33-ranked player in the class is the only other 2023 player that the Cardinals are currently actively recruiting, and one of just two players ranked in the top 50 that havent either committed to or signed with another school. Topic Stats: 2 Posts, 18,517 Views, , , 2, . He joined Kentuckys team as a walk-on during the 2020-21 season. As a junior at Brother Rice, Williams averaged 16.8 points on 39% shooting from 3-point range and pulled down an average of 7.7 rebounds per game. Travis Branham 247Sports 247Sports Basketball Analyst. Their potential to be great is there, now it is up to them to embrace this stage and come in every day ready to work. As Kentucky basketball's 2023 recruiting class continues to take shape, follow along here with updates on the Wildcats' commitments. El Ellis is the former No. Wagner told ESPNs national recruiting director Paul Biancardi of his decision, which was then posted on social media. Signed Letter of Intent (1) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Johnnie Brown Sebring (Sebring, FL) . On the 2023 recruiting trail, Payne managed to maintain the commitment of and eventually get a signing from former Male (now La Lumiere) star Kaleb Glenn. The sooner Payne and company can deliver on that front, the better. Cardinal fans dont want the moon right now, just some hope. We have five talented and dynamic players who have the drive and commitment it takes to succeed at Kentucky. Louisville has a talent deficiency, sure. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 3,459 Views, , , 1, . Bradshaw is the No. Above all he is a competitor. Louisville basketball schedule:Everything we know about the full 2022-2023 Louisville men's basketball schedule, 'He can be an inspiration':What Kenny Payne's hire means to Louisville's Black community. Wagner is ranked as the nation's No. Wagner has also excelled on the EYBL circuit this summer, averaging 19.1 points and 5.1 assists per game while drawing crowds to whichever court he and the NJ Scholars take. JaeLyn WIthers is a guy who has received NBA buzz since the moment he arrived on campus. Hard Commits (20) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Rodney Gallagher Laurel Highlands (Uniontown, PA) According to 247 Sports, Duke has the No. 26 according to ESPN, is a 6-3 wing who committed last year. AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, (select parishes), MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY, CA-ONT only.Eligibility restrictions apply. Theyre bad. Wagner, a 6-foot-2 guard, is the nations No. And Im not talking about the scores or the stats or the system or the questionable late-game decision making from the coaches and the players. He also has all of the tools that a versatile big in todays game needs. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 12,055 Views, , , 1, . I cover high school sports, focusing primarily on how the lives of young athletes intersect with life in and around Philadelphia. 2 Texas 88-43 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UVA Basketball Mailbag: Ryan Dunn as a starter, shooting woes, and most intriguing defensive lineups, Tanner Holdens buzzer-beater wins it for Ohio State, 67-66 over Rutgers. Kentucky also has familial and familiar ties to Wagner. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 8,383 Views, , , 1, . Signed Letter of Intent (21) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Dainsus Miller Creekside (Fairburn, GA) The first option was to take a Cardinal team that was always going to have some of the lowest preseason expectations in the history of the program (picked 12th in the ACC, appearing in zero bracket projections, etc.) In men's basketball, the recruitments of James and Wagner are among the biggest nationally. ", Justin Edwards:Top small forward recruit in 2023 class commits to Kentucky basketball, High school:Donda Academy (Simi Valley, California). Wagner, the son of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner, was also considering the University of Louisville, according to multiple reports. Transfers (2) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Logan Burnett. The early returns on both fronts arent just iffy. If theyre looking for a financial boost through NIL, well, thats a conversation that were going to have when the time comes. 14 Indiana in Las Vegas, Syracuse mens basketball: three takeaways from the Oranges win over Georgetown, Quick thoughts from No. I am hopeful that at some point in the relatively near future, Louisvilles new head coach will prove unequivocally to everyone that he was the right man for the job. I really like how active he is defensively and his desire to rebound every ball. Camden High School senior basketball standout DJ Wagner chose Kentucky on Monday, headlining one of the best recruiting classes in the country. Aarons motor continues to improve, he has great size and mobility. his entire life and Ive always wanted to coach him, Calipari said in a press release. 