University of Kentucky signee Skal Labissiere has been wowing NBA scouts all week during practice sessions for the Nike Hoop Summit.
UK fans will finally get an opportunity to see him play Saturday, when the Hoop Summit showcase is televised live at 3 p.m., on ESPN2.
Labissiere will team up with UK commitment Tai Wynyard and UK recruiting targets Thon Maker and Cheick Diallo on the World Select team, which will face UK signee Isaiah Briscoe and several other top prospects representing Team USA.
Scouts and recruiting analysts have been gushing over Labissiere all week. The 7-footer from Haiti — now living in Memphis — has emerged as the possible No. 1 prospect in the class of 2015.
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DraftExpress.com analyst Jonathan Givony moved him to the No. 1 spot in his 2016 NBA mock draft earlier this week.
"I mean, I don't want to turn him into a Hall of Famer yet," Givony told the Herald-Leader. "But he's on the right path, for sure. And he really has a chance to be a very good player."
Wynyard — a native of New Zealand — will most likely join the Wildcats as part of the class of 2016, and Coach John Calipari is still recruiting Diallo and Maker for next season.
Briscoe — a five-star point guard from New Jersey — will play alongside undecided UK targets Malik Newman, Stephen Zimmerman, Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram on Saturday.
Calipari tweeted Friday morning that he is looking to add two or three more players to next season's roster after losing seven Wildcats to the NBA on Thursday.
Sparty gets Swanigan
Five-star center Caleb Swanigan announced his commitment to Michigan State on Friday.
The Spartans were the early favorites in Swanigan's recruitment, though many analysts considered California the team to beat going into this weekend.
Swanigan's final list of schools also included UK, Duke, Purdue and Arizona.
Scout.com ranks the Fort Wayne, Ind., native as the No. 11 overall player in the class of 2015.
A new target?
Kentucky is the latest program to show interest in graduate transfer Mike Thorne, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels.
The 6-foot-11, 270-pound power forward averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game for Charlotte this past season.
He played three years for the 49ers and would be eligible to play immediately in 2015-16. Kansas, Illinois and Pittsburgh are the other schools at the top of his list.
Tatum's final four
Class of 2016 standout Jayson Tatum announced Friday that he has cut his list to four schools: Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and hometown Saint Louis, where his father player college basketball.
Tatum — a 6-8 small forward — has visited UK multiple times, and Calipari saw him play in person at least twice this past high school season.
Calipari started this weekend's open recruiting period at the Nike event in Hampton, Va., where Tatum will be playing through Sunday.
Fellow UK targets Harry Giles, Malik Monk and V.J. King are among the other class of 2016 prospects Calipari could watch this weekend.
ESPN ranks Tatum as the No. 1 overall prospect in the junior class.