Two more top sophomore basketball prospects – the nation’s top player and the state’s top player in 2016 – are on the list of recruiting visitors for the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness for Friday night.
North Carolina power forward Harry Giles, who is ranked No. 1 by Scout.com and 247Sports.com, tweeted on Thursday evening that he’d attend Madness – making him arguably the most highly regarded prospect on the entire star-studded visitors list. Giles, who didn’t play this past summer while recovering from a knee injury, is one of just three sophomores to hold a UK scholarship offer. In-state powers North Carolina and Duke shape up as some of Kentucky’s strongest competition in Giles’ recruitment.
The other new addition to the Madness guest list is four-star Taylor County guard Quentin Goodin, who tweeted on Friday morning that he’ll visit.
It’ll be Goodin’s second visit to UK in the past month. The nation’s No. 42 prospect by 247Sports.com, Goodin doesn’t have a scholarship offer from UK. He does hold offers from Indiana, Western Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, UAB, Northern Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Samford.