6-4 / 205 1 on 247 Sports' teamrankings for the eighth time since Calipari arrived in Lexington a marked improvement from the No. Hard Commits (22) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Jackson Arnold Guyer (Denton, TX) . 2 prospect, Imhotep senior forward Justin Edwards, signed with John Caliparis Kentucky team, which the 6-7 lefty committed to in July. Topic Stats: 2 Posts, 15,099 Views, , , 1, Community Thread. ", Curtis Williams Jr.:How 2023 commit fits into Kenny Payne's Louisville basketball vision. Following a bumpy launch week that saw frequent server trouble and bloated player queues, Blizzard has announced that over 25 million Overwatch 2 players have logged on in its first 10 days. Stay up to date with all the Oregon Ducks sports news, recruiting, transfers, and more at 247Sports.com 5 on ESPNs list. Micah Carter Flips From Purdue to Louisville, Louisville blown out (again) by FSU, 75-53, They certainly dont with any degree of consistency, Duke Routs Maryland Eastern Shore In Cameron 82-55, What Tommy Lloyd, Oumar Ballo and Kerr Kriisa said after Arizonas win over No. Man zip-tied, set on fire by California car thieves after stopping to help seemingly stranded woman: Report, Heavy rain, wind, snow blows through California into Sierra, Louisville men's basketball at Florida State: How to watch, stream, live updates, Louisville men's basketball falls at Florida State: Takeaways as winless streak now at 9, These players have committed to Louisville football's 2023 recruiting class, Three players Texas is working to flip before signing day, Louisville vs Kentucky women's basketball: How to watch, stream, listen & live updates. 6-1 / 200 Paynes stance on the issue is understandable, perhaps even admirable, but it also feels increasingly idealistic. 15 seed, Kentucky men's basketball and coach John Calipari went into the offseason hoping for a return to form on the recruiting trail. 6-1 / 205 Sydney Curry picked Louisville over reigning national champion Kansas and was this teams best player at the end of last season. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 4,327 Views, , , 1, . Being hopeful about the future doesnt prohibit you from being realistic about the present, and the present is as bad as weve ever seen. The y-axis in this graph represents the percentage weight of the score that gets applied to an overall team ranking. Camdens Aaron Bradshaw, a 7-foot center, committed to the Wildcats in October and is No. What to know:The top-rated point guard in the 2023 class, Robert Dillingham committed to Kentucky on June 24. Dillingham chose the Wildcats overLouisville, Auburn and the University of Southern California. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. 2) No one or at least very few people and certainly no one rational was saying going into this season that Louisville was immediately going to be contending for a national title under Payne, or anything remotely close to that. He already has a great understanding that he can positively impact winning without scoring. Calipari on Dillingham: "Our best teams have had really good guards and this class has that. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is a former 5-star recruit. Bronny James is the other. Hard Commits (12) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Brady Drogosh De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, MI) 5 combo guard prospect on 247Sports' composite rankings and the top rising senior in the Bluegrass State. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 5,654 Views, , , 1, . Above all he is a competitor. As a 7-footer, he can change the game on both ends of the court. What to know:The first commitment in Louisville's 2023 class, Glenn pledged to Mack and the Cardinals on Sept. 24, 2021 and signed on Nov. 11, 2022. 5-9 / 170 What to know: Ending what has appeared to be a two-horse race for quite some time, Justin Edwards committed to Kentucky over Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee on July 25. Well never know for certain, but it would have been nice to have been playing with the same deck of cards that Chris Beard is playing with down in Austin. Johnsons likely commitment to Texas will ensure that Paynes first true class at Louisville will come without the benefit of a 5-star player. Louisville also has no excuse to be 0-3 right now. If the head coach had been a bit more flexible on that front could Tyrese Hunter be leading this squad to a 3-0 start instead of dropping 26 on Gonzaga in a 93-74 Texas win Wednesday night? About a third of the players in college basketball are likely to become available once again next March-May. If they did, theyd be 3-0. WebHard Commits (20) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Rodney Gallagher Laurel Highlands (Uniontown, PA) For me, the most disappointing aspect of the last three weeks has been what weve all been able to see with our own eyes. Wagner is between Kentucky and Louisville, according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball. While this was going on, I stated numerous times that if Payne was going to unite the