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Sunday Headlines: Billy Richmond Edition

The Cats make the cut as Richmond trims his list to eight schools.

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The Kentucky Wildcats received some great news on the recruiting trail regarding one of the best players in the 2024 class.

Billy Richmond is currently ranked as a four-star prospect and is the No. 38 overall player in the 2024 class, according to 247 Sports.

On Saturday, Joe Tipton of On3 Sports reported that Richmond has cut his college list down to eight schools, and the Cats made the cut.

The 6-foot-6 rising senior is officially down to Alabama, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Miami, Texas, and Kentucky.

In addition to the finalists, Richmond has also scheduled five official visits, with one being to Lexington.

He will visit LSU on September 8-10, Kentucky on September 15-17, Memphis on September 29-31, Kansas on October 6-8, and Alabama on October 20-22.

Kentucky has been viewed as the favorite in this recruitment since Richmond started to become a well-known prospect.

It is also worth noting that Richmond has a clear connection to Kentucky already as his father, Billy Richmond Jr., played for John Calipari at Memphis from 2002-04. On top of that, he played last high school season at Camden High with current Wildcats DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw.

In an interview with On3, Richmond had nothing but positives to say when he was talking about Kentucky.

“It’s kind of like a home environment. I’ve been there a couple of times. I’ve got friends and brothers up there in DJ (Wagner) and Aaron (Bradshaw). They have a great coaching staff.”

This seems like a name that BBN should keep in mind as this recruitment progresses, and hopefully, he will be taking his talents to Lexington.

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