In the latest episode of The Scoop, Bleacher Report’s Josh Weinfuss and Bleacher Nation’s Chris Haynes share with us what to expect in the coming months from Kentucky and its top prospects.1.
Isolation time for Kentucky?
It looks like it’s the recruiting process for Kentucky, which is expected to be very busy this year.
But what happens when those prospects are at home with their families and teammates?
Bleacher reports that Kentucky is reportedly targeting seven different players from Kentucky’s top three recruits: guard Jordan Hull, forward Malik Jefferson, guard Isaiah Taylor and forward Justin Jackson.
Hull is the best player on Kentucky’s recruiting radar, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He is considered the nation’s No. 3 player and No. 1 guard in the 2018 class according to 247Sports.
And the 6-foot-5 guard is projected to go No. 2 overall in the 2019 class according the 247 Sports Composite.
It’s clear that Hull and Jackson are among the best players on Kentucky this year, and the Wildcats will need their most talented players in order to contend in the Big Dance.
The other five players who will be in Lexington this summer are freshmen guard Deontae Skinner, forward Isaiah Davis, guard Tyler Williams, guard Alex McCollum and guard Isaiah Waddell.
These are just the names on one of the nation, and Kentucky will have plenty of players in the mix for each of these players.
And as the recruiting season progresses, more and more names will be on the radar.
But for now, it’s going to be up to the Wildcats to maximize their potential in the recruiting class.2.
Will Kentucky make a big splash in the NBA?
After a very successful recruiting class, the Wildcats have been making big splash moves throughout the recruiting cycle.
Last year, Kentucky had seven different recruits commit to the program.
That number could be a little higher this year because there is still some uncertainty over the direction of the program after the departure of head coach John Calipari.
However, Caliparian did take a few players in his final class to the NBA, including guards Jabari Bird, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Bell, Tyler Ulis and Trevon Duval.
The Wildcats are expected to make another big splash this year in order not to miss out on another talented player who could be the next NBA lottery pick.3.
Is it time for the Wildcats’ front office to hire a new coach?
The Wildcats have a great track record of developing high-level recruits.
But it’s not all about the talent.
When it comes to the recruitment process, Kentucky’s success has been a lot more about the players who are able to get to know each other.
That is something the Wildcats need to get back to if they want to be successful this season.
For now, the recruiting situation will be handled by the front office, which will determine how they are going to go about their recruiting this season, Bleacherscoop.com reports.4.
Will the Wildcats still have an NBA future?
Kentucky has been the top recruiting class in the country for a number of years now.
It has the No. 4 overall recruiting class and the No 1 overall player in the class, which puts it among the top four classes in the NCAA.
The recruiting process in the state of Kentucky has taken a big step forward this year as well, with Kentucky being one of only three schools to have five different players commit to their program in 2018.
The fact that there are so many talented players is what separates the Wildcats from the rest of the Big 12.5.
What are the Wildcats prospects going to look like next season?
If you think Kentucky’s recruitment has been impressive in the past, the 2018 recruiting class is a big reason why.
It was one of our top recruiting classes in years.
The top 10 players in our class averaged an average of 12.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
The No. 11 and No 12 players each averaged 11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.7 rebounds per game, respectively.
The rest of our players averaged 8.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.
In fact, the No 12 ranked player in our recruiting class was Kentucky’s first commitment, guard Malik Jefferson.
Jefferson is projected as the No 9 overall player for 2019, which means he will have the opportunity to play for the team he will be playing for.