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June 18, 2021

In-state star Reed Sheppard hears from Kentucky, looking for college that “feels like home”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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All eyes are on North Laurel standout Reed Sheppard – the nation’s No. 39 overall prospect in Rivals’ updated 2023 rankings and son of two former Kentucky basketball stars, Jeff and Stacey Sheppard – as the NCAA evaluation period opens for the first time this weekend. Sheppard, a 6-3 shooting guard out of London, KY,…

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Top-ranked guard Shaedon Sharpe is in Lexington for his official visit to Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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One of the few class of 2022 members with an offer from Kentucky is on campus right now. Shaedon Sharpe, a highly-ranked shooting guard who is originally from Canada, is currently on an official visit to see the Kentucky Wildcats campus. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Sharpe posted to his Instagram earlier on Friday that he was…

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Kentucky has reached out to Reed Sheppard

Nick Roush 1:32pm June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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The Wildcats are in contact with the state’s most talked about high school basketball player. Shortly after finishing a summer league game at Collins High School in Shelbyville, Ky., Reed Sheppard informed KSR’s Jack Pilgrim that he has been in touch with Orlando Antigua. The UK assistant coach reached out not long after the contact…

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Today on KSR: Evaluation period begins, Daimion Collins speaks

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am June 18, 2021 6/18/21

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College coaches will be evaluating talent in person for the first time since the tail end of the 2019-20 high school basketball season starting today, as the NCAA’s first official evaluation period of the year will run from Friday to Sunday (June 18-20), with high-profile events taking place throughout the country. Among them? The Titans…

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June 16, 2021

John Calipari quickly shuts down NBA rumors: “I have the best job in the country”

Jack Pilgrim 10:40pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Well that didn’t take long. Just hours after Yahoo Sports reported that John Calipari was open to a return to the NBA due to the “changing dynamics” and “massive expectations” at Kentucky, the Hall of Fame coach took to social media to shut down the rumors. “It’s that time of the year!” Calipari wrote. “Why…

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Updated 2023 Rivals recruiting rankings loaded with top Kentucky targets

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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The floodgates have been opened for basketball recruits in the rising junior class, as direct contact between coaches and players graduating in 2023 was allowed starting on June 15. From the moment the clock struck midnight, Kentucky reached out to a wide range of the nation’s best, ranging from can’t-miss five-star prospects and in-state standouts.…

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Kentucky basketball offers 2023 top-ten prospect Jalen Lewis

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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Make that two offers for Kentucky basketball in the class of 2023. Just one day after extending a scholarship to top-five prospect J.J. Taylor, John Calipari and the UK coaching staff have offered five-star forward Jalen Lewis, who is ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by ESPN. “Blessed to receive an offer…

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LOOK: Skyy Clark shares photos from UK official visit

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm June 16, 2021 6/16/21

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The Kentucky men’s basketball program hosted its first official visitor of the summer this past weekend, as 2022 five-star guard commit Skyy Clark made the trip to Lexington to check out the facilities and meet the coaching staff face-to-face. Following the trip, Clark told KSR that the visit was “amazing,” with the UK commit getting…

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June 15, 2021

Louisville extends scholarship offer to Reed Sheppard

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Today is the first day coaches can directly contact 2023 recruits, and as expected, Reed Sheppard is a popular guy. The North Laurel star tweeted this morning that he’s received offers from College of Charleston, Arizona State (what up, Joel Justus!), and…Louisville. Blessed to have received an offer from The University of Louisville! pic.twitter.com/RcUTxK4Hvr —…

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Who has Kentucky basketball contacted in the class of 2023?

