2014 Kentucky Basketball Recruiting Big Board

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big-board COMMITTED towns Karl Towns Center 7'1", 235 lbs. Metuchen, New Jersey (St. Joeseph) Rivals: 11 ESPN: 6 Scout: 8 247: 4 Committed to Kentucky on 12/04/2012 Recent buzz: Outplayed 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman at the NBAP Top 100 Went 1-on-1 against former NBA player Jerome Williams Can't wait to get to UK and win a national championship TARGETS OFFERED okafor Jahlil Okafor Center 6'10", 280 lbs. Chicago, Illinois (Whitney Young) Rivals: 1 ESPN: 1 Scout: 1 247: 2 Final eight: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State Visited UK: Not yet Visit from Cal: 9/28/2012 Fun Fact: Has said he wants to be a package deal with Tyus Jones Recent buzz: Made the final cut for the FIBA USA U19 squad Kentucky makes his final eight Blogs that UK "speaks for itself," has good relationship with Cal and Coach O tyusjones Tyus Jones Point guard 6'1", 171 lbs. Apple Valley, Minnesota (Apple Valley) Rivals: 3 ESPN: 3 Scout: 2 247: 1 Schools offered: Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State Visited UK: Yes, came to the Kentucky/Texas A&M game on 1/12/2013 Visit from Cal: 9/10/2012, 11/27/2012, 12/08/2012, 3/20/2013 Fun fact: Had a granny recruit him to UK during his visit Recent buzz: Wants to be part of a package deal with Okafor AND Justise Winslow, a 2014 SF the Cats have not offered ESPN profile calls him a "balanced, intelligent, skilled and deliberate" point guard mudiay Emmanuel Mudiay Point guard 6'4", 185 lbs. Arlington, Texas (Prime Prep Academy) Rivals: 2 ESPN: 5 Scout: 3 247: 3 Schools offered: Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, Oklahoma State, SMU, St. John's, Texas Visited UK: Not yet Visit from Cal: 9/10/2012, 1/04/2013 Fun fact: Kentucky is considered his favorite Recent buzz: Our own Ally Tucker did an excellent profile of Mudiay last week Opened up to Evan Daniels about his recruitment and playing against Josh Perkins Stood out at the Pangos All-American Camp Visited SMU yesterday stanley-johnson Stanley Johnson Small forward 6'6", 200 lbs. Santa Ana, California (Mater Dei) Rivals: 12 ESPN: 12 Scout: 17 247: 7 Schools offered: Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Oregon, Duke, UCLA, and USC Visited UK: Not yet Visit from Cal: 9/11/2012 Fun fact: Played on the same AAU team as Aaron Gordon Recent buzz: Johnson says he has no leader Says Kentucky and Arizona recruiting him the hardest, Cats will get official visit this fall Named the Most Outstanding Player at the Pangos All-American Camp treylyles Trey Lyles Power forward 6'10", 245 lbs. Indianapolis, Indiana (Arsenal Technical) Rivals: 4 ESPN: 4 Scout: 4 247: 12 Schools offered: Butler, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA Visited UK: 10/13/2012 for Big Blue Madness; 2/09/2013 for UK vs. Auburn; 3/09/2013 for UK vs. Florida Visit from Cal: 9/10/2012, 12/08/2012, 12/16/2012 (Antigua) Fun fact: Used to be committed to Indiana but wised up Recent buzz: Will play for Canadian Junior National Team Had a sick dunk at the Team Canada Red and White game Kentucky and Louisville considered the frontrunners rashadvaughn Rashad Vaughn Shooting guard 6'6", 200 lbs. Minneapolis, Minnesota (Robbinsdale Cooper) Rivals: 6 ESPN: 11 Scout: 13 247: 12 Schools offered: Baylor, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Syracuse, Texas Visited UK: Not yet Visit from Cal: 9/21/2012 Fun fact: Vaughn will transfer to Huntington Prep, where he will play with Josh Perkins Recent buzz: Had a pair of nasty dunks during the Clash of the Classes a while back UK considered a frontrunner, along