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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Keldon Johnson to work on getting Zion Williamson

KJ is working to get Zion to UK.

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Keldon Johnson played on Friday night at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Western Kentucky.

There were a lot of UK fans that went to the Hoopfest and saw Keldon lead Oak Hill Academy to victory over the Hamilton Heights with 16 points on 6-17 shooting and seven boards.

After the game was over, Keldon was asked about his feelings of playing in front of the BBN for the first time, and what he’s doing to get Zion to Kentucky, according to SEC Country.

“I know Tyler (Herro’s) been talking to Zion a lot, staying on him, and talking to Moses (Brown),” Johnson said. “Maybe I’ll get in contact sometime soon and see where their head is at and see if we can get this done.”

Keldon understands that if the Cats are able to pull in the big time recruit (Zion), next years team could be unstoppable. With next years class filling up quite nicely for Kentucky, Johnson can play a big part in forming the rest of the class.

Johnson was also asked about the concern his father had when he was deciding on which school to go to, and the overall thought process that led to his eventual decision to go to UK:

“He just knows a lot of good players are gonna come to Kentucky and that no slackers come to Kentucky,” Johnson said. “From day one I gotta fight. I think he was a little hesitant on that, but I know my dad believes in me that I can do it.”

Props to Keldon for wanting to go to a place where he’ll have to earn everything. Players come to Kentucky to push themselves to be great. Keldon sees that, and that’s why he chose to play in Lexington next year.

This fanbase continues to outdo themselves. Packing a gym just to see a future Wildcat is not only awesome, but it’s a great recruiting tactic. This fanbase is crazy, and they prove it the moment any player commits to the blue and white.

There are still a couple of big time recruits to play this weekend, including the #2 overall recruit for 2019’s class, James Wiseman.

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