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Jayden Quaintance, 5-star big, becomes 4th commitment for Kentucky basketball’s 2024 class

Kentucky basketball’s 2024 recruiting class now includes four players. Five-star center Jayden Quaintance committed to John Calipari and the Wildcats.

basketball's 2024 class has doubled in size over the last few days.

And Tuesday brought the biggest prize thus far.

, a consensus five-star center from Word of God Christian Academy in North Carolina, committed to the Wildcats. He chose UK over his other finalist, Missouri.

The four major recruiting services — Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and On3 — ranked the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Quaintance among the top 15 players in the country in the 2024 cycle, led by On3, where he's No. 4. 247Sports placed him ninth, followed by Rivals (No. 11) and ESPN (14). Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, he's the No. 8 prospect nationally in 2024, and the No. 2 player at his position (behind Flory Bidunga, a Kansas commit).

Quaintance's announcement came two days after four-star guard Travis Perry, the all-time leading scorer in Kentucky high school basketball history, committed to UK's 2024 class.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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