and Kentucky landed the top two classes in the country.
Keldon Johnson is UK’s top-ranked player of the bunch. Johnson is No. 7 in the ESPN 100 with a 94 rating, down one spot in the final update.
EJ Montgomery, the most recent addition to the class, is next at No. 14 overall. Montgomery, who has yet to sign with the Cats, is considered the fifth-best power forward.
The first member of UK’s class, Immanuel Quickley, dropped six places but was able to keep his fifth star. Quickley fell from No. 17 to No. 23, and is ranked as the fifth-best point guard.
Tyler Herro rounds out the group at No. 28 overall. Herro fell to a four-star prospect with the drop.
Fun Fact: All 10 of John Calipari’s UK recruiting classes have been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in ESPN’s rankings.