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UK basketball recruiting: Five-star shooting guard to announce decision Friday

Antonio Blakeney, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, had long been a priority target for Louisville.
Antonio Blakeney, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, had long been a priority target for Louisville. Jon Lopez

Two major University of Kentucky basketball recruits will play against each other, and another top prospect will reveal his college decision Friday on ESPNU.

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney is scheduled to announce his college choice during halftime of the game between nationally ranked DeMatha (Md.) and Sierra Canyon (Calif.). The game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., so Blakeney's announcement is likely to come about 5:20 p.m.

The 6-foot-4 prospect from Orlando, Fla., has narrowed his list to UK, Louisiana State and Missouri.

Blakeney is considered one of the top 15 recruits in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports. He originally committed to Louisville in September but backed out 11 days later.

Many recruiting analysts consider LSU the favorite for Blakeney's commitment.

The second game of ESPNU's doubleheader pits Findlay Prep (Nev.) against Our Savior (N.Y.) in a matchup of national top-20 teams.

Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton, a top-10 player in the class of 2016, is highly sought by UK. He is also considering Duke, Louisville, Michigan and several others.

Our Savior is led by power forward Cheick Diallo, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 overall prospect in the class of 2015.

Diallo has narrowed his college choices to UK, Kansas, Iowa State, Pittsburgh and St. John's.

The Our Savior/Findlay game will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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