Several Kentucky recruits played in Lexington this weekend at the Bluegrass Showcase, and they put on quite a show. UK recruits Jarred Vanderbilt, Deandre Ayton, and Rawle Alkins all suited up – along with class of 2016 commit Wenyen Gabriel. Here’s a brief recap of how the players did:
With Kenny Payne and Coach Cal in attendance, Wenyen Gabriel put up 24 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s 83-73 victory last night. The most impressive part? He did it against fellow five-star recruit (and one time UK target) Thon Maker. Gabriel’s stock has been rising and rising this season; he’ll be fun to watch next year.
Rawle Alkins turned in the performance of the weekend today, dropping a cool 51 points in his team’s 121-101 win. Tom Crean was also on hand to watch him, because for some reason top recruits are still going to Indiana. Alkins will pick a school next spring.
Not to be outdone by Alkins, five-star recruit Jarred Vanderbilt tallied a ridiculous 33 points, 23 rebounds, and 6 assists in the same game. Vanderbilt scored 66 total points this weekend. He received a scholarship offer from the staff this summer. Come on down?
Deandre Ayton put up 24 points and 17 rebounds in today’s win against Thon Maker’s squad. Ayton, the #1 recruit in the 2017 class, also received a scholarship offer from UK this summer.