As I said in today’s wakeup post, it’s a busy week for 2017 recruiting, and today, John Calipari is making his way across the South, checking in on five-star small forwards Kevin Knox in Tampa and John Petty in Huntsville, Alabama. Calipari watched both play in the EYBL event in Brooklyn over the weekend, and Knox is expected to pick up an offer from Cal on today’s in-home visit. Petty was the first player in the 2017 class to get an offer from Kentucky, and the Cats are considered the clear favorite at the moment.
According to Adam Zagoria, on Wednesday, Calipari will travel to Queens Village, New York to see Hamidou Diallo, a five-star shooting guard who also turned heads at the Nike event Saturday. Diallo — no relation to Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo — scoring 26 points in his EYBL debut. Diallo told Zagoria that having Calipari watch his games and possibly extend an offer this week is “a blessing,” and “something he’s worked for.”
We’ll have a big feature on all of the 2017 recruits later this week, but spend your lunch hour watching some of their highlights, starting with Knox:
One more of Diallo, because this dunk is insane: