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Replay of Ugonna Kingsley picking the Cats

“They know how to develop their bigs for the next level.”


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.

Kingsley picked Kentucky over the Tennessee Volunteers, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners.

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.

The Kentucky Wildcats have already landed one big recruit today in the form of 4-star linebacker Grant Godfrey. Will the basketball Cats do the same at 2 pm ET today?

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.

The now-ranked 39th prospect is heavily favored to select the Kentucky Wildcats as his school of choice. Kingsley has four predictions via 247 Sports with each calling for Kentucky.

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.

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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