UK BASKETBALL | Calipari spends quality time with No. 1 Harry Giles
09/24/2015 09:27 AM
LEXINGTON — There ain’t no rest for the Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari as the UK coaching staff hit the road again this week to visit the top players from a loaded 2016 recruiting class.
According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Calipari meet with five-star forward Harry Giles and five-star forward Edrice Adebayo’s mother on Tuesday. Both Players are top-10 prospects in the Class of 2016, with Scout listing Giles No. 1 overall and Adebayo No. 15:
Duke & Kentucky will meet with elite PF prospect Harry Giles (
TheReal_HG3</a>) today, per sources.</p>— Evan Daniels (EvanDaniels) September 22, 2015
John Calipari is set to meet with five-star center Edrice Adebayo's mother today, per his coach.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 22, 2015
Both players have strong ties to local schools in their homestate of North Carolina, with Duke the presumed frontrunner for Giles and N.C. State for Adebayo. But Kentucky’s putting in the work to swing the tide into its favor, and Giles has scheduled an official visit for Big Blue Madness in October.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne also visited the nation’s No.1 point guard De’Aaron Fox at his home in Katy, Texas this week.
In addition to the two UK coaches, Fox invited over his friend Seth Barnett, a fellow classmate at Cypress Lakes High School and huge Kentucky basketball fan, to meet Calipari:
Swipathefox5</a> and his family allow Kentucky's biggest fan Seth Barnett join in on home visit. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/brandbuilding?src=hash">#brandbuilding</a> <a href="http://t.co/DvG5l1sYjW">pic.twitter.com/DvG5l1sYjW</a></p>— Cy Lakes Basketball (CyLakeshoops) September 22, 2015
Fox is the No. 4 overall prospect in Scout.com’s 2016 rankings and has cut his list of potential schools down to Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, and N.C. State.
Evan Daniels joined KSTV on Thursday to break down Kentucky’s recent recruiting visits and where the Wildcats stand with each of the top prospects: