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Five-star forward Keion Brooks will visit Kentucky this weekend

(Photo: Lopez/Nike)

(Photo: Lopez/Nike)

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.

Keion Brooks
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

Chris Fisher of Cats Pause was the first to break the news.

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.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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11 Comments for Five-star forward Keion Brooks will visit Kentucky this weekend

  1. runningunnin.454
    7:09 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    And in breaking news, Pelicans fire GM..messier and messier.

  2. DelrayCat
    8:14 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    Been a lot of grumbling around here about all the bigs Cal has missed on for next year.
    I bet we all get pleasantly surprised with the late additions.
    Keion…. come on down!
    Matthew Hurt… come on down!
    Unknown 3rd big…come on down.

  3. Big johnson
    8:54 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    We have a better chance of getting Bob Barker.

  4. VirginiaCat
    9:21 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    Not to be disrespectful, but is Bob Barker still alive? If not, it will make it even harder.

  5. Catlogic15
    9:28 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…..

  6. deputy305
    9:57 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    Until Cal gives the “this isn’t for everyone, it just isn’t” speech to him and Keion Brooks nix us off his list. Kids nowadays don’t want to hear that shit anymore

    • Alex90
      3:02 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      The ones that don’t want to be here don’t want to hear it, that’s the whole point.

  7. UKInsider
    10:47 pm February 15, 2019 Permalink

    Bring back TJ Walker

    • Wilfred Smith
      8:04 am February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah. It’s a rough time to be an appraiser. If he’s selling real estate it’s a mixed bag now too.

      Miss you TJ – and good luck.

  8. Jiminy Crickets
    3:29 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Or maybe he wanted free behind bench tickets to biggest game of the year.