clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Friday Headlines: Amier Ali Edition

Could the Cats land the 2024 wing?

High School Basketball: HoopHall West Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN!

As we head into the weekend, all eyes are on John Calipari and his staff as they try to close out the roster for the 2023-24 season with players currently in the transfer portal.

But that is not stopping the staff from getting an early jump on what will hopefully be another impressive 2024 recruiting class for the Kentucky Wildcats.

One of the players that could be a part of that is, Amier Ali. A four-star wing from IMG Academy, according to a conversation with Jack Pilgrim of KSR, Ali is hearing quite a bit from the Cats.

“Kentucky, Florida State, Ohio State for sure. Arizona State, Michigan and Arkansas,” Ali said. “They’re all prioritizing me the most right now.”

What does he like the most about Kentucky?

“They like me a lot and I like them. The coaches are nice and we gel together really well. They’re just trying to get me, honestly,” Ali told Pilgrim. “Trying really hard to get me, just checking up on me daily. Coach Chin (Coleman) and all of them, Coach Cal. They think I’m like a slimmer guard, and they have a history of those players in that system, all of those great players they’ve had.”

Should be interesting to see where this recruitment goes in the coming months.

Tweet of the Day

Come on down, Keshad!


Postseason Positioning begins for No. 15 Kentucky at No. 11 Tennessee – UK Athletics

Coming off its first sweep of a top five team in 11 years and a business0like midweek victory No. 15 Kentucky travels to No. 11 Tennessee for its final Southeastern Conference road trip of the season this weekend.

Three-Run Fifth Sends (8) Florida into SEC Quarterfinals – UK Athletics

Kentucky got a go-ahead two-run home run from Meeko Harrison in the top of the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but 8-seed Florida scored five unanswered runs in the final three innings to beat Kentucky 6-2.

UKTF Earns First Points Of SEC Outdoor Championships – UK Athletics

The Cats earned two points in the men’s hammer throw and saw five qualifiers from the prelims.

Tomiwa Durojaiye commits to West Virginia- Cats Pause

The UK transfer will play for Neal Brown in Morgantown.

Andrew Wiggins questionable for Game 6- ESPN

The Warriors could be without Wiggins as they look to extend the series versus the Lakers.

Chiefs will host Lions to kick off 2023 NFL season- ESPN

Getting closer to football returning everyday.

Lebron fires back at Steve Kerr’s flopping comments- CBS

Game six should be a fun one.

Ranking the top current transfers in College Basketball- CBS

Will the Cats land any of the top available players in the portal?