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UK beats Tennessee, Ian Jackson Watch, and more Sunday Headlines (UPDATE)

Joy has made a comeback, and Ian Jackson is ready to make his commitment.

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According to ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi, five-star guard Ian Jackson will announce his commitment Monday at halftime of the 3 pm ET game between Montverde Academy and Sunrise Christian. So look for an announcement around 4 pm.

Jackson’s final list includes the Kentucky Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, LSU Tigers, Oregon Ducks, and North Carolina Tar Heels.

The talented shooting guard is a consensus top-three recruit in the 2024 class.


KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is reporting that Ian Jackson is expected to make a decision on Monday.

Good morning BBN! Safe to say this is one of, if not the most pleasant morning we’ve all had following a Kentucky Basketball game this season.

Of all the wins Kentucky has ever had over the Tennessee Volunteers159 to be exact — this one is up there.

It wasn’t just that an unranked Kentucky team went into Knoxville and beat a top-five Vols team. This was a win John Calipari and his Wildcats needed as much as they’ve ever needed a win under his watch.

After the loss to South Carolina, the vibes around the program had reached an all-time low under Calipari.

And in typical Calipari fashion, Kentucky got off the mat and got a season-shifting win that’s brought renewed hope to the best college hoops program in the land. Hope that wasn’t present prior to that noon tipoff vs. a Vols program that had won six of nine against the Cats, including two SEC Tournament oustings.

Boy, that one felt really good.

Elsewhere, a decision from arguably the best player in the 2024 class is imminent, as five-star shooting guard Ian Jackson is expected to make a decision today or tomorrow.

Kentucky has already cleaned up in the 2023 class, but Jackson would have an argument as the best player in either ‘23 or ‘24 to pick Kentucky.

Yes, Jackson is that good.

If you’re looking for any tea leaves, Jackson is clearly a fan of UK legend John Wall.

We can only hope Saturday’s win over the Vols helps seal the deal...

Tweet(s) of the Day

Chin Coleman bleeds blue.

Papa Brooks knows what’s up.

The future stays bright.


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Cats, Gators Square Off in Gainesville on Sunday – UK Athletics
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John Calipari took away his player's phones ahead of win at Tennessee - KSR
To help reduce some of the outside noise, Kentucky head coach John Calipari took away his player's phones ahead of Saturday's win.

CJ Fredrick, Jacob Toppin on how Kentucky regrouped to upset Tennessee - KSR
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