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October 30, 2013

Emory study shows Kentucky’s recruiting success “special”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm October 30, 2013 10/30/13

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Emory University’s sports marketing analytics team is back with a study examining how well different schools have recruited from 2002-2011. The researchers looked at the recruiting success of different schools based on factors that are expected to affect recruiting such as a team’s fan base support and ability to convert recruiting hauls into draft picks.…

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Scout.com suggests Kentucky is third in the running for Stanley Johnson

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm October 30, 2013 10/30/13

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Scout.com released a recruiting report today to its paid subscribers that is the latest in the line of discouraging news about UK’s chances with 2014 star Stanley Johnson. The small forward visited UK for Big Blue Madness, but according to Scout’s analysts, it didn’t help their stock much. In fact, they think that Kentucky is…

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October 29, 2013

Devin Booker will also announce his decision on Thursday

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:23pm October 29, 2013 10/29/13

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We now interrupt your Blue/White game for some breaking news: Devin Booker will also announce his college decision on Thursday. According to Evan Daniels, Booker will tell the world which college he’ll attend at 4 p.m. Thursday at a press conference at his school. The 2014 shooting guard is down to Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State…

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James Blackmon Jr. to announce his decision Halloween night

Drew Franklin 4:48pm October 29, 2013 10/29/13

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Per Jeff Rabjohns, James Blackmon Jr. will announce his decision Thursday night on ESPNU.  He is down to Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. An ESPN spokesperson told the Herald-Leader the announcement will air at halftime of the 7:30 football game, so don’t ring our doorbells between 8:30 and 9:30, kids.  We’ll leave the candy on the doorstep.…

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October 28, 2013

Scout.com releases “Ultimate 100” rankings

Drew Franklin 4:00pm October 28, 2013 10/28/13

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Scout.com released a new “Ultimate 100” list that ranks the top high school basketball prospects regardless of class.  The rankings feature 45 seniors, 30 juniors, 22 sophomores and three very talented high school freshmen, led by Jahlil Okafor at No. 1. Check out the top ten plus other UK targets and commits from the 2014…

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October 27, 2013

Booker Visits Columbia Again, Leaning Mizzou?

Jay Hochstetler 8:30pm October 27, 2013 10/27/13

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    As reported earlier this week, Devin Booker visited Missouri this weekend on an unofficial visit. Booker was visiting mainly because his father was part of the ceremony honoring the Missouri team he played on that went undefeated in conference play. This comes just one week after his official visit, which was a very…

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James Blackmon Jr. could be approaching a decision this week

Ally Tucker 6:53pm October 27, 2013 10/27/13

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  2014 G James Blackmon Jr. told me he’d like to make a decision this week, but isn’t sure what day it will be, if he does. #iubb – Justin Albers (@Justin_Albers) October 27, 2013   Justin Albers covers Indiana basketball recruiting for AllHoosiers.com and reported via Twitter that James Blackmon Jr. could be nearing…

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October 25, 2013

Kentucky unlikely to get top recruiting class

Stuart Hammer 2:20pm October 25, 2013 10/25/13

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Five straight years John Calipari has hauled in the No. 1 ranked recruiting class from his first season in 2009 up until his ginormous 2013 squad that is poised to make a title run. From John Wall to Julius Randle, Calipari has put his collection of players above all… Until 2014. Cal and his Cats…

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October 24, 2013

James Blackmon Jr. can dribble really well

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm October 24, 2013 10/24/13

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Don’t have too much fun in Bloomington this weekend, James.

