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Coveted transfer Antonio Reeves to visit UK this week

Reeves is among the top players to hit the transfer portal.

NCAA Basketball: Missouri Valley Conference Tournament- Northern Iowa Panthers vs Illinois State Redbirds Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

A big recruiting weekend is on deck for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program.

In addition to 5-star star high school recruit Leonard Miller taking a visit to Lexington this weekend, UK will also host one of this cycle’s top college transfers in Illinois State guard Antonio Reeves.

The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker broke the news.

Reeves has already taken a visit to Nebraska while also drawing interest from North Carolina, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Alabama, Wisconsin, LSU, BYU, Memphis, Missouri and UConn among others.

As a junior this past season, the 6-foot-6, 185-pound Reeves averaged 20.1 points, 3.5 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 46.9% from the field, including 39% from deep. Arguably his best performance was going for 25 points (9/19 shooting) with four assists and four rebounds in an 89-85 road loss to a top-25 Wisconsin team.

UK already has a connection to Reeves in his former AAU program, Mac Irvin Fire, which was previously coached by Ron ‘Chin’ Coleman, so you have to like their chances here if Reeves is indeed a take for John Calipari.

With UK set to lose Shaedon Sharpe in addition to Kellan Grady, Davion Mintz and TyTy Washington, there’s going to be a major need in the backcourt, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better available candidate than Reeves, so I’d venture to guess he’s a take right now.

Check out some highlights of one of his best games this past season against Valparaiso.

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