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July 10, 2020

Top prospect Jonathan Kuminga will announce basketball future on July 16

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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After a relatively wild ride, Jonathan Kuminga’s “recruitment” is about to come to an end. On Friday afternoon, the No. 4 ranked prospect in the class of 2020 according to ESPN announced that he will make his decision regarding his basketball future on Thursday, July 16 at 2 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, it is widely thought that…

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July 8, 2020

Skyy Clark coming to King of the Bluegrass tournament

Drew Franklin 10:00am July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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One of Kentucky’s top targets on the high school recruiting trail will be playing in Kentucky later this year. Skyy Clark, the five-star guard who recently earned a scholarship offer from John Calipari, is one of many young basketball stars whose high school team will participate in the King of the Bluegrass tournament. Jason Frakes…

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July 7, 2020

Jada Walker fits the mold of a Matthew Mitchell point guard

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20 Comments Disabled

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Matthew Mitchell knows exactly what he’s looking for when he recruits a point guard. There are a few traits, in particular, that the Kentucky Women’s Basketball head coach appears to seek out; impressive quickness, a nose for defense, and a motor that doesn’t know how to stop. Taylor Murray, Jaida Roper, and now Chasity Patterson,…

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Kentucky in “daily” contact with seven-foot Hawaiian center

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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Even while he’s in Jamaica for his birthday and honeymoon, Jack Pilgrim brings the scoop. This morning, our basketball recruiting insider shared this interesting tidbit about a new name on the scene in the 2022 class. A source tells Jack that the Kentucky coaching staff is in constant contact with Hawaiian center Sage Tolentino, who…

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WATCH: New Highlights from UK Target Brandon Huntley-Hatfield

Nick Roush 1:00pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20 Comments Disabled

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The Nike EYBL and other major grassroots basketball leagues were canceled this summer by coronavirus. That has not stopped other basketball events from taking place in states with fewer COVID-19 restrictions. Over the weekend in Atlanta, The Tipoff Classic hosted Kentucky target Brandon Huntley-Hatfield. A 6-foot-8 power forward in the class of 2022, 247 Sports…

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July 4, 2020

Skyy Clark discusses highly anticipated Kentucky offer, breaks down recruitment with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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John Calipari made a significant move on the recruiting trail this week, extending his very first scholarship offer of the summer to a high-profile prospect in the class of 2022. In a Zoom conference call with the entire Kentucky coaching staff Thursday evening, 2022 five-star prospect Skyy Clark received a scholarship, making him the first…

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Skyy Clark says Kentucky offer is a “huge blessing,” moment “didn’t even seem real”

Jack Pilgrim 3:15pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark’s genuine interest in the Kentucky basketball program is nothing new, both publicly and behind the scenes. After being rumored as an early Kentucky lean, the 6-foot-3 point guard joined KSR’s Sources Say back in February to discuss his interest in the Wildcats, where he confirmed the pro-UK speculation. “They are…

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Skyy Clark preparing academically for a potential reclassification to 2021

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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One of the top prospects in the class of 2022 is strongly considering a reclassification to 2021. Five-star guard Skyy Clark, who received an offer from Kentucky this week, tells KSR that he is planning on taking his junior and senior classes at the same time this coming year to prepare for a potential jump.…

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Today on KSR: Happy Independence Day!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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Who’s ready for some warm weather, relaxation, and hot dog eating contests on this beautiful Fourth of July holiday? Better yet, who’s ready for warm weather, relaxation, hot dog eating contests, and real-life basketball on your televisions? If you’re a fan of any or all of the above – you’re lying if you say you’re not…

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July 3, 2020

Oddsmakers believe Makur Maker’s decision to attend Howard could spark a trend

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm July 3, 2020 7/3/20

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Makur Maker, a five-star prospect in the class of 2020, committing to Howard was a shock to most of the collegiate basketball world. For some, they see it as the start of a possible trend. Drew Franklin touched on this earlier today, but now betting money is getting involved. Kristian Winfield, who covers the Brooklyn…

