John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats picked up a much needed commit from 2020 big man Lance Ware.
Now that Kentucky has their 3rd commitment for the 2020 season, joining five-star guard Brandon Boston and four-star forward Cam’Ron Fletcher, this moves the Cats up to the #1 recruiting class as of now with the Virginia Cavaliers right behind them.
The 6-9, 215-pound forward is currently ranked as the No. 32 prospect and No. 5 power forward in the 2020 class by 247 Sports composite, which measures all of the major rankings.
The next potential commitment for the Cats will likely come Saturday when Terrence Clarke makes his college decision.
Here’s what social media had to say:
2020 Camden (NJ) and NY Rens forward Lance Ware just announced his commitment to Kentucky at his school pic.twitter.com/Mg0YP2K8zh— Ari Rosenfeld (@ARosenfeldDVHR) September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
2020 Top-35 Prospect Lance Ware has committed to Kentucky. @lanceware12 pic.twitter.com/yJXOmfSLVz— TIPTON EDITS (@TiptonEdits) September 12, 2019
Lance Ware Recruitment Snapshot:— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 12, 2019
10-12-18: Unofficial Visit (Big Blue Madness)
7-26-19: Kentucky Offer
8-4-19: Top 5
8-31-19: Official Visit (Ohio State)
9-6-19: Official Visit (Michigan)
9-12-19: Commits to Kentucky
#WhoWantsToBeNext? pic.twitter.com/tfqyjMX4VD— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
If Lance Ware picks @KentuckyMBB today he would be the latest in a long line of New Jersey stars to play for @UKCoachCalipari :— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 12, 2019
4⭐️ PF Lance Ware commits to the ‘Cats. I see a lot of EJ Montgomery in him, except Ware has a motor that doesn’t stop. https://t.co/rInznm1NZF— Travis Graf (@Trav_Graf) September 12, 2019
Lance Ware picks The University Of Kentucky!!! #BBN pic.twitter.com/7xKLWKZrsq— Daniel “Keep Rolling Rolling Rolling” Smith (@ukfandan37) September 12, 2019
Lance Ware has some serious potential. This 2020 class has the chance to be something special.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) September 12, 2019
Lance Ware had a good spring & a great summer. @NYRhoops HC Andy Borman gives major credit to his HS coach, former NBA player Rick Brunson.— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) September 12, 2019
“During the June period he was with Coach Brunson and then came back to us in July a different player.” @Andy_Borman
Congratulations to Camden Bpla’s very own Lance Ware for committing to John Calipari of University of Kentucky! Lance plays on the varsity basketball team at Camden High school. We are so proud of you! Go Panthers. pic.twitter.com/FWWkDOTY76— Camden Schools (@CamdenSchools) September 12, 2019
Kentucky is getting a STUD in Lance Ware.pic.twitter.com/rS40j9dhXn— BBNation (@BBNation15) September 12, 2019
Camden senior Lance Ware after announcing his decision to attend the University of Kentucky on a basketball scholarship @PurpleNGold_AD @YouGotTheHigh @lanceware12 @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/dshANgGoAp— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) September 12, 2019
Congrats to Camden HS's Lance Ware on his commitment to Kentucky. This 6'9" dynamo can explode to the basket with the best of them and is long and aggressive rebounding and defending. His shot comes and goes but his upside is sky high.— chick gillespie (@chickg3) September 12, 2019
With the commitment of Lance Ware today, Kentucky now has pledges from the No. 16 player in the 2020 Class, B.J. Boston, the No. 31 player in Ware, and the No. 39 player in Cam’Ron Fletcher. Terrence Clarke should come aboard this Sunday. He is No. 2 in the 2021 Class.— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) September 12, 2019
With the addition of Lance Ware, Kentucky now has the nation's No. 1 recruiting class in 2020. #BBN pic.twitter.com/VDie9o0iiT— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) September 12, 2019
Huge for Kentucky to have the core of its 2020 recruiting class in the fold by the fall. Going to lose a lot after this season and you don't want to have to walk that tight rope without a safety net in the spring.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 12, 2019
Kentucky gets its skilled big man that it’s been searching for. Could even better news be on the way? https://t.co/76B1VWpCEw— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) September 12, 2019
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