247Sports updated their 2019 rankings and it included some interesting moves for the three UK commits.
Ashton Hagans remains UK’s highest ranked commitment in the class of 2019, but that may not last long. Hagans is expected to make the jump to the 2018 class and play for Kentucky next season.
Hagans fell one spot to No. 7 in the rankings. As of now he’s the top ranked “true” point guard in the class of 2019.
Tyrese Maxey was also rumored to potentially make the jump to 2018 but had a change of heart that will keep him in 2019. Since committing to the Cats, Maxey was bumped up three spots from No. 17 to No. 14. Maxey is the second ranked combo guard. He’s behind the No. 2 player in the class, Cole Anthony.
While Hagans dropped a spot it could be worse. Ask D.J. Jeffries. The first UK commit in 2019 dropped 14 spots to No. 41. While Maxey and Hagans are obvious five-star players, Jeffries is stuck at four.
Jeffries hasn’t been a scrub in the early spring AAU session, but he’s clearly a notch below the best talent in the class. UK didn’t take the Mississippi native to be an instant star when he arrives on Kentucky’s campus for the 2019-2020 season, but instead UK’s coaches think he can develop into a nice multiyear player. Expect the drop in the rankings to serve as motivation for Jeffries.
Seven other players in the class of 2019 hold an offer from UK. If the Cats can add two or three of those players it could be a super class.
James Wiseman– No. 1 in the class (remained No. 1).
Vernon Carey– No. 3 in the class (dropped one spot).
Matthew Hurt- No. 6 in the class (dropped two spots).
Keion Brooks- No. 9 in the class (moved up seven spots).
Bryan Antoine- No. 11 in the class (moved down three spots).
Scottie Lewis- No. 13 in the class (moved down four spots).
Jalen Lecque- No. 15 in the class (moved down five spots).
Other 2019 recruits of interest that don’t currently hold an offer from the Cats:
No. 2: Cole Anthony. It’s strange the Cats haven’t offered. Maybe Anthony prefers other schools and UK won’t waste its time?
No. 5: Charles Bassey. Bassey plays his high school basketball in Louisville but when UK, Duke and UNC aren’t interested that may be telling.
No. 54 David Johnson. Johnson plays for Trinity in Louisville. Once committed to UofL, the Cats have shown interest in Johnson.
No. 137 Dekeyvan Tandy. Most UK fans would love to see Tandy in blue, but after his father’s recent comments it seems unlikely UK will offer.
No. 154 Dontaie Allen. This may be the Kentuckian that ends up at UK. Allen moved up 61 spots in the latest rankings.
No. 243 Michael Moreno. The Scott County prospect hopes to have a big senior season.