Kentucky has big weekend for Big Blue Madness
Kentucky's 2016 class is off to a good start with commitments from Scout's 10th ranked prospect in hybrid forward Wenyen Gabriel to go with power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 29) and four-star center Tai Wynyard.
This weekend the Wildcats will have their shot at adding to that list, as a number of top targets will be on campus for Big Blue Madness.
Also making his way to Kentucky will be a player UK leads for in point guard De'Aaron Fox, ranked 4th in 2016. The Wildcats are the odds on favorite to land Fox heading into this weekend.
Shooting guard Malik Monk (No. 6) will be on campus this weekend as well. The Wildcats are trying to convince the five-star prospect to leave local Arkansas and come to Lexington instead.
Killeya-Jones will be on campus to help recruit some of these guys to join him at UK and he'll be joined by a few highly touted 2017 prospects in Kris Wilkes (No.12), Gary Trent (No. 14) and Trae Young (No. 32).
Duke targets attending Countdown to Craziness
Duke's current three-man 2016 class in small forward Jayson Tatum (No. 3), point guard Frank Jackson (No. 17) and power forward Javin DeLaurier (No. 40) is already a success whether Harry Giles joins the group or not, and the Blue Devils are using their Countdown to Craziness event to get a jump start on 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Making their way to Durham will be Tatum and DeLaurier, joined by center Wendell Carter (No. 2) and shooting guard Gary Trent (No. 14), who will be in Lexington the day before. Carter, while ranked second now, has every chance to end up the top guy in the class when it's all said and done.
Duke will also have a few highly touted underclassmen on campus. Scout's 10th ranked 2018 prospect, Immanuel Quickley, will be in town along with Tre Jones (No. 21), who of course is the younger brother of former Duke national championship point guard Tyus Jones.
The Blue Devils will also host 2019 small forward @Wendell Moore.
Other Key Visits
- Texas A&M has a long list of underclassmen joining committed 2016 point guard J.J. Caldwell (No. 53) on campus this weekend. In College Station will be 2017 point guard Jay Jay Chandler (No. 35), shooting guard V.J. Bailey (No. 70), point guard R.J. Nembhard (No. 84), power forward Royce Hamm (No. 91) and 2018 small forwards Jaedon Ledee (No. 17) and Matt Mayer.
- Arizona hosts five-star power forward and Finland native Lauri Markkanen. He's already officially visited North Carolina and Utah. Also on campus will be five-star 2017 point guard Troy Brown (No. 6).
- St. John's will take the weekend to work on some younger prospects, as 2017 shooting guard Myles Cale and 2017 small forward Andre Rafus will be on campus, along with 2018 small forward Louis King and 2018 Jahvon Quinerly.
- Ohio State has a couple commitments in 2017 center Kaleb Wesson (No. 62) and 2018 shooting guard Dane Goodwin making their way to campus this weekend. Joining them will be 2016 point guard Tyson Carter (No. 78).
- Four-star 2016 shooting guard Zach Norvell will officially visit Florida State this weekend.