Seemingly down and out after Mike Krzyzewski landed three of the top four recruits in the country, John Calipari stormed back and snagged four five-star recruits (EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson), as well as one of the nation’s top four-star recruits (Tyler Herro).
It was a strong effort for Calipari, and it got him the No. 2 class in the nation. But he wasn’t able to make up the ground and catch Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index rankings.
RSCI’s final rankings have Duke tallying 448 points and Kentucky coming in behind the Blue Devils with 411 points.
For what it’s worth, the RSCI analysis says that the addition of Reid Travis would have catapulted UK to No. 1 if transfer commits counted.
Tweets of the day
Well I’m nervous as hell but the rest of the story comes out Sunday at 9:00 am, Espn. https://t.co/E43SisPryR— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) July 19, 2018
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Indians trade for Brad Hand, get much-needed bullpen help - Yahoo Sports
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Falcons won't give receiver Julio Jones a new contract, according to sources - ESPN
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Eagles QB Nick Foles leads all players in apparel sold - NFL.com
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