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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Recruiting Heats Up Edition

Who will be part of UK’s 2018 class, and who are they getting an early look at in 2019?

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John Calipari and his staff are hot on the recruiting trail searching for the next crop of Kentucky Wildcats. That includes recruits from the 2018 and 2019 classes as Calipari and his staff are attending every major recruiting event this week.

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Calipari’s U19 nemesis could be his next big recruit | Lexington Herald Leader
R.J. Barrett led Canada to its first basketball gold medal last week, at John Calipari’s expense. His next move is likely to the class of 2018.

Peach Jam: Emmitt Williams, Daniel Oturu standout - Scout
Several UK recruits are having a good showing at the Nike Peach Jam.

KSTV - Adidas Gauntlet Finale preview: Four 2018 stars with UK offers take center stage - KSTV
The Adidas Gauntlet Finale begins today in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona among those watching Marvin Bagley in first Peach Jam game | Zagsblog
Bagley will be in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft with RJ Barrett, who as of now is not eligible for the 2019 Draft, but may reclassify to the 2018 class.

Marvin Bagley has three recruiting visits in near future | Lexington Herald Leader
Marvin Bagley is the No. 1 basketball prospect in the class of 2018, and Kentucky is one of six schools remaining on his college list.

UK interested in star basketball recruit Emmitt Williams | Lexington Herald Leader
IMG Academy forward Emmitt Williams is one of the standout basketball players on the Nike circuit, and he’s interested in the Kentucky Wildcats.

Five questions worth asking heading into college basketball's July Evaluation Period -
Who will be the first top-10 2018 prospect to come off the board? Will Kentucky land one of the truly elite prospects?

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Primer on 5-star 2018 targets for July - SEC Country
A great look at where UK and John Calipari stand with its 5-star targets in the Class of 2018 entering the July live recruiting period. It sounds like UK may be on life support in the recruitment of Romeo Langford.

Five Kentucky recruiting storylines to follow in July - 247
Five Kentucky recruiting storylines to follow as the first July evaluation period begins Wednesday.

KSTV - Peach Jam Primer: Top Kentucky targets take center stage this week - KSTV
The UK staff is out on the road for a big week of recruiting, which includes up-close looks at Marvin Bagley, Bol Bol and other elite prospects.

July Evaluation Period Storylines - Scout
Another July is upon us, which means college coaches will span the country searching for players during the three July evaluation periods. Here are some of the top storylines of the month.

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Brandon Williams goes international with his brilliant 'Carlton' dance moves
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Corey Dillon wishes to mend fences with Bengals
Corey Dillon left scars for comments during his illustrious career in Cincinnati, but hopes to put those behind him in a potential return this year.

AFC North Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division? - NFL Nation- ESPN
ESPN's AFC North writers examine which player, coach or front-office executive is on the hottest seat in the division. Three out of the four writers agree.

Baltimore Ravens lucky to get help from run-game doctor Greg Roman - ESPN
Greg Roman, who has a track record of revitalizing dormant running games, faces another challenge with the Baltimore Ravens.

The PFF Foundation Draft: Who would you choose to start a franchise? | Pro Football Focus
If football were starting from scratch, who would you pick to start your team? How do you balance skill against age against position? Our PFF team gave it a shot.

Ranking all 32 first-round NFL draft picks based on snap count rate playing time in 2017 ESPN
Will Browns fans get to see much of No. 1 pick Myles Garrett in 2017? How will offseason shoulder surgery affect Takkarist McKinley's on-field time in Atlanta? KC Joyner ranks all 32 players drafted in the first round and their projected snap-count rates.

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