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Arguably one of the most popular names in the state is DJ Wagner. The top-five recruit has long been thought to be a lock to UK, then enters Kenny Payne to Louisville. It is no secret to anyone as well that Payne has added Wagner’s grandfather, Milt Wagner, to an alumni relations role for the program. That seemed to shift the scales in the favor of the Cards in this recruitment, but John Calipari and Kentucky already have a key connection that many might be counting out.
Kareem Watkins has been a walk-on with the Kentucky program for the last several seasons, and has been a fun storyline to follow this summer as he put up some awesome stats in the trip to Brazil with Lance Ware.
To go along with that he is also front-and-center of the Dj Wagner recruitment, as he is the stepbrother of the five-star guard.
He talked with Jack Pilgrim of KSR this past weekend at a Players First Camp in Shepherdsville on Friday, and had this to say about his connection with his brother;
“That’s my brother, we’re like this [crossed fingers]. Our bond is unbreakable,” Watkins told KSR. “We’re just very close. At home, we’re just like any other brothers. We goof around, argue, all that.”
He followed that up this;
“I’m just trying to help him out so he can make the best decision for him,” Watkins told KSR. “It doesn’t really matter what I’m doing. Whatever he wants to do, I’m trying to make sure he picks the best college for him in the future.”
Watkins is right in the middle of this heated in-state recruiting battle. I guess we will have to wait and see if Wagner will join his brother in Lexington for the 2023 season.
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