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Nolan Hickman, other Kentucky targets receive boost in updated Rivals rankings

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Kentucky commit Nolan Hickman was one of the highest-rising prospects in the latest Rivals.com player rankings released Monday afternoon.

In the latest release of the 2021 rankings, the future Wildcat jumped 24 spots from No. 76 overall to No. 52, making him the No. 13 point guard in the nation. Only eight other prospects in the entire senior class saw bigger leaps.

Beyond Hickman, several other prospects with Kentucky offers saw jumps in the update, including four players in the top ten.

Patrick Baldwin Jr. led the way at No. 1 overall, followed by Jaden Hardy at No. 5 and Hunter Sallis at No. 6. Sallis, who received an offer from Kentucky back on Aug. 21, jumped five spots. Daimion Collins rounded out the top ten at No. 10 overall, a ten-spot jump from the previous rankings.

From there, Moussa Diabate – who received an offer back on September 8 – came in at No. 29 overall, followed by Bryce Hopkins at No. 30. The former fell two spots while the latter jumped four.

Check out the top 60:

  1. Patrick Baldwin Jr.
  2. Paolo Banchero
  3. Chet Holmgren
  4. Jabari Smith
  5. Jaden Hardy
  6. Hunter Sallis
  7. AJ Griffin
  8. Michael Foster
  9. Harrison Ingram
  10. Daimion Collins
  11. Caleb Houstan
  12. Kennedy Chandler
  13. JD Davison
  14. Kendall Brown
  15. Aminu Mohammed
  16. Trevor Keels
  17. Peyton Watson
  18. Max Christie
  19. Nathan Bittle
  20. Matthew Cleveland
  21. Manny Obaseki
  22. Benny Williams
  23. Bryce McGowens
  24. Jalen Warley
  25. Charles Bediako
  26. Isael Silva
  27. Efton Reid
  28. Franck Kepnang
  29. Moussa Diabate
  30. Bryce Hopkins
  31. Kowacie Reeves
  32. Trey Kaufman
  33. Josh Minott
  34. Jaylon Tyson
  35. Zach Clemence
  36. DaRon Holmes Jr.
  37. Will McLendon
  38. Caleb Furst
  39. Trey Patterson
  40. Jordan Longino
  41. Malaki Branham
  42. Roosevelt Wheeler
  43. Tyrese Hunter
  44. Rahsool Diggins
  45. Zaon Collins
  46. Jordan Nesbitt
  47. Alex Fudge
  48. Jahmai Mashack
  49. Reese Dixon-Waters
  50. Micawber Etienne
  51. Jordan Hawkins
  52. Nolan Hickman
  53. Daeshun Ruffin
  54. Ernest Ross
  55. Dallan “Deebo” Coleman
  56. Langston Love
  57. Lawson Lovering
  58. Dontrez Styles
  59. Arthur Kaluma
  60. Kobe Bufkin

For the entire Rivals150, take a look at the list here. 

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

6 Comments for Nolan Hickman, other Kentucky targets receive boost in updated Rivals rankings



  1. damage_control
    10:20 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Snell Yeah! 112 yds, over 6 yds per carry! Bye bye James Connor! Benny is the new #1 RB in Title Town!



    • runningunnin.454
      8:47 am September 15, 2020 Permalink

      Dupree had a great game, too. That former Dukie QB will have nightmares for weeks.



  2. damage_control
    10:21 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry, there isn’t a proper Benny Snell post up so I left it here.



    • UKFanSC
      6:51 am September 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’m with ya !! Very impressive game for Benny.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      8:39 am September 15, 2020 Permalink

      I hear that damage… I think it’s funny how we get an article about the crappy reds every day but nothing about Benny Snell yet



  3. UKInsider
    8:22 am September 15, 2020 Permalink

    Can you Snell what the Benny is cooking?