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Kentucky targets make up the top 5 of ESPN’s updated 2018 Top 100

ESPN just updated its Top 100 rankings for the 2018 class and, not surprisingly, every player in the top five has an offer from Kentucky. Marvin Bagley leads the way at #1, followed by Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish, Bol Bol, and Romeo Langford. How good is Bagley? Paul Biancardi said the 6’11” power forward is a “once-in-a-lifetime talent” that would go number one in THIS year’s draft.

“The 2017 NBA Draft could be one of the best in a long time and could have the most one-and-done picks since the inception of the rule in 2005. Even with top talents like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and others, Bagley would go before all of them. Bagley is the best pro prospect in the last 10 years. The NBA looks hard at position size combined with athletic ability, measurables, scoring skills and basketball knowledge. Bagley’s game has a maturity with high end results as he flirts with a triple-double on some nights. He will be the top pick in the 2019 NBA draft if he continues to do his job.”

Here’s the rest of the top 15 for 2018 (players with confirmed UK offers in bold):

1. Marvin Bagley, III
2. Zion Williamson
3. Cameron Reddish
4. Bol Bol
5. Romeo Langford
6. Moses Brown
7. Nazreon Reid
8. Jordan Brown
9. Simisola Shittu
10. Jontay Porter (commited to Missouri)
11. Darius Garland
12. Emmitt Williams
13. Keldon Johnson
14. Immanuel Quickley
15. Jahvon Quinerly

Keep in mind that Cameron Reddish, Bol Bol, Romeo Langford, and Immanuel Quickley are all in Colorado Springs to try out for Calipari’s U19 National Team this week. Read more of Biancardi’s takeaways on the 2018 class and see the full rankings below. And then watch Bagley take on Bol Bol.



Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

6 Comments for Kentucky targets make up the top 5 of ESPN’s updated 2018 Top 100

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    10:37 am June 19, 2017 Permalink

    It probably won’t happen, but it would be really cool to see Cal bring in a class of 1 through 5. The sports media would pop a gasket.

    • ac2
      10:56 am June 19, 2017 Permalink

      imagine all the ignorant accusations against Cal if that happened lol. Sure would be a fun team to watch though.

  2. Mc12
    11:09 am June 19, 2017 Permalink

    Wow. A better prospect than Jahlil Okafor, the second coming of Tim Duncan?

  3. Tony the Liger
    12:00 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    If that’s true about Bagley, then that makes him a better player than Anthony Davis. And if THAT’S true, I really, really hope we get him. KSR, where do we stand with Bagley?

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:08 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

      Almost every year there’s a new “best player in a generation”. It doesn’t mean anything, and even the person who actually said it didn’t really mean it. It’s all just hype created by people who get paid to create hype.

  4. lexslamman
    1:57 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    The 2018 class could be another beast, I Shittu not!