The deep and proficient Kentucky men’s basketball 2020 signing class has been crowned the consensus No. 1 crew in the country.
In recent weeks, the three pinnacle recruiting offerings – ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals – have all tabbed the Wildcats’ haul the No. 1 classification in their last crew rankings. The Recruiting Services Consensus Index, which tallies fundamental recruiting rankings and plugs them into a formula to calculate a consensus ranking, has also ranked it the pinnacle classification in the country.
With two players ranked consensus top-10, 5-star prospects and all 6 of the scholarship signees tabbed four- or five-star players, UK reeled in its twelfth straight top-three signing classification below head coach John Calipari. Of these 12 classes, eight have been tabbed No. 1 in in the final rankings by means of at least one of the three most important recruiting services, the fantastic mark of any crew and coach.
BJ Boston, a consensus five-star prospect, is ranked the highest in UK’s class. The 6-foot-7 guard out of Norcross, Georgia, is tabbed as high as No. 4 in the Rivals rankings. Boston is UK’s very best rated signee due to the fact Skal Labissière in 2015.
Terrence Clarke, a 6-7 guard, is just in the back of Boston in the rankings. The Boston native is also a consensus five celebrity and is ranked as high as No. 7 by means of Rivals.
Also picking up five-star ratings via at least one of the three predominant services were guard Devin Askew, who earned the elite status from ESPN, and ahead Isaiah Jackson, who earned the big difference from 247Sports.
Wing Cam’Ron Fletcher and forward Lance Ware have been consensus four-star prospects.
Isaac DeGregorio, who rounds out the seven-man class, is unranked. As a walk-on, he did now not thing into the recruiting rankings by way of the respective services.
Kentucky has signed 59 top-50 recruits, 46 top-25 gamers and 25 top-10 gamers in what will now be Calipari’s 12 recruiting lessons at Kentucky.
UK’s team of learners is even extra stunning when one includes the Wildcats‘ three transfers. Olivier Sarr, a high-impact ahead at Wake Forest who averaged 13.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks closing season, has utilized for a waiver for on the spot eligibility after a current coaching exchange at his former school. Davion Mintz, after graduating in May from Creighton, will be eligible this season and is anticipated to grant treasured depth and ride at the guard position. Jacob Toppin, as an incoming sophomore from Rhode Island, will have three years of eligibility starting in the 2021-22 season.
The crew will be counted on without delay to fill a foremost roster overhaul. The Wildcats are bidding farewell to eight of their pinnacle nine scorers from a season ago, consisting of all 5 starters. UK will be tasked with changing 94% of its scoring from last season – most of the Calipari technology – 92.4% of its minutes, 84.4% of its rebounds, 92.0% of its assists and 91.5% of its blocks.
The lone major returning contributor from final season will be sophomore forward Keion Brooks Jr., who averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 31 appearances, along with six starts. Dontaie Allen, a fantastically touted signee in the 2019 class, is additionally lower back however redshirted remaining season as he recovered from a knee damage from high school.