The Kentucky Wildcats are bringing in the #1 recruiting class for the 2020-21 season, and they have two of players on the inaugural Sports Illustrated All-American Team.
The first Kentucky signee on the team is BJ Boston who is ranked as the #4 player in the class and he made the All-American Second Team.
“Boston played on a team with a cult-like following with LeBron James’ son, Bronny, Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire, and a handful of elite players on the roster. Still, despite all of the potential distractions, Boston’s star shined the brightest this season for the Trailblazers, leading them to a 30-4 record. Sierra Canyon was the favorite to win its third CIF Southern California Open Division title, but the game was cancelled due to the COVID-18 pandemic. Boston averaged 21.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals a game.”
The other future Cat that made the inaugural team is Terrence Clarke who is the #5 player in the class and made the All-American Third Team.
“Clarke solidified his standing as one of the country’s top scoring guards, averaging 18.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and three assists a game this season while playing on a roster stocked with Division I talent. Clarke led Brewster to a 34-3 record and the finals of the National Prep Championships before the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
SI Was able to talk to Clarke about making the team and here is what he has to say.
“I feel blessed and overly excited to be a part of the SI All-American team. This was one of my goals going into my high school career and to achieve it makes me feel even more motivated. A lot of hard work was put in to get to this point and it makes me want to work even harder to accomplish even more goals in the future.”
In recent seasons, Kentucky has been missing out on the top five recruits that they had been getting earlier in the Calipari era. Now, they have two top five guys coming in next season.
Kentucky will still need to add a few pieces, but knowing they have two elite talents in Boston and Clarke coming in should have the fanbase excited for next season.
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