The Kentucky Wildcats could secure a pair of elite basketball recruits tomorrow in the class of 2014.
Devin Booker, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Moss Point, Mississippi, and James Blackmon, a 6-3 shooting guard from Marion, Indiana, both include the Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans among their finalists.
Booker is a four-star player and rated No. 30 in the nation, according to Rivals.com and is choosing between Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky and the Missouri Tigers. He averaged 29.7 points per game as a junior at Moss Point, when he was named Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Blackmon is a five-star prospect and the No. 23 overall player in the nation, according to Rivals.com. His announcement is coming on ESPNU at halftime of the Louisiana-Monroe vs. Troy football game that starts at 7:30 p.m. EST, so he’ll likely make his announcement around 9 as he picks between Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan state and the Indiana Hoosiers.
Nearly all of the top recruiting analysts around the country have UK favored to land both:
Few weeks ago I was skeptical of Kentucky getting Devin Booker & James Blackmon. Not anymore.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) October 30, 2013
Director of Basketball Scouting for 247Sports Jerry Meyer also has UK picked to land both players.