Kentucky’s top recruiting target in the class of 2023 will be on campus this weekend. DJ Wagner, a consensus top-three junior, will be taking an official visit to Lexington for Big Blue Madness starting Oct. 15.
Travis Branham of 247Sports was the first to break the news.
Wagner is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the nation by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals, while On3 lists the five-star guard at No. 3 overall. He is the consensus No. 1 guard in the class of 2023.
The Camden, N.J. native is currently on an official visit to Memphis. He also holds scholarship offers from the likes of Syracuse, Temple and Villanova, among others.
Wagner is the son of former Memphis star Dajuan Wagner, who spent one season playing for John Calipari in 2001-02 before making the leap to the NBA. The standout recruit’s father was a McDonald’s All-American and First-Team All-Conference USA player before the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.
The five-star guard was a teammate of Kentucky center Lance Ware at Camden and is also the stepbrother of UK walk-on guard Kareem Watkins.
“Kentucky’s a great school and I love Kentucky,” Wagner told Adam Zagoria back in June. “Really I just love watching college basketball and I just love college basketball.”
Despite the long list of connections to Calipari and the UK basketball program, Wagner says he is in no rush to make a decision.
“I am open to every school and really enjoying the process,” Wagner added. “I’m not focused on committing right now. I’m focused on high school right now.”
Check out some of his most recent highlights below:
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