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Brandon Boston Jr. commits to Kentucky Wildcats

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A HUGE way to start the 2020 class.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Spor

Brandon Boston Jr., the No. 10 player in the 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, just committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, according to Evan Daniels. He is the first commit in UK’s 2020 class.

Boston was on his official visit to Lexington when he made the decision to rock that Kentucky blue. The Wildcats entered the day with 72% of the predictions on his 247 Sports crystal ball, the most important of which came Saturday morning when recruiting expert Evan Daniels logged in his official prediction, so it’s no surprise Daniels broke the news.

When asked of what made Kentucky stand out, Boston told Daniels, “How hard they work, their players and how connected the players are with coaches.

“They are really good coaches,” he added. “They are good to talk to. They have a lot of information that I need.”

Boston recently announced that he would be moving to California and playing for Sierra Canyon high school, joining some of the best and most famous players in the country, including Zaire Wade and Bronny James.

This move shows us two things. First of all, Boston is not selfish and does not have to the “the guy” on whatever team he plays for. Also, he likes to surround himself with top talent that he will compete with every day in practice. That sure sounds like a future Wildcat to me.

Even so, the move from Norcross High School in Georgia, which is a lot closer to Lexington, al the way out to California was a tad concerning since it means he won’t be as close to UK for his senior year of high school.

Boston will also be playing with five-star recruit Ziare Williams, who is being recruited by the Duke Blue Devils, who were viewed as the biggest competition for Boston. Bronny James is also someone Duke is involved with, and he just tweeted a of picture of himself in a Blue Devils uniform.

Perhaps getting Boston away from the southeast was something that could affect his recruitment, but John Calipari made sure that didn’t happen, securing a commitment before Boston moves out west.

Speaking of Duke, this is a recruit Coach K really wanted and made a strong push for, so this is a major win for Calipari, who has lost some big recruiting battles to the Blue Devils recently.

Boston has visited Kentucky three times now, once back in 2017, then in February of this year, and most recently for his official visit. He also saw Kentucky’s coaching staff at the Peach Jam, where he averaged 20.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.0 steals in four games.

But it was the Nike EYBL in Dallas where Boston had arguably his best AAU performance of the year, averaging 27.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists over the five games while managing to pick up four wins and won the MVP award.

Boston also has a good relationship with many other 2020 recruits (cough, Sharife Cooper, caught), as well has several 2021 guys that might reclassify. So he could be the perfect glue guy to start to put the 2020 class together.

Be sure to read our recruiting profile on Boston. Then go check out his behind-the-scenes look at Boston’s life in a profile done by SLAM earlier this year:

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