Three UK targets play on ESPNU this week

broberts@herald-leader.comJuly 23, 2013 


Apple Valley (Minn.) point guard Tyus Jones (21) blocked a shot during a game against Robbinsdale last season. Jones, who will be a high school senior next season, has trimmed his list to seven schools, including Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State and Kansas.


A trio of high school prospects with UK scholarship offers will play on national television this week.

On Wednesday, top point guard Tyus Jones and the Howard Pulley Panthers face Massachusetts-based BABC at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla. That game will be shown at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

On Thursday, UK targets Justise Winslow and Kelly Oubre will lead Houston Hoops against Nike EYBL champion Each 1 Teach 1 in another game from the Super Showcase. That contest will also be shown at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

Winslow and Oubre — both class of 2014 forwards — received offers from John Calipari after last week’s Peach Jam. Jones is considered by some analysts to be the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2014.

Thursday night’s game will also feature four other highly touted players from the class of 2014 who have already committed to colleges. Each 1 Teach 1′s roster includes Louisville native D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State), Joel Berry (North Carolina) and Grayson Allen (Duke). UNC commitment Justin Jackson plays for Houston Hoops.

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