Two big-time recruits were on Kentucky’s campus this past weekend.
Five-star guards Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson visited Kentucky over the weekend and had a good visit, according to the director of Quickley’s AAU team, Jide Sodipo.
“They definitely hung out together,” Jide Sodipo said. “They went over there by themselves and worked out. They both seem to be gym rats, so they were asking the manager what time they could get into the gym to work out. Immanuel could go to the moon and find a basketball gym so he could work out.”
Quickley and Johnson would be great backcourt commits for the Wildcats, although there are no guarantees that guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leave for the NBA after one year. Both Green and Alexander can play in the NBA, but aren’t projected by most as first-round picks in the 2018 draft.
That likely will factor in for Quickley and Johnson, although Quickley has long been seen as a probable UK commit and that commitment could come in the next couple weeks.
Kentucky has just recently picked up heavier interest in Johnson, so they have ground to make up on some other programs like Texas.
Calipari could end up having four starting-quality guards on his team next season, much like 2014-2015. It will be interesting to see how that shakes out.
You can read the rest of Tucker’s article here, where he breaks down other aspects of Quickley’s visit, as well as the potential for him to decide where he’s going at any moment.
Here’s a shot of Quickley and his family during the visit:
I think he knows where Immanuel Quickley is going to school. pic.twitter.com/B1xEZJXmqA— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 17, 2017