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It’s Tuesday afternoon! Let’s talk recruiting!

  Harry Giles updated his USA Today blog.

The No. 1 prospect in the ESPN100 updated his blog over at USA Today High School Sports today. Giles writes about the decision to transfer to Oak Hill for his senior season and what it’s like being home after a long, exhausting summer on the AAU circuit.

Not much Kentucky stuff in there, although he did write, “Coach Cal is cool.” Giles also said he doesn’t plan to cut his list again before the final announcement.

  Several UK targets were on display on ESPNU last night.

In case you missed it, many familiar faces were on national television last night in the adidas Nations Global event.

Rawle Alkins was the star of the show, scoring a game-high 26 points in the title game and taking home MVP honors.

Other UK targets at the event include:

Kobi Simmons: 19 points, six assists
Markelle Fultz: 16 points, six rebounds, four assists
Edrice Adebayo: 10 points, eight rebounds
Udoka Azuibuike: 11 points, five rebounds
Jarrett Allen: Four points, eight rebounds
Wenyen Gabriel: 16 points, 13 rebounds
Gary Trent Jr. (2017): 24 points, five rebounds
Dennis Smith Jr.: DNP

  Miles Bridges took an unofficial visit to Michigan yesterday.

Bridges took a quick look at nearby Ann Arbor before he moves off to West Virginia for his senior season of basketball at Huntington Prep. The five-star forward is also very interested in Michigan State and Kentucky; he will visit Lexington for Big Blue Madness in October.

  Will Kentucky get involved with Owensboro’s Eli Wright?

It’s not looking like that’s the case. Wright, who is not hearing from the UK staff, will take an official visit to Florida tomorrow. The Apollo guard is the No. 20 shooting guard in the 247Sports Composite for the 2016 class.

Any other year and I think Calipari considers in-state prospect, but 2016 is too loaded with guards and they’re all considering Kentucky. That’s too bad; he shined against UK target Markelle Fultz in an AAU game last month.

  Florida defensive end names Kentucky in his top schools.

UK is among the top schools on Jachai Polite’s list, along with Florida, Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee. The three-star end out of Daytona Beach seems to favor the Gators, but it doesn’t hurt to hear the Wildcats mentioned in the mix.

At 6-3, 250, Polite is the No. 29 strongside defensive end in the 247Sports rankings.

  Terrell Hall decommitted from Ohio State.

You may remember him as the defensive end Tommy Mainord was texting after he announced his commitment to the Buckeyes late last month:


Now Alabama is the presumed favorite for the elite defensive end.

On a related note, tweeting/posting/sharing a text message is one of the worst things someone can do. That’s dirty. Text conversations belong in the trust tree.

  New UK commit Boogie Watson told the coaches last Friday.

In an interview with, Watson told Justin Rowland he committed to the UK coaching staff last Friday. A two-star linebacker, Watson could be a huge steal if he maximizes the potential the staff sees in him.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup

  1. David from The Homers
    3:27 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

    Eli is a very special talent no doubt. When everything is clicking upstairs, he’s damn near unstoppable. He’s a freak athlete with a nice jumper to back it up.

    On a side note, every time Owensboro is brought up on the show, Matt defers to calling all high schools Apollo. Yes, king Rex went there, but Apollo has won ZERO state titles. Owensboro High is the show in town and it’s always been that way. OHS has 44 trips to the Sweet 16 with 5 state championships in basketball.

    Drew, help your boy out with some WKY knowledge.

    • DT in DC
      4:46 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

      Hey now! Don’t forget about them Daviess County Panthers! Sucking in basketball since, well, forever! LOL! #Classof92 #LadyPanther

    • Evan
      6:40 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

      Saw him play vs Louisville Trinity and the game wasn’t even close. They got destroyed and i still find it funny they won the state championship. There is a reason Owensboro has 44 trips to the state championship. They have an easy district/ region. Louisville teams are consistently better but knock each other out before the sweet 16.

  2. secrick
    3:38 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

    Drew,Keep up he good work i was just kidding about that darn cooler.

  3. nybrasky
    4:58 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

    Rawle Alkins was also a great interview after the game. I think he’d fit right in with all the UK media attention.

  4. David from The Homers
    9:50 pm August 4, 2015 Permalink

    Yes Evan, OHS laid an egg against Trinity. But guess what? The Rocks didn’t win state. OHS got it done when it mattered. 2015 state champs!