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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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June 11, 2021

2022 four-star guard Anthony Black hearing from Kentucky, “brothers” with UK target Keyonte George

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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The likes of Jalen Duren, Dereck Lively II and Keyonte George were the headliners going into this week’s 2021 Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas, but it didn’t take long for a new name to make its rounds throughout the Tarkanian Basketball Academy sidelines on the first night of the event. 2022 four-star standout Anthony…

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Kentucky WBB opens up in-person recruiting with plenty of visits and scholarship offers

Zack Geoghegan 5:00pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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Basketball and football programs alike across the country are doing everything in their power to jump on the first in-person recruiting cycle in roughly a year and a half. We’ve already covered extensively on the site what’s happening with the Kentucky Men’s Basketball and Football teams, but now it’s time to check in on the…

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Skyy Clark tweets official visit “couldn’t be going any better”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:35pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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Future Kentucky Wildcat Skyy Clark is in town for his official visit, and based on social media, already enjoying himself. The 6’3″ 200 lbs. guard arrived in Lexington today and tweeted that the visit is off to a great start. Official visit at UK literally couldn’t be going any better. Amazing energy #BBN — Skyy…

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Vince Marrow’s nephew, John McCrear, took an unofficial visit to Kentucky for basketball

Zack Geoghegan 3:00pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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The entire Marrow family must bleed blue. Earlier on Friday, John McCrear, a 6-foot-7 rising junior at Lexington Catholic High School and the nephew of Kentucky Football associate head coach Vince Marrow, took an unofficial visit to meet up with the Wildcat Basketball coaching staff. McCrear plays out of the class of 2023 and came…

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Jalen Duren reclassifying, plans to enroll in college this fall, per report

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:35pm June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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Here’s some mega basketball recruiting news for your Friday. Jalen Duren, Rivals’ No. 1 player in the 2022 class, is reclassifying to the 2021 class and is expected to enroll in college this fall, according to Adam Zagoria. The 6’10” 230 lbs. center is considering nine schools — Villanova, Michigan, Miami, Auburn, Alabama, Kentucky, UCLA,…

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Today on KSR: Jacquez Jones is a Kentucky Wildcat

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am June 11, 2021 6/11/21

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How about a major Yahtzee to get the weekend started? Ole Miss linebacker transfer Jacquez Jones, who led the Rebels in tackles in 2020, announced his commitment to Kentucky during his official visit on Thursday. Jones was also considering the likes of South Carolina, UCLA, West Virginia and Texas, but quickly decided on Lexington as…

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June 10, 2021

Tracking all of the upcoming campus visits for Kentucky Men’s Basketball

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm June 10, 2021 6/10/21 Comments Disabled

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The floodgates have opened, folks. With in-person recruiting coming back into the fold at the start of June for the first time since last spring, there is a lot of touring the country that needs to be made up for high school recruits in all corners of the country. We already know that June is…

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7-footer Vincent Iwuchukwu shines at Pangos All-American Camp, hearing from Jai Lucas and UK

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm June 10, 2021 6/10/21

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Vincent Iwuchukwu left Las Vegas as one of the most impressive players from the entire camp. Participating in the Pangos All-American Camp this past week, Iwuchukwu (“Ee-wuh-choo-kwoo”) came to the event as a four-star big from the class of 2022 with some question marks surrounding his ranking. The 7-foot, 230-pound big man out of San…

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5-star center Baye Fall hearing from Kentucky assistant Chin Coleman

Zack Geoghegan 3:30pm June 10, 2021 6/10/21 Comments Disabled

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The hiring of Ron “Chin” Coleman continues to look like an excellent move early on by head coach John Calipari. When he was brought on board, Coach Coleman’s ties to high-level recruits were expected to be his strong suit. Just a month into his tenure as a Kentucky Wildcat assistant coach, we’re starting to learn…

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2022 five-star center Adem Bona says UK prioritizing him early, models game after Bam Adebayo

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm June 10, 2021 6/10/21

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He’s only been in the United States for eight months, but five-star center Adem Bona (“boo-nah”) has already solidified himself as one of the top frontcourt prospects in the rising senior class. Ranked as high as No. 5 overall in the 2022 player rankings by 247Sports, the 6-foot-10, 210-pound center is a tenacious rim protector…

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