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5-star guard Josh Christopher schedules Big Blue Madness visit

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Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Big Blue Madness is always an exciting night for current Kentucky basketball players, but it’s also traditionally been a big night of recruiting for the Wildcats. This year is no different.

Josh Christopher, a 2020 5-star guard, will be in attendance for this year’s Big Blue Madness, his father tells 247Sports. BBM is slated for Friday, October 11.

“It’s tentative,” Laron Christopher said. “We have to call the schools and verify, but I don’t think they’ll have any issues.”

Even better news for the Cats? Big Blue Madness is not the only time Christopher plans to visit Lexington. 

While Madness will count as Christopher’s unofficial visit at Kentucky, the Christopher family wants to save their official visit for the UK vs. Georgia game at Rupp Arena later in the season.

Laron Christopher noted BBM makes it “hard for us to spend quality time” with the UK coaching staff, which is why they’re planning their return trip during conference play.

Christopher is currently listed as the No. 6 prospect in the class by 247Sports and the No. 12 player in ESPN’s top-100. Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN all have Christopher ranked as one of the top-3 shooting guards in the 2020 class.

His other visits include a trip to UCLA for the matchup against Arizona State on January 24, a visit to Michigan for their game against Michigan State on February 8 and to Missouri for their home matchup against Florida State. His brother will be a freshman at Arizona State this season, so he plans on taking unofficial visits to ASU throughout the year. Christopher is saving his fifth and final official visit – for now.

He originally cut his list down to five schools in late July. Kentucky is currently viewed as the frontrunner in Christopher’s commitment, according to KSR’s recruiting insider Jack Pilgrim.

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Article written by Maggie Davis

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23 Comments for 5-star guard Josh Christopher schedules Big Blue Madness visit



  1. season-3-disc-2
    6:43 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    Great so excited tor yet another loooooong recruitment with hundreds of updates and several momentum swings of a player we were the favorite for in the fall (ours to loose) and come spring it will be a battle between us and another school (Arizona ST) who will then have the edge offering endless playing time topped with a green light so he can score 25ppg and win in the end. Cal doesn’t need advice from anyone he is great at what he does and I know this is only my opinion BUT I really believe his biggest and only fault In recruiting is his “take your time go home and think it over Kentucky is not for everyone” speech to these kids gives them a bit of a reason to believe he doesn’t want them that much bc maybe thy want to be pursued for a commitment right away but just like so many things in life if you overthink something never works out.



    • Cokely53
      6:56 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

      It’s lose not loose like loose change or the opposite of to tighten, as in loosen.



    • season-3-disc-2
      7:55 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

      Ty cokely53 you’re a genius.



    • BlueByYou
      6:10 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      ….and you’re an idiot. Why do you follow recruiting if that’s your attitude? And remember, a period is your friend, both when writing and when you are not ready for kids!



    • season-3-disc-2
      11:26 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Correcting punctuation is the modern ego builder of all the superior educated internet warriors. You guys are so cool.



    • runningunnin.454
      7:29 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Hey, there’s A period in there; but, a couple of commas would have been nice.



  2. IrishCat
    6:48 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    GET THIS DUDE!!



    • Cletis75
      1:11 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah! I believe he is a very big piece of the puzzle for the 2020 class!



  3. Ridge Runner
    7:30 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    Glad to see him planning to attend. Fingers crossed!



  4. Smyrna_Cat
    7:49 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    Kentucky is currently viewed as the frontrunner in Christopher’s commitment, according to KSR’s recruiting insider Jack Pilgrim.

    This makes me feel better.



  5. ColoradoCatFan88
    8:40 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    Christopher is a must get. Him & Boston together will be a very talented backcourt who will be capable of putting up a lot of points



  6. BPatte
    10:11 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    It seems we now get excited if the top recruits attend midnight madness!!!!! Why aren’t we signing these guys first! It should be a privilege to attend!



    • Cletis75
      1:09 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      You sound fun! Do you make someone marry you before you court them?



    • 4everUKblue
      7:42 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Lol!



    • runningunnin.454
      7:49 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, gotta court the recruits.
      Dook recruitment speech,
      “I’ll buy you a diamond ring, my friend,
      If it makes you feel all right,
      I’ll get you anything, my friend,
      If it makes you feel all right.”



    • 4everUKblue
      8:57 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Come on come on, lovin’ for the money
      Come on come on, listen to the Moneytalk
      Come on come on, lovin’ for the money
      Come on come on, listen to the Moneytalk



    • runningunnin.454
      9:21 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      “Your lovin’ gives me a thrill, but
      your lovin don’t pay my bills,
      Now give me money,
      That’s what I want”.



    • 4everUKblue
      9:48 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Money, it’s a crime
      Share it fairly, but don’t take a slice of my pie
      Money, so they say
      Is the root of all evil today…



    • 4everUKblue
      9:54 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Baby you’re a rich man
      Baby you’re a rich man
      Baby you’re a rich man too
      You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo
      What a thing to do



    • runningunnin.454
      9:55 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      “Go on, take the money and run”.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:00 am August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Money for nothin,’ and chicks for free
      Now that ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
      Lemme tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb



  7. CrystalBall
    11:17 pm August 25, 2019 Permalink

    My CrystalBallz predict a Ky commitment.



    • Mboro-kyfan
      7:06 pm August 27, 2019 Permalink

      Could someone give me some advice on the blue madness ticket process, never been before and any tips on where to go get in line and best times would be appreciated, thanks n go cats.