On Wednesday, Nike released its EYBL Select Team roster of players that will participate in a training camp in the Bahamas later this month, and it’s full of UK recruiting targets.
All 10 of the uncommitted prospects on the list have scholarship offers from Kentucky, and the only two committed players who were chosen are headed to Nike schools: Jayson Tatum (Duke) and Jonathan Isaac (Florida State).
The 12 high school players will take part in a two-day training camp in the Bahamas on Aug. 20-21, then play a game against the Bahamian National Select Team the following day.
The event will be open to NBA scouts, and it’s being created as a direct competitor to the Under Armour Elite 24 game, which is played in Brooklyn and has become one of the best end-of-summer showcases on the recruiting circuit.
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Nike’s trip to the Bahamas takes place on the same dates as this year’s Under Armour Elite 24 festivities, so recruits will not be able to attend both camps.
Tatum, Harry Giles and Malik Monk — three of the top players in the class of 2016 — all played in the Elite 24 game last year but have chosen to participate in Nike’s Bahamas camp this time around.
In addition to Giles and Monk, eight UK recruiting targets will be at the Bahamas camp: Mohamed Bamba, Miles Bridges, Wendell Carter, De’Aaron Fox, Michael Porter Jr., Gary Trent Jr., Jarred Vanderbilt and Trae Young.