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Next Cats recruiting: Updates on UK’s top basketball targets in the class of 2017

Alabama high school star John Petty, left, is one of UK’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2017.
Alabama high school star John Petty, left, is one of UK’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2017. Nike

The Next Cats recruiting page featuring the University of Kentucky’s top basketball targets from the class of 2017 was updated Monday with the latest information on 22 players from across the country.

The updated page includes bio info, video highlights and recruiting rankings for several players at the top of John Calipari’s wish list, such as DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba, John Petty, Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt and Trae Young.

Several high school juniors have been added to the 2017 recruiting page, and a new “Others to Watch” section has also been included to highlight recruits who are just now emerging on Kentucky’s radar or could be on the program’s recruiting board in the future.

Check the 2017 page throughout the year for the latest updates on the Wildcats’ top 2017 recruits. More names are sure to emerge once the AAU and camp circuits begin in the spring.

THE 2017 PAGE: Info on UK’s top targets

Class of 2017 players with confirmed UK scholarship offers

  • DeAndre Ayton (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Mohamed Bamba (Harlem, N.Y.)
  • Wendell Carter (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • John Petty (Huntsville, Ala.)
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Nick Richards (Queens, N.Y.)
  • Gary Trent Jr. (Apple Valley, Minn.)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Houston, Texas)
  • Trae Young (Norman, Okla.)
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