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January 27, 2020

Kentucky has two top-five signees in updated Rivals rankings

Jack Pilgrim 12:48pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Remember the narrative that John Calipari had lost his touch on the recruiting trail and couldn’t sign top-five talent anymore? Kentucky now has two in the class of 2020. In Rivals’ latest recruiting rankings, five-star guards BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke both came in ranked in the top five, with the former jumping 13 spots…

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Monday Morning Things To Know: Mamba Forever

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Yesterday’s helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others continues to send shockwaves through the sports world this morning. I won’t pretend to have been a huge fan of Kobe’s during his prime; however, as his career came to a close, I grew to really…

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January 26, 2020

Kentucky target Jaden Hardy models game after Devin Booker, continues stretch of dominant play

Jack Pilgrim 11:00am January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Jaden Hardy is arguably the top scoring guard in the class of 2021, and after learning who he models his game after, it’s easy to understand why. On Friday evening, ESPN traveled to Henderson, NV to broadcast the highly-anticipated matchup between Coronado High School and Bishop Gorman High School on ESPNU. And as part of…

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January 23, 2020

BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke make McDonald’s All-American Game

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:18pm January 23, 2020 1/23/20

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At least two future Kentucky Wildcats will play in the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game. BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke made the 24-man roster, which was just unveiled. Greg Brown, a 6’8″ forward from Austin, Texas who is considering Kentucky, Texas, Memphis, Auburn, and Michigan, also made the cut. Devin Askew and Isaiah Jackson, who signed…

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BJ Boston moves up in new ESPN Top 100

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am January 23, 2020 1/23/20

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ESPN’s new Top 100 for the 2020 class is out, and future Kentucky Wildcat BJ Boston made a significant jump. The five-star small forward rose from No. 12 to No. 6, proof of what Paul Biancardi calls an incredible season at Sierra Canyon. “A true three-level bucket maker, not many have had a better senior…

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January 21, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS: Kentucky signees and major targets impress at the HoopHall Classic

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm January 21, 2020 1/21/20

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This weekend, several Kentucky signees and targets were among the dozens of top prospects to take the floor and compete in one of the top annual high school at one of the highest-profile events of the season: the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, MA. Three of Kentucky’s signees – Brandon Boston Jr., Devin Askew, and…

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January 20, 2020

Monday Morning Things To Know: Happy MLK Day

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am January 20, 2020 1/20/20

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Good morning, friends, and welcome to a new week. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but we don’t do holidays here at KSR, so how about a roundup of the news to get you going on this chilly Monday? Basketball The big news of the weekend was Kentucky’s 73-66 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville on…

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January 18, 2020

Kentucky signees and targets invade the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, MA

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm January 18, 2020 1/18/20 Comments Disabled

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Starting this afternoon, several Kentucky signees and major targets are participating in one of the biggest high school basketball events of the year: the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, MA. To get things rolling today, 2020 four-star center target Cliff Omoruyi (Roselle Catholic High School) will take the floor vs. Bishop Gorman High School at 1:30…

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January 17, 2020

Greg Brown raves about visit to Kentucky in Sports Illustrated blog

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:30pm January 17, 2020 1/17/20

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Five-star power forward Greg Brown took his official visit to Kentucky last weekend and was in the house for the Cats’ win over Alabama. Today, he blogged about his trip for Sports Illustrated, and it sounds like it went just as well as we had heard. I’m just coming off my visit to Kentucky last…

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January 15, 2020

The Sources Say Podcast Ep. 23: Greg Brown wraps up his official visit to Lexington… Where does Kentucky stand?

