Both are top-10 prospects Kentucky is firmly in the mix for.
Add another five-star recruit to the list of visitors for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program this month.
Travis Graf of Cats Illustrated reported Wednesday that Brandon Miller will be taking an official visit to Lexington on June 26-28th.
5-star wing Brandon Miller will be taking an official visit to Kentucky June 26-28, a source tells me. pic.twitter.com/Qw0IghbmbQ
— Travis Graf (@TravisGraf_) June 9, 2021
In addition, fellow 2022 five-star recruit Chris Livingston has cut his list, and Kentucky is still in the hunt, as is the option to go pro and skip college altogether.
2022 five-star Chris Livingston tells me he’s down to 11 options:
Overtime Elite (Pro)
— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) June 9, 2021
Miller, from Antioch (TN), a suburb of Nashville, is currently ranked as a five-star forward and the 10th-best recruit in 2022 via Rivals.
Here is a quick scouting report from former Director of Basketball Recruiting for 247 Sports Evan Daniels on Miller.
“Impressive build with plus positional size, a lean body, wide shoulders and long arms. Gifted athletically, Miller bounces off the ground with ease and has impressive body control. At best attacking the rim and in transition at this point. Fairly good ball skills, although could still tighten up his handles. Can guard multiple positions when locked in and has a lot of potential on that end. Long-range shot isn’t reliable at this stage, but his shot isn’t broken. Major upside here.”
The 6-8, 200-pound Miller is a player with high upside. Put him in the right system at the collegiate level, work with him on developing the three, and Miller could be a player that won’t be on a college campus for long.
After receiving an offer in the middle of May, Kentucky being one of the first visits he takes sure does speak a lot to the way he looks at the program. He visited Auburn back on June 3rd, and is coming off an official at Tennessee on June 8th.
Alongside of Kentucky, the schools trending most for Miller are Auburn, Tennessee, and Alabama.
As for Livingston, this news comes just one day after he revealed his visit plans, which includes a trip to Lexington on June 11-13. He’s currently ranked fourth overall in the Class of 2022 and has offers from all of his finalists.
For what it’s worth, there have been three Rivals FutureCast predictions logged in favor of the Memphis Tigers in recent weeks. That includes one from Cats Illustrated recruiting expert Travis Graf, so it appears Memphis is a very real threat to land the top-five recruits.
Going pro has also been rumored to be a strong option for the 6-6, 200-pound Livingston. So if anything, it’s clear John Calipari and his staff have their work cut out for them to get Livingston to Lexington for what would almost certainly be one year of college hoops.