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John Calipari checks in on DJ Wagner, Mookie Cook, Kylan Boswell

Article written by:On3 imageTyler Thompson


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John Calipari was back on the recruiting trail yesterday. Cal and Chin Coleman spent Monday at the Hoophall East/Slam Dunk It To The Beach tournament in Lewes, Delaware watching 2023 stars D.J. Wagner (Camden), Mookie Cook (AZ Compass Prep), and Kylan Boswell (AZ Compass Prep).

DJ Wagner, of course, is the son of Dajuan Wagner, who played for Calipari at Memphis before being drafted No. 6 in the 2002 NBA Draft. The younger Wagner is the No. 1 player in the 2023 class according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. The five-star point guard had a game-high 21 points and six steals to lead Camden to a 73-41 rout of Archbishop Wood (PA).

In the game prior, Cal and Coleman watched Mookie Cook and Kylan Boswell spur AZ Compass Prep to a 78-40 rout of Our Saviour Lutheran. Cook, a 6’7″ small forward, and Boswell, a 6’2″ point guard, are ranked No. 6 and No. 16 by On3 Consensus, respectively. Cook picked up an offer from Kentucky two months ago on his official visit. Boswell doesn’t have an offer from the Cats yet but does hold offers from Arizona, Illinois, UCLA, Kansas, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Auburn, and others.

Kentucky is Cook’s only official visit thus far but he told On3’s Joe Tipton he plans to visit his home state Oregon Ducks in February. He also wants to check out UCLA, Gonzaga, and possibly Kansas and Texas Tech.

“If you want to go to the NBA, that’s definitely the place to be,” Cook said of Kentucky. “It speaks for itself. It’s just if you want to do it or not.”

In other 2023 news, did you see Reed Sheppard put up 50 last night?

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