2019 recruiting news

With the AAU season in full swing, 2020 players are starting to see more colleges get involved, while 2019 players are starting to decide or getting closer to picking a program.

2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels‘ recruitment has been quiet since narrowing down his list of schools to Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA and Washington. A lot of people have tried to speculate as to where the 6-11 forward is heading, but it’s clear that no one actually has a clue.

@brhoops on Twitter reported that the Federal Way (WA) forward is down to Washington and Kentucky.

The twittosphere believes that McDaniels to Kentucky is all but a done deal, and some have even speculated that he already signed his letter of intent. @TiptonEdits isn’t hear for the fake news, and confirmed yesterday that he hasn’t put the pen to paper for any program.

Former Duke commit Boogie Ellis, who was recently released from his National Letter of Intent, announced that he was headed to Memphis with Penny Hardaway, Rayjon Rucker, DJ Jeffries, James Wiseman and Lester Quinones.

2019 point guard RJ Hampton is down to Kansas, Kentucky and Texas Tech, according to numerous reports. The consensus five-star player from Texas has dropped a lot of hints lately that his decision could be coming.

Unsigned power forward Trendon Watford of Mountain Brook (AL) is down to four schools with Alabama, LSU, Memphis and Indiana involved.

He is slated to announce his decision at his high school at 2:30pm.

Quick hitters:

Former Kentucky freshman Jemarl Baker Jr announced his transfer to Arizona, via Twitter. The 6-foot-4 guard from Menifee, California averaged 2.3 points on 32.8 percent shooting in his lone season at Kentucky.

Former Xavier freshman Keonte Kennedy announced that he entered his name into the transfer portal. Shortly after, he signed with TCU. A month later, he announced that he was decommitting from TCU and re-opening his recruitment.

Former Texas guard Elijah Mitrou-Long announced that he is transferring to UNLV. The junior guard averaged 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assist per game for the Longhorns last season.

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