Kentucky’s entire roster is officially on campus.
This evening, UK signee Isaiah Jackson made it to Lexington and moved in at the Wildcat Coal Lodge, as reported by Travis Graf of Cats Illustrated.
Cats Illustrated has been told that Isaiah Jackson HAS made it to campus. pic.twitter.com/x1pVpskQJz
— Travis Graf (@TravGraf_Rivals) July 18, 2020
This news comes after a two-week wait following Jackson’s original scheduled arrival date, a delay that remains unclear.
Back on July 1, Jackson’s high school coach, David McGlown, told KSR that the Pontiac, MI native was expected to be in Lexington the weekend of July 4.
“He will be down this weekend coming up [on July 4],” Jackson’s former coach told KSR at the time.
This past week, UK head coach John Calipari told reporters that he believed all scholarship players were officially on campus, adding that he’ll be joining them on the practice court on July 20.
“Well, first of all, all of our kids are on campus, I believe,” Calipari said. “They’re all on campus, they’re all working out, they’re in a tight bubble. When you talk about the lodge the practice facility, what we have there, they are getting antsy. They keep asking, ‘When are we going to see you?’ You guys understand. I can’t work with them until the (July) 20th. They’re doing conditioning, weight training and they are in the gym with shooting machines and shooting on their own, where they each block out time in the gym and they’re on two ends and they, you know, not touching each other and all that. The kids seem to be safe.”
Despite Calipari’s update, the Kentucky basketball social media accounts shared a post the following day featuring 11 players – Dontaie Allen, Jacob Toppin, Olivier Sarr, Keion Brooks Jr., Terrence Clarke, Cam’Ron Fletcher, Devin Askew, BJ Boston, Lance Ware, Zan Payne, and Davion Mintz – with Jackson noticeably absent from the group.
Amid the uncertainty, a source close to the Kentucky basketball program told KSR that Jackson was expected to make the trip to Lexington this weekend, with a move-in tentatively scheduled for Saturday. Graf also reported a tentative Saturday arrival.
While we don’t know why Jackson arrival was delayed, we do know that Kentucky’s roster is now complete in Lexington and actively preparing for the 2020-21 season.