with UNC Stood out at the Pangos All-American camp, hoping to narrow his list by the end of June cliffalexander Cliff Alexander Center/Power forward 6'8", 240 lbs. Chicago, Illinois (Curie) Rivals: 5 ESPN: 2 Scout: 5 247: 10 Schools offered: Kentucky, Michigan State, DePaul, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Wisconsin Visited UK: 10/13/2012 for Big Blue Madness Visit from Cal: 11/30/2012, 12/16/2012 (Antigua), 4/22/2013 Recent buzz: ESPN Insider says UK, Michigan State, Illinois, and Kansas are ALL frontrunners Stock is rising due to impressive summer league play Visiting Kansas this week Says he can play with Karl Towns at UK The rumored package deal between him, Okafor, and Jones "doesn't really matter" to Alexander Recently beat Antoine Walker's team in a Pro-Am devin-booker Devin Booker Shooting guard 6'3", 180 lbs. Moss Point, Mississippi (Moss Point) Rivals: 23 ESPN: 16 Scout: 23 247: 29 Favorite schools: Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina, Duke, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Stanford and Kentucky Visited UK: Not yet Visit from Cal: 4/23/2013 Fun fact: Has been compared to Steph Curry Recent buzz: Detroit Free Press predicts Michigan State will get Booker and Cliff Alexander Booker said over the weekend he texts with Cal "on a day to day basis," will take an unofficial visit soon Went head to head with NBA all-star Andre Iguodala at the NBAP Top 100 Camp OF INTEREST Myles Turner Center, 6'11" 225 lbs. Rivals: 78; ESPN: 10; Scout: NR; 247: 4 Euless, Texas (Trinity High School) UK activity: Spoke to Cal Monday night, Cal expressed interest but did not offer yet. Recent buzz: Voted best performer at NBAP Top 100 Camp Josh Perkins Point guard, 6'2", 175 lbs. Rivals: 42; ESPN: 24; Scout: 26; 247: 20 Aurora, Colorado (Regis Jesuit) [Will play at Huntington Prep this fall] UK activity: Waiting for an offer from Cal Recent buzz: Held his own against Emmanuel Mudiay earlier this month His father talked to Cal on Sunday, and Cal said he will be watching him this summer Karl Towns approves Abdul Malik Abu Power forward, 6'7", 233 lbs. Rivals: 50; ESPN: 44; Scout: 79; 247: 71 Meriden, New Hampshire (Kimball Union Academy) UK activity: Cal called him and told him he'd be watching him the rest of the summer Jalen Lindsey Small forward, 6'6", 180 lbs. Rivals: 30; ESPN: 32; Scout: 25; 247: 54 Nashville, Tennessee (just transferred to Huntington Prep) UK activity: Exchanges texts with UK assistants Isaiah Whitehead Shooting guard, 6'4" 170 lbs. Rivals: 19; ESPN: 35; Scout: 43; 247: 22 Brooklyn, New York (Lincoln) UK activity: Cal visited him on 3/22/2013, has said Kentucky is his dream school Goodluck Okonoboh Center, 6'9" 220 lbs. Rivals: 34; ESPN: 19; Scout: 37; 247: 19 Wilbraham, Massachusetts (Wilbraham and Monson Academy) UK activity: Cal visited him on 10/03/2012, was the one to tell Nerlens to grow a flat top Recent buzz: Got a scholarship offer from Duke last week Craig Victor Power forward, 6'8" 200 lbs. Rivals: 24; ESPN: 31; Scout: 19; 247: 36 New Orleans, Louisiana (Saint Augustine) UK activity: Cal visited on 3/28/2013; Victor called Kentucky "America's team" last week, still waiting for an offer Leron Black Power forward, 6'7" 215 lbs. Rivals: 16; ESPN: 36; Scout: 20; 247: 35 Memphis, Tennessee (White Station) UK activity: Decommitted from Baylor on 1/03/2013, has said he "loves" UK and Coach Cal Ryan Skovranko Small forward, 6'8", 200 lbs. Not rated Midland, Pennsylvania (Lincoln Park) UK activity: Cal visited him on 2/25/2013 and invited him and his team to watch UK practice in Pittsburgh on 3/18/2013

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