Last Friday, Big Blue Nation saw Robert Dillingham, the top-ranked point guard in the class of 2023, commit to playing basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Dillingham joined Reed Sheppard (fifth-best combo guard in the same class) as the Wildcats’ two committed players for the 2023-24 season. While landing commitments from these two star players is an excellent start, head coach John Calipari and his staff still have plenty of work to do.
Below is a list of a few players on Kentucky’s radar with an opinion on where Kentucky may stand with each of the four recruits.
DJ Wagner — No. 1 Overall Prospect
Wagner was originally favored to be a Wildcat next year. However, his Crystal Ball predictions have shifted to Louisville. While Memphis is somewhat “in the race,” it appears to be a showdown of Calipari and Kenny Payne for the class’s top recruit.
Justin Edwards — No. 4 Overall Prospect
Edwards is ranked as the top wing in the 2023 class and is being recruited like it. Kentucky and Tennessee are in the race with every other school hoping for a Hail Mary. Orlando Antigua is leading the charge on this one, but it will be an all-hands-on-deck effort if Kentucky lands the highly regarded prospect with Tennessee coming on strong.
Ron Holland — No. 11 Overall Prospect
Holland stands 6’8 and has been ranked as high as No. 4 in the Class of 2023. He also received an official scholarship offer from Kentucky less than two weeks ago. This was the same time period when Holland visited Kentucky. Holland has recently visited Arkansas and UCLA, too. Arkansas is currently believed to be Kentucky’s biggest competition here.
Aaron Bradshaw — No. 15 Overall Prospect
Like Edwards, Antigua is leading the recruiting effort for Bradshaw. The talented 7-footer officially visited Lexington just a few weeks ago. He also visited Louisville shortly after. Kentucky, however, has an excellent history of developing talented big men and would be an excellent landing spot for Bradshaw.
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