Jack Pilgrim 7:30pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21 Comments Disabled

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The floodgates have been opened for high school basketball athletes in the class of 2023, as coaches were able to reach out to rising juniors starting at midnight on June 15. Since then, the Kentucky coaching staff has been all hands on deck in their pursuit of the nation’s best, starting all the way at…

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Kentucky extends offer to 2023 five-star wing JJ Taylor

Jack Pilgrim 3:15pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Kentucky has extended its first offer since direct contact with recruits in the class of 2023 opened at midnight, with five-star wing JJ Taylor earning a scholarship from the UK coaching staff Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 wing confirmed the offer with KSR’s own Zack Geoghegan after speaking with Kentucky today. 2023 five-star forward JJ Taylor…

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Joel Justus is recruiting the Kentucky area hard for Arizona State

Zack Geoghegan 2:00pm June 15, 2021 6/15/21

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Joel Justus is doing what he couldn’t at Kentucky: offer young, in-state players. Except this time, they aren’t in his state anymore. A former Kentucky Basketball assistant coach now on the Arizona State staff as the lead assistant, Justus has been busy on this Tuesday in June. Starting at midnight, college coaches were allowed to…

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June 14, 2021

Kentucky Basketball class of 2023 recruiting Big Board

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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Recruiting throughout the first half of the month of June was already a madhouse, and it’s only going to get even more ridiculous starting on Tuesday, June 15. Beginning right at midnight, college coaches will be allowed to reach out and make contact with members from the class of 2023, something they had not been…

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Five-star center Dereck Lively II breaks down recruitment, Kentucky interest with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21 Comments Disabled

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Boasting elite length, athleticism, defensive instincts and a growing offensive game, Dereck Lively II has quickly solidified himself as one of the top frontcourt targets in the class of 2022. As a result, he has jumped to the top of the priority list among big men prospects for many of the nation’s blue blood programs,…

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Q&A: Skyy Clark breaks down “amazing” official visit to Kentucky with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm June 14, 2021 6/14/21

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In-person recruiting has returned, and the Kentucky men’s basketball program has wasted no time getting its top targets scheduled for official and unofficial visits throughout the month of June and beyond. Among the first high-profile prospects to arrive on campus this month? 2022 five-star guard commit Skyy Clark, who took an official visit to Lexington…

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June 12, 2021

Sources Say Podcast No. 103: Jalen Duren, Dereck Lively and more from Pangos AA Camp

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm June 12, 2021 6/12/21

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim and Zack Geoghegan sit down for episode 103 of the Sources Say Podcast to discuss their trip to Las Vegas to watch some of Kentucky’s top targets at the 2021 Pangos All-American Camp. Among the highlights: What’s the deal with Jalen Duren? Is he seriously considering his college options? Does UK have…

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5-star guard KJ Lewis in daily contact with UK, says he’s the best two-way player in 2023

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm June 12, 2021 6/12/21

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Kentucky may be all-in on building its 2022 recruiting class, but that’s not stopping the coaches from laying the groundwork with the top prospects in 2023. Among them? Five-star guard KJ Lewis, who is widely seen as one of the top perimeter defenders in the rising junior class. In fact, if you ask him, he’s…

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Today on KSR: UK’s Father-Daughter Camp Begins

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am June 12, 2021 6/12/21

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The Kentucky men’s basketball team continues its string of summer basketball camps on Saturday, this time with the return of John Calipari’s Father-Daughter Camp in Lexington this evening. Following an incredible demand in response in the camp’s debut in 2019, UK decided to bring back father-daughter sessions on June 12-13 and June 19-20, with both…

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June 11, 2021

Kentucky making push for Jalen Duren, even with reclassification on the table

Jack Pilgrim 11:15pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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The No. 1 player in high school basketball is considering a reclassification to the class of 2021, and even with 12 scholarship players on the roster – six being frontcourt pieces – Kentucky is prepared to go out fighting by the time a decision comes at the end of the summer. Jalen Duren, a 6-foot-10,…

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LOOK: Skyy Clark wears Kentucky blue on official visit to Lexington

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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Kentucky basketball commit Skyy Clark is in Lexington taking his official visit, and as expected, things are going very well. Touring the facilities, meeting the coaching staff in person and wearing his UK jersey for the first time, Clark and his family are enjoying their time checking out the five-star guard’s future home. “Official visit…

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