Kentucky is the first big name getting into the mix for 2021 guard Brayden Sipple, according to a report from Kentucky Sports Radio.
Sipple has been in contact with the Cats and will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky for the Wildcats’ matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers Tuesday night, per KSR’s Jack Pilgrim.
UK is the biggest school to get involved in Sipple’s recruitment thus far. He’s heard from the Northern Kentucky Norse, Miami Redhawks and Detroit Titans, according to 247 Sports. Detroit is the only school confirmed to have extended an offer. Sipple doesn’t have a player ranking on 247 Sports.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 175-pound guard has proven to be a quality scorer from inside the 3-point line and a great free-throw shooter in his time in high school thus far. Triple-double Prospects put Sipple on its All-Cincinnati 1st Team for Divisions 2-4, and said that Sipple had D1 and D2 collegiate offers.
“It’s safe to say that no one has been more dominant than Sipple so far this season, as the junior wing is an athletic and explosive slasher who can make shots in bunches and who plays the do-it-all role as Blanchester’s Mr. Everything,” Triple-double Prospects said in its evaluation of Sipple.
John Calipari may see something in Sipple that others haven’t seen yet. If he were to get an offer from UK, he’d be the first non-five-star in the 2021 class to get a UK offer. All seven of the Cats’ current offers for 2021 are five-star prospects, according to 247 Sports.