As we have seen in the last week, John Calipari has ramped up his recruiting efforts since the season ended and has seen a large return.
In addition to visiting Tyrese Maxey in Texas this weekend in an effort to build one of the strongest backcourts we have seen from the 2018 class, it looks like he will also be making a pit stop in New Jersey to get ahead on two 2019 five-star guys.
2019 Five-Star duo Bryan Antoine & Scottie Lewis from Team Rio (NJ) in-home visit schedule:— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) April 12, 2018
4/13 | Duke's Mike Krzyzewski
4/14 | Kentucky's John Calipari
4/15 | St. John's Chris Mullin & Memphis' Penny Hardaway
4/17 | Florida's Mike white
4/18 | Villanova's Jay Wright
According to Pat Lawless of PrepCircuit.com, Calipari has an in-home visit scheduled with both Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine on Saturday in Eatontown, New Jersey. These guys make up one of the most dangerous high school duos in the country, as they check in as the No. 6 and No. 7 ranked players in the 2019 class.
Lewis is ranked No. 6 nationally and listed as the No. 1 small forward, according to 247Sports. Of course, he has offers from all of the major programs, including Duke, Kansas, Florida, and Villanova in addition to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Antoine comes in at No. 7 according to 247Sports, and is ranked as the No. 1 shooting guard in the class. His offer sheet is almost identical to Lewis’, although he has also received an offer from Arizona.
Calipari offered both of these players scholarships back in September, and although they have not announced that they are a package deal, you know all of the coaches recruiting them would love to land both.
While no official final lists have been given by Lewis or Antoine, they have not ruled out any of the major programs. Kentucky is listed as a slight favorite for Lewis, while Duke is assumed to have a lead for Antoine according to 247 Sports. However, it’s worth noting a Villanova prediction just came in from CatsPause writer Chris Fisher.
This duo led Ranney High School to it’s first state championship game this season, falling by just 2 points in the finals to nationally ranked Roselle Catholic. Given their success in their junior season, Lewis and Antoine look to be unstoppable in their senior campaign.
Once they capture that coveted state championship next year, could they both be rocking Kentucky blue? While we wait for Calipari to work his magic on Saturday, check out some of their highlights.