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BJ Boston tabbed one of nation’s top impact freshmen for 2020-21 season

Another national recognition for the incoming freshman.

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The hype surrounding incoming Kentucky Wildcats freshman BJ Boston continues to build.

Wednesday, CBS Sports dropped a 16-player list of the top incoming freshmen who will immediately impact college basketball this season.

Boston was the sixth player listed by CBS’ Sports Kyle Boone, who said this about the Sierra Canyon product:

“The roster turnover at Kentucky this offseason is simply unbelievable — even for John Calipari. He lost all but one scholarship player from last year’s team. But Boston is the best of the incoming freshman bunch at UK who should soften the blows. A 6-6 scoring guard, Boston is a fluid athlete who can score it in myriad ways with a smooth, high release and an effortless launch. UK needs a reliable scorer to come in and make an impact right away and Boston — one of the most lethal scorers in the country — should be uniquely equipped to shoulder a big load as a freshman.”

Boston is ranked as the nations’ fourth-ranked prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Despite Terrence Clarke also being ranked within the top 10 by both services, he did not make the cut.

Here are the 16 players to make Boone’s list:

  1. Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State Cowboys
  2. Evan Mobley, USC Trojans
  3. Caleb Love, North Carolina Tar Heels
  4. Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga Bulldogs
  5. Josh Primo, Alabama Crimson Tide
  6. BJ Boston, Kentucky Wildcats
  7. Ziaire Williams, Stanford Cardinal
  8. Scottie Barnes, Florida State Seminoles
  9. Jonathan Kuminga, TBD
  10. Jaden Springer, Tennessee Volunteers
  11. Jermey Roach, Duke Blue Devils
  12. Moses Moody, Arkansas Razorbacks
  13. Moussa Cisse, TBD
  14. Joshua Christopher, Arizona State Sun Devils
  15. Earl Timberlake, Miami Hurricanes
  16. Nimari Burnett Texas Tech Red Raiders