With the Pangos All-American camp taking place this week, all of the stars in the class of 2022 are out, and with media in attendance, we’re getting some news tidbits.
And just recently, Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio did confirm that Jalen Duren, who is considered to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2022, will be taking an official visit to Kentucky during the last week of June.
Duren also confirmed that he is taking two other official visits to Miami and Memphis as of right now. Duren has not officially released a top-five list, but as of now, it does seem like the Kentucky Wildcats will be on that list, seeing as they’re getting an official visit.
Duren did just release a top 11 back towards the end of April, which included Kentucky, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Villanova, Alabama, Auburn, UCLA, Penn State as well as two professional routes - the NBL and the G-League.
As of now, Duren is projected to go the pro-route, but it seems that the new staff in Lexington Is putting the full court press on getting arguably the top player in the nation to come to play in Lexington.
To go along with Duren, the top-ranked shooting guard in the country, Keyonte George will also be visiting Kentucky, according to Zack Geohagan of KSR. The visit will take place towards the end of June, but was no confirmed if it will be the same time as Jalen Duren. George also confirmed that he does have an offer from Kentucky.
George is the top-ranked player in Texas, and assistant coach Jai Lucas has been on George since he was with the Longhorns. Lucas is the lead recruiter for George, which will likely be the case with Texas recruits moving forward.
The last week of June should be a busy week, and one that could have a major affect on how the 2022-23 Kentucky men’s basketball roster shapes out.