WKU offer for rising in-state wing

Jaylen Sebree, one of the state's top in-state prospects in the basketball Class of 2016, has become a hot recruit on the national scene. Western Kentucky was one of his first offer and now he has seven.

Jaylen Sebree came into the summer with not a lot of attention outside of the Western part of the state of Kentucky.

The 6-foot-6 wing from the Class of 2017 played at University Heights last season and has transferred to Christian County and now after a solid summer with the Louisville Magic has a hot name on the recruiting circuit.

"It's been a great few weeks," Sebree said. "I really didn't have too much interest until this summer. It's just been a ride for me. It's been a joy and been so much fun. But I still need to improve."

Sebree said he didn't grow up a fan of any one team but now has seven scholarship offers, including Western Kentucky University. The Hilltoppers offered him after the first week of the summer evaluation period.

WKU is now joined by Indiana, Xavier, Northern Kentucky, Manhattan, Samford and VCU.

But Western is the only school on the list now that Sebree has a real connection with. His aunt, former Kentucky Miss Basketball Arnika Brown, was a first-team All-Conference performers for three straight seasons at Western. She ended up second on the school's all-time rebounding list and 13th among the school's all-time scorers.

Brown is still playing basketball overseas.

"I like Western and have heard a lot about them," Sebree said. "It's a good place."

Sebree still has a lot of time before he makes a decision and in the last two days has added the IU and Xavier offers. But he said he also still "has a lot to improve on."

"It's been a great summer, now I just have to keep working," he said.


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