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247Sports finalizes rankings for the 2018 recruiting class

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It’s class ranking season and 247Sports-dot-com is the next up to finalize its 2018 list.

In 247Sports’ version, EJ Montgomery, not Keldon Johnson, is Kentucky’s top-ranked player. Montgomery earned a No. 6 overall ranking and is considered the No. 1 power forward, ahead of Zion Williamson. Let me write that again: ahead of Zion Williamson in the rankings.

Johnson is ranked much lower in the Top247, way down at No. 16 overall, a one-spot drop in the final update. However, the website named Johnson an honorable mention for its “Best Competitor” award in the class, which went to Duke’s RJ Barrett, the top-ranked player.

Right behind Johnson, you’ll find Immanuel Quickley at No. 17. Quickley is the third-ranked point guard among his peers.

Tyler Herro rounds out the group at No. 36 overall with a four-star rating.

See the entire Top247 here.

Kentucky sits in second place behind Duke in the team rankings, but John Calipari might not be done.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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17 Comments for 247Sports finalizes rankings for the 2018 recruiting class



  1. jahanc2uky
    11:32 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

    You heard it here first, Zion Williamson is a 4 year Duke player. Not enough skill to be a 1 and done and who from Duke has refined and improved skill in 1 year?



    • Daddyof3Ballers
      11:47 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

      If he stays for four years. His ego is huge, I see him leaving after one no matter what anyone says or predicts. It will be hard to get his ego on a plane



    • Mathlete
      11:53 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Next year’s draft is projected to be the weakest in a long time, he might be a lottery pick just because of his name recognition and because who else would they take?



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      11:55 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Skill wise he is definitely a 4 year player. Everything else about him is a one-and-done. If you go and watch any of Zion’s interviews after he realized how much of an internet sensation he is/when Drake followed him on IG, you will see very immature mannerisms to the point of delusional. Brooke Weisbrod interviewed him in the fall and he kept making faces like she didn’t know what she was talking about and was very shifty in his objectives. Honestly, I never wanted a 6’5, 270 lb, immature powerforward. Daniel Orton is a better model of maturity.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      12:30 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Our guys this year had little skill either but did not stop them from leaving via transfer or draft. No coach is going to help a player that much in 7 months, Our guys did not improve, in fact all but Shai were higher picks from High School than they are now, and Cal had Hami, SKJ and Gabriel more than a year.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:42 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      “Your guys” this year didn’t even make the tournament and got knocked out by Mississippi State in the NIT, not to mention getting destroyed at UK by 40.



    • henderblue
      2:40 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Thank you UKBigBoard..



  2. Mathlete
    11:51 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder what would happen if Ashton Hagans reclassified?



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      11:57 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Without saying any names besides his, Ashton Hagans is better than Kentucky’s current top recruit.



  3. Kernel Sanders
    11:57 am April 19, 2018 Permalink

    Seems to me that Johnson’s ranking didn’t drop as much as his ankle injury causing him to miss the all star games enabled other players’ rankings to rise.



  4. Randall lee
    1:14 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

    All big bitch update does is sit around and wait for some who has opinion different from his so he can belittle them, pathetic.



    • BBNDan7
      1:19 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      Please ban this fool



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:28 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      u mad, randy?

      yeah, u mad… 😉



    • UK Big Board Update
      1:48 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      dat grammar, tho



  5. Randall lee
    3:29 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

    Isn’t that sweet your boyfriend Dan backing you up. I’m glad you have time to post between spooning sessions.



    • BBNDan7
      3:35 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t care about BBU, you’re just annoying and constantly curse and post inappropriate comments on here



    • UK Big Board Update
      5:53 pm April 19, 2018 Permalink

      You’re an obvious troll and you’re getting called out for it. Don’t be mad at us, be disappointed in yourself. You have a shitty life, apparently.