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John Calipari visits 2019 No. 1 prospect James Wiseman in Memphis

(Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

(Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

John Calipari has officially put the full-court press on the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2019.

According to recruiting insider Pat Lawless, Coach Cal was in Memphis this afternoon to see James Wiseman play in the district title game:

Here is Cal in the stands:

Wiseman is considered the top prospect in 2019, and almost all recruiting analysts consider him a heavy Kentucky lean.

Kyle Tucker of SEC Country reported just two days ago that the Kentucky coaching staff sees Wiseman as the next Karl-Anthony Towns, and the talented big man is in love with the comparison. In fact, one source close to Wiseman’s high school basketball program told Tucker he was a near-lock to head to Lexington.

“James is going to Kentucky,” he told Tucker. “That’s what he tells everybody.”

If you missed his profile, check it out here:

This profile of James Wiseman bodes well for Kentucky

Earlier in the day, Calipari also reportedly visited five-star prospect DJ Jeffries in Mississippi, another player reportedly heavily favoring the Wildcats.

After striking out on some top talent in 2018, it’s good to see Calipari doing whatever it takes to lock up top talent for 2019.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for John Calipari visits 2019 No. 1 prospect James Wiseman in Memphis



  1. BigBlueNationDude
    10:47 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    Going to Duke.



  2. Bobbum Man
    11:39 pm February 21, 2018 Permalink

    Would absolutely love to get this kid heck of a player and seems like a great kid… would be a great start to the class too Cal needs a good bounce back class



  3. BBNstrive49
    2:16 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    Duke bound



    • 4everUKblue
      4:43 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      You hope. You and you’re BF”S BBNDude and BradCal.



  4. Cryingtheblues
    3:48 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    If he’s heading to Duke there’s SHADY BUSINESS going on.



    • 4everUKblue
      4:46 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

      You think Capel’s duffel bag drop is shady??? He got run out of Oklahoma for some shady business.



  5. BBNBRIAN
    9:01 am February 22, 2018 Permalink

    If Penny Hardaway becomes coach at Memphis, we can kiss Wiseman goodbye.