Add another big-name visitor to the list for Big Blue Madness, as five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbako will be in Lexington for all of the festivities.
According to Travis Branham of 247Sports, the consensus top-five prospect will be at UK starting October 15.
Mgbako is the No. 2 overall prospect in On3’s rankings for 2023, with Rivals and 247Sports both listing the 6-foot-8 forward at No. 3 overall. ESPN also has him listed at No. 5.
The five-star prospect officially earned a scholarship from Kentucky following an in-person visit with John Calipari and Orlando Antigua back on September 13. The 6-foot-8, 185-pound forward also holds offers from Auburn, Duke, Georgetown, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, and UCLA, among others.
Duke currently leads in his Crystal Ball and FutureCast predictions, with seven recruiting analysts putting in picks in favor of the Blue Devils in September.
Mgbako will join New Jersey Scholars teammate and fellow top-five recruit DJ Wagner at Big Blue Madness, with in-state star Reed Sheppard also confirmed as a visitor.
Check out some of Mbako’s highlights alongside Wagner this past summer:
Come on down.