Happy Monday, BBN.
Today is a big one in regards to Kentucky Wildcats basketball as five star combo guard Johnny Juzang will be in Lexington on an official visit.
Juzang announced last week that he will reclassify to the 2019 class and yesterday he announced his final four choices for schools: Kansas, Kentucky, Virginia, and Oregon.
At this point if he doesn’t go to UK, we would all be shocked. The decision for him to reclassify didn’t come until John Calipari offered him a scholarship. Juzang is a player of need as Jemarl Baker, one of Kentucky’s best shooters, decided to transfer.
Juzang would come into Kentucky with a role as a player that could be utilized at multiple positions, wing player or guard, and he can shoot lights out. If Kentucky lands him, he could be an upgrade from Baker.
Unless his visit is a complete disaster expect a commitment from Juzang to come in the next couple of weeks.
Tweets of the Day
Top uncommitted HS prospects in 2019 Class:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2019
1. Jaden McDaniels
2. Precious Achiuwa
3. Trendon Watford
4. Johnny Juzang
Getting Juzang would put Kentucky in contention for the top recruiting class. And Calipari isn’t finished yet.
John Young (6-6, 280), who is rated as a 4-star and ranked as a top-30 OT nationally by 247Sports, chose Kentucky over offers from Georgia, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Tennessee among others.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) April 28, 2019
A huge pickup for Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow. UK will need linemen after this season and they got one of the best in the state.
No you aren't the only one who doesn't watch Game of Thrones so stop asking,— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) April 29, 2019
You know what’s more annoying that reading about Game of Thrones on social media? Reading the social media posts of people who don’t watch and want everyone to know.
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