fan base in year one by providing some tangible evidence that he was the man to eventually get Louisville basketball back to being Louisville basketball, he had to accomplish one of two things in his first year on the job. I couldnt be more excited about this class, Calipari said in the press release. We can say that. Play like this means something to you. 69 player in the class according to 247 Sports. Im not mad at anyone for having them, even the ones with which I disagree the most. But lets forget the hypotheticals and the projecting the future for a moment. He also considered a jump to the NBA's G League. Reach recruiting and trending sports reporter Brooks Holton at bholton@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @brooksHolton. With a coach whose reputation is built on player connection and an opportunity for healthy playing time up for grabs for at least 11 players on this roster, I just dont understand it, and I cant tell you in words how much it bothers me. Kentucky basketball schedule:Here's everything we know about the Wildcats' 2022-23 slate, Kentucky basketball:Why John Calipari might have to wait in his push for facility upgrades, K.T. Calipari on Sheppard: "I know playing for Kentucky has been a dream of Reeds ever since he was a child, but Reed isn't here because he wanted to be here. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 1,136 Views, , , 1, . Lance Ware, another Camden High graduate, is a junior forward for the Wildcats. At 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds,Sheppard is the No. He attacks the offensive end and is a versatile scorer, but he is equally as tough on defense. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 5,713 Views, , , 1, . Transfers (3) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Jacob Grandison. This morning we learned that Johnson, who canceled a visit to Louisville Live on the day he was supposed to arrive for a weekend where he was assured of being the focal point, will announce his college decision on Monday without ever making a trip to the Derby City. According to Ken Pom (or any predictive metric/analytical ranking service you want to look at), Louisville has faced three of the four worst teams on its 2022-23 schedule. Before announcing his pledge to UK, the Philadelphia native averaged 16.3 points and seven rebounds per game for Team Final during the EYBL circuits weeklong Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, South Carolina. ", Aaron Bradshaw:Top-5 2023 center commits to Kentucky basketball: Report, High School: Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). 6-6 / 200 He attacks the offensive end and is a versatile scorer, but he is equally as tough on defense, READ MORE: Imhotep and Camden set a date for their highly anticipated boys basketball showdown. Hard Commits (23) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Zalance Heard Neville (Monroe, LA) . 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2023, DJ Wagner committed to Kentucky on Nov. 14 after a back-and-forth recruiting battle between John Calipari and his former colleague, Louisville coach Kenny Payne. Last week, the No. D.J. He knows that to get the best of himself, he needs to be surrounded by other talented players who are going to match his competitive energy. Sean Stewart (Montverde Academy, Florida), Caleb Foster (Notre Dame High, California), Jared McCain (Centennial High, California), TJ Power (Worcester Academy, Massachusetts), and Mackenzie Mgbako (Roselle Catholic High, New Jersey), are the Blue Devils 5-star recruits. Theres never any hard data available for this sort of thing, but my sense is that when the U of L head coaching job opened up in earnest last January, a majority of this fan base was clamoring for Payne as their preferred candidate. 1 recruit, according to rankings by ESPN. Wagner, a 6-foot-2 guard, is the nations No. The6-foot-2, 165-pound California native is at least the 11th true point guard prospect ranked among the top five of 247Sports' composite rankings to pledge to UK since Calipari accepted the head coaching job in April 2009. A Louisville native and former Male High School star, Glenn chose U of L over offers from Indiana, Cincinnati and seven other Power 5 programs. 100.00% 8 High. He brings a toughness and a fight to the game that we need. Topic Stats: 2 Posts, 28,936 Views, , , 2, . Stay up to date with all the Purdue Boilermakers sports news, recruiting, transfers, and more at 247Sports.com In order to create the most comprehensive Team Recruiting Ranking without any notion of bias, 247Sports Team Recruiting Ranking is solely based on the 247Sports Rating. He is an extremely efficient scorer, but Im excited about the fact that Rob wants to be pushed by other really good guards on our roster and continue to develop his versatility by playing with or without the ball in his hands. Per NJ.com, he averaged 8.