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October 23, 2013

James Blackmon, Jr. will visit Indiana this weekend

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:28pm October 23, 2013 10/23/13

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  After wavering about it earlier this week, it appears James Blackmon, Jr. will go through with his visit to Bloomington this weekend: IU visit this weekend #IUBB — James Blackmon Jr. (@JBlackmon2) October 23, 2013 Don’t be too impressed if they raise a banner in your honor, James. They do that for just about…

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June 6, 2020

Rivals Analyst Predicts Jonathan Kuminga will Reclassify, Jump to G League

Nick Roush 3:00pm June 6, 2020 6/6/20

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There’s growing sentiment that the No. 1 basketball recruit in America will not play college basketball. At the top of every college basketball recruiting rankings for the 2021 class, you’ll find Jonathan Kuminga. The 6-8 small forward from The Patrick School in New Jersey is a bonafide phenom that can do it all on the…

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June 5, 2020

2020 five-star center Moussa Cisse postpones decision

Jack Pilgrim 9:30am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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The plot thickens with the top available center in the class of 2020. Five-star center Moussa Cisse, who announced last week he would be reclassifying from 2021 to 2020, has postponed his college decision. At the time of his reclass announcement, Cisse told reporters he would be choosing a college at some point this week.…

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June 3, 2020

Former UK target Frank Anselem commits to Syracuse

Maggie Davis 10:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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Four-star center Frank Anselem has officially chosen his new home, and it won’t be in the state of Kentucky. The big man is taking his talents to Syracuse University to play for the Orange and head coach Jim Boeheim. The 6-foot-10, 220 pound center is currently listed as the No. 142 player in the nation,…

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June 2, 2020

UK WBB commit Erin Toller says Tennessee was her “dream school” before picking Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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“Dream schools” are only reflective of a dream until you wake up (or in this case: grow up). Kentucky Women’s Basketball commitment Erin Toller was enamored with the idea that she could one day help continue the legacy of the Tennessee lady Volunteers program. Despite growing up in the Lousiville area and attending Sacred Heart…

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Five Kentucky targets make up top ten of updated 2021 recruiting rankings

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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Five players with Kentucky offers currently make up the top ten of the updated 2021 Rivals recruiting rankings. In the latest update released today, Jonathan Kuminga held firm at No. 1 overall, followed by Patrick Baldwin Jr. at No. 2, Paolo Banchero at No. 3, Jaden Hardy at No. 6 and Kennedy Chandler at No.…

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May 31, 2020

John Calipari virtually met with five-star Paolo Banchero

Maggie Davis 10:30pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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Recruits still aren’t able to physically visit college campuses due to COVID-19 concerns, but that’s not stopping the Kentucky basketball staff from getting in a little quality time with the country’s best players. John Calipari and his staff recently met with five-star junior Paolo Banchero (virtually, of course), according to Jake Weingarten, the owner and…

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May 30, 2020

Five of the biggest Kentucky basketball recruiting misses

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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A week after asking “what if?” Kentucky Sports Radio will explore a version of the what if question by examining some of the biggest whiffs on the recruiting trail. How could a few added signatures from top targets have changed the John Calipari era in Lexington? Would the Wildcats have won more titles? Were they…

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BREAKING: The 2020 Nike EYBL season has been canceled

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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Despite the NCAA still considering Evaluation Periods in August, September, and October, the 2020 Nike EYBL season has officially been called off. In an announcement made this evening, EYBL has canceled the remainder of the 2020 season, including Peach Jam. “As we continue to navigate the evolving impact of COVID-19, we are cancelling the remainder…

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NCAA eyeing three fall dates for evaluation periods

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20 Comments Disabled

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In the aftermath of the cancellation of spring AAU competition and national events, the NCAA is considering a series of Evaluation Periods to run from August through September. According to a report by Evan Daniels of 247Sports, the NCAA and NABC are considering individual periods from August 6-9, September 4-6, and October 9-11. This week,…

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May 29, 2020

Five-star guard Kennedy Chandler is moving away from his Tennessee high school

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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One of the Volunteers’ top in-state players is moving elsewhere. Five-star point guard out of the class of 2021, Kennedy Chandler, announced on Friday that he will transfer from Briarcrest Christain School (TN) to Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school located in Kansas. Chandler, who is a native of Memphis, TN, is listed as the…

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