Kentucky currently boasts the No. 1 recruiting class in the 2020 basketball rankings, earning signatures this fall from five-star guards BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke, and Devin Askew, five-star forwards Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware, and four-star forward Cam’Ron Fletcher.
But what if I told you none of them earned a spot in the upcoming Nike Hoop Summit event in Portland, OR on April 10?
The rosters for the popular All-Star event were released on Thursday afternoon, and despite holding the No. 1 recruiting class and two top-five recruits, zero Kentucky signees made the cut.
The entire USA Junior National Select Team roster? Cade Cunningham, Scottie Barnes, Jalen Green, Josh Christopher, Walker Kessler, Caleb Love, Adam Miller, Evan Mobley, Jeremy Roach, Day’Ron Sharpe, Jalen Suggs, and Ziaire Williams.
Boston and Clarke earned spots in the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game, while Boston, Clarke, and Lance Ware were also named to the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic.
The Jordan Brand Classic rosters will also be announced in the coming weeks, with Devin Askew, Isaiah Jackson, Lance Ware, and Cam’Ron Fletcher, along with Boston and Clarke, all in contention for that event, as well.
Tyrese Maxey represented Kentucky at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2019, while Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson also participated in the event back in 2018.
This year, though, the Wildcats will not have anyone in attendance.