Yesterday wasn’t just a good day for the Kentucky Basketball program due to the team taking down Alabama at Rupp Arena. It seems that Kentucky also made a good impression on 2020 top-10 recruit Greg Brown and his father, who were visiting Lexington for the weekend.
Brown, a 6’9” forward prospect from Texas, has been a heavy Kentucky target for a while and the Cats have long been thought to be in the mix, but at least one recruiting analyst thinks Brown’s visit to Kentucky this weekend may have shifted some momentum into UK’s favor.
Chad Lykins, a Duke recruiting analyst, logged a pick to Kentucky for Brown last night, the first non-Texas pick to be logged into Brown’s profile on 247 Sports. Of the six picks on the crystal ball, Texas holds five, while Kentucky now holds one.
Brown’s visit to Kentucky was capped off with the game yesterday, and it seems like Brown’s dad fits well into the BBN (and may even be a good energy boost for Rupp Arena) based off this video from Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim.
Greg Brown’s father is behind the Kentucky bench wearing the red vest— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) January 12, 2020
Again, they had a GREAT time tonight. https://t.co/jiGQPKA3AN
While momentum may be riding high, the Cats still face several challenges in the recruitment of Brown, namely the Texas Longhorns, the hometown team, as well as Memphis, Auburn, and Michigan.
If Brown ends up committing to Kentucky, he will join Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware in the frontcourt for a loaded 2020 recruiting class.
Come on down, Mr. Brown!
Tweets of the Day
Greg Brown rocking the Kentucky jersey on his official visit. pic.twitter.com/foXYq8TFEQ— Travis Graf (@Trav_Graf) January 12, 2020
Brown would be a huge addition to the 2020 class.
The University of Kentucky now has 1,000 SEC wins.— Big Blue Nation (@BigBlue9ation) January 11, 2020
(most in SEC history) pic.twitter.com/RwQwrfAhNs
Cue the Cal mic drop.
Quickley still hot as Cats beat Bama - Herald Leader
IQ came through in the clutch.
Cal not thrilled with Hagans, loved Whitney on Saturday - Cats Pause
A little bit of an unusual statement from Cal.
Nate Oats credits Kentucky’s defense - Herald Leader
The Alabama coach gave credit to the Cats for their performance.
EJ Montgomery gaining confidence - KSR
EJ was a team-high +19.
Phil Hoskins, Kentucky hoping for sixth year - Courier Journal
Hoskins is the perfect candidate for a sixth year, according to Stoops.
Drake Jackson preparing for senior year - KSR
Having Drake back on the O-line is huge.
Baylor upsets Kansas in Lawrence - ESPN
Baylor seems like the real deal this year.
Former Wake Forest QB transferring to Georgia - Yahoo
Jamie Newman will succeed Jake Fromm in Athens.
Comparing Clemson vs LSU - Bleacher Report
Expect a close matchup on Monday.
CFP Championship game ticket prices rising - Yahoo
Getting a ticket to the game won’t come cheap.
North Dakota State wins FCS championship - ESPN
Make it 37 wins in a row for the Bison.