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Villanova Basketball 2020-21 player preview: Jermaine Samuels

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Senior captain looks to find consistency and reach his potential in his final year with the Wildcats Jermaine Samuels Hometown: Franklin, Mass.High School: The Rivers SchoolHeight: 6-7Weight: 230 lbs Player Preview Jermaine Samuels arrived on campus in the fall of 2017 as a decorated recruit. Injuries and inexperience kept him to just a fringe role on the 2017-18 national championship team, but he has solidified himself as a regular starter over the past two seasons. The preseason Julius Erving Award nominee is hoping to bookend his...

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Hunter Sallis trims list and Kentucky makes the cut

Husker Online Kentucky remains in contention for the top-10 recruit. Kentucky’s 2021 class is shaping up nicely, and they could still potentially add top-10 recruit Hunter Sallis, who just announced a new list. On Monday, Sallis revealed his top eight, which included the Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks among others. Alabama, Auburn and Louisville were among the schools cut from consideration. Top 8! #AGTG pic.twitter.com/mbG3duedCP— Hunter $allis (@HunterSallis_) November 16, 2020 Sallis is a 6-5, 175-pound guard who plays at...

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Jordan Dingle commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Letterman Row Ohio State was among the schools to offer Dingle. Heading into a weekend matchup against Vanderbilt, the Kentucky Wildcats got good news on the recruiting trail today. Mark Stoops and his staff have landed another top in-state recruit in tight end Jordan Dingle, who committed during Friday’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Dingle, who plays at Bowling Green High School, is the No. 4 player from Kentucky and the No. 19 tight end in the country, according to the 247 Sports Composite. The 6-4, 245-pounder had offers from Louisville, South Carolina, Arkansas, Purdue, and...

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Brandin Podziemski discusses recent Kentucky and Kansas offers

Prep Hoops The three-star wing is starting to emerge as a popular recruit. Back on October 14th, the Kentucky Wildcats extended an offer to three-star shooting guard Brandin Podziemski. That was soon followed by an offer from the Kansas Jayhawks as well. There is also a connection with former Cat Tyler Herro, as Podziemski plays for the same AAU team (Team Herro) in Wisconsin that Herro played for. The 6-6 wing has begun to blow up on the recruiting trail and just poured in one of the more impressive performances in a recent game. Podziemski posted 52 points on 22/24 shooting and was...

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BJ Boston ranked among most important freshmen for 2020-21 season

Eddie Justice - UK Athletics Boston will be vital to Kentucky’s success this season. The Kentucky Wildcats are set to open up the 2020-21 season with a team that’s even younger than they’re a custom to having.” Only one returning player (Keion Brooks) was a member of Kentucky’s rotation last season, while seven players are incoming freshmen. One of those is former five-star recruit B.J. Boston who David Cobb of CBS Sports ranks among the top 10 important freshmen in the nation for the upcoming season. Cobb ranks Boston as the third most important freshman in the country for...

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Isaiah Jackson enjoying underdog role and battles with Olivier Sarr

UK Athletics Iron sharpens iron. Today, Kentucky Wildcats freshman Isaiah Jackson met with media via Zoom to discussing the upcoming college basketball season. Jackson, the 30th-ranked recruit in 2020 via 247 Sports Composite, was initially expected to be a role player off the bench who should be back for a sophomore season. However, Jackson has been drawing rave reviews from coaches, teammates, and media who’ve gotten to watch practice, including ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes, to the point it won’t be a surprise if he hears his name called in the 2021 NBA Draft. Jackson admitted that...

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UK football commit Christian Lewis is ready to change Kentucky’s offense

Christian Lewis and Turp Edits on Twitter Lewis is ready to make a difference for Kentucky So far throughout the 2020 football season, the Kentucky Wildcats offense has been struggling to move the ball, and struggling might be an understatement. Through the past two games, Kentucky has managed just 13 points and one touchdown, and has not gained more than 300 yards since the Ole Miss game. But 2021 wide receiver recruit Christian Lewis is ready to change the offense next season when he arrives on campus. Lewis is one of the top players in the state of Alabama and is rated as the No. 49...

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Brandon Boston praises Isaiah Jackson, talks battles with Terrence Clarke

UK Athletics Boston became the latest Wildcat to sing the praises of Isaiah Jackson. With the new season just under three weeks away, Brandon Boston Jr. met with media Friday to preview the 2020-21 Kentucky Wildcats. Boston, who is Kentucky’s highest-ranked recruit since the 2015 class, talked about some of the great battles he’s had with fellow freshman Terrence Clarke, as the two of them are expected to form one of the best 1-2 punches in college basketball this season. “On the court we just always be getting after it and we just make each other better every day in...

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Recruiting expert says UK is team to beat for top-10 recruit Hunter Sallis

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue Will Kentucky land another star guard for the 2021 class? John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats currently have the No. 3 recruiting class for 2021, according to 247 Sports. But they are really just getting started. With Daimion Collins, Nolan Hickman, and Bryce Hopkins as a foundation, the class is shaping up to be another star-studded group rolling into Lexington. And according to Rivals analyst Rob Cassidy, the rich may be getting richer in the near future. The No. 2 combo guard and the No. 7 overall player, according to 247 Sports Composite, is Hunter...