Kentucky Wildcats offer 2017 point guard Quade Green

An unofficial visit to Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday has resulted in a scholarship offer for 2017 point guard Quade Green.

The five-star prospect from Philadelphia's St. John Neumann High School is ranked No. 25 overall in the senior class and his stock appears to be on the rise after a great showing on the Nike EYBL circuit. He currently leads the event in both assists (10.5) and steals (2.9) while averaging 14.1 points per game for the PSA Cardinals, who also boast elite UK center target Mohamed Bamba.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Green also holds offers from programs like Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Villanova, Michigan State, Maryland and Syracuse. He is the third point guard in the 2017 class to receive an offer from UK head coach John Calipari, joining Oklahoma's Trae Young and Connecticut's Tremont Waters. The Wildcats have also offered Minnesota shooting guard Gary Trent, who many believe could play the lead guard spot for Calipari, and have expressed interest in Makai Ashton-Langford of Massachusetts.

Duke has been the presumptive leader to this point, but Green told Scout's Michael McAllister that he was coveting a UK offer prior to his visit. He has tentative plans to make a college decision in September.

Kentucky has yet to pick up its first commitment for 2017, but it's a deep class and the Wildcats should have a large pool of scholarships with two seniors and several other players who could be making the jump to the NBA.

Calipari will be getting a close look at several of his top senior targets when the Nike Peach Jam opens July 6 in North Augusta, S.C.

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