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Who Kentucky coaches watched over a busy AAU weekend

Zack Geogheganby:Zack Geoghegan05/20/24

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Mark Pope and his assistants probably didn’t get much sleep over the weekend. With this being the first opportunity of the AAU season for college coaches to watch high school recruits in person, there were plenty of talented prospects to check out.

The Kentucky staff made stops in Indianapolis (Nike EYBL), Texas (adidas 3SSB), and Kansas (Puma PRO16) from Friday-Sunday. Pope and assistant coach Jason Hart started in Indy on Friday while assistants Cody Fueger and Alvin Brooks were in Bryan (TX) and Wichita (KS), respectively. Fueger stayed in Texas on Saturday while Brooks joined Pope and Hart in Indy. During the final set of games on Sunday, Fueger traveled to Indy to hold down the fort with Brooks while Pope and Hart went to Texas.

While KSR was only in attendance for the Nike EYBL session in Indianapolis, we’ve got people connected with both adidas and Puma. So, who were the Kentucky coaches watching over the last few days? Check out our rundown below. Keep in mind this is not a complete list of every Kentucky target, but it’s a massive group of names (nearly 30 from the 2025 and 2026 classes) that we know are being actively recruited by the Wildcats.

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*All player rankings courtesy of the On3 Industry Ranking*

Nike EYBL targets

AJ Dybantsa | 6-8, 185 SF (Oakland Soldiers)
5-star: No. 1 overall, No. 1 SF

Brandon McCoy | 6-5, 170 PG (Arizona Unity)
5-star (2026): No. 1 overall, No. 1

Cameron Boozer | 6-9, 205 PF (Nightrydas Elite)
5-star: No. 2 overall, No. 1 PF

Tyran Stokes | 6-7, 225 SF (Oakland Soldiers)
5-star (2026): No. 2 overall, No. 1 SF

Caleb Wilson | 6-9, 195 PF (Nightrydas Elite)
5-star: No. 4 overall, No. 2 PF

Jason Crowe | 6-2, 165 CG (Team WhyNot)
5-star (2026): No. 5 overall, No. 1 CG

Jasper Johnson | 6-4, 170 CG (Team Thad)
5-star: No. 10 overall, No. 1 CG

Trey McKenney | 6-4, 220 CG (The Family)
5-star: No. 12 overall, No. 14 SG

Brayden Burries | 6-4, 185 SG (Strive For Greatness)
5-star: No. 13 overall, No. 2 SG

Cayden Boozer | 6-3, 190 PG (Nightrydas Elite)
4-star: No. 16 overall, No. 3 PG

Will Riley | 6-8, 180 SF (UPlay)
4-star: No. 19 overall, No. 5 SF

Hudson Greer | 6-6, 180 SG (JL3)
4-star: No. 22 overall, No. 6 SG

Tounde Yessoufou | 6-6, 210 SF (Team WhyNot)
4-star: No. 24 overall, No. 7 SF

Jerry Easter | 6-4, 185 CG (Team Final)
4-star: No. 27 overall, No. 3 CG

Davion Hannah | 6-5, 180 SG (Team Herro)
4-star: No. 31 overall, No. 7 SG

Shelton Henderson | 6-6, 210 SF (JL3)
4-star: No. 49 overall, No. 13 SF

Acaden Lewis | 6-3, 170 PG (Team Durant)
4-star: No. 89 overall, No. 15 PG

adidas 3SSB targets

Darryn Peterson | 6-5, 195 SG (Team Phenom)
5-star: No. 3 overall, No. 1 SG

Koa Peat | 6-8, 220 PF (Compton Magic)
5-star: No. 5 overall, No. 3 PF

Isiah Harwell | 6-5, 190 SG (Utah Prospects)
5-star: No. 8 overall, No. 3 SG

Mikel Brown Jr. | 6-3, 165 PG (Team Loaded)
5-star: No. 14 overall, No. 2 PG

Nate Ament | 6-8, 179 SF (Team Loaded)
4-star: No. 15 overall, No. 3 SF

Niko Bundalo | 6-9, 205 PF (Wildcat Select)
4-star: No. 23 overall, No. 5 PF

Malachi Moreno | 7-0, 210 (Indiana Elite)
4-star: No. 39 overall, No. 3 C

Kaden Magwood | 6-2, 160 SG (Team Loaded)
4-star: No. 97 overall, No. 25 SG

Jamarion Bateman | 6-3, 175 CG (Power 5)
3-star: No. 161 overall, No. 10 CG

Puma PRO16 targets

Chris Cenac | 6-10, 210 PF (YoungGameChangers)
4-star: No. 30 overall, No. 7 PF

Xavion Staton | 7-0, 210 C (BTI Basketball Club)
4-star: No. 32 overall, No. 2 C

Kingston Flemings | 6-3, 165 PG (SA Future)
4-star: No. 33 overall, No. 6 PG

Kayden Edwards | 6-3, 170 SG (YoungGameChangers)
4-star: No. 87 overall, No. 22 SG

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2024-06-20