Two Kentucky signees, shooting guard Keldon Johnson and point guard Immanuel Quickley, have been in Atlanta this week to participate in McDonald’s All-American festivities.
SEC Country has been there as well to follow Johnson and Quickley as well as Kentucky’s top remaining target in the 2018 class: 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery.
Host Curtis Burch and UK beat writer Joe Mussatto break down everything we’ve learned leading up to the McDonald’s All-American game in the latest episode of Wildcat Country — SEC Country’s daily Kentucky podcast.
Among the topics discussed:
- Two McDonald’s All-Americans is a low number for Kentucky. Duke has four, including the top three players in the class: R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson. Mike Krzyzewski has overtaken John Calipari as the king of recruiting, but how? We asked Duke’s four McDonald’s All-Americans.
- He’s not the highest-ranked prospect, but no high school basketball player is more famous than Zion Williamson. Kentucky was listed as one of his finalists, but how close did Calipari and company really come to sealing his commitment?
- The SEC is well-represented on this year’s McDonald’s All-American roster. Could another 5-star prospect be headed to Vanderbilt?
- Johnson and Quickley don’t immediately stand out among their All-American peers, but they share a common trait that Calipari surely likes.
- What’s the latest in E.J. Montgomery’s recruitment? He might be Kentucky’s last option in the class.