Kentucky Wildcats Morning Headlines: Stephen Zimmerman latest to delay announcement

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It has been a trend among the top players in the 2015 class to eschew the November signing period and make their college commitment in the Spring. Stephen Zimmerman is the latest to announce his intent. You can call part of this the Kentucky Effect as players are waiting to see what happens with the Kentucky Wildcats and who will stay for 2015-16 and who will depart for the NBA.

"The 7-foot native of Las Vegas will be taking visits soon after hosting in-home visits, but according to a report from Evan Daniels of, Zimmerman will decide in the spring and won’t sign a Letter of Intent. Zimmerman’s mother, Lori Stevens, confirmed as much with Daniels. But first come official visits for the No. 10 prospect in the Rivals 2015 rankings as Kansas (October 10), Kentucky (October 17) and UCLA (October 24) host Zimmerman over three weekends straight weekends. Zimmerman’s final official visit will be to the campus Arizona on November 7. It should be noted that Zimmerman’s list also includes Indiana, North Carolina, Notre Dame and UNLV. This is really a smart decision for Zimmerman and his family to make. With personnel changes, coaching moves and all sorts of other factors, why not decide until late? We’ve even see college coaches flirt with NBA jobs deep into summer months, so not signing a binding Letter of Intent is also a good move."

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Isaiah Briscoe has set his date to visit Kentucky. Many expected him to make that visit on Big Blue Madness but he will be headed to St. Johns that day.

"New Jersey point guard Isaiah Briscoe will take an official visit to St. John’s on the weekend of Oct. 17 for that school’s midnight madness event, according to ZagsBlog. That’s the same date as UK’s Big Blue Madness, which will be the destination for several other five-star prospects that weekend. Briscoe had been deciding between Big Blue Madness and the Blue-White Scrimmage on Oct. 27 for his first trip to UK. His decision to attend midnight madness at St. John’s means that he will most likely use his UK official visit to see the scrimmage later next month."

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John Calipari was talking practice on TWitter yesterday and he relayed the following tidbits on his team for the Big Blue Nation.