The recruiting for the 2020 class has been a popular topic in recent weeks with potential reclassifications and who all Kentucky will add for that class.
Now, it looks like Coach Cal and his staff have gotten involved with two more recruits in 2020.
One of those is Henry Coleman, who is a 6-6 small forward and is currently ranked as the 45th overall player.
Evan Daniels caught up with Coleman, and in an article on 247 Sports.com, he talked to Coleman about teams that have been in touch with him.
Coleman has been performing at a high level on the court and that has led to more teams reaching out to him and making him one of their top targets.
“Ohio State has, UVA has, they and NC State have really just told me I can come in and make an impact on their program,” he said. “They are looking for guys like me that are great on the court and also great off of it. Pitt’s been on me too. I’ve talked to Kentucky once or twice before. Everybody has been coming on now”
I would imagine that Coleman will start to rise in the rankings and more of the top programs will start to target him and try to bring him in.
The other recruit that coach Cal has got in touch with is Nimari Burnett, who is the 25th overall player and the No. 3 overall combo-guard.
Adam Zagoria discusses Burnett’s recruitment in an article on flohoops.com and who is getting involved.
“[Kentucky] saw me before my third game, which was at 8 o’clock [Sunday] morning,” said Burnett, who boasts a 3.7 GPA at Prolific Prep Academy in Napa, California, and averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.2 assists while shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc. “And the assistant coach [Payne] said he really liked me. He never told me he was going to be at this game, so I was excited to see him”
He was then asked what he knew about Coach Cal and how he coaches.
“Coach Cal, I heard he’s a coach that gets on you and he just wants the best for you,” Burnett said. “He’s going to push to be the best you can be”
At this point, Kentucky has not offered Burnett a scholarship, but he says an offer “would be big time” and that he would “definitely” like to visit Kentucky at some point.
It will be interesting to see how these two players recruitment plays out and if Kentucky continues to stay involved with them and try to get them to Lexington.