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2015 Center Targets Shine in EYBL

2015 UK target Caleb Swanigan


We all know what the front court will look like on the Rupp Arena floor this season.  Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus Lee, Karl Towns, and Trey Lyles will give the ‘Cats one of the biggest rosters in the country without a doubt.  However, Coach Calipari is already hot on the trail of a number of 2015 center prospects.

Session 4 of the Nike EYBL in Minneapolis, Minnesota is coming to a close this evening and a couple of those UK targets have been shining.  Caleb Swanigan, who recently reclassified to 2015 from 2016, plays with Spiece Indy Heat and Stephen Zimmerman plays with the Oakland Soilders.

2015 UK target Caleb Swanigan

2015 UK target Caleb Swanigan

Swanigan, a 6’8”, 265 load from Homestead H.S. in northern Indiana is averaging a very impressive 18.5 points and 9.7 through 15 games.  In his 3 games this weekend in Minneapolis he has gone for 17 & 15, 24 & 9, and 20 & 9.  He will play once more this evening at 7:00.  In the 247 Composite Rankings Caleb is ranked #40 overall and is the #8 center in the country.

Stephen Zimmerman is ranked #5 overall and the #2 center according to 247.  The 6’11”, 225 Las Vegas native is scoring 9.2 points and grabbing 7.7 rebounds per game.  Zimmerman blocked 5 shots in his game earlier today, and last night put up 9 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks in a win over Team Penny from Tennessee.  

A teammate of Zimmerman with the Oakland Soilders, Ivan Rabb, holds a UK offer and is having a great spring circuit as well.  At 6’10”, 198 pounds Rabb is ranked as the #1 power forward and the #2 players overall by 247.  He is averaging 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting nearly 63% from the field.

Another 2015 center with a UK offer, Skal Labissiere, has come off of a season long injury to really impress folks this summer as well.  He switched AAU teams to play with M33M out of Tennessee, a team run by NBA player Mike Miller, but is playing great all the same.  Considered the #8 prospect in the country, and #3 center, by 247, Skal is considered a pretty strong Memphis lean, but we all know becoming a top priority of Coach Cal can change a lot of things in a hurry.

Brandon Ramsey


Article written by BrandonRamsey

10 Comments for 2015 Center Targets Shine in EYBL

  1. cracka
    5:24 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    tough to predict who will leave after this year … hopefully recruits will have a mindset of 2 years in college anyway

    cal has thrown out a very broad net for 2015

  2. Catlogic15
    5:32 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    But the question now will be….After this season, and with Cleveland having another first round pick, and LeBron having the option to move, will Cal even be here in 2015-16. I’m sure after Cal’s comments of wanting to coach LeBron, opposing coaches will play this. Tell me why they wouldn’t.

  3. UKfan9
    5:42 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    If he wants Malik Newman, he better be focusing all attention to Diamond Stone.

  4. Reality
    6:21 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

    Cal recruits mostly niggs. Coach K has won all those rings with at least half of his rosters being white guys. Cal would win about 8 games if he stared 3 or more white boys.

    • KSR ??
      6:36 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      Why are comments like this not deleted?

    • chardun
      6:46 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      Matt, Drew, and TT at some point you guys need to start deleting racist comments, Black People read your site also.

    • Aghast
      9:11 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t believe that comment would come close to the “more hits..more money” business model.

    • Pretty obvious...
      9:31 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      I honestly think they leave comments like these up, because it’s obvious its a troll (and probably UofL). So, it just basically makes them look even more ridiculous.

      They aren’t fooling anyone but themselves. I say let them continue to give themselves a bad name and look like Lil’ Bro.

    • cracka
      9:46 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      doesn’t explain why a ton of my comments ARE deleted though … I never say ridiculous bs like that

    • pr
      11:53 pm May 25, 2014 Permalink

      Pure ignorance. I hope your not black. You give our culture a bad name to post that up. N if you’re white you need to get over yourself and learn some human decency.. A troll in true fashion.. now that we have addressed that. THON MAKER, THON MAKER, THON MAKER!!!!