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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: UK interested in Brandon Williams

A new recruit to keep an eye on for UK in 2018.

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The Kentucky Wildcats may have a new target in the Class of 2018.

Last week, five-star guard Brandon Williams decommitted from the Arizona Wildcats.

Then in an interview with 247 Sports, Williams revealed that he’s expecting a phone call from UK among other schools interested in him,

“I got calls from Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, UCLA, Ohio State, Connecticut, Gonzaga, Georgetown, and Kentucky is supposed to be calling,” said Williams.

A 6-2, 185-pound guard from California, Williams is ranked 22nd overall by 247 Sports in addition to being the No. 6 point guard. Among the schools who’ve offered a scholarship are UCLA, Ohio State, Kansas and Oregon among others.

Currently, his crystal ball has recent picks for Oregon, and UCLA has gotten some recent buzz. Part of that is due to his close friendship with Shareef O’Neal, who decommitted from Arizona and committed to UCLA last week.

If you’re worried about Williams wanting to play with UK signee Immanuel Quickley, don’t be. Last summer, Williams and fellow five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly were both committed to Arizona. However, the FBI scandal that Arizona is a major part of has led to all of their recruits decommitting, including Quinerly and Williams.

Then again, it’s hard to see UK landing another point guard with Quickley set to join Quade Green on next year’s roster, but if anyone can make it work, it’s John Calipari.

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