Five of the six Kentucky Wildcats signees were named to the Jordan Brand Classic roster today.
Aaron Harrison, a shooting guard from Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX), will be playing for the East team. He is on the same team as top undecided players Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins. Unless one of those two decide to play their college career for the Kentucky Wildcats, Aaron Harrison will be the sole Kentucky signee on that roster.
The Kentucky signees playing for the West will be Andrew Harrison, a point guard out of Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX); Dakari Johnson, a center from Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL); Marcus Lee, a center from Deer Valley H.S. (Antioch, CA); and James Young, a small forward from Rochester H.S. (Rochester, MI).
The 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic will be taking place on April 13 in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. It will be a nationally-televised game airing live on ESPN2 at 8 PM.
Andrew Wiggins has set his official college visits. Wiggins is set to visit the University of Kentucky on February 27th. The Cats play host to Mississippi State on that day. What does not make sense is that Wiggins is expected to visit Kansas on March 3rd, the same date that his Huntington Prep team will be playing Dakari Johnson’s Montverde squad. If it is coming after the game, it makes sense. Or even the day after would make sense, too.
The big news of the day is that Denzel Ware, a weakside defensive end and one of the top 100 players in the country according to 247Sports, has committed to play for Mark Stoops at the University of Kentucky. It’s huge news in that Kentucky beat out the likes of Alabama, Florida, and Florida State for his services. I don’t know about you but when it comes to Kentucky beating Nick Saban for a recruit, I have no words. None.