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UK hosting Shawn Phillips and visiting Paul McMillan IV

Phillips is a new name to watch for, while McMillan continues to draw significant interest from Kentucky.

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Jaden Bradley and Shawn Phillips, both in the class of 2022 class, will be taking an unofficial visit to Lexington this weekend for the Kentucky Wildcats’ Blue-White Game, according to Evan Daniels.

Bradley was already slated to be at the Blue-White Game with his father and high school coach, but it appears now that he will have company in the form of top-50 sophomore Shawn Phillips.

Bradley is ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in 2022, according to 247 Sports, and is ranked as the No. 1 overall point guard. The Cannon School (NC) product currently has offers from Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, and Texas Tech.

Phillips is a 6-10 center from Belmont High School (OH) and is ranked as the No. 39 player in the class of 2022 and the No. 6 center. He has no confirmed offers as of this moment, but his list includes Cincinnati, Xavier and hometown Dayton.

Because 2022 is the class where recruits are expected to be able to go straight to the NBA, John Calipari seems to be getting some extra work in for this class as he tries to figure out who will actually go to college and who will be interested in his program. Just another example of Calipari staying ahead of the curve.

In addition, recruiting reporter Corey Albertson reports that Kentucky is meeting with Paul McMillan this week.

McMillan was in town for Big Blue Madness, so seeing Kentucky meet with him just a week later shows they’re very serious, and perhaps a scholarship offer is coming.

The 6-1, 170-pound McMillan hails from Ohio and is currently attending Woodward Career Technical. He ranks as the 34th-best player in the class and holds offers from Xavier and Cincinnati.

McMillan is also the fifth-ranked-point guard in 2021, but he could move up a spot if Devin Askew reclassifies into 2020. That would also mean Kentucky needs a new point guard target in 2021, so perhaps McMillan is who Calipari is zeroing in on.

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