D.J. Foreman, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound 2014 forward from Spring Valley, N.Y., is rising up the recruiting ranks and is now drawing the interest from Kentucky:
Kentucky, Virginia, Iowa, Temple, Miami and Stanford have shown interest, with Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua calling Moore on Tuesday.
“He loves him,” Moore said of Antigua. “He absolutely loves him. He feels he has a high motor, can defend and play multiple positions and that’s very intriguing. He’s looking for him for ’14.”
Moss Point (Mississippi) shooting guard Devin Booker is also receiving a lot of interest from UK, and in a recent interview with Larry Vaught, Moss Point head coach Micoe Cotton talked about what kind of player Booker is:
He is a smart player, too, along with being a hard working player. His work ethic is non stop. He puts in hours working on his game just trying to get better at his craft. He’s an excellent shooter, but the strongest part of his game is his basketball IQ and decision making.
He’s a Calipari-type guard because his efficiency is good. He makes mistakes, but he’s cutting down a lot on them. And he always plays hard. Our team does not have any other Division I player or even scholarship players. He has seen every defense — double team, trap, hedges, box-and-one. He saw it all last year. He did not get frustrated with anything. He just plays through it and tries to make his teammates better. That’s what I love and why it is a joy coaching him.
In case you missed it, the NBA has announced the full early-entry list for every college player who declared for the NBA Draft:
Steven Adams (Pitt, Freshman), C.J. Aiken (Saint Joseph’s, Junior), Anthony Bennett (UNLV, Freshman), Vander Blue (Marquette, Junior), Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State, Junior), Reggie Bullock (North Carolina, Junior), Trey Burke (Michigan, Sophomore), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia, Sophomore), Adrien Coleman (Bethune-Cookman, Junior), Allen Crabbe (California, Junior), Dewayne Dedmon (USC, Junior), Gorgui Dieng (Louisville, Junior), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State, Junior), Archie Goodwin (Kentucky, Freshman), Tim Hardaway Jnr (Michigan, Junior), Grant Jerrett (Arizona, Freshman), Myck Kabongo (Texas, Sophomore), Shane Larkin (Miami, Sophomore), Ricky Ledo (Providence, Freshman), Alex Len (Maryland, Sophomore), C.J. Leslie (North Carolina State, Junior), Nurideen Lindsey (Rider, Junior), Amath M’Baye (Oklahoma, Junior), Ray McCallum (Detroit, Junior), Ben McLemore (Kansas, Freshman), Tony Mitchell (North Texas, Sophomore), Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA, Freshman), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky, Freshman), Victor Oladipo (Indiana, Junior), Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga, Junior), Norvel Pelle (LA City Prep, Freshman), Otto Porter (Georgetown, Sophomore), Marshawn Powell (Arkansas, Junior), Phil Pressey (Missouri, Junior), Andre Robinson (Colorado, Junior), Trevis Simposon (UNC-Greensboro, Junior), Tony Snell (New Mexico, Junior), Tahj Tate (Delaware State, Sophomore), Adonis Thomas (Memphis, Sophomore), Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State, Junior), B.J. Young (Arkansas, Sophomore), Cody Zeller (Indiana, Sophomore).