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a junior during Camden High's run to a 12th state championship in 2022. He has also signed Brother Rice (Mich.) small forward Curtis Williams. * 21+ (19+ CA-ONT) (18+ NH/WY). Everyone is so desperate for this thing to get back to feeling the way it did before, and so scared (whether we admit it or not) that the wait for that return is going to be much longer than we ever could have guessed in 2015 or 2017. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 3,981 Views, , , 1, . DJ Wagner, the No. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 1,974 Views, , , 1, . 6 overall talent, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. FB Recruiting Home; News Feed; Team Rankings; Commitments; Five star Junior Karter Knox talks Louisville and Kentucky official visits. Edwards, who comes in at 6-7 and 180 pounds, is the top small forward and No. 6-0 / 175 6-1 / 185 Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 646 Views, , , 1, . Kenny Payne is looking to make a splash on the recruiting trail during his first season as the Louisville men's basketball head coach.. With two signees secured as of mid-November, the Cardinals' 2023 class is ranked 28th on 247 Sports' team rankings two spots behind where they finished the 2022 recruiting cycle.. Louisville native Kaleb Glenn got the The 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward is transferring toLa Lumiere,a college prep boarding and day school in La Porte, Indiana, for his senior year. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 56,180 Views, , , 1, . Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 4,700 Views, , , 1, . He has a high ceiling and has only begun to scratch the surface of the kind of player he can be. 78. Terms at draftkings.com/sportsbook. Hes here because hes a really good player who can help this team win. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 19,413 Views, , , 1, . In order to create the most comprehensive Team Recruiting Ranking without any notion of bias, 247Sports Team Recruiting Ranking is solely based on the 247Sports Composite Rating. and dramatically overachieve on the court with them. A list of the top 2023 Basketball teams in order of recruiting rankings solely based off of the On3 Consensus Results may not come immediately, but a revitalizing effort and spirit is the first sign that better days are on the horizon. Turner:This new assistant could be vital to Kentucky basketball recruiting in the transfer portal. Recruiting commitments, game-day developments and injury reports, and other breaking news about the Cardinals. Topic Stats: 4 Posts, 108,247 Views, , , 2, . Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 2,435 Views, , , 1, . Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 8,820 Views, , , 1, . Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 24,773 Views, , , 1, . Transfers (3) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Isaac Likekele. Transfers (2) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Hercy Miller. Transfers (1) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer DeVante' Jones. Kenny Payne is looking to make a splash on the recruiting trail during his first season as the Louisville men's basketball head coach. Even in its weakened state, Louisville should be a highly attractive option for players who are looking for a bigger stage and a brighter spotlight. Hard Commits (19) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Brandon Inniss American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Whether its on here, on Twitter or on the text line for the radio show, I see and hear all of the extreme opinions that are floating around at the moment. I am hopeful that things will start to get better next week when the Cards to take a significant step up in competition at the Maui Invitational. 6-4 / 200 Like most everyone, I am hopeful that all of this will wind up being a quirky anecdote that we could use on the next generation of Cardinal fans when Kenny Payne is killing it 20 years from now. After an uncharacteristic first-round exit from the NCAA Tournament at the hands of a No. Topic Stats: 1 Posts, 8,563 Views, , , 1, . I have known D.J. 2005-2022 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. He understands the tradition of our program being from Louisville, and it's great to keep one of our own at home. Apathy hasnt come close to setting in for the heart of the fan base, and thats a good thing, but the passion wont burn this brightly forever if it isnt fueled by some sincere hope. Wagner told ESPNs national recruiting director Paul Biancardi of his decision, which was then posted on social media. 6-2 / 250 Transfers (4) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Miles Jones. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 4,150 Views, , , 1, . Before that, they lost an exhibition game for the first time in over two decades to a bad Division-II team. Transfers (1) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Hunter Johnson. cool topic. Transfers (3) Pos Prediction Eligible Transfer Kalu Ezikpe. