CHICAGO — Kentucky’s four McDonald’s All American commitments are using a sweet strategy to sway two more big-time prospects to Lexington.
Five-star point guard commit Quade Green is leading the Kentucky recruiting contingent and on Monday night he baked “BBN” cookies for uncommitted 5-star prospects Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox. KSTV captured the video.
“We boys at the end of the day,” Green said. “If they want to come to Kentucky or go somewhere else, they’re still my boy. For me, I want them to come to Kentucky so bad. I need them and they need me.”
The UK commits are putting pressure on Kevin Knox. They made “BBN” cookies for him at the Ronald McDonald House…
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Green and fellow 5-star Kentucky commits P.J. Washington, Nick Richards and Jarred Vanderbilt are in Chicago for Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American game. But four McDonald’s All-Americans aren’t enough — they want Bamba and Knox.
Bamba doesn’t have a date for his decision. Knox will decide the week after the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14. 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions have Bamba heading to Kentucky and Knox going to Duke.
But the four Kentucky commits made sure Knox was sitting with them at their interview table on Tuesday.
“Every single second we get to talk to them, we talk about BBN,” Richards said. “That’s all we’re pushing to them. That’s all we’re talking about: BBN, BBN, BBN.”
Is it working?
“I can handle peer pressure,” Bamba said with a smile.
Bamba, a 6-foot-11 power forward, is the third-ranked player in the 2017 recruiting class. Knox, a 6-foot-8 small forward is ranked No. 8, according to 247Sports.
Vanderbilt thought the cookies were the winning recruiting recipe.
“They ain’t got enough of us yet,” Vanderbilt said. “Kevin, he kept eyeing it like he was debating. Mo, that’s a tough guy. We really want them. They’re gonna hear from us the rest of the week.”