Adidas Gauntlet Finale preview: Four 2018 stars with UK offers take center stage

07/12/2017 11:13 AM

The Adidas Gauntlet Finale begins today in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Similar to the Nike Peach Jam, which we previewed yesterday, the Gauntlet Finale will have a handful of top Kentucky targets in action.

Immanuel Quickley: Quickley is the No. 10 player (No. 3 PG) in the class of 2018, according to Scout.com. He played for John Calipari and Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, where he averaged 6.7 points and 2.4 assists for the Americans. He is considering Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland and Miami. He will play for Team BBC this week. Quickley could very well be Kentucky’s first commitment in the 2018 class.

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Zion Williamson: Williamson is the No. 3 player (No. 1 SF) in the class of 2018, according to Scout.com. Known for his powerful dunks that are all over the internet, Williamson received an offer from Kentucky on March 28. Duke, Kansas, Clemson and North Carolina are among the other schools who have offered Williamson. He is playing for South Carolina Supreme this week. Williamson is returning from a minor knee injury he suffered during the spring evaluation period. You can expect the Kentucky staff to keep a close eye on Williamson throughout the week.

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Romeo Langford: Langford is a prospect that Kentucky has been after for quite some time now. The New Albany, Indiana native was on John Calipari’s Team USA U19 team that participated in the FIBA World Cup last week. He battled back spasms throughout, playing just 5.7 minutes per game in Egypt. Langford is the No. 5 player (No. 1 SG) in the class of 2018, according to Scout.com. All of the major blue blood programs are after him. He holds offers from Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, Kansas and Louisville among others. We recently spoke with him before the FIBA World Cup about that experience and the latest with his recruitment. He will play for Twenty Two Vision this week.

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Quentin Grimes: Grimes is the No. 23 player (No. 6 PG) in the class of 2018, according to Scout.com. He holds offers from Kentucky, Arizona, Kansas and Oklahoma among others. Many believe Kansas is the favorite at this point. Grimes will play for Basketball University this week.

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Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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