Kentucky basketball picked up a surprise commitment today when Wenyen Gabriel announced he will play for UK, choosing the Cats over the Duke Blue Devils.
Gabriel is the fourth-ranked power forward in the 2016 class, according to the 247 Composite Rankings. He took his official visit to Lexington last weekend.
Mike Kryszuskeuswki and members of the Duke staff visited him at his high school in Massachusetts on Tuesday, hoping to steal some of the momentum from Gabriel’s trip to UK. He was scheduled to take his official visit to Duke in two weeks, but that trip will likely be canceled now that he is a member of Calipari’s recruiting class at Kentucky.
Gabriel was also considering Maryland, UConn and Providence.
More on this to come…