The early signing period started yesterday, and if you trust ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Kentucky will only add one more elite uncommitted prospect to its 2019 recruiting class. Borzello has John Calipari missing out on James Wiseman, Vernon Carey, Isaiah Stewart, Jaden McDaniels, and Matthew Hurt, but landing five-star small forward Keion Brooks. He sets his confidence level in that prediction at 40 percent.
“Could Brooks decide soon? He will take his final official visit this weekend, to Michigan State, at which point he will have visited the Spartans, Indiana, Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina. Most of the recent buzz has centered around Indiana and Kentucky, with Michigan State sitting in third. Kentucky will have to convince him he can co-exist with Kahlil Whitney and Dontaie Allen, while Indiana is hoping to keep him home.”
Borzello’s picks for Kentucky’s top targets and his corresponding confidence level:
- James Wiseman: Memphis (55%)
- Vernon Carey: Michigan State: (35%)
- Isaiah Stewart: Michigan State (40%)
- Jaden McDaniels (no Kentucky offer yet): Washington (40%)
- Matthew Hurt: Kansas (25%)
Let’s just hope Wiseman waits until the spring to decide. For KSR’s latest intel, read TJ’s Insider Notes from Monday.