They made the final cut, but Kentucky couldn’t manage to hold onto a highly-coveted in-state recruit.
On Sunday afternoon five-star point guard from the class of 2021, Brooklynn Miles, announced her intentions to attend the Tennessee Volunteers Women’s Basketball program. The Richmond, KY native chose the Lady Vols over the Wildcats, along with Purdue, Miami (FL), and NC State.
committed !!! pic.twitter.com/I471Bs1V0x
— brooklynn miles (@miles_brooklynn) July 1, 2020
At 5-foot-6, Miles is ranked as the 46th overall prospect in her class and the ninth rated point guard. She initially received an offer from Matthew Mitchell and the UK coaching staff all the way back in April of 2019, the second college to approach her after Eastern Kentucky a year prior. From there, her recruiting picked up. UT was actually a late-player, extending Miles an offer just this past April. But a few months later, she decided that moving further down south was in her best interest for the future.
So far, Kentucky currently has one commitment from the 2021 class, another 5-foot-6 point guard named Jada Walker, who ESPN has tabbed as the nation’s 63rd best prospect.
Miles is the only female basketball player from the state of Kentucky ranked in ESPN’s top 100, so missing out on her isn’t ideal. However, Kentucky recently made the final seven for another five-star guard, Damiya Hagemann, who is ranked as the nation’s fifth-best point guard and 19th overall.