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2025 5-star Will Riley schedules June official visit to Kentucky

Jack PIlgrimby:Jack Pilgrim05/26/24

All eyes are on BYU’s Jaxson Robinson and Miami’s Wooga Poplar after Kentucky missed out on North Florida star Chaz Lanier, the sharpshooter out of Nashville instead opting to represent his home state at Tennessee. Another name to watch closely, regardless of what happens with Robinson and/or Poplar? 2025 five-star wing Will Riley, a potential reclass candidate with Mark Pope and the Wildcats trending as a top option.

And they’ll get the opportunity to host him in Lexington next week.

The top-10 prospect out of Ontario has scheduled an official visit to Kentucky for June 4-6, according to Sam Lance of

Riley previously told KSR at EYBL Session III in Indianapolis that a visit to Lexington was in the works but a date had not been nailed down. Just a week later, it has — and it’s coming in a hurry.

Standing 6-9, 180 pounds, the five-star prospect is one of the best individual scorers in high school basketball right now, averaging 21.9 points per contest, good for top-five on the EYBL circuit behind only Cam Boozer (24.5), Darius Acuff Jr. (24.0), AJ Dybantsa (23.0) and Tounde Yessoufou (23.0). Riley is shooting 54.3% from the field and 37.3% from three while also pulling down 4.3 rebounds and dishing out 2.5 assists per contest.

He went viral last weekend following a 42-point explosion for UPlay (Canada) in a 100-60 victory, shooting 15-20 from the floor and 6-8 from three.

Mark Pope and his staff were courtside for every one of Riley’s games in the very first live period of the recruiting cycle, making it clear the five-star wing is a top priority for the Wildcats no matter when he wants to come — 2024 or 2025.

“(Kentucky has) just been saying they like my game, they like how I’m developing, playing with pace, playing positionless,” Riley told KSR. “It’s good the way they’re recruiting me. They’re recruiting me not too much but they’re reaching out enough.”

Riley has narrowed down his options to Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas and Arizona among college options while also considering the NBL.

Can Pope reel in his first blue-chip high school recruit as the head coach of the Wildcats?

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