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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Wenyen Gabriel Commits Edition

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The Kentucky Wildcats got an unexpected commitment Thursday morning when five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel made his pledge to UK.

Gabriel became just the second member of UK's 2016 class along with Sacha Killeya-Jones, both of whom are five-star prospects. With Big Blue Madness on the horizon, John Calipari and the Cats are now poised for another loaded recruiting class that will challenge for the top spot.

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