Jack Pilgrim 8:00am January 15, 2020 1/15/20

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 23 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders dedicate the majority of conversation to 2020 five-star forward Greg Brown and his official visit to Lexington this past weekend. First, though, KSR’s Zack Geoghegan joins…

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January 13, 2020

2021 five-star forward Patrick Baldwin Jr: “Kentucky is really high up there”

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm January 13, 2020 1/13/20

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Kentucky is still putting together the final pieces of its 2020 recruiting class, but that’s not stopping them from laying the groundwork for 2021. With six offers extended to prospects in the junior class, the UK coaching staff has their eye set on a few individuals to serve as potential foundational pieces for next year’s…

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2020 four-star center Cliff Omoruyi cuts list to five, includes Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 6:15pm January 13, 2020 1/13/20

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2020 four-star center Cliff Omoruyi has trimmed his list down to five schools, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut. This evening, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound center out of Roselle, NJ included Kentucky with Arizona State, Auburn, Connecticut, and Rutgers in his final list, cutting the likes of Memphis, North Carolina State, and Miami (FL) from…

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You NEED to see this new Isaiah Jackson Highlight Reel

Nick Roush 5:15pm January 13, 2020 1/13/20

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Isaiah Jackson is good at dunking basketballs. Of the six players in Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class, currently ranked No. 1 in America by 247 Sports, Jackson is probably the player I know the least about. After four minutes of highlights, I can now say with conviction that Isiah Jackson is VERY good at dunking basketballs.…

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Pilgrim’s Insider Notes: 2020 five-star forward Greg Brown wraps up official visit to Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 8:00am January 13, 2020 1/13/20

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This weekend, the Kentucky basketball program hosted 2020 five-star forward Greg Brown on an official visit, his fourth of five total among remaining finalists in his recruitment. The first three were to Texas the weekend of Sept. 7, Auburn the weekend of Nov. 30, and Memphis on the weekend of Jan. 4. Following his trip…

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January 12, 2020

John Calipari visits 2021 center Franck Kepnang

Nick Wheatley 8:00pm January 12, 2020 1/12/20

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The Cats may have just defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, but Kentucky’s coaches are already back on the recruiting trail Sunday. John Calipari visited 2021 center Franck Kepnang on Sunday afternoon alongside assistant coach Tony Barbee, according to national recruiting expert Adam Zagoria. Kepnang is a 6-10, 220-pound center from Cameroon. He currently…

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January 10, 2020

2021 five-star guard Kennedy Chandler trims list to ten, Kentucky makes cut

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm January 10, 2020 1/10/20

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2021 five-star guard Kennedy Chandler trimmed his list to ten on Friday evening, and a Kentucky made the cut. In his first official list cut, Kentucky was joined by Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and USC. Here was the announcement: I appreciate all the coaches who recruited me. Top…

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January 9, 2020

Evan Daniels believes Kentucky is strong contender for Jonathan Kuminga

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm January 9, 2020 1/9/20

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Kentucky is reportedly in strong contention for arguably the No. 1 prospect in all of high school basketball. This afternoon, Evan Daniels of 247Sports wrote in his weekly mailbag post that Kentucky is “in the top tier” for 2021 five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga. The other early contenders? Auburn and LSU. “In terms of schools, if…

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Greg Brown’s father thinks three schools lead, and Kentucky isn’t one of them

Jack Pilgrim 1:15pm January 9, 2020 1/9/20

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Kentucky will host the nation’s top uncommitted power forward this weekend, and it looks like John Calipari and his staff have some ground to make up. Greg Brown III, a five-star prospect out of Austin, TX, is down to a final five of Auburn, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, and Texas, with a decision expected to happen…

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January 7, 2020

The Sources Say Podcast Ep. 22: John Calipari is relentless on the recruiting trail (again); Ranking the top 20 prospects in the class of 2020

Jack Pilgrim 8:00am January 7, 2020 1/7/20 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated for episode 22 of the Sources Say Podcast. This week, the trio of recruiting insiders start the show by talking about John Calipari going crazy on the recruiting trail (again), laying the ground work for prospects ranging from the class of…

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January 4, 2020

WATCH: B.J. Boston Abuses Opponents on ESPN

Nick Roush 11:35am January 4, 2020 1/4/20

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Thoughts and Prayers from the BBN to a pair of players from The Patrick School. B.J. Boston soaked up the national spotlight Friday night on ESPN. In a matchup against the No. 1 player in the 2021 class, Jonathan Kuminga, the future Wildcat provided a nice preview for what Kentucky fans can expect to see…

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