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UK target Liggins rising up board

Web rumors are notoriously hard to verify or even decipher, depending on the author or sources, but it has been reported that 6'5" combo guard DeAndre Liggins, listed as the 18th-best prospect in the 2008 class, has made an unofficial visit to Kentucky, and came away very impressed.

Marc Maggard has some scoopage on this story. I don't know Marc personally, and have no reason to disbelieve anything he says, but color me skeptical of anyone not directly related to these prospects calling anyone a player's "leader" without public statements to that effect.

That said, simply getting a visit from Liggins -- once considered a Kansas lock -- is a great step. And if what Marc is reporting is actually true, then that would be great news.

Here's some video of Liggins in action. One thing to note, from viewing these previously, is that Liggins is most fascinating in that he doesn't stand out as a scorer like so many point guards in high school video montages. In fact, it's his all-around game and passing -- watch how many plays #34 in white makes that lead to baskets -- that show him melding into the team. That isn't a bad thing.

Update [2007-6-25 17:47:28 by JL Blue]:

Two other nuggets to note:

* Former UK de-commitment Draymond Green will announce Thursday between Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Indiana, according to rivals (premium article)

* Willie Warren, one of UK's top targets, dropped a bombshell today in a Rivals preemy story from Kansas site, saying he has decided to attend college with Rotnei Clarke, the shooter we profiled recently here at ASoB. Kentucky is only one of three schools recruiting the duo. Oh, and Clarke is allegedly visiting this weekend ... possibly with Warren. Stay tuned.

Update [2007-6-25 23:6:19 by JL Blue]: [PART II]

Victoria Sun gets the interview with Deandre Liggins post visit. No sense of his interest, but they got him on campus.