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Top247 2017 Final Rankings
Both Jarred Vanderbilt and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made big jumps in the final Top247 rankings.
Jarred Vanderbilt jumped 9 total spots to #8 overall becoming the highest rated Cat so far. (Mohamed Bamba sits at #2 and remains uncommitted at this time)
Hamidou Diallo who came on campus last season is now ranked #10. And will join the Cats in the upcoming season.
PJ Washington comes in at #18.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who was the MVP and the three-point contest winner at the Derby Classic, jumped a massive 23 spots making him a 5-star player and is rated #19.
Nick Richards checked in at #14.
Quade Green sits at #30.
Late commit, Jemarl Baker,was #83.
6 top 30 and 5 5-stars ain’t too shabby for this group of Cats. It could go through the roof with a late commit from Bamba. Stay tuned…
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Jemarl Baker can’t miss vs. Chino Hills, drops 30 points
Jemarl Baker was on fire from the outside vs. Lonzo Ball and Chino Hills at the Corona Centennial’s BattleZone on December 2, 2015. Baker finished with 30 points, while hitting 80% from the 3 point line.
Kentucky signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kentucky beat out Florida, Syracuse, Texas and UNLV to land 4 star Shai Gilgeous Alexander.
Here’s how ESPN breaks down his ranking.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com caught up with Shai recently at the Nike Hoops Summit to talk about the Cats.
Check him out doing work.
Kevin Knox (Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Florida State) and center Mohamed Bamba (Kentucky, Duke, Texas, Michigan) sat down and answered the tough questions with Jason Jordan of USA Today High School Sports.
Which one said Coach Cal has a dad gut?
Hamidou Diallo is looking to enroll this coming semester according to Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports.
Jerry indicates the following in his most recent report:
“It is practically a foregone conclusion that Diallo will enroll in a college at for the second semester. He wants to play right away and not sit out, but he has not been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse yet and it is not a certainty that he will be cleared in time. So there is the possibility of training with a team during the second half of the season but not participating in games. His desire, however, is to play right away.”
Here is where ESPN has him ranked:
So is it UCONN or Kentucky?
Most are now saying Diallo has switched from an almost guarantee UCONN get to a Kentucky lock. The announcement should come soon with the NCAA having to work quickly to get him eligible for this coming semester.
Feast your eyes on a mixtape featuring Hamidou Diallo below and follow this link to the documentary we posted here.
PJ Washinton Picks Kentucky Over Kansas and North Carolina
Watch the commitment here. Really seems like a quality kid. Another great addition to the #LaFamilia
ESPN lists PJ Washington as the #14 player in the class of 2017.
Here is the long list of schools PJ could have chosen.
We had a caller on the Blue Phone call it to the podcast and ask us who we thought would be the first commit to the class and we said PJ Washington.
You can call the Blue Phone at 859-780- CATS that’s 859-780-2287
Well, Nick Richards beat him to the punch earlier today, but, we were close.
Kansas missed out on PJ, but, they were Rock-Chalk or whatever they hell they are enough to make this killer mixtape of PJ. Sorry Kansas, you lose.
Nick Richards Picks Kentucky
“I want to play at the highest level and Kentucky always said that they are the highest level in college basketball.” – Nick Richards upon signing.
ESPN has him as the #12 overall player
It was down to Arizona, Kentucky and Syracuse
Check out a recent mixtape below: