JBC: Four UK players hit Brooklyn tonight

T.J. Walker, Basketball Recruiting Analyst
Cats Illustrated

The all-star circuit continues tonight with four 2017 Kentucky commits playing in the Jordan Brand Classic.

Nick Richards, P.J. Washington, Quade Green and Jarred Vanderbilt will play in the last major all-star game on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.


Green and Vanderbilt will play for the East Team while Washington and Richards will play for the West Team. Joining Richards and Washington on the West Team are UK targets Kevin Knox and Mohamed Bamba.

Knox and Bamba are two of the top uncommitted players in the class of 2017. Both have visited Kentucky and had several meetings with UK head coach John Calipari. Knox is down to five schools (UK, UNC, Duke, Mizzou and FSU) and hopes to announce by the end of April or the first of May.

Bamba is down to four (UK, Duke, Michigan and Texas) and had no timetable for a decision.

Last season UK swept the MVP Honors as De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk were named co-MVPs. Other UK MVPs in the Jordan Brand Classic include Anthony Davis and Julius Randle.

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