As Kentucky continues to focus more on the 2017 class, the prospects who they're focusing on is becoming more clear.
Add five-star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. to the list of prospects UK is making a high priority. Trent recently revealed the five schools that are recruiting him the hardest, with Kentucky being among the five.
5 Gary Trent, Jr. said the schools that are recruiting him hardest are Duke, Kentucky, Michigan St., UCLA & Arizona pic.twitter.com/vwcKY1YZEh— Andrew Slater (@ASlater247) April 18, 2016
Trent is a 6'5 shooting guard from Apple Valley, Minnesota ranked as one of the best shooting guards in the country and a top 15 player by nearly every recruiting service.
Duke is the popular pick in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball, garnering 93% with 13/14 predictions leaning toward the Blue Devils. The only other pick was for Ohio State (although it was made nearly a year ago).
Another interesting part of this recruitment is the fact that Trent said last year (and certainly things like these can and do change) that he and five-star power forward Wendell Carter would form a package deal.
The team that is seen as the leading contender for both Trent and Carter?
Duke, though Carter has received an offer from Kentucky as well.
While Duke seems to be a heavy lean for Trent (and Carter), the son of former NBA veteran Gary Trent, the Wildcats have time to make up some ground for his services. Here are some of Trent's highlights: