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Who has Kentucky contacted in the class of 2022?

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Photo: Nick Koza/247Sports

The recruiting frenzy has begun.

Starting at midnight on Monday, recruiting restrictions were lifted on college coaches reaching out to prospects in the class of 2022. Instead of going through parents and coaches to express interest, coaches are now allowed to contact the players themselves.

So who has Kentucky reached out to since the restrictions were lifted on Monday?

KSR has put together a running list of confirmed contact between UK and potential targets in the class of 2022.

Jaden Bradley

2022 five-star point guard Jaden Bradley was one of the first prospects Kentucky contacted after midnight, with Bradley’s father, Nate Bradley, confirming with KSR that UK was among the ten-plus schools to reach out.

Kentucky joined the likes of North Carolina, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Florida State, Arkansas, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and Alabama to contact Bradley today.

Skyy Clark

Another five-star guard, Skyy Clark, is expected to be one of Kentucky’s top targets in the class of 2022, and the school is making it clear he is a priority.

Kentucky contacted Skyy Clark’s father, Kenny Clark, early in the morning, before following it up with the five-star prospect later in the day.

UK joined Kansas, UNC, FSU, Gonzaga, Penn, BYU, Oregon, Minnesota, DePaul, Ohio State, Stanford, Arkansas, and Holy Cross as schools to reach out.

Ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation, Clark is considered a consensus top-25 prospect in the upcoming junior class.

Dillon Hunter

2022 five-star forward Dillon Hunter heard from the Kentucky staff earlier this morning, per Jake Weingarten of

According to Weingarten, Hunter has heard from the likes of UK, Dayton, Wake Forest, and Ohio State, among numerous other programs.

Hunter took an unofficial visit to Kentucky back in November.

Enoch Boakye

2022 top-25 prospect Enoch Boakye told KSR this evening that Kentucky reached out to set up a meeting this week, but had not yet called.

Boakye told KSR that Michigan State, South Carolina, Gonzaga, Arizona, Marquette, and UCLA all called after midnight.

Boakye, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center in the upcoming junior class, took an unofficial visit to Kentucky back in February.

Brandon Miller

2022 five-star forward Brandon Miller has not yet personally received a call from the UK coaching staff, but the top-15 prospect tells KSR one is scheduled for later today.

This afternoon, Miller told KSR that he has heard from Louisville, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Florida, Tennessee State, and Georgetown thus far today.

Kentucky has not yet extended an offer to the five-star forward, though one could come at some point this summer.

James Jewell

2022 in-state standout James Jewell has officially heard from the Kentucky program, with UK assistant coach Joel Justus checking in this evening.

Jewell, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Eastern High School in Louisville, tells KSR he has now heard from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Western Carolina, Morehead State, Xavier, Murray State, WKU, and North Texas today.

The athletic forward previously visited Kentucky for Big Blue Madness this past year, with sources telling KSR that the UK coaching staff will continue to express interest moving forward.

Bruce Thornton

2022 four-star point guard Bruce Thornton is anticipating a call from Kentucky in the very near future.

This afternoon, Thornton’s AAU director told KSR that he has already heard from Georgia, Alabama, Louisville, Wake Forest, Texas, Auburn, Maryland, Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, Virginia, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Air Force, Miami, Georgia Tech, Morehouse, and Murray State today, with UK expected to reach out, as well.

Thornton earned a scholarship offer from Maryland last night, followed by Auburn extending an offer of their own today.

Thornton took an unofficial visit to Kentucky back in January.

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield

Kentucky was one of seven total schools to reach out to 2022 five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield on Monday.

This evening, the 6-foot-10 forward’s mother told KSR that Kentucky, along with Kansas, Wake Forest, Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky, all reached out after recruiting restrictions were lifted at midnight.

The top-ten prospect is widely expected to reclass to 2021.

Kamari Lands

According to Travis Graf of Cats Illustrated, Kentucky reached out to four-star forward Kamari Lands today.

Lands is rated as the No. 37 overall prospect and No. 10 small forward in the 2022 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Sadraque Nganga

2022 five-star forward Sadraque Nganga heard from UCLA, Kansas, Maryland, and St. Mary’s on Monday, his guardian tells KSR.

While Kentucky did not reach out on the first day of contact, the UK coaching staff has spoken with the five-star forward’s guardian in the past and are expected to express interest moving forward.

The top-15 prospect has said previously that Kentucky is his dream school and would likely commit if offered.

This post will be updated with the latest reported contact and/or offers…

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Who has Kentucky contacted in the class of 2022?

  1. Catcasey1
    4:29 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    This is good news I guess cause probably won’t see college sports until 2022

  2. WILDCATS1968
    6:33 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Is Dillon Hunter a 4 star or 5 star ? listed as both in the above article. And yes there will be college sports this year.

  3. WILDCATS1968
    6:36 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Also, definitely looks like Cal is changing his recruiting strategy, there are more 4 stars listed above than previous few years combined. Looks like he is moving to mix 4/5 stars together rather than just 5 stars and the occasional 4 star.

  4. JROD
    1:44 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Oddly not one of those recruits listed Duke as having contact? No battles with Duke this year or does Duke tell them not to let others know if they contacted them?

  5. chris43
    2:30 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Probably a good thing to start reaching out to more 4 stars. Ratings are always rising/falling so that 4 could be a 5 by senior year. Plus with the G League offering 300-500k contracts I could easily see more of the elite top notch 5 stars skipping college for the cash.