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June 29, 2020

WATCH: Reed Sheppard dunks on competition at AAU event

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20

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By now, you’ve probably heard the name Reed Sheppard. The 16-year-old son of former Kentucky Basketball great Jeff Sheppard and former UK Hoops star Stacey Reed is making a name for himself at North Laurel High School and also plays for Indy Heat in the EYBL circuit. Over the weekend, Sheppard turned heads at an…

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BREAKING: High school phenom Emoni Bates commits to Michigan State

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20

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Emoni Bates, widely considered the No. 1 high school basketball prospect, regardless of class, has announced his future plans. The long-rumored favorite in his recruitment since taking the basketball world by storm back in middle school, Michigan State, earned a commitment from the 6-foot-9 phenom this afternoon. “I don’t know what the future may hold,…

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Terrence Clarke has officially arrived in Lexington

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky basketball signee Terrence Clarke is officially on campus. This morning, the five-star guard announced he had arrived in Lexington and is ready to roll for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Lexington, Kentucky ?#BBN WE HERE ? — Terrence Clarke (@terrenceclarke_) June 29, 2020 Clarke joins the likes of BJ Boston, Keion Brooks Jr., Olivier Sarr,…

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June 26, 2020

Top ranked basketball prospect in class of 2021 cuts list of schools to 7, Kentucky not included

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm June 26, 2020 6/26/20

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Chet Holmgren is already one of the most unique prospects in all of high school basketball, but there doesn’t appear to be mutual interest between the rising high school senior and John Calipari’s coaching staff Holmgren, a Minnesota native who is a consensus top-three player in his class, recently cut his list of schools down…

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June 25, 2020

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through August

Jack Pilgrim 6:45pm June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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Coaches will have to wait even longer before seeing recruits in action. This afternoon, the NCAA’s Division I Council announced it would be extending the current recruiting dead period in all sports through Aug. 31. Now, no in-person recruiting will be allowed to take place, limiting coaches to phone calls and video conferences. “The full…

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Rivals says Kentucky is out of the running for Jonathan Kuminga

Jack Pilgrim 6:15pm June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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For Kentucky fans holding out hope for a late addition from 2021 five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga, Rivals recruiting expert Corey Evans has some bad news for you. In a recruiting update published this week, Evans said the consensus top-five prospect is still expected to (officially) reclassify to the class of 2020, but the professional route…

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June 24, 2020

Sources Say Podcast Ep. 47: A trip to see Dontaie Allen with GBB Country’s Shawn Smith

Jack Pilgrim 7:30pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country for episode 47 of the Sources Say Podcast, where they recapped their trip to watch Dontaie Allen work out at Griffin Elite in Erlanger, Kentucky. The two open the show by discussing what the Kentucky redshirt freshman showed them during a workout…

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Moussa Cisse set to make decision next week (hopefully)

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20

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Moussa Cisse’s back-and-forth recruitment is officially coming to an end. Well, possibly. Hopefully. Tuesday afternoon, the five-star center in the class of 2020 tweeted “next week,” with several national analysts confirming that Cisse was referring to his college decision. Back in May, the nation’s No. 9 overall prospect and No. 2 center announced he would be…

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June 23, 2020

Rivals analyst believes Jaden Hardy to Kentucky is “practically done”

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Looking for some positive Kentucky basketball recruiting news? Rivals recruiting expert Corey Evans has you covered. In his weekly mailbag post published every Tuesday morning, Evans was asked about clear favorites in the 2021 class and singled out Kentucky’s chances with five-star guard Jaden Hardy. “It is still a bit early to judge with the…

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June 22, 2020

2020 five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler planning on fall decision

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm June 22, 2020 6/22/20

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We will likely know where 2021 five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler will be playing college basketball before the year is over. In an interview with UK beat writer Larry Vaught, Chandler’s father, Kylan Chandler, said his son is hoping to get his decision over with prior to his senior season. “He’s not going to wait…

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