Kentucky is set to host a massive visitor this weekend with No. 1 Tennessee in town.
Sources have confirmed to KSR that 2019 five-star forward Keion Brooks Jr. will be in Lexington on an unofficial visit, joining a list of elite talent in BJ Boston (2020), Justin Powell (2020) and Kennedy Chandler (2021) for the highly-anticipated matchup.
Forward | 6-8 | 185 lbs.
Fort Wayne, IN | North Side
AAU: Spiece Indy Heat
|ESPN||No. 30 | 9 PF||Top247||No. 16 | 5 SF|
|Rivals||No. 35 | 13 PF||247 Comp.||No. 22 | 6 SF|
At one point, sources told KSR that Kentucky had significant momentum in Brooks’ recruitment, with those within the program feeling extremely confident in their position with the 6-foot-8 forward out of Fort Wayne, IN. Even when most major recruiting analysts believed Indiana was the runaway favorite, those on Kentucky’s side of things felt there was a strong chance they could win out in the end.
Over the last few weeks, however, I was told that Kentucky lost a bit of ground, with both Michigan State and North Carolina likely jumping UK and joining Indiana as the main contenders to land the consensus top-35 prospect.
Now, it appears Kentucky has made yet another significant push for the five-star, with Brian Snow of 247 Sports going as far as to say the Cats may have jumped back into his top two with Indiana, and certainly in his top three with IU and MSU.
With an announcement expected over the next week or so, Kentucky has an opportunity this weekend to make up serious ground and possibly even secure his commitment when the time comes.