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.
Poster time for Josh Christopher ?
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 11, 2019
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.
2020 five-star guard Josh Christopher has scheduled TWO visits to Kentucky, per @EvanDaniels. First is an unofficial for Big Blue Madness and the second is an official for UK’s matchup against Georgia later in the season. Kentucky is the perceived leader for the top-ten prospect.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) August 25, 2019