5-star '24 G Imari Berry plans to visit Kentucky WBB 'in the next two weeks', per report

On3 imageby:Zack Geoghegan04/03/24


Kentucky women’s basketball’s new head coach, Kenny Brooks, is hitting the ground running as he looks to fill out his debut roster for the 2024-25 season.

A name to keep an eye on? High school senior Imari Berry.

Berry is a five-star guard from the class of 2024 ranked No. 13 overall by espnW. She recently decommitted from Clemson on March 19 after the Tigers fired head coach Amanda Butler. Now, she’s planning a trip to Lexington and has Kentucky among her top three.

According to George Robinson of the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, who spoke with Berry’s AAU coach Anja Shelton, Berry has trimmed her list of college options down to Kentucky, Louisville, and North Carolina. Robinson adds that Berry has already visited the Cardinals with upcoming visits to UK and UNC taking place “in the next two weeks.”

Berry participated in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Girls Game on Tuesday night, although she saw the court for just six minutes, the fewest of any player who took the court. However, her resume is impressive. As a senior, the 5-foot-10 guard was named the TSSAA Class 4A Miss Basketball winner and the Tennessee Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year.

Suiting up for Clarksville (TN) High, Berry averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 points, 4.1 steals, and 2.8 assists per contest in 2023-24, leading her team to the state quarterfinals. She finished her high school career with 2,510 points, the most in school history.

Kentucky has actually recruited Berry in the past, extending her an offer back in June 2022. Berry even unofficially visited UK later that same month. The scholarship came from former assistant coach Niya Butts, who was fired from her position along with former head coach Kyra Elzy in March. However, Berry would commit to Clemson in August.

Does she wind up wearing the blue and white in college?

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