As we currently sit, the Kentucky Wildcats have the No. 2 overall recruiting class for the 2019-20 basketball season.
Back in the fall, coach Cal and his staff added top-10 player Tyrese Maxey and Kentucky Mr. Basketball Dontaie Allen.
However, once spring rolled around, we saw the addition of Kahlil Whitney, Keion Brooks, and Johnny Juzang.
Also coming in is one of the top grad transfers in the country in Nate Sestina.
TJ Beisner had assistant coach Joel Justus on his podcast Behind Kentucky Basketball to discuss the spring recruits added.
One thing that really made me enjoy last year's team is how they all had great personalities and it looks like we could have that again.
“It’s going to be the second year in a row you have some great personalities,” Justus said.
So, what did Justus have to say about the spring additions?
Johnny Juzang: “Johnny’s a great get for us in a lot of ways, because he adds to the group we have already assembled for next year. He can really stretch the floor, put the ball on the floor, create for himself, create for others. He has a great competitive spirit about him that is an elite trait of his.
“He joins a group of guys that have come here with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder to say I want people to say, ‘Man, I knew you were good but man, I didn’t know you were that good.’
“And Johnny is in that group. Just a great kid and I think Kentucky fans are going to like him.”
Keion Brooks: “Another guy who is so versatile, skilled, competitive, can really stretch the floor, but also is very gifted with the ball in his hands. I remember the first time I saw Keion, I don’t think he was in the same place twice. He was at the high post, he was at the elbows, he was on the baseline, he brought the ball up the floor, he rebounded. They put him in the post, he was being moved around, and I said if this isn’t positionless, then I don’t know who is.“
Kahlil Whitney: “If you talk about Kahlil Whitney and what he did going back to Chicago and making a big day for a group of young kids in that area to talk about his goals and his dreams coming up in the neighborhood he came out of, that says a lot about his maturity and his growth as a young man.”
I think we are really going to like all these kids, and it is going to be a fun year for Kentucky Basketball.
We will see most of this class arrive on campus the first weekend in June. However, Juzang doesn’t get out of school until June 7th so he will be on campus the 16th.