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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: UK signees make 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game

UK once again has multiple McDonald’s All-Americans.

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The Kentucky Wildcats will have a presence in the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game.

Representing UK at the annual high school all-star game will be Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley. Fellow UK signee Tyler Herro did not make the game.

Johnson was the easiest call of the bunch, as the five-star wing is regarded as a top-15 prospect in most of the major recruiting services. A big factor in these all-star games is how high they are in the recruiting ranking.

As of now, Johnson is ranked 12th in the Class of 2018 by 247 Sports Composite, which measures all of the major services. His highest ranking is seventh overall by ESPN.

But Quickley isn’t far behind, and he’s a special player in his own right. The five-star point guard is ranked 13th overall by 247 Sports Composite. His highest ranking is 12th overall by ESPN.

Herro has been a late riser up the rankings ever since his decommitment from Wisconsin in the fall. The four-star shooting guard is now ranked 32nd overall by 247 Sports Composite. His highest ranking is, you guessed it, ESPN at 27th overall.

Herro was right on the edge of making this game, despite an outstanding senior season thus far, but it proved to not be enough for a nomination into this game.

Also making this all-star game are UK targets Zion Williamson and Moses Brown, though both appear to be trending elsewhere. Former UK targets Bol Bol, Cam Reddish, R.J. Barrett, Naz Reid, Romeo Langford and Quentin Grimes also made the game.

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