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Four-star guard Shai Alexander is on an official visit to UK RIGHT NOW

On Monday, John Calipari traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit 2017 four-star combo guard Shai Alexander, and on that visit, extended a scholarship offer. According to Evan Daniels, Alexander, who decommitted from Florida on October 17, is currently on an official visit to Lexington. As in right now. As we speak.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Combo Guard | 6-4 | 160 lbs.
Chattanooga, TN | Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
AAU: Team Portis Wings Elite
ESPN No. 44 | 10 PG Top247 No. 43 | 2 CG
Rivals No. 53 | — Scout No. 46 | 12 PG

To say the courtship between Kentucky and Alexander has been fast and furious would be an understatement, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all of this interest comes as Alabama is trending up for five-star shooting guard John Petty, who will announce next week. Alexander is officially down to Florida, N.C. State, UNLV, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Syracuse, but if he’s on campus with an offer from Kentucky, a commitment could come any moment now.

Let’s watch him work:


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10 Comments for Four-star guard Shai Alexander is on an official visit to UK RIGHT NOW

    10:45 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

    He looks like 21 Savage ….

  2. IndyPJ
    10:49 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

    6-4, 160lbs ?? Can we get him one of Drew’s burgers? or 6?

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    10:52 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

    With the four-year guys we have graduating, we need some guys in this class who are not one-and-dones, just for program stability. This kid looks like he could be around a few years at least (though with Cal’s player-development skills, you never know).

  4. terwilliger
    10:59 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Can this kid shoot, or is he another Charles Mathews? He even looks like Mathews.

    • poppycat
      11:16 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

      A “Charles Matthews” willing to work, mature, and wait his turn would be a good thing,dontcha think?

    • bigblucrew
      1:13 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

      @poppycat and then transfer? yeah…not sure he waited his turn

    • UK Big Board Update
      2:34 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

      Players NEVER transfer from Louisville. LMAO

  5. BobNWeaver
    11:57 am November 4, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like a four-year guy, which is great! We need those guys too!

  6. terwilliger
    12:05 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

    It depends Poppy. Every player is different. Obviously, Matthews was unwilling to wait his turn, but for all we know, he WILL work and mature at Michigan. However, that does not necessarily mean the kid will ever develop a good jumpshot.

    On the other hand, you have a guy like DeAndre Liggins who came to UK as a poor shooter, and vastly improved in his junior year. Finally, you have guys like MKG who are terrible jump shooters, but do so many other things well that it doesn’t matter. Then again, MKG wasn’t a guard.

    I love Cal, but if he has one fault, I think it is that he routinely recruits guards who are not good shooters. That to me is the main difference between us and Duke. You never see K doing that. Maybe once in a blue moon, like Sean Dockery. But in this day and age, perimeter shooting is such a huge part of the college game, and in particular the NCAA tournament. So I think it’s a valid question.

    • poppycat
      1:09 pm November 4, 2016 Permalink

      Depends, yes, & I somewhat agree with you. Would not want 3/4 top 40 guards, but 1 or 2 as Fr role players and willing to wait…………some “IF” & “BUTS”……we won’t get 4 5*’s …….or will we?