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Javonte Smart visiting Kentucky; 5-star PG among top 2018 prospects

One of 2018’s best point guards is visiting Kentucky.

Kentucky will have a surprise visitor this weekend.

According to Evan Daniels of, five-star guard Javonte Smart is taking an unofficial visit today as the Cats get set to host Florida.

A 6-4, 185-pound guard out of Baton Rouge, Smart is ranked as the top prospect from the state of Louisiana in 2018 in addition to being the No. 3 point guard and No. 13 overall recruit, according to 247 Sports Composite.

Thus far, Kentucky has appeared to show more interest in Immanuel Quickley for a point guard target in 2018, but Smart could end up being the superior player.

Kentucky has yet to offer Smart a scholarship, though they’re still tied with LSU in his crystal ball:

Perhaps an offer will come for Smart this weekend. Whether Kentucky prioritizes him or Quickley will be one of the bigger recruiting stories to watch for in the 2018 class.

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