Projecting Kentucky’s frontcourt players in the Class of 2019 is a difficult task even for the most plugged-in recruiting analysts.
Kentucky continues to cast their nets far and wide with big men in the class, as they will be looking to fill 3-4 spots in the frontcourt.
Here is what we know: Kentucky needs frontcourt options in the 2019 class. Reid Travis will exhaust his eligibility, P.J. Washington likely heads to the NBA, and it’s likely that E.J. Montgomery joins him. Nick Richards could also decide to make the jump if he shows notable improvement in his sophomore season, which would leave Kentucky with no frontcourt players for the 2019-2020 season.
That said, Kentucky is certainly making an effort to land guys to fill those spots. Kentucky has offered James Wiseman, Vernon Carey Jr., and Matthew Hurt, three of the top bigs in the class. Yesterday, Oscar Tshiebwe announced his UK offer and Aidan Igiehon also has a UK offer (though some have expressed doubts about whether there was an actual offer). They also offered Zeke Nnaji, a rising prospect who has shot up the boards to a near top-30 player. Kentucky continues to be involved with Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels, both of whom are top 10 players, but no offers have been announced.
Chris Fisher spoke with 247’s Evan Daniels about Kentucky’s frontcourt targets, which you can read here.
Ultimately, Kentucky would probably like to land at least one of Wiseman/Carey/Hurt, if not two. However, landing two is looking to be a bit of a stretch. They seem to really like Tshiebwe and Nnaji as well. Maybe they’re targeting several players to try to go ahead and push someone else to commit in the fall. It’s unclear what exactly the strategy is or how Kentucky is prioritizing their big man targets, but it certainly is interesting to follow as Kentucky looks to add some much-needed size to a highly-talented 2019 recruiting class.
Tweets of the Day
Thankful to receive an offer from University of Kentucky, thanks coach cal and all the stuff pic.twitter.com/rOYokJqA3A— Oscar (@Oscartshiebw) September 17, 2018
Oscar finally gets the coveted offer.
Senior kicker @MilesButler1, of Paducah, Ky., had his first field goal attempts of the season vs. Murray State and converted from 40 and 38 yards. He also has made all 14 extra points this season. ⬇️ #TopPlays #Get Up pic.twitter.com/nmXK1rGwBB— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 18, 2018
Good to see Miles knock in a pair of field goals on Saturday.
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