You know it’s a slow news day when I’m reporting that a basketball recruit included UK in his list of top 13 schools, but hey, that’s late July for you. Five-star point guard Quade Green listed UK in his top 13 schools on Twitter yesterday, along with Arizona, Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Temple, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier:
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— LiL AI (@Q_Green1) July 24, 2016
(I really hope that little smiley face is a nod to the fact that he’s only narrowed his list to 13 and people are still reporting on it.)
Green is the third point guard in the 2017 class UK offered behind Trae Young and Tremont Waters, and was one of five UK targets on the USA U18 Team that captured gold over the weekend at the FIBA Americas Championship in Chile. Kentucky continues to prioritize Young over Green and Waters at point guard, but given the roster exodus on the horizon, I’d expect Cal to try to snag two of the three, and Green’s put in a good showing this summer. Duke is still considered his favorite, with 81% of the predictions in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball.
All of this is really an excuse to watch Green’s highlights, because what else are we going to do on a day as miserably hot as this one?