Here is the replay of Ugonna Kingsley committing to the Kentucky Wildcats. He made the call alongside friends and family while discussing his basketball journey and why he picked John Calipari's program.
BREAKING: 4⭐️ center Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso has committed to Coach Calipari and @KentuckyMBB— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 1, 2022
“They know how to develop their bigs for the next level.” @onyensokingsle3 @AdamFinkelstein x @TheCatsPause247 pic.twitter.com/BnDwYcSjvq
What a day it has been for the Big Blue Nation!
There will be a live online stream of the Ugonna Kingsley commitment via 247 Sports on YouTube, which you can see below.
This is shaping up to be a big day for UK Athletics.
Today is decision day for Ugonna Kingsley. The former 2023 prospect has reclassified to the 2022 class and is announcing which program he’ll play for this upcoming season.
Ugonna Kingsley tells me he will announce his college decision on Monday, August 1st.— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) July 26, 2022
Recently reclassified to 2022. One of the top big men in the country.
Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State hosted him on official visits. https://t.co/0bxNzaUQSK
The 7-foot, 233 pound prospect would be an excellent addition to the title contending Wildcats. Kingsley was one of the better shot blockers in prep school last year, and he’s freakishly athletic, though his offense needs some attention.
Coming to Kentucky would allow him to have the opportunity of sliding in behind both Daimion Collins and Oscar Tshiebwe to receive meaningful minutes but also further develop his offensive game.
Five-star center Ugonna Kingsley on his official visit to Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/UI6gEVI4JN— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) July 22, 2022
Quality depth can make or break a team. Head coach John Calipari saw his Wildcats crumble in a first-round exit to St. Peter’s as UK’s guards battled injuries that impacted their play in the postseason.
Fortunately, Kentucky’s frontcourt was mostly healthy over the course of the season. That trend will hopefully continue this year, and having Kingsley gives them flexibility in addition to developing the young talent into potentially becoming a special player for the Wildcats.
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I still get chills watching this conversation between Bill Russell & KG.— ️hillip Dean (@PhillipDean_) July 31, 2022
RIP legend. pic.twitter.com/z4eVI3mVqt
The Boston Celtics legend and all-time NBA great will be dearly missed.
Excited for what he’ll bring to the team this season.
He was such a legendary player and person.
Fans should be pumped to watch him in action.
Hopeful news for one of the game’s biggest stars.
UK’s front seven should be one of the best in the conference.
Arguably the best pitcher in baseball is returning.
He’s in line for a breakout season this year.
Good news for the star rookie.