Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA South player Devin Booker (9) dribbles the ball against Team Pan-Africa during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: Decisions from Devin Booker and James Blackmon soon

The two premier Kentucky Wildcat targets in the Class of 2014 have revealed their decision times. Devin Booker out of Mississippi has set his announcement for October 31st, while James Blackmon Jr. says his decision is “coming soon”. Both recruits are one of the top shooting guards in their class. Also, they both have ties with the Wildcats in a way as well.

Devin Booker is close friends with point guard Tyler Ulis, who recently committed to the Kentucky Wildcats. Ulis told the Herald-Leader recently that he’s actively recruiting Booker to join him in Lexington next season.

“We actually talk about it a lot,” Ulis said. “He’s still going to take some visits though, because he wants to see what he wants to do. He’s not really sure yet. But we’ve actually talked a lot. We talk almost every day now.

“I’m trying to get him to come with me. He just said, ‘I don’t know yet.”

After taking his visit to UK last month, Booker’s next official visit will be to Michigan this coming weekend and at Missouri later this month. Devin’s father, Melvin Booker, played a role at Missouri with the Tigers in the early 1990’s. He has also taken an official visit to Michigan State as well. Scout.com ranks Booker as the No. 30 overall prospect in the Class of 2014.

The experience of Big Blue Madness can easily be a mind-blowing event for most recruits, and James will soon be one of the next to find out. Wildcat blood does after all already run in his family. His father, James Blackmon, played for the Wildcats in the 1980’s. Not many other teams have had a chance to receive a visit from James. So far the only school to have accompanied James in an official visit is Michigan.

Along with the tweet of “coming soon” on James’s twitter account was a picture of him with a variety of team’s logos.  Those teams included Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas and Indiana. After de-committing from Indiana after nearly three years in August, he still has them as one of his top choices. Immediately the day after, he received an offer from the Wildcats. Blackmon is ranked by ESPN as the No. 19 overall prospect in the Class of 2014.


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