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How Kentucky Wildcats Did In Final Rivals 2017 Recruit Rankings

How did the Wildcats do in the final rankings for Rivals?

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The final recruit rankings for 2017 Rivals has been released, and the Kentucky Wildcats took a dip. Rivals is the only service that does not have one UK commit listed in the top 10 and they also did not include Hamidou Diallo.

Here is how the ‘Cats fared:

Jarred Vanderbilt: #13 Overall/5 Stars

PJ Washington: #14 Overall/5 Stars

Nick Richards: #16 Overall/ 5 Stars

Quade Green: #21 Overl/5 Stars

Shai Alexander: #31 Overall/4 Stars

Jemarl Baker: #78 Overall/4 Stars

The good news is Shai Alexander rose all the way up to No. 31, but he still narrowly missed on five-star status. New UK commit Jemarl Baker got a small bump up to No. 78.

The big riser as Jarred Vanderbilt, who is now all the way up to No. 13. Right behind him is P.J. Washington at No. 14, which shows just how good of a battle those two are in for to be starting next season, likely on the wing.

UK’s likely starting point guard, Quade Green, checked in at No. 21. He actually fell to No. 30 and four-star status in the final 247 rankings, so here’s to hoping Rivals was more accurate here.

John Calipari still has the top class coming in which makes it the consensus number one class across all the services.

Cal still has a chance to add the consensus number two recruit Mohamed Bamba and consensus top twenty recruit Kevin Knox. Both players still has UK high on their lists and one would think that at least one of them will pick Kentucky in the end. Cal is making his last minute pitches to both players.