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 910 Views, , , 1, . Calipari on Bradshaw: "The most impactful trait we can have on the defensive end is the ability to block shots, and Aaron is elite at that. While Miranda, Glenn and Williams could certainly all wind up being very good college players, the trio seems extremely unlikely to be able to take Louisville from where it is at the moment to NCAA tournament good a year from now. Hard Commits (14) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status Rueben Owens El Campo (El Campo, TX) . Wagner, the nations No. This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville basketball recruiting: See Kenny Payne's 2023 signees, NASA's Orion capsule blazes home from test flight to moon, Brooks Holton, Louisville Courier Journal, Everything we know about the full 2022-2023 Louisville men's basketball schedule, What Kenny Payne's hire means to Louisville's Black community, How Kenny Payne reaffirmed Kaleb Glenn's commitment to U of L basketball, standout performances on Nike's EYBL circuit, How 2023 commit fits into Kenny Payne's Louisville basketball vision, Louisville basketball recruiting: See Kenny Payne's 2023 signees, A baby whose anti-vax parents rejected heart surgery over fear of 'blood that is tainted' had the life-saving surgery anyway after a court intervened, Nurses at Atlanta hospital under fire over TikTok video mocking maternity patients. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 24,062 Views, , , 1, . Louisville fans will love him. On the current state of Louisville basketball, 2022 Wasabi Fenway Bowl: Louisville Football Staff Introduction, Louisville volleyball earns second straight Final Four trip after 5-set thriller. ", Reed Sheppard:What legacy recruit's commitment means for Kentucky basketball. The Wildcats' star-studded 2023 class suggest they did just that. Topic Stats: 11 Posts, 173,609 Views, , , 4, . Topic Stats: 4 Posts, 49,717 Views, , , 3, . Each recruit is weighted in the rankings according to a, Readers familiar with the Gaussian distribution formula will note that we use a varying value for. All rights reserved. Louisville coach Kenny Payne. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 9,003 Views, , , 1, . Topic Stats: 1 Posts, 35,175 Views, , , 1, . Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 2,006 Views, , , 1, . The 6-3, 165-pound combo guard is as creative as they come with the ball in his hands; he averaged 19.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.1 steals during Camden High's run to a 12th state championship in 2022. 1 overall prospect in the 2023 class, was the latest recruit to sign with UK. Lets get two things out of the way straight from the jump: 1) No one or at least very few people and certainly no one rational is arguing that Kenny Payne deserves to be fired three games (and two exhibitions) into his tenure. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 6,593 Views, , , 1, . Nearly a year later, Glenn was joined by Curtis Williams, a four-star small forward from Michigan who announced his pledge to the Cardinals on Sept. 19. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 1,051 Views, , , 1, . The 247Sports rankings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation and input from our network of scouts. 17 spot in 2022. Calipari on Edwards: "Justin has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. If making the Big Dance in year two is the goal (and I think it has to be for any new Cardinal head coach), it seems apparent in this moment that Payne is going to have to do this spring what he was unable to do last spring: Kill it in the transfer portal. Topic Stats: 2 Posts, 29,523 Views, , , 1, . Junior guard Kareem Watkins, who is already on Kentuckys roster, is also the stepson of Dajuan Wagner, who played for Calipari at the University of Memphis during the 2001-02 season. Glenn is the No. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 65,396 Views, , , 1, . Kamari Lands, Mike James and every other scholarship player on this roster was a 4-star, top 100 talent coming out of high school. Chris Fisher CatsPause Recruiting Insider. Keep this page bookmarked over the coming months as Payne and the Cardinalslook to add more talent to the 2023 class. Wagners grandfather, Milt, who starred at Louisville and later played in the NBA, was hired by the Cardinals as director of player development in May. Reach recruiting and trending sports reporter Brooks Holton at [emailprotected] and follow him on Twitter at @brooksHolton. Below is a graphical representation of how our formula works. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 10,705 Views, , , 1, . 3 overall prospect on 247Sports composite rankings of the 2023 class. 1 junior college player in America and hes currently the 8th-leading scorer in Division-I. They do in spurts. 2022 www.courier-journal.com. Topic Stats: 0 Posts, 15,096 Views, , , 1, . ", DJ Wagner:Top 2023 basketball recruit, picks Kentucky over rival Louisville, High school: Camden High School (Camden, New Jersey). 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