Beginning this week, coaches were allowed to begin contacting members of the 2022 recruiting class, and Kentucky has reached out to several of the top players in the class.
Let’s take a look at a few of the players that Kentucky has reached out to. Rankings are based on the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
- Jaden Bradley, Point Guard (#9 overall)
- Skyy Clark, Combo Guard (#18 overall)
- Dillon Hunter, Wing (#32 overall)
- Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, Power Forward (#4 overall)
- Brandon Miller, Wing (#11 overall)
- Bruce Thornton, Point Guard (#30 overall)
- Kamari Lands, Wing (#37 overall)
- Sadraque Nganga, Power Forward (#15 overall)
- Enoch Boakye, Center (Unranked in Composite, but ranked #21 overall by 247)
- James Jewell, Wing (unranked)
*Plays at Eastern High School in Louisville*
This is just an early preliminary list of players that have reportedly had contact with Kentucky during the beginning of the recruiting period, but this shows that early on, Kentucky is casting a wide net in this class.
We know that Kentucky has been on Huntley-Hatfield for a while now and the possibility exists that he reclassifies to 2021 and Kentucky seems to be in a pretty good spot with him. We also know Kentucky has been on Skyy Clark for a while. He plays high school basketball in Tennessee, and Kentucky has been involved with his recruitment for some time and Kentucky also seems to be in a good spot there.
Moving forward, it will be really interesting to see how this develops because of the lack of well-known recruiting events such as Peach Jam. Not only was Peach Jam good for seeing which rising seniors Kentucky was zeroing in on, we could also see the rising juniors that Kentucky was prioritizing.
As one final note on this, a backcourt with Jaden Bradley and Skyy Clark would be absolutely dynamic. Take a look at their highlight tapes.
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