While Kentucky is trying to put some finishing touches on the 2018 class, John Calipari and the Wildcats coaching staff is focused on 2019 as well.
And if Calipari has his way, the New Jersey tandem of Scotty Lewis and Bryan Antoine look to figure in prominently to the Wildcats’ 2019 recruiting plans.
Calipari stopped in to New Jersey to watch Lewis and Antoine play, according to National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Pat Lawless.
Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari is in today to see '19 Scottie Lewis & '19 Bryan Antoine from the Ranney School (NJ).— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) February 25, 2018
Lewis and Antoine are ranked 6th and 7th in the class by the 247 Sports Composite and have long played together on the high school and AAU circuit.
While nothing has been set in stone, there have been talks that the two would be intrigued with playing together at the collegiate level.
That would be music to the ears of John Calipari and the Kentucky coaches.
Last year, Lewis told Adam Zagoria of zagsblog.com that Villanova, Kentucky, and Florida were pitching the idea of the two playing together in college.
Both players received offers from Calipari back in September. Since then, they’ve received multiple visits from Calipari and Tony Barbee.
The 247 Crystal Ball has Duke in the lead for Antoine with 7 of 8 predictions, while Lewis has 4/8 picks going to Kentucky and the other 4 going to Florida.
It’s clear that Kentucky is really high on both of these guys, and it seems that at least with Antoine, it could come down to another Kentucky vs Duke recruiting battle.