The Marshall County Hoop Fest will be played this weekend in Western Kentucky. As usual, there are a multitude of top tier Kentucky recruits that are participating in this event.
The biggest recruit that’s already committed to the Cats that’s playing is Keldon Johnson. He’s the #14 recruit for the 2018 class and he was one of the top scorers on the Nike travel circuit this past summer. He’s going to be a star for Kentucky, so be sure to check him out!
For some more context, here’s a list of some previous Cats that played in this annual hoopfest:
- Devin Booker
- Jamal Murray
- Trey Lyles
- Aaron and Andrew Harrison
- Skal Labissiere
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- Dominique Hawkins
- Derek Willis
There are also a few 2019 UK targets playing in this game. One of them is arguably the best of the class, James Wiseman. James is a 6-11 forward who is currently ranked #2 in the 2019 class.
Other recruits that’s on UK’s radar are; 2019 recruit D.J. Jeffries, 2020 recruit Jaemyn Brakefield, 2021 recruit Zion Harmon, and Kenny Payne’s son - Zan Payne.
Bol Bol and his Findlay Prep squad will also take part in the event, though he has already signed with Oregon.
Here are the list of games in which Kentucky targets are playing, according to Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader:
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 (Session 2)
4 p.m. Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. Hamilton Heights, (Tenn.) - Keldon Johnson
8:30 p.m. Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. St. Benedict’s (N.J.) - Jaemyn Brakefield
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 (Session 4)
5:15 p.m. Prolific Prep (Calif.) vs. Huntington Prep (W.Va.) - Jaemyn Brakefield
6:45 p.m. Lexington Catholic vs. Marshall County - Zan Payne
8:15 p.m. Adair County vs. Olive Branch (Miss.) - D.J. Jeffries, Zion Harmon
9:45 p.m. Tennessee Prep (Tenn.) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Va.) - Keldon Johnson
Sunday, Dec. 3 (Session 5)
1:30 p.m. Aspire Academy vs. Memphis East (Tenn.) - James Wiseman
(all central time)
Be sure to read Roberts’ full preview for more info on other big-time recruits playing in the event.