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Billy Richmond Commits To Kentucky

Dec 21, 2023 4:05 PM

Billy Richmond has committed to Kentucky. Richmond also considered Alabama, LSU and Memphis.

Aaron Bradshaw and DJ Wagner are former teammates of Richmond and currently with Kentucky.

Richmond is the 34th ranked prospect in the incoming class.

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Jayden Quaintance Commits To Kentucky

Nov 14, 2023 3:06 PM

Jayden Quaintance has committed to Kentucky after reclassifying from 2025 to 2024.

Quaintance is the No. 14 player in the ESPN 100.

Because Quaintance just turned 16 in July, he will have to spend two years at Kentucky before entering the NBA draft.

Quaintance averaged 14.5 points and 11.1 rebounds in the Overtime Elite league last season, following it up by averaging 9.9 points and 6.2 rebounds with Team Thad on the Nike EYBL circuit this past spring and summer. 

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Ron Holland, Alex Sarr Top ESPN 2024 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings

Nov 6, 2023 9:02 AM

The 2023-24 NCAA basketball season tips off on Monday. However, non-collegiate players top ESPN's 2024 NBA Draft prospect rankings.

Six of the top-10 prospects are playing for the G League Ignite or overseas teams. Ron Holland (#1 overall), Matas Buzelis (#6 overall) and Izan Almansa (#9 overall) are all playing for the Ignite this season. They are joined by Australia's Alex Sarr (#2 overall), France's Zaccharie Risacher (#5 overall) and Serbia's Nikola Topic (#10 overall) in the top-10.

The top ranked collegiate players are Isaiah Collier of USC (#3 overall), Justin Edwards of Kentucky (#4 overall) and Connecticut's Donovan Clingan (#7 overall) and Stephon Castle (#8 overall).

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Zvonimir Ivisic Commits To Kentucky

Aug 1, 2023 7:50 AM

Zvonimir Ivisic of Croatia has committed to attend the University of Kentucky. Ivisic said he'll play for the Wildcats next season.

The 7-foot-2 Ivisic has spent the last three seasons playing for Studentski centar in Montenegro. The club was the runner-up in the Montenegrin Basketball League, while also making the quarterfinals in the Adriatic League.

Ivisic averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 14.5 minutes per game over 33 contests in the two leagues. The 19-year-old center has also played for two teams in Croatia over his four-year career.

Ivisic has featured in ESPN's Top-100 draft prospects rankings. He's not draft-eligible until 2025, unless he declares as an Early Entry Candidate.

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Cason Wallace Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft

Apr 1, 2023 10:39 AM

University of Kentucky freshman guard Cason Wallace is declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft. Wallace is a projected top-10 pick in this June's draft.

In his lone season with the Wildcats, Wallace averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He shot 45% from the field and 35% on three-pointers.

The 6-foot-4 combo guard is considered one of the best defenders in this draft class. Wallace's wingspan and length as a perimeter defender are intriguing to teams. He also showed an ability to play as an on-ball facilitator late in the season. That increases Wallace's value, as he showed he can be more than just a scorer.

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