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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting Update by Evan Daniels

Daniels talks 2018 targets, Hamidou Diallo’s NBA decision, and if Nick Richards actually played a role in Mo Bamba not ending up at UK. and USA Today Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are almost certainly done with the 2017 class.

After Mohamed Bamba picked the Texas Longhorns, there’s no one left on the board UK is showing interest in. The only player that could be added is Pitt graduate transfer Cam Johnson, but it’s almost certain that no more high school recruits will make their way to Lexington.

That’s actually a good thing, as UK just brought in the hands-down best class in America, highlighted by the additions of Kevin Knox, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt and PJ Washington.

But what will the 2018 class look like for the Cats? Evan Daniels spoke with Spectrum News about the 2018 class and who UK is sitting good with.

Daniels spoke about Hamidou Diallo, who is still testing the NBA Draft waters. Daniels said he believes there’s a real possibility that Diallo returns to UK, but his decision will likely come down to how well he’s doing in workouts with NBA teams.

Daniels also talked about incoming freshman center Nick Richards, who may have actually helped keep Bamba from coming to UK. It sounds crazy, but if Daniels is saying it, there must be some legs to it.

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