FINAL 150: Where the UK commits land in the final rankings

T.J. Walker, Basketball Recruiting Analyst
Cats Illustrated

National Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi has made his final rankings for the class of 2017, and once again John Calipari has landed a handful of five-star recruits.

But interesting enough, as it currently stands Calipari will have zero top 10 players, although the Cats are still actively recruiting two top 10 players.


UK finished with four players ranked in the top 25. Jarred Vanderbilt is currently Kentucky's highest ranked commit, checking in at No. 13. Forward P.J. Washington is just a spot behind at No. 14 and you don't have to go long before finding another Wildcat- Nick Richards at No. 16.

UK's starting point guard for next season checks in at No. 21. Quade Green is the fourth ranked point guard in the class.

Kentucky's other point guard is 10 spots down at No. 31. Shai Alexander was just five spots from being a five-star player and is UK's highest ranked four-star commit.

The Cats newest commit, Jermarl Baker, moves up two spots to No. 78. He picked Kentucky on Tuesday over Duke, Arizona, Oregon and several other schools.

But Kentucky is still actively pursuing three uncommitted players, including the No. 2 player in the class Mohamed Bamba. Bamba is down to Texas, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky and has no timetable for a decision. If the 6-foot-11, 225-pound forward were to pick the Cats it would be Calipari's highest ranked commit since Skal Labissiere.

UK still hopes to land No. 9 Kevin Knox. Knox is considering Duke, North Carolina, Missouri, Kentucky and Florida State. There hasn't been much buzz between Knox and the Cats but UK hopes to meet with Knox soon.

Kentucky also recently offered Mark Smith. The Illinois native saw one of the biggest bumps in the class and finished at No. 52 in the final rankings. He just visited Michigan State and the Spartans are considered the favorite in his recruitment, but don't be surprised if Smith checks out UK's campus in the next week.

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