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No. 5 Recruit Malik Monk Commits To Kentucky

Nov 18, 2015 6:58 PM

Kentucky has received a commitment from Malik Monk, who was ranked No. 5 by ESPN.

Monk, a native of Bentonville, Arkansas, had been the focus of a long recruiting battle between Kentucky and the in-state Razorbacks.

"This has been the toughest decision I have made in my life," Monk said in the statement. "With so many great coaches and historical programs recruiting me, it has really been a tough but fun process."

Monk is a 6'3 shooting guard and an electrifying athlete.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Tags: Malik Monk, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Commitment

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Edrice "Bam" Adebayo Commits To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2015 11:28 AM

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo, ranked No. 6 in the ESPN 100, will attend Kentucky.

"They're a winning program with a great all-around environment," Adebayo said. "I just like the staff, and I like Coach Cal [John Calipari]."

Adebayo also strongly considered NC State and Auburn.

Adebayo joins a Kentucky class that has now vaulted past Michigan State to become No. 2 in the country, behind only Duke. In addition to point guard De'Aaron Fox (No. 7 in the ESPN 100), Adebayo joins front-line pieces Wenyen Gabriel (No. 23) and Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 31) in what projects to be a loaded young frontcourt.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Edrice Adebayo, Kentucky Wildcats, High School, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Harry Giles Commits To Duke

Nov 6, 2015 12:50 PM

Harry Giles has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.

Giles suffered a partially torn right ACL this week and had previously torn the ACL in his left knee.

Giles is rated as the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class by ESPN.

Giles will have the chance to play with Jayson Tatum, who is ESPN's No. 2 recruit.

"We were roommates in USA Basketball this past season," Tatum told ESPN. "When you spend over 30 days together, you either grow closer or apart. We got closer."


Jeff Capel was key in the recruitment of Giles.

"Jeff built a great relationship with Harry and that was key," Oak Hill assistant coach Cory Alexander said.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Harry Giles, Duke Blue Devils, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Commitment

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