Five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel signs with Kentucky

11/11/2015 01:22 PM

Photo: Evan Daniels

Five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel made it official today, signing his letter of intent with Kentucky.

“I felt a connection to all the coaches in my final five, but ultimately, it came down to Duke and Kentucky,” Gabriel said after picking UK last month, “and I just felt like I couldn’t go wrong either way.”

“Kentucky made it clear that they had a plan for me personally,” Gabriel said, “and for helping me to take my game to the next level.”

Gabriel is part of a three-man class at UK, joining four-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, who will also sign early, and New Zealand power forward Tai Wynyard, who plans to join the team midway through the 2015-16 season.

As of now, UK’s 2016 class ranks second to only Duke, according to

Here’s a taste of what Kentucky fans can expect from their newest forward:


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